Tag: determination

Lady Gaga’s First Song; Picasso’s First Painting

At the age of four, Lady Gaga wasn’t bringing down the house for 30,000 roaring fans. In fact, Stefani Germanotta didn’t even become the Gaga we know until she’d studied and practiced music for years. Just like every other kid who picks up an instrument, she took up piano and plunked out an uneven version […]

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Why the Term “Entrepreneur” Should be Replaced

Having built five startups from scratch and invested in or advised around 100 others, you could say I’m in the business of “entrepreneurship.” But I don’t think that’s the right term anymore. At all. The word entrepreneur was borrowed from the French language and implies an aristocratic polish. It conjures up images of backroom deals […]

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Four Lessons I Learned From My Mom

As the Mother’s Day brunches and barbeques come to a close, many of us spend a few minutes reflecting on the impact our moms have made.  They sacrificed and worked around the clock in a thankless job to prepare us to lead productive adult lives.  This hilarious video illustrates just how outrageous the demands of the world’s […]

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Never Embolden the Naysayers

At some point on the journey, every great contributor to the world was met with resistance.  The ones who made the biggest impact in business, politics, invention, education, and even humanitarian and civil rights were attacked as much as they were celebrated. Innovation is routinely met by fear from those that the advances disrupt.  Bold […]

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