From Startup to Scalable: The case for loving your business 

Thanks to accelerators and investors like Boomerang Catapult and 20Fathoms, a lot of cool companies are being born in Traverse City – from names you’ve heard before like Atlas Space Operations and Promethient to SampleServ, a new environmental software company that helps geologists graph and...

Our High-Tech Hometown

Traverse City is my hometown. When I left to pursue an engineering degree – which turned into a high-tech career in Silicon Valley – I knew that my path would take me away from TC. Permanently. At the time, there was no high-tech industry in Traverse....

Consider This: Philosophy for Your Everyday Life

Jordan Lindberg, a Traverse City native, has grown eFulfillment Service into a very successful regional e-commerce company.  You can’t compete with Amazon, but eFulfillment Service does. Did degrees in engineering, computer science, math and an MBA power Jordan to this success? No. How about a Ph.D....

What Some of the Best Leaders Have in Common

These are times of incredible change in the world and many of these changes are happening at an exponential rate. For some, that’s a good thing because they view change as an exciting opportunity. For many of us, though, change can bring feelings of uncertainty and...

Yes, we can be charming and prosperous

Last year, I spoke to the Front Street Irregulars, a group of local men and women who run many of the most successful companies in the region. Among their goals is improving the business climate so more high-value businesses can succeed and scale here. They...