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Dick Davies
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Attended Hamilton College
Lives in Washington, DC
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Another good "how to"  Tuning A Fountain Pen, http://www.penmuseum.co.uk/master%202.htm
The Google Plus Fountain Pen community hosted a post on Frankenpens Friday, about putting the best parts of fountain pens together to make a super pen. I mentioned that I had shaped a worn nib into a cursive italic, which cre...
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Watch Lectures from "Science & Cooking," Harvard’s Free Course on Making Cakes, Paella & Other Delicious Food  http://cultr.me/1iloT2V 
I can hardly think of a more appealing nexus of the sciences, for most of us and for obvious (and delicious) reasons, than food. Add a kind of engineering to the mix, and you get the study of cooking.
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What about a product, service or offering that is viable, has an established niche market, history, customers, and competition? I think the model is selling a car you no longer want or need.
Jay Leno had an ad for Doritos, “Crunch all you want, we'll make more!” That's for an unlimited product. Especially true when the cost of another copy approaches zero. What about a one of a kind product? The common wisdo...
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If you miss your opportunity to make those changes during the honeymoon, it's hard to recapture that opportunity. Seems like there is never enough time to prepare.
There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart. When I was elected president of the board of a country...
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More about the early and very rapid spread of capsicum peppers in the Old World than I've ever seen in one place before.

I also didn't know they were such a nutritional boon.  It appears one reason they became so entrenched is they're a good source of Vitamin C in peasant cuisines centered around a starch like rice.  My thought is that moderns may tend to miss this point because we have so much better access to citrus fruits and other very high-quality C sources.

The bit about paprika having been introduced to Hungary by the Ottomans was also particularly interesting to me.  This was less than 30 years after they had reached the Old World.

H/T +Peter DaSilva 
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Whether creating invitations or conference badges, the new Avery add-on has a template for you. Easily create a mail merge using Sheets data and print out your preferred template with Docs.
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You also got to add the combined expertise of the design community without having to be an expert yourself. Cool!
OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay. Back in t...
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Mailchimp integrates with Google Docs for easy newsletters (free, 1000 subscribers) // The ability to write apps for Google Docs and Sheets has been expanding, and new apps are poping up every day. +MailChimp has announced a free product which allows you to create a mailing list out of your #Google Sheet and send a #newsletter to it right through the Google Docs interface.

You don't have to sign-up to #Mailchimp  and also get delivery reports. From the screens it looks like you have a limit of 6000 messages per month, which isn't bad for small businesses and non-profit organisations, or even for small personal projects. 

Details in the official announcement  http://bit.ly/1gBmMmI

#marketingtips   #webmarketing   #smallbusiness  
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The Paint Branch High School is special. Years ago they decided that their annual science fair shouldn't just be a checkoff on a list and started redesigning their event.
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  • Washington Academy of Sciences
    Vice President, Junior Programs, present
  • Web Managers Roundtable, Planphoria, Magicsoft, Architech, Catapult Technology, Micro Focus, Novadigm, McCaw/CellOne
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North Carolina, - Sausalito, CA, - Chicago, - Austin, - New Jersey, - Quebec, - Ontario
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Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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