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We are awash in a cult of innovation

I just enjoyed SxSW in Austin and heard the word literally thousands of times over a single week. Despite this, it seems to me that truly disruptive innovation is systematically avoided. Bureaucrats want innovation they can control so they farm “planned innovation” rather than hunting for disruptive innovation. After all, by its very nature disruptive innovation cannot be in the carefully laid technology roadmaps or the

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5 Steps To Keep A Founder Dispute From Tanking Your Startup

Founder disputes are one of the top reasons why startups fail. It has been written about, reported on, and even made into an infographic. Co-founding a startup is like getting married. You go from spending some time together, to spending all your time together, in a small space, and sharing your finances. On top of that, creating a business

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When your charity efforts are starving

Hello there you world-shattering, dent-in-the-Universe-making YOU! I might not know exactly what you are working on these days, but I know it’s epic. I also know you are working on creating social change with your business by having a charitable component blended into your model (I know that because you are reading THIS). And… while

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How to Interview and Hire a Growth Hacker

As someone who has “growth hacked” the last 2 years, started a few companies in my (short) day, and is in love with marketing as a whole, I’m writing an article about how to sift through the BS. There is a lot of hype about this buzzword, and a lot of it just that, hype.

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Do What You Are

So here you are, you just graduated with your 4-year degree and you’re wondering what to with your life. Up until this point, you were given a syllabus before every class letting you know what to expect and what the professor is expecting from you in order to get that nice shiny grade at the

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3 Things That Any Working Professional Should Work On

1). Make Your Co-Workers Feel Welcome   Whether the person is a volunteer, an intern, or fellow co-worker each individual should feel like they are part of the group. Workplaces are not meant to be cliques where only those deemed cool can fit in. Work is about teamwork, getting goals accomplished, and milestones. However, those

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What is Success?

Success is being happy. Success is your endeavors being fruitful. The dictionary says “Honors”. It is growing and fulfilling dimensions in 20 categories… Whatever that is for you in metrics (the title after your name, the car you drive, having a yacht, travels, etc.) freedom should be on that list, in all or most of

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THE ZOO ART OF PERSUASION

DIFFICULT TAKES A DAY, IMPOSSIBLE TAKES A WEEK Jay Z Nothing, and I mean it so I’m going to repeat myself, nothing is impossible. I dare you to present me a problem that doesn’t have a solution and I will reference stories of infamous figures both alive and dead, successful business men, and that guy