Brilliantly crafted Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million by Cliff Lerner, founder and CEO of SNAP Interactive, Inc., is essential reading for every entrepreneur and leader seeking innovative solutions for their industry. Lerner’s insights and experiences are as though he mastered the art of archery … Continue reading
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Meet John Dough, Superhero by Lucy Bell W. Jarka-Sellers
Lucy Bell W. Jarka-Sellers brilliantly introduces her politically savvy and witty Meet John Dough, Super Hero, A Political Fantasy novelette during a year of unrecognizable political drama in the United States. Everyone is searching for a hero. A wish for a hero to miraculously appear and transform a tumultuous year exposing deep racism, intolerance, elitism, … Continue reading
Spies in the Family: Dillon and Polyakov’s Friendship that Helped End the Cold War
The spy business is personal. Eva Dillon, author of “Spies in the Family” draws back the curtain of the Cold War to reveal the human side of two remarkable spies – one American, her father, Paul L. Dillon and the other codenamed TOPHAT, General Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov, a Soviet intelligence officer, who volunteered to spy … Continue reading
The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
The muses dance today for the release of The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work by Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon. The OPA! Way is a modern day classic. It reveals the secret to finding meaning, purpose and ultimately, joy in life by following the wisdom of ancient Greeks, their mythology, philosophy … Continue reading
Unique Holiday Gifts
The holidays bring families, friends and loved ones together to celebrate and often exchange gifts for Hanukkah (November 27 to December 5, 2013), Christmas (December 25, 2013), Boxer Day (December 26, 2013) or Kwanza (December 26 to January 1, 2014) or simply appreciation of one’s clients. 9 Muses News offers these favorite gifts from readers, … Continue reading
Imagine if Art Could Talk: Purview: Her View, Eyewitness to History by Dennis Menos
Imagine if art could talk.
With the depth and insights of a wise elder, Dennis Menos gives voice to Karyatis, the lone Caryatid statute standing quietly in the British Musuem to Sophie, an art student in his latest book, Purview: Her View, Eye Witness to History. Continue reading
Walls of Freedom: Egyptian Graffiti Artists, the New Revolutionaries
Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution is a powerful tribute to the artists who shared the stories of suffering, resistance and courage in the face of a desired but truly unknown destiny as the revolution unfolded and continues to unfold in Egypt.
Basma Hamdy, an Egyptian artist and designer, and Don Karl, an art book publisher and cultural activist and graffiti artist himself, have brought together more than 30 artists, 50 photographers and dozens of historians and activists to document and preserve the ephemeral nature of graffiti art in the Egyptian revolution.
Anita Roddick: Managing Success
Anita Roddick on Managing Success
“What every entrepreneurial company needs is crazy people reshaping strategies, coming up with ideas, constantly experimenting. For an entrepreneur to maintain a sense of entrepreneurship, there should be half a dozen … ” Continue reading
The Return of 8 Old Books to Italy by the Monuments Men Foundation
Old books that survived wars and conflicts for 500 years are finally going home to Italy after being picked up as World War II souvenirs.
How do you define art, Olivio Ferrari?
Olivio Ferrari, designer, architect and professor inspired greatness within others. In honor of his legacy, students, friends and colleagues created the book Portfolio in 1996. Their reflections cover a span of 40 years with genuine admiration for the legacy of a teacher of art and design.
Ferrari, a minimalist of words and lines, shared
… think in situation …
… think in alternatives …
… nothing is constant but change …