Last week, I mentioned that I might go find some local shops that are interesting to look at. I actually have one in mind. Last semester, I have been to this shop called “Gourmet Pottery” on Moody St, and it is a really interesting little shop. The owner is a lovely lady who told us the shop has been here for a long time. The pottery art pieces in the shop are colorful and I would say that they are perfect for photography. I would like to go into the shop and ask about how the the shop comes in mind when she first decided to open it, and maybe some stories behind each art piece. Also, there might have been some interesting stories about its customers before.
On the other hand, I am thinking about doing an interview with a friend of mine who is now running a start-up company that trades educational used books, and he is also an international student at Brandeis. I would like to know how he sees the opportunity behind this market and how the story of gathering enough money to start the business. Also, I would like to learn how he could balance the management of his company and his study at Brandeis. Maybe also some questions about young student entrepreneurs in general. It is hard already being an international student, and at the same time being an international businessman would just be unimaginable.