To Be Funded Or Not To Be Funded – That Is The Question #entrepreneurship

To Be Funded Or Not To Be Funded – That Is The Question #entrepreneurship

A Little Background I teach Entrepreneurship in Computer Science in what I like to call modules (see below). Each builds on the other to come to make a point at the end of the semester which is a fully vetted and formed business idea with the ability to communicate and sell (that’s right – I […]

Why Salespeople Don’t Listen – #sales #salestraining

Why Salespeople Don’t Listen – #sales #salestraining

I can’t tell you how many times I have said that an article, book, seminar, webinar, or conversation… needs drama. I typically get a laugh which isn’t what I am really going for. When I announce something is about ready to get dramatic, it’s a warning. Be warned that this article has what on the surface […]

Why People In Corporate America Struggle As #Entrepreneurs

Why People In Corporate America Struggle As #Entrepreneurs

I am lucky, a week doesn’t go by where I don’t get a pitch from someone about a great idea for a business…. If you think I am making fun of them… I am not because they believe it’s the greatest idea ever and they have that new passion that I love. I wouldn’t, however, […]

The #Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset – Risk Verses Uncertainty – #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur

The #Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset – Risk Verses Uncertainty – #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur

I think there has been somewhat of a misunderstanding with entrepreneurs and the outside world. Starting and growing a business is what most would label as too risky. Risk My issue is, the more that I get to know and meet successful entrepreneurs the less I know them as “risk-takers”. Far from it, especially if […]

What is Digital Labor? #innovation #automation

What is Digital Labor? #innovation #automation

Several things put me in a unique situation to learn. One is teaching at a University. I hope it doesn’t seem odd that when I teach I learn. There is a lot of preparation and the University gives me access to some great minds and thinking. The other is my level of travel. I go […]

The Tenet of Creative Destruction and Its Role In Innovation – #innovation #entrepreneurship

The Tenet of Creative Destruction and Its Role In Innovation – #innovation #entrepreneurship

Innovation is one of those terms that people through around way too much. It’s like success and goal setting or even love. One of the things that I stress to my students or anyone that will listen to me is, “How do you know you are being innovative?” Answer The simple answer that people give […]

Where Does Risk Come Into #Entrepreneurship – #Success #Fintech

Where Does Risk Come Into #Entrepreneurship – #Success #Fintech

  When I was in college I thought I was sooooooo smart. I had a very little picture of a bottle Wisk detergent in my dorm room and I would tell who asked that, “every once in a while you have to take a little Wisk” and I would hand it to them. I know […]

What’s the deal with Success? #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #fintech #success

What’s the deal with Success? #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #fintech #success

In my head, when I wrote this title I think I was channeling my inter Jerry Seinfeld. I really miss his show and watch the reruns whenever I can. However, my kids don’t really seem to get it. I had always wanted to teach a class on success. I consider myself successful – others tell […]

2 Things That Kills Entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship

2 Things That Kills Entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship

  Now that I have experience and teaching entrepreneurship at UNCC has given me a unique view of success and failure. I had a mentor tell me years ago that you can learn more from failure than you can from success. I really didn’t know what he was talking about at the time but I […]

What Is The Entrepreneurial Spirit? #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurs

What Is The Entrepreneurial Spirit? #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurship” – it’s one of those terms that a lot of people use but I don’t really think they know what it means. It’s easily defined by way of the internet: But what is it really. The definition changes greatly when you put the word “spirit” with it. Funny Story I was with my fourteen-year-old […]