Why Startup Founders Should Be Required to Sign a ‘No Go, Bro’ Clause

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Description: The recent resignation of Social Finance CEO Mike Cagney, in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed female employees, fostered a frat house culture, and misrepresented the firm’s finances to investors, raises the question of what boards and investors can do to check misconduct by startup executives. Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 21, 2017… Read more »

Successful Entrepreneurs Should Know These 6 Thinkers, Artists And Authors

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Description: When Warren Buffett was asked recently to describe a successful business, he brought up one of Ben Franklin’s bon mots: “Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.” Source: Forbes.com Date: Sep 21, 2017 Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2017/09/21/entrepreneurs-thinkers-artists-authors/#67a6eaf86799 Questions for discussion: What message is the author of this article trying to convey about entrepreneurial thinking?… Read more »

Wattpad’s dreams of becoming the next Disney may be lofty, but then it’s come a long way in 10 years

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Description:  A year after its launch, Wattpad — an app that allows contributors to upload and share their writing for public viewing — had just 1,000 users. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 30, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/growth-strategies/wattpads-dreams-of-becoming-the-next-disney-may-be-lofty-but-then-its-come-a-long-way-in-10-years Questions for Discussions: Describe this business model. What managerial services does it provide to creative artists? What other businesses could… Read more »

Meet The Former Investment Banker Who Is Trying To Step Up Men’s Shoe Game

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Description: Evan Fript is the co-founder and CEO of Paul Evans, a luxury men’s footwear company. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2h3rIwH Questions for Discussions: Describe the business model and why you think it has succeeded? Is this entrepreneur typical, in comparison to others?

Tech founders on why they’re building startups in Canada, not Silicon Valley

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Description:  The entrepreneurs behind some of the promising early-stage companies at Google GoNorth explain why they’re building their businesses here Source: CanadianBusiness.com – video report Date: Nov 28, 2016 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/why-tech-startups-choose-to-stay-in-canada/ Questions for Discussions: What are the lessons in this report for Canadian entrepreneurs? Why do you suppose there is such high regard for Silicon Valley… Read more »

The Generation Z Consultants

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Description: In the summer of 2015, at a Cornell University camp for high school students, a teenager from California named Melinda Guo met a boy from New Jersey named Ziad Ahmed. They shared an interest in business, marketing, and philanthropy. “You’re probably going to be the only person I keep in touch with after this,”… Read more »

Yahoo boss under fire for banning employees from working from home

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Description: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc., is under fire for banning its employees from working from home. In what people are calling a ‘step backward’, Marissa Mayer feels that speed and quality are compromised when people work from home. Source: Financial Post Date: February 26 2013 Text link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/02/26/a-giant-leap-backward-marissa-mayer-under-fire-for-banning-employees-from-working-from-home/  Questions for Discussion: Do you… Read more »

A Guitar for Heaven

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In the ultimate tribute to a partner, Pedro Martin Ureta honored his deceased wife’s wishes and cultivated an immense tree garden into an aerial delight – a guitar. Shortly after marrying Mr. Ureta, Graciela Yraizoz saw a shape while flying over the pampa. That’s when she came up with the idea of creating a guitar…. Read more »

In the Driver’s Seat

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Ken Mikalauskas spent 15 years working in the corporate world and never felt satisfied. He wanted more control. His first move was to leave the big city and then he eventually struck out on his own. He realized that being in business for himself was not without risks, but that he had to face those… Read more »