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How Patience Was the Key to Building Our Business

Since we started Apolis in 2004, we have learned some valuable lessons about running a business.   Don't worry if everyone is moving faster...

Since we started Apolis in 2004, we have learned some valuable lessons about running a business.

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Lessons From My Track Coach That Still Motivate Me Every Day

So here's the thing about words of wisdom: They can be words printed on a page or they can really mean something to you.

When I was entering high school, my parents told me they wanted me to join a team. My father was then a coach himself and they knew the experience would be valuable. I ran on the cross country, winter track, and spring track teams. Frank LaBianca coached all three of these teams at my high school, for both boys and girls. He was one of my best teachers and I learned as much about life from running on tracks and fields as I did from sitting in classrooms.

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30 Days, 20 States, 10 Amazing Lessons From the Road

30 Days, 20 States, 10 Amazing Lessons From the Road

In the dead of summer, my husband Lucky and I packed three guitars, two coolers, and one activity bag for a cross-country tour of 25 shows with our band, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Our nine-year-old daughter also joined us and I saw the USA—and my family—from a whole new light. Here are some lessons I learned.

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Learning History to the Tune of Lady Gaga

Two extremely clever history teachers from Honolulu transform pop songs like Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" into video lessons about European aristocrats.

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While Lady Gaga may be temporarily silent on Twitter, "Bad Romance" is being given new life, thanks to a couple of extremely creative history teachers from Honolulu, Hawaii.

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