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Steve Cober: On Quitting Your Day Job & Building A Business With Heart After a three-year career working as an Art Director for an international ad agency, Steve Cober was let go. 9/11 had just happened, dot com 1.0 was crashing, and advertising budgets were drying up. But instead of searching for a company that would finally put his creative ideas to work, Steve decided to create one. Inspired by the toy-crazed Japanese and a young-at-heart outlook on life, Steve used his agency severance package to start Magic Pony, a Toronto-based studio, gallery, and retail space that has become a beacon for artists, designers, and collectors.When we met, Cober greeted me at the door to Magic Pony and quickly pulled me inside for a breathless mini-tour: “These mushrooms are beautiful! “Our current exhibit is called Venus Cake by Junko Mizuno. Needless to say, Steve’s enthusiasm for what he does is infectious. Cat Sculpture by Ginette Lapalme– Have you always been a collector? Oh hell yah. What’s the value in collecting? “Plants You Cannot Kill” by Shannon Gerard Absolutely.

Here are 11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know. 1. Jump from worksheet to worksheet with Ctrl + PgDn and Ctrl + PgUp Business Insider/Sara SIlverstein 2. Of course you can move from cell to cell with arrow keys. Business Insider/Sara Silverstein 3. Ctrl + Shift +Arrow will extend the current selection to the last nonblank cell in that direction: 4. To copy a formula or value down the length of your data set, you don't need to hold and drag the mouse all the way down. 5. For a number with two decimal points, use Ctrl + Shift + !. 6. When copying formulas in Excel, sometimes you want your input cells to move with your formulas BUT SOMETIMES YOU DON'T. 7. CountIF will count the number of times a value appears in a selected range. COUNTIF(range,criteria) SUMIF(range,criteria,sum range) 8. 9. 10.