Category Archives: Commentary on Business News

Thank You, Steve

The Kansas City community lost a dear friend recently. Steve Metzler was an accomplished businessman, generous philanthropist and friend to many. Steve was the second-generation co-owner of Metzler Brothers Insurance until 2013, when he sold it to Arthur J. Gallagher … Continue reading

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Telling Kansas City’s Entrepreneurial Story

Kansas City is abuzz with entrepreneurial activity. Historically, it always has been. The last few years, though, have seen a renewed entrepreneurial energy that’s catapulted Kansas City into the national spotlight. At Thinking Bigger Business Media, we ask ourselves every … Continue reading

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Brewing Up a Backlash . . .

When the founder of the 12th largest microbrewery in the United States announces its sale, it gets attention. John McDonald revealed Boulevard Brewery’s sale to Belgian-based Duvel Moortgat in late October, and media around the world picked up the story. … Continue reading

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It Can Wait

Entrepreneurs, for all their self-motivation and drive, are also well-known procrastinators. How many times have you lost yourself in your Twitter feed, took an unnecessary walk around the office to “see what your staff is doing,” or immersed yourself in … Continue reading

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Who’s Laboring in America?

For some interesting Labor Day reading, here are some labor force facts recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Who Are We Celebrating? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people 16 and older in the … Continue reading

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Is Kansas City the Entrepreneur Type?

Various surveys have shown that a majority of Americans believe entrepreneurship will play a significant role in shaping the 21st century. A new poll funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation reveals, for example, an up-and-coming entrepreneurial generation of 18- … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Jobs Legacy

The narrative of a commercial for Apple’s “Think Different” campaign, and often attributed to Steve Jobs, was making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter tonight, in the wake of the news of Jobs’ death: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the … Continue reading

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