Tag: Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: Forced Time Away Sews a Passion

With multiple sclerosis-like symptoms became a boon for Shelley Mitchell. Born in Taiwan, she relocated to Melbourne, Australia with her meteorologist dad and music-teacher mum when she was 13. Her grandmother had taught her to sew; Mitchell made her own clothes, such as gowns for college formals as a teenager. After she attained her fashion […]

Lessons Learned: Serial Entrepreneur Heels a Pain

Like most serial entrepreneurs who build something from nothing, Jason Schultz was blessed with insight and great timing. Born and raised in California, Schultz started experimenting with Tandy and Commodore 64 computers and bulletin board systems as a kid. After the Internet blossomed in the early 1990s, he taught himself how to program and create […]

Lessons Learned: Buddhist Search Inspires Lotus Sculpture

From the novel Siddhartha, writer Hermann Hesse describes the spiritual journey of a man who matches Gautama Buddha in ancient India. Six years later reading Siddhartha in seventh grade, Greenwich, Conn.-born Kyle Tortora went on a similar search for significance, entirely supported by his devout Catholic parents. He visited Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1995 to […]