Bob Hughes · Small Actions · 2 days ago
small actions

In 20 years, from 1994 to 2014, the number of farmer’s markets in the U.S. has grown like zucchini in an untended garden: from 1,755 to 8,261, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a jump of almost 80%.

That’s more than simply a trend toward …

Bob Hughes · 'We Values' The WE Cycle · 3 days ago
food waste, WE Cycle

We’ve all got to eat, but we don’t have to waste food.

Yet most of us do.

The United States alone wastes about 60 million metric tons of food each year. Beyond the estimated value of that waste – $162 billion – is the cost to the environment from decomposing products, and the burden on municipal landfills.

A story in the New York Times …

Bob Hughes · Advertising Business Creativity in Business · 4 days ago
Business ideas

At the end of Guy de Maupassant’s novel, “Une Vie,” (a life), a friend tells the main character – who has suffered greatly throughout the course of the story –  ”Life, you see, is never as bad or as good as you think.”

Well, exactly.

But who wants to hear that?

Maybe the heroine of this novel who’s suffered infidelity, loss of income, the death of a husband, an estranged and wastrel son. She might be able to hear that it’s not really all that bad and perhaps believe that ,as …

Bob Hughes · The WE Cycle Transparent Communication · 5 days ago
wizard academy, writing

Speak better to each other. Say what you really mean. Surprise people. In our current WE Cycle, a priority for marketers, and for creative people in general, is how we speak to each other, how we communicate with each other, how we “seduce” someone into following our train of thought, and buying into our ideas.

Now, creativity can’t be taught, only nurtured But marketing and communication can be learned, even mastered, if you’re given the right tools.

The tools that can unleash …

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 6 days ago
2015-0223- Joseph Pulitzer

America did not become what it started out to be, and I, for one, am glad. When Thomas Jefferson penned the Constitution in 1787, only white, male landowners were given the right to vote. Poor men, Africans, Asians, Indians, and women were not entirely “citizens.” America was decidedly not the land of opportunity — unless you were wealthy, white, and male.

The structure of society in the New World was very much as it had been in the Old World until 1886, when the Statue of Liberty …