i3 June 2013: Books, Shades, Cleats and More

Here’s how we’re doing better business in the Kansas City metro this month.


The business world is a jungle, according to Ricky Cohen, businessman, entrepreneur and CEO of The Conway Organization. In “Risk to Succeed: Essential Lessons for Discovering Your Unique Talents & Finding Success” ($20.00), Cohen uses the jungle as a metaphor to teach aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners how to be successful in their new ventures.

In “Risk to Succeed,” a young elephant named Bella, who wants to break away from her herd but isn’t sure how, represents the struggle to make it in the business world. Bella forms an unlikely friendship with a butterfly named Cee, who then teaches the elephant the “Rules of the Jungle,” which Cohen applies to the business world.

These rules can help anyone interested in the business world from the aspiring entrepreneur to the employee looking for advancement. Learn how to think like an entrepreneur, become an industry leader, reveal inner passions and more. “Risk to Succeed: Essential Lessons for Discovering Your Unique Talents & Finding Success” can be purchased at Rainy Day Books (2706 W. 53rd St., Fairway). — Lindsey Howard





Built with a sleek design, lightweight materials and authentic features, Bollé Anaconda sunglasses ($99.99) are ideal for active lifestyles.

Whether perfecting your golf swing, catching a flight to the beach or entertaining clients on the town, the Anaconda’s curved arms hug your face to keep your sunglasses right where they belong while on the go. Polarized, anti-fog and hydrophobic, the exclusive 3-in-1lens technology delivers unmatched visual clarity in all conditions.

The sunglasses come in an array of colors, including black, tortoiseshell, cherry red and electric blue. Available at The Sports Authority, 12014 W. 95th St., Lenexa. 913-599-5627.


Now that summer is almost officially here, golf season is back in full swing. Start off your game right with the new Adidas Adizero Tour Men’s Shoes ($179.99).

The shoes are available in a range of five colors from basic white/black/silver for those who want a classic look to a bright combination of yellow and white for those who want to stand out on the green. The Adizero, which was named on Golf Digest’s Hot List, is lightweight at only 10.6 ounces, but also provides stability in its 1.2-millimeter outsole, the thinnest ever for an Adidas shoe. The waterproof shoe provides flexibility for walking and its 10 spikes add traction for tough surfaces.

Before teeing off, you can pick up your pair at Edwin Watts Golf (6824 W. 119th St., Overland Park). —Lindsey Howard


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