Providing Value

Here is the cover of the book.

March 30, 2020
By Zeke

When someone starts a business, it isn’t easy. You have to think of creative ways to improve other people’s lives. In the book, “The Tuttle Twins and Their Spectacular Show Business,” Ethan and Emily attempted to become entrepreneurs by starting a family theater, which they wished to provide entertainment for their community.

The Tuttle Twins had to deal with obstacles they hadn’t anticipated, such as location, taxes, and expenses like seats and lights. This was hard for them. But Ethan and Emily saved on costs by getting family and friends to help them out, and buying second-hand materials. For example, the twins’ grandmother let them use her old ballet studio as the theater and Uncle Ben used a projector to make backgrounds, so they didn’t have to build sets.

Surprisingly, the Tuttle Family Theater already had competition after the first show. At first, the twins thought this was a bad thing. However, their parents and grandmother explained to them that competition was healthy. “It pushes you to keep getting better and finding ways to lower your costs,” stated Nana, who gave them money as capital to launch the business.

When the kids started, they didn’t understand how much back-breaking work they would have to do. Although it was difficult, they soon realized that if you put a lot of thought into a business, you can earn a lot of profit. Their theater succeeded because it was different, better, and cheaper than the other theater in town, giving value for customers.

Constantine: The First Christian Emperor

This is Constantine’s vision before the battle

March 19, 2020
By Zeke

Who is this man and why is he exalted by Christians? Constantine the Great became emperor of the Roman Empire around A.D. 300. Before a bloody battle in Rome, Constantine had a vision of a cross, so he faithfully ordered the legion of soldiers to paint crosses on their shields. Constantine’s army won in a gallant triumph, even though the enemy’s army was twice their size.

To celebrate, a towering and colossal monument, called the Arch of Constantine, was fashioned at the battlefield. Amazingly, it still stands today. After his victory, Constantine signed the Edict of Milan, which stated that Christians would be free to practice their religion unharmed. Although he was not baptized till on his deathbed, Constantine is still praised for being the first Christian Emperor.  

The Strongest Empire Ever

This is a painting of Romulus and Remus fighting while building Rome.

March 11, 2020 
By Zeke

The greatest empire in human history also has an unbelievable beginning. When they were just infants, Romulus and Remus were taken by their wicked uncle and thrown onto the sandy shores of the Tiber River because he wanted to stop the boys from ever ruling. Legend has it that the twins were gallantly rescued by a fearsome wolf and raised by a shepherd. They started constructing a colossal city near seven towering mounds. Shockingly, Romulus gruesomely killed Remus and he soon became king of the amazing city Rome.

Like a flower, the village of Latin-speaking shepherds blossomed and grew under the rule of Romulus. The clever king eventually named the town Rome after himself. Quickly, the city soon became enormous, and at its peak, the Roman Empire expanded its territories over the whole known world. Despite its strange roots, Rome was one of the largest and strongest empires ever.