Ben Franklin, played by Chautaqua presenter G. Robin Smith, joined us to share his ideas about creating successful business relationships, his dislike for patents, Facebook and even open source code. He was the country's first postmaster, so we also asked him what he thought the future held for the U.S. post office. It's not pretty, but it certainly was enlightening and entertaining. And by the way, he believes there's more to life than earning money. Imagine that, from one of the more successful entrepreneurs of his day.
Comedian Wali Collins was visiting from New York and joined us to talk about what it means to live your life without regrets. Hear the reason why he became an entrepreneur with his own line of motivational products based on the mantra, Y’Nevano. He believes that in life, it's not about succeeding or failing. In fact, success gets in the way of results.
We also get into what's inside the mind of a comedian and where he learned to write a joke. He makes a confession about the difference between East and West coast comedy. And why in life, just like on an airplane, you've got to put your mask on first.
Few would consider Seattle to be a fashion capitol, but our guests, Theresa Olson (Motovista), Steven Matsumoto (Seattle Fashion Incubator), Angelica Buri (Angelica Buri Designs) and Kort Havens (Built for Man), are trying to change all that. We also explore what it takes to make it in the fashion business here, from putting together a line to finding the right location for a boutique.
Also on the program, we try to define the Seattle look by its influences -- music culture, Microsoft, the weather...or the idea that it's beyond definition and it's really anything you want it to be.
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