Backpacking around Europe, Brian Dean, a freelance writer from New York City, yearned to create a business where he could tap into his talents but wouldn’t have to hustle nonstop to make a living. Reading The Four-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss got him inspired. “My dream was to build websites that would rank in Google and make money for me while I didn’t have to do any work,” says the millennial entrepreneur.
In May 2016, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta was a day away from holding a 1,000-person gala when the nonprofit’s meeting planner Anne Finzer (MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter) got some jaw-dropping news: She had to move the event.With a wildfire sweeping through Fort McMurray, Alberta, the Edmonton EXPO Centre, where the gala was supposed to be held, had to be transformed into an evacuation center.
When a U.S. spice company sent its products to Japan, it suffered an unwelcome surprise: A food supplier had irradiated the spice to kill vermin. The irradiation was detected when the spices were screened in Japan. Tiny amounts of irradiation would not have been a problem in the U.S., but the spice could not make it past border officials in Japan.