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How marathon training made me a better entrepreneur

by Young Entrepreneur Council David Schnurman founder and CEO FurtherEd

M y marathon journey started in 2011 after I read Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles (TM): How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” Canfield’s first principle is that you must take 100 percent responsibility for your life. While it sounds easy in theory, in execution it’s difficult. We make excuses instead of taking ownership of things we can control.

Canfield also  ...

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Why Steve Jobs in a black turtleneck and comedic female CEOs conquer all

by Teresa Novellino Sylvia Ann Hewlett

S ylvia Ann Hewlett learned her first lesson in executive presence at age 17 when she was trying to get into one of Great Britain’s premium colleges.

Born into what she says was the “wrong background” for those schools, and cursed with the double whammy of being both Welsh and working class, Hewlett nonetheless had fantastic grades and had passed the tough entrance exams to get into Oxford.  ...

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Startups

Should a startup be allowed to facilitate the sale of public parking?

by David Harris haystack

I t always takes a rabble-rouser to jumpstart the innovation conversation.

In this case, it's Haystack, the much-talked-about location-based app developed by a Baltimore resident that aims to sell on-street parking spaces to others looking for a space. I personally limit my driving in Boston because it's really hard to find parking in much of this city, especially during peak times. But  ...

1 hour ago
Startups

Startup CEO sees the future of health care in Google Glass

by Chad Swiatecki KyleSamani PrisitneEyeSight

K yle Samani envisioned the future of health care, or at least part of it, the first time he saw Google Glass. It was a big enough technological innovation that it spurred Samani to leave his software job at Austin electronic health care records company VersaSuite and launch his own business focused entirely on the then-fledgling device.

“It’s a hands-free computer for health care, or at  ...

1 hour ago
News Wire

Back 9 Links: Do social media companies owe us a paycheck?

by Alex Dalenberg Penny for Your Posts?

Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Thursday, July 31:

  1. Should users get paid for their social media posts?
  2. When your kids show you how something should work.
  3. Stop worrying about being creative.
  4. Libraries should be more like Amazon.
  5. What makes a good VC?
  6. We need more small talk.
  7. Why it's so important to involve young women in tech.
  8.  ...

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Startups

Can college football coach's film add up to cash? Yes, says this entrepreneur

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge SB headshot

R aleigh entrepreneur Sebastian Bunster is betting that ACC fans want their own version of NFL Game Rewind.

Bunster, founder of Review Game Film, never hit the turf personally. But the numbers behind the game? They’ve fueled an interest that stayed with him long after graduating from Florida State University.

“I’ve always been into the analysis,” he says, adding that the TV level analysis  ...

17 hours ago
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Los Angeles gets a new incubator: Meet O Labs

by Annlee Ellingson O Labs logo

A new incubator is on the scene in Los Angeles. Software developer Originate; law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and talent agency ICM Partners have joined forces to create O Labs, an independent entity that will create, grow and operate media and tech startups.

“We’re combining the talents of three trusted organizations on one team,” said Matthew Pierce, who will lead the joint venture as  ...

17 hours ago
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