Archive for February, 2012

Francesco Clark on Overcoming PTSD

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Francesco Clark, Kaizen interviewee and founder and CEO of Clark’s Botanicals, writes for the Huffington Post about his experiences with fear and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after his accident that left him paralyzed, and learning to live happily in the present while looking forward to the future.

Read the inspirational article here.

Profiles in Liberty: David R. Henderson

Friday, February 17th, 2012

David R. Henderson is associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and research fellow with the Hoover Institution. He has written for the New York TimesFortune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Reason, as well as scholarly articles for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Monetary EconomicsCato JournalEnergy Journal, and many others.

Watch the interview at Stephen Hicks’s site.

David Henderson’s web log at Econlog.
Stephen Hicks talks with David Henderson about seven myths about free markets.

February 2012 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Jay Lapeyre, President and CEO of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Also featured in Kaizen are: student essay contest winners Amina Seitahunova, Amanda Nicosia, and Danielle Taylor; the Fall 2011 Reading Group; enterprising student Vince Chiarelli; and guest speakers Phyllis Johnson, a Rockford-based entrepreneur, and Alexei Marcoux, professor of Business Ethics at Loyola Chicago.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Lapeyre.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at]

Self Employment in the Arts Conference

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) is an organization dedicated to helping “…artists succeed at becoming an artist through conferences, workshops, and [their] website full of resources and articles.” SEA will be holding a conference on February 24 and 25 in Lisle, Illinois. Session topics include self-publishing, finding clients, using social media, and making a business plan.

Click here for details.

Click here to view a PDF of the conference schedule.