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How to Make Big Problems Into Sexy Businesses

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 30, 2013

  I couldn’t decide what to title this post.  How do we drive views to a traditionally non-sexy topic like helping the poor?  I see it in our email open rates…  Write a title b*tching about how cold it is and everyone opens it.  Ask people to lend a hand to those less fortunate and nobody even notices… Our startup / entrepreneur / social media community is amazing.  Someone gets…

3 Young Entrepreneurs and Their Socially Good Startups

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / December 20, 2010

How did Paper Feet start? I had just graduated from The University of Michigan with a nuro-science degree but really had always been interested in entrepreneurship from my early days of mowing lawns and selling on eBay. My love for the outdoors was the real driver behind the creation of Paper Feet.  Paper Feet started in class as I tried to come up with a concept that brought…

How Gen Y Needs to Redefine Success and Change the World

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 29, 2010

Gen Y leaders–young, naive, over exuberant, maybe even reckless, but definitely driven.  Why? The Beamer, Benz and Bentley lifestyle?  or to save the world?  Maybe both? I’ve lived in downtown Manhattan for 4 months now and it’s been quite an eye opener.  For those of you who don’t know I’ve been a lot of things, but most recently a ski bum-entrepreneur. Now I’m in the big city of…

Young Tycoon Mark Zuckerberg Donates 100 Million to Newark Schools

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 23, 2010

It was announced yesterday that 26 year old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg would donate 100 million to the Newark school system this week.  The school system is one of the countries worst performing and will benefit greatly from such a large contribution. The money is being donated from Zuckerberg’s private stock in Facebook which is estimated to be around the 5 billion mark. This is one of the…

Why Making Meaning is More Important Than Making Money

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 14, 2009

Ask yourself why you decided to become an entrepreneur.  Really ask yourself (that was not rhetorical).  Was it a strong desire for money, riches and fame?   Was it that you had distaste for the corporate lifestyle and their rigidly bureaucratic ways?  Maybe it was that you wanted to change the world for the better.  No matter what the initial reason was that pushed you towards your entrepreneurial leap;…

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