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Mark Zuckerberg and Julia Child

Mark Zuckerberg and Julia Child.  Two entrepreneurs that couldn’t be more different than one another. But they are both the main characters in two great recent movies (well, Julie and Julia isn’t that recent – but I was watching it on cable recently, anyways); and these two movies have something in common.  At least to… Continue Reading

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does it help to be a little crazy?

Of all the entrepreneurial traits I’ve written about on this blog, here is one that I’m not going to officially add to the list….but unofficially it may be the most important:  being a little bit crazy.  I don’t mean this literally, but almost.  Maybe the official trait would be “Having a Great Imagination.” David Segal… Continue Reading

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Etsy is a great platform for being entrepreneurial

Etsy was in the news this week as they raised another round of venture financing ($20M invested at a $300M valuation, according to the article). I like this company.  It’s an innovative concept in how it focuses on handmade and vintage items (and crafting supplies), it has an interesting, scalable business model, and it feels… Continue Reading

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Problem Solver and Social Entrepreneur

Earlier this week, I read a great piece from Jay Goltz at the NYTimes about what makes someone a “social” entrepreneur vs. a “regular” entrepreneur.  In the article, Jay writes about Seth Weinberger and his entrepreneurial journey to bring an educational software program (TeacherMate) to the market.  Mr. Weinberger formed a non-profit agency that has received… Continue Reading

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Geoffrey Canada, Inspiring Social Entrepreneur

Ok, we aren’t completely finished with our “official list” of Being Entrepreneurial traits and characteristics.  I’ve got a new one to add to the list today.  On that note, by the way, I really am hoping to get all of you that read this blog (all 75 of you, haha) to post comments on these… Continue Reading

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I love purpose-driven companies

I wonder if we should add being “purpose-driven” to our list of characteristics of “being entrepreneurial”?  Or is this part of what provides passion, motivation and vision?  I’m starting to think we should add it to the list.  And, let’s keep in mind that the “purpose” doesn’t necessarily have to solely be community-oriented or social… Continue Reading

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Being Entrepreneurial

I’m fascinated by the concept of “being entrepreneurial.”  It’s a topic that I think about often.  It’s a behavioral trait that I admire in others.  Something I strive to exhibit myself – although I certainly don’t always do it well, by any means.  In any event, it’s something I feel is worth the topic of… Continue Reading

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Underline This

A very interesting new feature on Amazon.com’s Kindle platform is a form of “social reading” called Popular Highlights.  When you read a Kindle e-book on either the Kindle itself, or when using the Kindle app on an iPad or iPhone, you are able to “highlight” whatever passages you find to be most interesting or important.… Continue Reading

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new layer to using twitter

Twitter is like a blog, like Facebook, like Google – but it’s actually totally unlike any of those things.  It’s massive, but still small compared to other platforms.  Simple to use, but somewhat confusing to most people, even those that have an account.  The raw numbers around Twitter use is amazing, but the interaction model… Continue Reading

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