High-Tech Hydroponic Farm Transforms Abandoned Bowling Alley

Watching this interesting trend of urban farming, as part of our discussion on the food distribution channels. Our challenge remains how to reduce distribution costs while maintaining purity of fresh foods delivered to nearby city dwellers.  Community garden plots in vacant lots remind us of the uncomplicated solution to grow what you eat, or at least eat what’s grown locally.

Which investment sector will step up first: growers, wholesale grocers, property developers?

Read more at WiredHigh-Tech Hydroponic Farm Transforms Abandoned Bowling Alley | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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Free Trade Agreements Approved; Good News for Employers Across US

Hemingway Acceptance Speech, 1954 Nobel Literature Prize

Sometimes, doing a better job in our chosen fields means listening to how legends in other fields define their path to greatness. Ernest Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, and this is his acceptance speech, recorded in Cuba.

While my career goals do not include literary legend, I always strive to improve my writing, as a means of imparting maximum impact and value to the solutions I provide to my clients.  To me, it helps to hear what this giant of our age thinks about gaining such a prestigious honor as the Nobel.  Listen here.

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Free Trade Agreements: White House Transmits Bills

Progress announced today in ratifying trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia.  These three trade agreements support American companies seeking export growth.

Read more in this news release by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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