Warka Water Tower

A number of African countries have struggled for years to find clean drinking water for its people. Millions of villagers have to walk miles every day looking for water, even water of dubious purity. There are a number of non-profit organizations working on the problem, digging village wells where possible, and exploring different technologies to […]

4 ways you can personalize your marketing content

Personalizing your marketing content is a necessity; no one will pays any attention to “Dear Valued Customer.” (It died years ago with “Attention Kmart Shoppers.”) With that in mind, here are four tips for personalizing content without coming across like a stalker. Content recommendations. Most methods for personalizing content involve collecting data, segmenting users, and […]

The future of healthy products

Last week Renee attended the Natural Products Expo West which is the world’s largest natural and organic products event. The event bought together more than 86,000 attendees from 136 countries creating a hotspot for international trends. With 3,600 exhibitors and more than 600 first-time exhibitors, emerging brands met industry leaders – connecting the future of […]

Collaborating for Good

We had a wonderful experience meeting Robert Procop ( and seeing the beautiful jewelry he created in collaboration with Angelina Jolie for her foundation: The Education Partnership For Children In Conflict. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Robert’s beautiful jewels goes toward providing an education for children in conflict.

Doing Different Well: Jeans for Every Body

Fresh thinking, disruption, and innovation: change goes by a lot of names, but it adds up to somebody somewhere thinking: “there has to be a different and better way.” This is the third in a series of intervies with people whose ideas are challenging – and changing – the rules in their category. People with […]