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Don’t act like a Used Car Salesman in your Online Business

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Does your business pass the used car salesman test? Stop ripping off your customers, you business will likely be more successful because of it.

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The Art of Business – Ristr8tto Cafe in Thailand

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

Most businesses do a pretty lousy job of serving their customers. Ristr8tto is an example of company that clearly gets it. Great businesses are not built on efficiency and administration, success is dependent on delivering a great customer experience. Business can be art if you really care.

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The Creativity Lie

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Everyone wants to be more creative and innovative, however, they are too afraid of doing something different because it might lead to failure. Here are some ideas and questions to get you to become more creative.

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33 Social Entrepreneurs Who Make This World A Better Place

January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

IdeaMensch has a great post providing examples of 33 social entrepreneurs. These social entrepreneurs are proof that talented individuals can indeed make a substantial difference to the world.

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Why Collaboration Often Fails and What to Do About It.

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

There is no question that the Internet has changed the way we work and connect with others. From a few people working on a shared Google document to thousands contributing to projects like Wikipedia or Linux, we are collaborating in unprecedented ways. When it works, collaboration is synergistic and amazing. The problem is that too often, real, meaningful collaboration is thwarted by an ugly thing called people.

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Introductory Guide to Social Entrepreneurship

January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Social Good

It is possible to do good AND earn a profit. Unfortunately, economics has put the goal of profit maximization above everything else. Imagine a world where businesses maximized social good instead. Here are some great resources to get you started on Social Entrepreneurship.

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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

A great lifestyle is not just about leisure time and personal satisfaction; making a real difference in the world is also becoming an essential component. Entrepreneurship is often necessary to have the freedom to craft a perfect lifestyle, but an even more important factor is the opportunity to really create social good in the world.

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Hate Conferences? How about an Anti-Conference?

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

It is more important than ever to make real world connections than ever, but conferences? Spending a few days with thousands of people frantically handing out business cards is a difficult way to establish meaningful connections. The rising trend of anti-conferences offer a better alternative.

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Lady Gaga Isn’t a More Efficient Brittany Spears.

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Ideas

From bikini stage outfits to arriving at an awards ceremony in a man-carried egg, Lady Gaga knows how to make a splash.

Most businesses don’t think like Lady Gaga. Playing by the rules and doing what everyone else is doing is much safer than taking bold risks. That is why the state of business is so damn lousy.

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Startups! Don’t Raise Money in Series, Raise it in Parallel.

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

Have many investors compete to fund you all at the same time. Scarcity tactics get people to buy, use those principles for investors, customers and hiring.

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