Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Inspiring Youth Interest in STEM, by Jim Correll

April 23, 2018

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Celebrate the Churn, by Jim Correll

April 4, 2018

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Six Table Stories: Reflections by James D. Fischer

March 28, 2018

This is the eighteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Oral History: Robert Augustus Wesley, Growing Up Black in Independence, Kansas, by Jim Fischer

February 28, 2018

Interview conducted by James D. Fischer with Robert Augustus Wesley, community leader. Topic of this interview was "Growing Up Black in Independence, Kansas." Interview took place on February 16, 2018 at the Independence Public Library.

 Here is a picture of James D. Fischer and Robert Wesley, chatting on the day of the interview.

 

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Six Table Stories:Valdes, Pi, and Pie By James D. Fischer

February 21, 2018

This is the seventeenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Inspiring Youth Interest in STEM, by Jim Correll

February 20, 2018

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Avoiding The Commodity Trap by Jim Correll

February 5, 2018

Avoiding the Commodity Trap
Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, More Robots Are Coming and They’re Getting Smarter by Jim Correll

February 5, 2018

More Robots Are Coming and They're Getting Smarter

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Artist Interview: Eclectix Art Gallery, New Artist, Daniel Ashford

February 5, 2018

Daniel Ashford is a new artist at the Eclectix Art Gallery, 311 N. Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 779-9048. Here is a link to their website where you can find out more about Daniel Ashford and view some of his works.

Artist Daniel Ashford

Eclectix Art Gallery

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Author Interview: Jim Correll (Text Only)

February 2, 2018

Jim Correll Biography

Email:  jcorrell@indycc.edu;  Phone: 620-252-5349

“Change the Mindset, Change the World”

Jim Correll just may have figured out the biggest secret to business success, and it didn’t require an advanced business degree to do it. Instead, it’s been a matter of following his instincts, sponging up knowledge from thought leaders, making mistakes and pursuing passions in a wildly diverse 25-year career working in small business, manufacturing, entrepreneurial ventures and post-secondary education. What has he learned? When your mind is open to possibility rather than pessimism, amazing things can happen.

In his work as a business coach, entrepreneur mentor and the director of Fab Lab ICC and the Successful Entrepreneur Program at Independence (KS) Community College, Jim teaches aspiring entrepreneurs to challenge the archaic models of conventional business thinking and education and explore new paths for solving the world’s problems through innovation, creativity, trial and error. A former professional photographer, Jim encourages his proteges to first look at the world through a wide-angle lens, then focus their efforts where they believe they can make a difference and take the shot. “The environment may not be perfectly composed, you may not have just the right angle on your first try, and you certainly may feel over exposed when you put yourself out there and launch an idea,” he analogizes. “But so often, the raw, candid moments we capture are the most representative of real life, the ones that draw us in, take our breath away and haunt our memory.”

Such are the lessons of entrepreneurship, says Jim. There’s no script, precise formula or lesson plan. Success requires a willingness to try something unconventional and to redefine failure as learning. It’s all about the mindset, and anyone can achieve it.

Jim regularly shares his insights through multiple channels, including regional and national public speaking engagements, local print columns and radio features, classes at the community college, weekly community roundtable discussions and one-on-one consultation. His goal is to build a growing circle of “entrepreneurial thinkers" with a limitless ripple effect.

Jim has served on boards and committees for several local and state economic development and business organizations (highlights below), and his most recent work as the director of the Fab Lab maker space in Independence, Kansas, has garnered multiple accolades. In May 2017, he was named among the “50 Kansans You Should Know” by Ingram’s magazine.

Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Let’s Play Ball After 12 Years of Study by Jim Correll

February 2, 2018

Let’s Play Ball – After Twelve Years of Study

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, The Contractors Are Coming, by Jim Correll

February 2, 2018

The Contractors Are Coming

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

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