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Who is Jennifer Lee?

Last week, Frozen became the top-grossing Disney film of all time. Bigger than The Lion King. Bigger than Finding Nemo. $1 billion big! Little girls everywhere are singing “Let it Go” and standing in line 6 hours to see Princesses Elsa and Anna.   Did you catch the movie’s closing credits? Jennifer Lee is all […]

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Outside the 9-to-5 with Kelly O'Brien: "I Opened a Lingerie Store"

In the course of writing a recent post on the hobbies that people keep outside the office, I discovered that a favorite former client, Kelly O’Brien had bought a lingerie store. Kelly is also VP, Client Services at Havas, running digital marketing for a major pharmaceutical company.   “Congratulations!” I gushed, “You’re living the dream!” […]

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From Detailing to Retailing

A former Pharma sales rep & his wife open a successful consignment clothing boutique following industry downsizing   Barneys Consignment Shop is in Mendham, NJ but it looks straight out of Soho, carrying labels like Prada, Chanel, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, etc. – many with the tags still on. Their ever-changing collection includes upscale women’s […]

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Idea to Business Reality: Trainer Link

Hey, remember Melanie Weinberger, the digital strategist (Launchpad Advertising) and fitness blogger (Mel Runs) that I profiled in October 2011? I’ve been following her blog since High Five Moment and wanted to share a recent personal victory of hers.   This is a story of reading and seizing an opportunity, foregoing sleep, shaking nerves and […]

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What I Should Be Doing: Collecting Contemporary Artwork

LAURENCE LAFFORGUE, Founder, ArtWeLove Last September, I debuted this blog with an interview from ArtWeLove’s founder, Laurence Lafforgue. Laurence left a career in digital marketing with NYC agencies to launch ArtWeLove in 2008. The site is a marketplace for artwork from today’s hottest artists, featuring limited-edition prints starting at $15. Her business was born out […]

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