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Fab Lab director, Jim Correll, has been writing a weekly column for the Independence Daily Reporter since April of 2016. In the column, he covers subjects ranging from Fab Lab ICC to entrepreneurship as well as the need to change our education system in the United States. In 2019, Jim launched the Correll Files podcast, a combination of interviews with entrepreneurs and audio versions of the newspaper articles. The pandemic of 2020 greatly reduced opportunities for new interviews but toward the end of the year, interviews were resumed. (Podcast links point to Stitcher, but are available wherever you get your podcasts.) The views and opinions expressed in these columns are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Fab Lab ICC or Independence Community College. 

Table of Contents-2021 Articles

22-06-08 Follow Your Passion - Maybe 2022

21-12-22 How To Have An Awesome New Year - Revisited Again

21-12-15 From Oil to Sawdust - Part 2

21-12-08 From Oil to Sawdust Part 1

21-12-01 Tip of the Iceberg

21-11-24 The Fab Lab Thanksgiving Food Experiment

21-11-17 Meet Wesley Collins

21-11-10 More Robots Coming and They're Getting Smarter

21-11-03 The Untapped Potential of Unlikely Entrepreneurs

21-10-27 How to Stop the Shrink

21-10-20 Let’s Play Ball – After Twelve Years of Study

21-10-13 Why People Really Buy Locally

21-10-06 Don't Confuse Old Thinking with Chronological Age

21-09-29 Reading at Grade Level

21-09-22 Science is Not an Exact Science

21-09-15 Another Look at Productive Struggle for Consistency

21-09-08 Sometimes the Best Advice is No Advice

21-09-01 Our Mindset Keeps Getting in Our Way

21-08-24 We Need Less Reaction and More Response

21-08-17 Entrepreneurship Creates Opportunity

21-08-11 The Contractors Are Coming

21-08-04 Dealing with the Lack of Life Skills - Part 2

21-07-28 Dealing with the Lack of Like Skills - Part 1

21-07-21 The Origins of Ice House Entrepreneurship - Part 2

21-7-14 The Origin of Ice House Entrepreneurship - Part 1

21-07-07 The Challenge of Strategic Planning

21-06-30 The Challenge of Planning - Part 2

21-06-23 The Challenge of Planning Part 1

21-06-16 Entrepreneurship Misunderstood

21-06-09 Time to Rethink the Job Description

21-06-02 Martha Woodward, Solving Pain Points One at a Time

21-05-26 Camping at the Lab This Summer

21-05-19 Transitioning to the New Normal

21-05-12 A Message for All Graduates

21-05-05-Succession Planning - What Will Happen to Your Business?

21-04-28 College Should be Attainable But Not Free

21-04-21 The Philosophy of Fab Labs and Maker Spaces

21-04-14 See You At STEM Camp-Live and In Person

21-04-07 Who Gets To Choose?

21-03-31 What Should Our Message Be About Making Dreams Come True

21-03-24 Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

21-03-17 The Gig Economy is Growing

21-03-10 Cooking With Chef Alli

21-03-03 Making the Golden Years Golden

21-02-24 Learning From Adversity

21-02-17 The Customer Fulfillment Process

21-02-10 Remembering Curtis Lavine-Serial Entrepreneur and Community Leader

21-02-03 Abby Emert - MOMpreneur Entrepreneur

21-01-27 Restoring Kansas Mindset

21-01-20 Churn is Here – More on the Way

21-01-12 The Magic of Making Dreams Come True

21-01-06 Jeane Hains-Natural By Necessity

20-12-30 Top 10 Ways Fab Lab ICC Impacts the Local-Area Economy-2021 (Published 01-05-21)

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