EY Entrepreneur of the Year David Stubenvoll shares his favorite books

For the Denver Business Journal, I conducted a series of profiles featuring EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists, including David Stubenvoll, CEO of Wowza Media Systems. Stubenvoll’s impressive academic credentials include an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, a JD and an MBA, so I was curious about his favorite books. He singled out Nassim Nicholas Talebas a favorite author.  “His whole body of work had the biggest effect on me, but especially ‘Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets’ and ‘The Black Swan.’ Also, [Nobel Prize-winner] Daniel Kahneman’s book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow.’ “
Also of note, Stubenvoll practices meditation, which he listed as one of his key elements of success. 
 
#WowzaMediaSystems #ByColleenSmith #EYEntrepreneurOfTheYear #Nassim Nicholas Talebas  #Daniel Kahneman #FooledByRandomness #TheBlackSwan #ThinkingsFastAndSlow #TheHiddenRoleOfChanceInLifeAndInTheMarkets
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist shares tips

For the Denver Business Journal, I interviewed four finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, including Lani Dolifka. After growing up in an area with foul-smelling and -tasting drinking water that was contaminated, she and her husband launched a company creating kiosks to provide purified water.

She testified to the dedication and endurance required of entrepreneurship and said, “Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.”

#WatermillExpress #EYEntrepreneurOfTheYear #DenverBusinessJournal #ByColleenSmith #Entrepreneurs #PureDrinkingWater #Waterkiosks #Cleanwater

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Japanese garden in Denver takes a 40-year anniversary bow

For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote about one of Denver’s hidden treasures: the Japanese Garden: Shofu-En.  The Denver Botanic Gardens recently celebrated 40 years since the dedication of Shofu-En, the Japanese Garden of the Pine and Wind.  To read more, follow the link to my article here.
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#ColoradoGardening #Gardening #DenverBotanicGardens #ByColleenSmith

Betty Shepherd of Sydney, Australia enjoys the Japanese Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens in June 1988. Photo By Lyn Alweis/The Denver Post

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Tips on harvesting herbs for good food and your good health

For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote about adding herbs to your garden in addition to tips on how to grow them.  Marie Peacock of Gardenz, a local landscaper, offered the following tips on harvesting herbs:
  • Harvest when oils are strongest
  • Use washed, organic herbs
  • Dry herbs easily
  • Brew an herbal tincture
  • Freshen rooms with herbs
  • Scent sweet dreams
  • Infuse oils and vinegars
Interested in growing herbs? Read my article here.
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#ColoradoGardening #Gardening #ByColleenSmith

Trouble with animals eating your herbs? Plant herbs that animals don’t like such as sage. Photo by Kathryn Scott/The Denver Post. 

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The perfect plant that’s easy enough for beginner gardeners but also interesting enough for experts

For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote about the benefits of sedum plants. According to Mike Bone from the Denver Botanic Gardens, the best sedum plants for the Front Range include:
  • Sedum lanceolatum
  • Sedum ‘Angelina’
  • Sedum ‘Turquoise Tails’
  • Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
  • Sedum cauticola
  • Sedum hybridum
  • Sedum “Purple Emperor’
  • Sedum populifolium
  • Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’

For more information on the adding sedum plants to your garden, follow the link to my article here.

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#ColoradoGardening #Gardening #DenverBotanicGardens #ByColleenSmith

With attractive stems and flowers, sedums can be used as ground cover, mixed beds, borders or rock gardens. Photo by Mike Bone/The Denver Post 

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Denver parks’ flowers are three weeks behind after rough spring storms

For this article published in the Denver Post, I wrote about the effects of extreme spring weather on Denver’s parks and gardens. As a result, city horticulturists are planting fewer annuals and more perennials, native plants, xeric plants and ornamental grasses. You can read more by following the link to my article here.
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Centennial Gardens in Denver, CO relies heavily on drought-tolerant and native Colorado plants. Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post

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B. Gardening Landscape Design

B. Gardening Landscape Design has both experience and expertise. Photo: Colorado Expression. 

For this article published in The Colorado Expression, I wrote about B. Gardening Landscape Design, a Denver-based
family landscape company. Chris Silkwood, a civil engineer and co-founder of B. Gardening Landscape Design, offers tips for homeowners hiring a landscaping company. You can read them by following the link to my article here.
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#ColoradoGardening #Gardening #Landscaping #ByColleenSmith

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