Local speaker, coach and writer Aileen Bennett has gone even more global than an Englishwoman living in Louisiana already is: her work now appears on Lifehacker.com.
Lifehacker is a division of Gawker Media out of New York and focuses on the newest, latest and greatest in inventions and technology. Creative people and tech nerds are devoted to its motto, “Tips and downloads for getting things done.” The whole of Gawker Media generates millions of hits per day.
Originally from London where she won “Most Humorous Speaker in the UK and Ireland,” Bennett has lived in Lafayette for the past several years. She is a columnist for several publications and works with local businesses and individuals helping them create and implement new ideas.
"I rent out my brain to help businesses with creativity, communication and corporate culture," she said to us this morning, describing her career.
Bennett is more than full of ideas. She believes in them. To facilitate this she created what she calls “The Idea Table.” Basically, imagine if Post-It notes were 1- times the size and fit nicely over a small table, and you could rip the huge sheets off at a whim. That is what Bennett created using an Ikea table and specially cut paper. Lifehacker’s reposting of her blog describing its creation has garnered her lots of national and international interest.
Her latest book, Using People, was published this year and is available here.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.