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Pivot or Persevere?

Launching a startup is often a roller coaster ride of successes and disappointments punctuated with critical decisions regarding the current business model and whether or not it can survive, maintain and ultimately thrive. It is at these critical junctures that … Continue reading

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Taking the first step

In the words of the great philosopher, Nike: “Just do it!” In today’s fast-paced, market-driven economy, launching a startup and getting to market quickly is an essential first step for a successful new venture. My experience as both an educator … Continue reading

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When you shoot yourself in the foot, don’t stop to reload.

We all make mistakes. Some of us make more than others. But entrepreneurs – OMG! They are in a completely different dimension, a space-time continuum that allows for exponential failure – mistakes far greater than most mortals will ever experience. … Continue reading

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Choose Yoda as your mentor.

I’m no obsessed Star Wars maniac or super-fan, but I always thought it was clever how George Lucas was able to prominently place a gifted entrepreneur into the storyline. No, it’s not Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. It’s Yoda. You … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurship Imperative

I’m frequently asked for advice on launching a new business. Not only do I enjoy helping entrepreneurs eager to bring the next big idea to market, I do so because launching startups is the key to job creation in our … Continue reading

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Do you know who you really work for?

I was fortunate early in my career to work in the hospitality industry, and the leadership at Hyatt Hotels was quick to make sure that each new employee understood who paid their salary. Like most newbies, I assumed that whoever … Continue reading

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