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Posts from the ‘Reflections’ Category

The Future of Learning

One of the primary reasons we launched Shafer…Power! was to ensure our children were learning through fun, creativity and adventure.  (I don’t know about you, but Tiger Mom freaks me out.)  In fact, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the topic of learning and education and would be interested to hear your feedback.

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5 Characters with Character

I’ve talked a lot recently about our goals for Shafer…Power!, however, I haven’t spent much time discussing how we’re going to accomplish them.  Therefore, I’d like to dedicate this post to what I feel are the most important traits of entrepreneurs who are working to change the world…and how the kids and I will try to leverage some of these traits to accomplish our goals.

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An Interview with Mom

On the eve of Mother’s Day 2012 I sat down with Kathleen Shafer – the mother of Owen and Malia – to ask her a few questions about motherhood and entrepreneurism.  I was pleasantly surprised at a number of her responses and even got an inside peak at how she makes subtle reminders about important holidays without me even knowing.

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Reflections of a 40-Something Dad

Every year on my birthday I like to take a step back to reflect on life’s happenings.  This year, however, I’m going to switch it up a bit.  Since the Shafer…Power! blog was launched exactly one month ago today, I’d like to reflect out loud – on paper, at least – about my children’s future as it pertains to our entrepreneurial journey.  Stick with me kids – I assure you this will be fun and informative.  Read more

Why Entrepreneurism?

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a professional athlete.  Specifically, I wanted to be a professional basketball player.  I used to shoot hoops all day long and pretended I played for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Come to think of it, I wanted to be a professional football player too.  I would emulate the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers by throwing bombs to my big brother in our front yard.

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