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Professional Services: Advertising, Annimation, Architecture, Design

Index of a few letters by topic and author

  Topic             Focus / Author             Episode

Critics                Internet / Gloria              Internet Basics
                          Mo's / Joseph                  Mo's

Education          College / Thomson           Favorites #1 & #2
                          HS / Coyman                   Related episode
                          HS / Bonetti                     Chocolate Crickets
                          Learn from All           

Help!                 Internet / Bernadette    Staying Power

Indexes             Index of Learning Companies

Key Ideas          Cash Flow / Gardiner       Many
                          Compensation                  Many
                          Financials / Stickney         Related episode
                          Incubators / Shamiso
                          Podcasts / Gardiner
                          Retirement / Anderson
                          Services  (Professsional)   Many
                          Advertising, Architecture, Animation, Design
                          SWOT Analysis / Anderson           

Paths & Steps   An Idea / Jason
                         Start Up / Cope

Producers         We are all Producers

Thanks              From Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels

Our letters to you

60/60:  A Proposed Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Also, referred to as Priceless-Cheap Real Estate.  This letter might be considered the simple beginning of a  Billion-Dollar Idea.

Architecture of the future website
Websites constantly evolve. This one started in December 1994
and it evolves daily.

Co-sign this letter to President Barak Obama
Encourage the unemployed to start a business

Hugh McColl, Jr., former Chairman of Bank of America
on "60 Minutes" says there is nothing good about being small.

New York Times Launches Small Business Video
based entirely on the Small Business School episodes

Storytelling & Metaphor from Bruce Camber
To Anne Douglas, On the Edge, Aberdeen, Scotland

Favorite letters throughout the years:

On spending hours on this website!
Joanna Reed, Reed's Marine, Lake Chelan, Washington

About leadership.  Do you have what it takes?

Meet Keith Grint and many owners.  Letter from Alan Preston.

Our open letters... reflections on these days

"Dear Mom"  Thoughts on Mother's Day   The Family Apron

Comments on the Renegade episode

Thank you for the in-depth look at Renegade, the animation studio you covered.

I particularly enjoyed the detailed information about how the studio is run. Your in-depth questions regarding the cost of the projects and the deadlines required to complete them was appreciated.

Most interviews never go into that much detail. It was very insightful. And your host has the curiosity and enthusiasm to bring that information out in any interviewee.

Can you do a segment on an ad agency or design studio?


There are many other stories within Professional Services

Hi Allan -

You are a very special person to take time to write.  Thank you.  And thank you for your synopsis.  Hattie can't help herself.  She loves people; she loves business;  and she loves to discover people who are living a good life because they followed their dreams and started a business and became successful.  The people who agree to be interviewed also agree to tell the truth, to go in-depth, and to share their wisdom about life and business.  These stories are their gifts back to all of us.  It is their legacy. 

Yet, for Hattie and me, this is our passion.  Let us all study those who are creative and are giving back.  What role models for us all and for our children.  So much oft television is about those who exploit and they can only teach us  all the wrong things.

Where are the shows about creativity and value?  

Now, the Renegade Animation people are among the nicest on earth.  They do what is right, not what is expedient.  I hope others learn as much from them as we did!    

Now, given your thoughts about an episode about an ad agency or design studio, would you do me a small favor and take a look at an episode we did about Zubi Advertising & Design.  Mama Zubi is also another very  fine person and what a story!  Then to follow-up within that industry, there is this page.

On design studios, let me suggest two.  Here is an episode about one of the best industrial design studios on earth.  Meet Sohrab Vossoughi.

Then there is Ron Altoon and Jim Porter of Altoon & Porter.   They are architects -- but that is still within professional services.  Ron Altoon was the volunteer president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

I hope that helps a little.  If you ever have a business that you believe should be considered for an episode of the show, please do not hesitate to send their contact information!  They'll get on the list from which their local community selects who is next!

Allan, do you have your own business?  If you do, please be sure to register within the new site!

Hattie joins me in wishing you well in whatever you do.