May 12, 2020

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes, industry focuses, experience levels, and areas of expertise – the common thread among all entrepreneurs is the willingness to venture into the uncharted and unfamiliar, with vision and optimism. How they become entrepreneurs also varies. Some stumble into consulting and build a business out of it, others buy their Read More

June 5, 2012

In Charlie O'Donnell's post titled "On Patterns", it is easy to realize the subtle social behaviors that we encounter on a daily basis, such as familiarity, outright bias, and obliviousness:"In the same way, I understand why a few extra neurons fire when you approach a business office and the person …

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April 21, 2012

What are the determining factors for an individual's success? Parents will say that college is a pre-requisite for success, but people like Peter Thiel would like to convince the world otherwise. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs would probably say that it comes down to hard work and hustle, but how can …

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April 1, 2012

Last year, I planned a little something special for my beautiful then-girlfriend on a random Saturday in the middle of August. I truly couldn't have done it without the help of Shana's and my close friends and I wanted to thank all of them for helping us make it such a …

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February 16, 2012

Image CreditIn Part 2, we presented a few anecdotal examples of how we would apply the stakeholder framework in the real world. With the framework in mind, it allows us to get some insight into answering the following questions:What makes a locality improve or decline (the first derivative: rate of …

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February 8, 2012

In part 1, we discussed all of the stakeholders that exist in our model and the roles which each stakeholder plays. This part zooms out from the framework and looks at the world as the sum of the components in a particular locality – the neighborhood, the city, and the …

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