I began writing a weekly blog for Crain’s Chicago Business about a month ago on women in entrepreneurship. My latest piece is about the owner of a Chicago candy store who found sweet inspiration from a career setback. The luxurious smells of homemade caramel enveloped me as I interviewed her (I’m hungry just thinking back on it), but what really caught my attention was her attitude. Amy Hansen is remarkably adept at spotting an opportunity where others might see an obstacle. How’s that for good enough?
So today I’m wondering: When have YOU been confronted with an obstacle but chosen to see an opportunity?