Archive for February, 2015

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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American Small Business Champions

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Small Business Champions

Small Business Champions

We were delighted to learn today that Prisere LLC has been selected as one of the winners of the 2015 American Small Business Championship. The program is sponsored by SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Sam’s Club, the membership club for the small business community. Sam’s Club, together with its corporate parent, Wal-Mart, distinguished itself not only in supporting small businesses, but in supporting disaster-affected communities. The superior logistics and advance planning for which Wal-Mart is known enable the local stores and clubs to provide urgently needed supplies even in the most challenging of circumstances. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club were particularly impressive for their resilience and support of local communities following Hurricane Katrina.

Each of the “Small Business Champions” will receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card to purchase supplies for their business, an all-expense-paid trip to one of five SCORE regional small business training events, SCORE mentoring for one year and a year of public relations support to showcase the accomplishments of the business. SCORE mentors are seasoned executives with proven track records in growing businesses. We are particularly grateful for the resources provided by SCORE and Sam’s Club to enable Prisere’s growth and look forward to meeting the other winning small businesses.

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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Powerful Words from Dr. Oliver Sacks

Friday, February 20th, 2015
An Inspiration

An Inspiration

Every now and again, we have to stop work, look up from our desks and take stock of what is important. The op-ed written by Dr. Oliver Sacks in yesterday’s New York Times┬ácalls us to do exactly that, as Dr. Sacks shared that he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Oliver Sacks, M.D. is a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and a prolific author. I have read many of his books: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, An Anthropologist on Mars, Oaxaca Journal, The Island of the Colorblind, and Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. His book, Awakenings, was made into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams. As Dr. Sacks lives in Brooklyn, I was able to attend one of his local lectures, at which time he kindly autographed each of a dozen or so of his books I brought with me, one copy for me and one for my dad.

Dr. Sacks’ words are always inspiring: whether he is explaining the neuroscience of autism or learning how geographically isolated communities in the Pacific came to have high numbers of color-blind people, he provides insight into the human condition. In his world, our limitations become our unique gifts. The empathy he expressed for his patients makes us long for a time in medical practice when the family physician knew and cared for us as individuals. What I found so powerfully moving about his op-ed was the honest way he confronted the knowledge that he is approaching the time of his death, that he expressed compassion for himself, just as he had done for others, and that what he predominantly felt at this point in his life was profound gratitude – for everything. After reading his words, I felt gratitude, too, for Dr. Sacks’ generosity in sharing his experience with all of us.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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