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Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 27, 2013

It’s almost a scientific fact that any human being, no matter how depressed or cynical, will laugh to the point of tears while watching an episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The skits are unexpected and irreverent, and the comedians can barely keep it together most of the time. The secret’s in the teamwork. The players are talented individually, but the more important thing is that they’re…

5 Tips to Promote Innovation

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 7, 2013

Albert Einstein once said, What I infer from this saying is that your imagination should be exclusive and markedly high, so that you could learn and equip yourself with the knowledge to tackle the hurdles of life and excel towards your aim. Knowledge is important, there is no denying that fact, but if you have no vision then you are off the beam. The young entrepreneurs of today…

It’s the 21st Century: Innovate, Experiment, & Grow

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 18, 2013

Today’s twentysomethings are lost in many ways. It’s a tricky world to live in, vastly different from the one in which our parents grew up. We were promised a world full of jobs, opportunities, and new and exciting ways to make a living. The world of the 21st century was supposed to be a huge improvement over the 20th, and we were all supposed to enjoy an amazing,…

How to Increase Creativity at Work

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 10, 2013

  When it comes to stimulating your creativity, the workplace can be a little lackluster. Depending on what you do, work can leave you feeling pretty mundane by the end of the day, but there are many ways to combat this feeling. Companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook have used their resources to provide employees with office spaces, and countless other outlets, meant to create inspiration in the…

Part 3 of The Entrepreneur In Time: Taking Risks Brings Chaos Into Order

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 25, 2013

This article is the third in the series “The Entrepreneur in Time” which is exploring some of the basic assumptions about entrepreneurs from the emergence of entrepreneurship in capitalist business writings up until the present day. I embarked on this topic to discover if the character of the entrepreneur has always been the same, or if the idea has developed over time. One hundred years ago it was…

10 Innovators Who Did More Drugs Than You

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 26, 2013

Stephen King With certain writers it can be a little obvious, I’m sure right now you’re saying, “really?”, but if we take a look at the numbers its not all that surprising. King has published 50 novels and almost 200 short stories  which includes novellas, poetry, and screenplays. The publishing of his works started when he was 12 years old with a short story entitled, “Land of 1,000,000…

Four Ways Your Organization Can Stay Ahead

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 10, 2012

I recently saw an independent study that said there were 4,900 woodworking manufacturers in the United States.  4,900!  Talk about competition.  The study continued to say that about 85% of the business is done by only 5% of the industry!  How crazy is that?  This screams that there is a major lack of leadership in this industry and the word “floundering” suddenly comes to mind. Think of this…

Creating the Right Office Culture to Foster Innovation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 13, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered why the buzzword “innovation” is thrown around so often, it’s because its two biggest results – added value and the change that drives it – are so crucial to business growth. Innovation is the marshalling of resources to create breakthrough value; this process introduces value-driven change into relatively stable systems. Without these two cogs, companies are just spinning their wheels. Innovation isn’t found everywhere,…

With Bin Laden's Death Comes Entrepreneurship's Birth

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 3, 2011

Bin Laden: Dead.  Entrepreneurship: Alive. A typical Sunday night at 10:30 PM here in New York and I’m in between conference calls when my Co-Founder Jared O’Toole rings me, probably to yell at me for something, when he halts mid sentence to tell me Obama is making a major announcement. Instantly, I command+tab from my Google Voice line to Tweetdeck and see rumors flying of Osama Bin Laden’s…

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