Past Issues

Vol. 26 Issue 4


A Fishing Tale

Joseph Pippins grew up in Kansas City, Kan. A restless kid, he spent many afternoons grounded and confined to his bedroom, unable to get his hands on essential childhood goodies. That is, until he started selling toys out of his window, creating a marketplace and filling his coffers with baseball cards, ice cream, video games and an entrepreneurial spirit to boot. (more…)

Big Data and Small Business

Your guide to managing disruptive technology.

In films like “The Matrix” and “Blade Runner,” disruptive technology takes the form of rogue androids longing to be human or suffering from a Big Data glitch in their algorithms. Technology may not be as life-threatening as Hollywood portrays, but innovation is often disruptive. Consider the impact of email on direct mail marketers or of the internet on travel agents.  What emerges is a cautionary tale that technology breakthroughs can be hazardous to your business. (more…)

BRANDED KC

 

Change is embedded in the DNA of Kansas City. Throughout the years, Kansas City has embraced various identities, including as a frontier trail town offering a gateway to the West, a Cowtown with bustling stockyards, the hotbed of jazz and, of course, the birthplace of the world’s best barbecue. (more…)

Sailing on the Prairie

Kansas City’s lack of a large body of water hasn’t stopped Brendan O’Shaughnessy from launching Ocean & Sea, a nautical clothing company with what he calls a “mid-coast twist.” (more…)

What If?

Two of the most powerful words in the English language are usually uttered as a question that includes a moment of pause: “What if?” (more…)


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