There has been some interest on how I created my website. The service is weebly.com and it is awesome. The site allows you to create a free site and has a large selection of formatting pallets. The general look of the site feels more like a professional website than services like blogspot. The greatest service is that weebly allows you to purchase your actually domain name for fairly cheap and continue to use their templates for managing the site. For example, chrisdorn.com is already taken, however I could purchase chrisdorn.net for 35 buck a year, and that domain would be legally mine. Pretty sweet. So check out weebly.com, it is a great service for displaying your art.
Tonight at 5pm in the Wriston seminar room our group will be giving a presentation to faculty and students. We're hoping to find others who are interested in our project to help us as we continue forward with it next year! Come and hear us and let us know what you think!
So haven been inspired from our class I decided it was time to make a website to display my art. One of the better free services I've found is Weebly. Their templates are more 'artsy' and conducive to displaying picture. I have also found that managing the site is much easier than blogspot. You can reach the site at www.chrisdorn.weebly.com . I am still filling things in but I would really appreciate any feedback you might have. Thanks!
The nerdy side of me is a big fan and follower of Apple Inc. and tonight I was reading through the notes from an interview with Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, at the D Conference. The usually tightlipped and secretive Jobs actually opens up a little bit about his role in the company and gave a very interesting response to "What do you do all day?"
One of the keys to Apple is that Apple is an incredibly collaborative company. You know how many committees we have at Apple? Zero. We're organized like a startup. We're the biggest start up on the planet. We meet for 3 hours every morning and talk about all the business, about what's going on everywhere. We're great at figuring out how to divide things up into great teams, and we talk to each other. So what I do all day is meet with teams of people.
For a company that just passed Microsoft in market capitalization[an estimation of the value of a business that is obtained by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current price of a share] to be the second largest US company behind Exxon-Mobil (Apple now valued at $222 billion), this seems to be quite a statement. Keeping that startup mentality seems to be key to innovation and not getting caught up in the day to day operations that may hinder new product development when the size of a company grows. I suppose the takeaway is: fear not, big companies can be innovators too if they don't get bogged down in bureaucracy of their massive operations.
This eleven year-old created a mobile dance academy. She created a business plan and implemented it with her mother's help. So far she's taken in over $10,000 and has her own investment advisor. She's saving up to go to Harvard Medical School to become a (dancing) obstetrician.
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