Keynote speaker: Dr. Mae Jemison

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Keynote speaker: Dr. Mae Jemison
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Loved her Star Trek references and the stories of how women were shown to have special fitness for astronaut work, overcoming prejudice.

Dr. Mae Jemison is the Principal for the 100 Year Starship Project, providing guidance and direction for the foundation goal of ensuring the capabilities for a successful human journey to another star by 2112.

Dr. Jemison, physician, engineer, educator and entrepreneur, was the first woman of color in the world to go into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour and was a NASA astronaut for six years.

Photo 1, Table 1: Tomukun Korean BBQ today

The Ann Arbor Bi Bim Bop lunch group; When: Thursday, noonish. Introductions all around at 12:30, then discussion of upcoming events.

Ambassador Munter Lauds Female Entrepreneurs
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Image by U.S. Embassy Pakistan
U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter lauded the successes of female entrepreneurs in Pakistan at a visit today to the Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI). During his visit, Ambassador Munter and Dr. Marilyn Wyatt met more than 100 successful women entrepreneurs, including Samina Fazil, founder and president of the IWCCI and owner of Misha’s Collection, which was founded in 1989 with start-up funding of about ,100 and now exports goods to international markets.

Financial Security Photos

Financial Security Images

Hand in hand

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Image by Brandon Doran
Human Structures
by Jonathan Borofsky
555 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

I set my focus to the hyperfocal distance and at f/22 aperture priority. With the camera set to self timer, I placed it on the ground pointing straight up through the art installation and centered it as best as I could. The security guards are very sensitive at this location. I have been confronted here several times here. Once I barely touched the structure and was accused of climbing on it and asked to leave. This time I took care to not make any contact and to get in and out as quick as possible.

Lincoln Nebraska ~ First National Bank Building aka Lincoln Building~ Historical

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Image by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
"The First National Bank Building, constructed in 1910-11, is significant for its association with the First National Bank, a financial institution that was influential in the development of the city of Lincoln. The building also has architectural significance as a representative example constructed in the Commercial-style." ….. Nebraska State Historical Society website

Converted to condos….Adaptive reuse.

One Bush

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Image by Thomas Hawk
So I’ve been hassled and harassed many time in the past for shooting photographs in privately owned public spaces (Starbucks, PF Chaings, Toys ‘R Us, the new burger spot on Sacramento St. at Drumm, Tosca, Grand Central Terminal in New York, etc.) but yesterday was the first time I’ve actually been harassed on a public street over photography.

Yesterday I was shooting some photos of One Bush St. when their Security Guard came out of his little glass jewelbox lobby hut to ask me to stop taking photos of the building. He said it was illegal. I moved to the sidewalk and continued taking photos and he again asked me to stop. When I told him I was on a public street sidewalk he said that actually they owned the sidewalk and that I was going to have to stop taking photographs.

At this point I told the little guy to call the police and have me arrested which he said he did. He then proceeded to follow me around the building, from Bush St. to Battery St. to Market St. to Sansome St. and try to physically put his hand in front of the lens of my camera as I shot the building. Fortunately I was taller than he was so I was able to hold the camera out of his range. It was kind of comedic actually.

Although I’ve been hassled many, many times for taking photos (the camera goes with me virtually everywhere) this was the first time I was accosted by a security guard on a public sidewalk.

I was looking forward to the interchange between myself the security guard and a cop (who I doubt he could really get to show up even though he kept insisting they were coming to arrest me) but I had to get going and was done shooting the building. So after about 10 minutes I was on my way.

I’d encourage anyone with a camera to stop by One Bush if you’re in the neighborhood and fire off a few more shots to annoy this guy.

I know I’ll be back.

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Bordering on Genius at Great Comp Garden!

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Set in the heart of the Garden of England and surrounding a 17th century house, Great Comp Garden is the delightful creation of Roderick and Joy Cameron since moving to Great Comp in 1957. The gardens are now run by the Curator William Dyson, assisted by one full time gardener, 2 part time gardeners and a small team of volunteers.

Surrounding an early 17th Century Manor The garden extends to 7 acres, with many beautiful and rare shrubs, perennials and other hardy and half hardy plants. This remarkable Kent Garden is a veritable planter’s paradise. The year begins with Snowflakes & Helleborus, followed by Magnolias, Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

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Great Comp Garden in the Round

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2015 Leadership Survey Results

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Chally Global Leadership Survey Results in 2015 Best Companies for Leaders

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Chally Group, a sales and leadership performance consulting firm, concluded the Fifth Annual Global Leadership Research project featuring Chief Executive Magazine’s Best Companies for Leaders. Over the course of this multi-year study, Chally has surveyed more than 3500 C-level and senior human resources executives from global organizations. The 2015 Best Companies for Leaders appears in the January/February edition of Chief Executive magazine.

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“In all five years in which we’ve conducted the Global Leadership Research Project, coaching and mentoring is cited as the No. 1 development opportunity for both small and large companies,” explained Ken Carroll, CEO of Chally. “We also found that among all the companies studied, those whose leadership development efforts ranked in the top 15 percent grew their market capitalization by 122 percent over ten years ending in 2014 – while those in the bottom 15 percent grew by only 37 percent.”

Companies were scored on five key criteria:
Quality of formal leadership development process
Commitment level of the CEO to the leadership development program, measured by percent of time spent
Strength of leadership pipeline for internal recruitment
Reputation amongst peers for excellence in developing sought-after talent
Long-term growth of market capitalization and shareholder value

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James Schouw photoshoot by Ron Sombilon Gallery

Ron Sombilon is proud to photograph Vancouver developer James Schouw.


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About James Schouw

Award winning Yaletown developer James Schouw is a designer, green-minded builder, philanthropist, and community visionary. A building by James Schouw looks unlike any other, anywhere else in the world. James is influenced by early Vancouver architecture with neo-classical elements but his designs are truly original and eclectic.

James oversees all aspects of his developments, from conception, to design, to construction. His timeless design with attention to detail and cutting edge construction, has created a devoted following. His buildings are on the ‘must-see’ list of Vancouver architecture and it’s a common site to see people taking pictures of his buildings. The beauty of his buildings have turned them into Habitable Art, art that people live in.

Best known for the dramatic style of his buildings, James is changing the way buildings are built and raising the bar for environmental sensitivity with his innovative designs. His landmark Grace building, at 1280 Richards, is the first high rise in the city to have been conceived with energy efficient geothermal heating, a technology that saves on heating costs, produces minimal greenhouse gases and has set the standard for other high end projects. The carbon emission reduction for Grace is the equivalent of taking 100 cars off the road annually. In addition to the Geothermal heating system, his projects incorporate a rainwater recovery system. He has also installed a fingerprint recognition security system that ensures only inhabitants gain entrance.

Creating buildings with a reduced environmental footprint is a reflection of James’ overall development philosophy. He has sense of responsibility to enhance the community and give back to society. A minimum of 50% of each year’s net corporate and personal income will be donated to humanitarian efforts over a ten-year period. Charity work is ingrained into his company’s values and culture.

Born in Winnipeg and raised in Vancouver, James studied physics at university but became fascinated with construction after spending time helping his architect father at a construction site. A natural entrepreneur he left school to start a successful ice cream distribution business and to pursue his interest in design and construction. His own dissatisfaction with what he saw on the market prompted him to build his first multifamily development, Iliad. James is a long time resident of Yaletown and always resides in the projects he creates so that they have the liveability that he would expect in a home.

James’ Grace building was awarded the 2008 Georgie Award for High Rise of the Year, was a nominee for best multi-family housing for the national SAM awards, and was a finalist for the international SPARK design awards. James is a past winner of Business in Vancouver’s 40 under 40 Award and he has been featured on CBC Television’s “Living Vancouver”, HGTV’s Lofty Ideas, and CKNW’s “Adler Online”. He is an occasional contributor to Business in Vancouver Magazine, writing articles giving his thoughtful perspective on Vancouver’s housing industry.

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James Schouw photoshoot by Ron Sombilon Gallery

Ron Sombilon is proud to photograph Vancouver developer James Schouw.

For more info on James and his current projects, please visit

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