Today’s edition is called the U.S. Patent Office Edition because The U.S. Patent Office opened for business on this day in 1790, established to protect the work of young America’s inventors. The first patent granted was to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont, for a new method of making fertilizer. Annually, more than 185,000 patents are granted. The Patent and Trademark Office also is a partner in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Alexandria, Virginia. Among those inducted this year was Arthur Fry, inventor of the adhesive for the now universal Post It Notes. Individuals receive 8 percent of patents — the remainder are almost equally split between U.S. and foreign corporations. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
6 Essential Starting Steps Toward Location Independent Entrepreneurship (That You Really Need To Take) by Juha Liikala of Nomad Couch
Everybody’s looking for freedom. This freedom can have many forms and shapes, but what is freedom from the perspective of work? Could this thing called location independent entrepreneurship be the answer? If you think this could be the path to follow, here’s a few essential steps to get you started!
What Do You Know About Arthur Rimbaud? by Kimberly Gill of Kimber and the Dinosaurs
A true unconventional is revolutionary because what they have done could never be taken back or replicated. An unconventional life touches us like a pinch or the prick of a needle, except the sensation cannot be rubbed away. The French poet, Arthur Rimbaud was brilliant, dauntless and grievous; beset by family matters and a fear of a meaningless existence.
Dictatorship Thoughts by Carlos Miceli of OwlSparks
Carlos shares a variety of thoughts on his relationship with dictatorships, such as pondering what he would have done under that regime, what our generation would do now, and how it impacted previous generations.