Want to be Successful? Get Over Yourself and Seize the Opportunity

Andre Moore knows what it is to watch a bright future disappear – not once, but twice. Being forced to reinvent himself after thinking he was on the right path to success has helped him learn that seizing the opportunity is worth it, whenever and however that chance comes. His first devastating heartbreak came early in his life when severalContinue reading “Want to be Successful? Get Over Yourself and Seize the Opportunity”

How We Gain Self-Respect

How many of you remember your first school crush? I remember mine. I waited for the tiniest glimpse of him in the hall on our way to lunch, and at the end of the day, I hurried out front just in case he didn’t ride the bus and I might have a chance to seeContinue reading “How We Gain Self-Respect”

Four Things That Are Not Failure But Feel Like It

Fail early. Fail often. Fail fast. Fail faster. Fail better. Fail forward. Fail towards success. Here’s a thought. How about we just stop with all of the marshmallow mantras about how failure is good? Failure is not some ethereal goal, and it’s irresponsible to try to sell it as such. Failure means we got something wrong –Continue reading “Four Things That Are Not Failure But Feel Like It”

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Educational Boondoggle or Brilliant Innovation?

Everywhere you turn today, it seems there is an event, program or class teaching you how to become an entrepreneur. And everyone wants in on the action, from government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, incubators, and accelerators to new programs like the brief immersion experiences such as Startup Weekend. A wide variety of certificate programs, bootcamps and elective courses are also cropping up at bothContinue reading “Teaching Entrepreneurship: Educational Boondoggle or Brilliant Innovation?”

Scrappy, Dogged and Just the Right Dose of Crazy: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

At least from my experience, the thing of most importance to succeed as an entrepreneur is at the inner core of a person – their depth of character and integrity, resilience in the face of adversity and the unrelenting pursuit of a vision, even if that includes just the right dose of crazy. At least from my experience, the thing of most importance to succeed as an entrepreneur is at the inner core of a person – their depth of character and integrity, resilience in the face of adversity and the unrelenting pursuit of a vision, even if that includes just the right dose of crazy.