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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • Thermostat or Thermometer: How Do You Function?

    By Samira Asemanfar

    August 21, 2012 | 10:23 am

    It is very simple. As most genius is (in retrospect).

    As an entrepreneur, mother, friend, lover, spouse or whatever valuable role you play: are you a thermostat or thermometer?
    A thermostat sets the temperature that it expects.
    A thermometer reads the current temperature.

    If you are just an observer, being a thermometer works. But in your life, you are a thermostat. Your company and your family look to you to successfully set expectations and regulate. The dangerous place is to act as a thermometer when you are positioned as a thermostat.

    Check yourself.

  • Romney: U.S. ‘not a kibbutz’

    August 8, 2012 | 10:26 am

    America is not a kibbutz, Mitt Romney said in a bid to underscore his commitment to individual liberties.

    “It’s individuals and their entrepreneurship which have driven America,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said at a Chicago fundraiser Tuesday in remarks first...

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  • Young entrepreneurs earn gelt for the community good

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2012 | 11:01 am

    “We call these tchotchkes,” Keith Wasserman says, examining a snow globe. The 27-year-old founder and president of Gelt Inc. talks into a video camera as he walks around the furnished unit in a Bakersfield apartment complex, which the company purchased in 2009.

    The video is featured...

  • Ice cream entrepreneur taps into the ‘spiritual aspect’ of business

    March 15, 2012 | 10:47 am

    After Ben Cohen and business partner Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making, they established their first ice cream shop in 1978 and went on to build Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ­—a $300 million empire and one of the largest ice cream businesses in America. 

    ...
  • Mega-millionaire, Age 95,  Says, ‘You Can Do It!’

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 15, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Mega-millionaire Stanley A. Dashew, 95, has some words of wisdom for anyone trying to make it in today’s tough economy: You can do it.

    It’s no secret, he says. In fact, it’s the title of the book, “You Can Do It!: Inspiration & Lessons From an Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Sailor,”...

  • Are You Out of Your Mind?

    By Samira Asemanfar

    February 9, 2012 | 1:14 am

    When someone asks you “are you out of your mind?” it generally implies that you are crazy for the actions you are taking or thinking about taking. As an entrepreneur I highly encourage you to strive to be out of your mind, literally.

    Out of your mind.
    In the playing field taking...

  • Organic Value vs. Forced Value

    By Samira Asemanfar

    January 23, 2012 | 3:07 pm

    Lately, I’ve been learning about the difference between organic value and forced value. The difference is huge, but lies in the question: why? I met with a friend and very successful entrepreneur: Aaron Hageman, president of DDI, Inc. We shared our business challenges and...

  • Seth Godin’s Wisdom

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 21, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Every entrepreneur needs to follow someone they admire. Why? To get inspired. To have someone to shadow, mentally. I have several people that I admire. One of them is Seth Godin, marketing genius, writer and entrepreneur. In today’s blog post he asks, “what is your competitive...

  • Stop the Scoops

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 28, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    LA Creamery, the artisan ice cream shop offering bold flavors such as Goat Cheese and Currant, Chai Tea Latte and Olive Oil, has shuttered all three locations, which opened in rapid-fire succession at Westfield Topanga Shopping Center in Canoga Park, The American at Brand in Glendale...

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    February 15, 2011 | 11:03 am

    Let’s hear it for lemonade stands!

    Forty-two percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a study said their first business venture was during their childhood.


    The current three richest people in America are all entrepreneurs

    Bill Gates – $54 billion net worth

    Warren Buffett –...

  • Mud’s a dirty business but entrepreneur digs it

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rafting down the Copper River in August 2001, Lauren Padawer and her group neared the mouth where glacial waters flow into the Gulf of Alaska. They stopped, and stepped out onto the muddy bear-tracked delta. High water some weeks before had produced small clear pools, which had been...
  • Donors’ love of the stars shines on at Griffith Observatory

    By Nick Street

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The late Samuel Oschin loved adventure travel.

    Some of his best-known and most exotic expeditions included retracing Robert Peary's voyage to the North Pole, paddling up the Amazon in a dugout canoe and crossing the Alps atop an elephant (à la Hannibal).

    Less well known is the...

  • Music Exec Rocks Philanthropy World

    By Marc Ballon

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, Richard Foos dreamed of becoming a social worker, a reflection of his bedrock belief in the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or healing the world. As a college student at USC in the early '70s, he helped establish an organization called The Free Store, which gave residents...

  • Samuel Oschin

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    An entrepreneur since the age of 10, Samuel Oschin lived a life of prosperity with a mind for community. He started out his business ventures working as a chimneysweeper. Before he had even finished elementary school, he had hired friends and transformed this small task into a...

  • A Sweet Dream Come True

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The tip jar at CremaLita in Santa Monica reads, "Make Me Fat," which is the opposite of why patrons frequent this new, kosher fat-free ice cream chain in Los Angeles.

    The trendy, Manhattan-based company dishes out more than 60 flavors -- including peppermint and espresso --...

  • Samuel Oschin

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    An entrepreneur since the age of 10, Samuel Oschin lived a life of prosperity with a mind for community. He started out his business ventures working as a chimneysweeper. Before he had even finished elementary school, he had hired friends and transformed this small task into a...

  • No Setback in Winnick’s Giving

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When The Journal interviewed Gary Winnick for a cover story in the fall of 1999, he was asked what he hoped to achieve in the future.

    Winnick replied that he would be happy "if I can freeze-frame my life right now."

    Small wonder. Winnick was then the wunderkind even among a...

  • Beyond

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    She has never been the gray-haired bubbe who stays at home andcooks all day. In fact, her hair is red and -- surprise -- shedoesn't like to cook.

    Roseann Cronrod grew up in the tenements of New York, the child ofrecent Polish immigrants to the United States. She went on to becomea...