Since the mid 1990s I’ve been experimenting with serial narratives, stories of more than one serving, in which parts or episodes often end in cliffhangers, driving the reader or viewer to the next installment. Serial stories dominate American culture and are expressed in television stories such as “Glee” or “The Sopranos”; in book publishing with the Harry Potter series or “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy; in reality television (in which someone is always thrown off the island, or given a rose, or breaks the scale, or becomes the weakest link).
While newspapers have moved away, to some extent, from multi-part serial narratives, there are signs of mini-serialization everywhere: in the cartoon strips and panels that let us visit our favorite characters each morning; in the racehorse coverage of local and national elections; in recurring news stories about Chilean miners trapped in a mine, or a British Petroleum well polluting the Gulf of Mexico.
Microsoft Office OneNote, the best note taking program for Windows, is now available for your iPhone as well. Like most other iPhone-only apps, this new OneNote app can also be installed on your iPad and the interface looks decent even after the 2x zoom.
OneNote is now cloud aware. You can take notes on your desktop computer and they get synched with your laptop or you may access them from the browser using OneNote’s web app.
[*] The OneNote app is available as a free download on iTunes.com but is currently limited to US users only. If you are outside the US, please read this workaround on how to install US-specific iPhone apps from international locations.
Name: Sarah L. Cook
Business Name: Raising CEO Kids
Niche: Parenting and entrepreneurship
Target Market: Parents of children who are or potentially want to be in business or parents who want their children to understand business, finance and life skills
1. What are the three words that best decsribe your business brand?
Young, Bold, Creative
2. What is your business’ strongest feature? What makes you stand out?
The strongest feature in our business is consistent delivery of excellent content in the area of parenting young entrepreneurs and raising financially smart confident kids. Every day except for Sunday there is at least one new article on our site. In less than 14 months we have put together nearly 500 articles, two teleconferences, several online courses and monthly tweet chats.