Oklahoma Strong!

A rough period here in the US for events with mass casualties, some man-made and some brought to us by Mother Nature. This week’s devastating record-breaking super tornado in Oklahoma, killing dozens, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Connecticut school shooting, superstorm Sandy here in the Northeast. Innocents killed including too many children. Of course anyone

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The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: Launching Today!

I have been happily surprised by the pre-launch book order results for The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook (John Wiley & Sons/Bloomberg Press), which is officially launching today. It is all about focusing on the 7 things I believe are most likely to create serious problems as you grow a business and how to prevent them or

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Harvard Law Offers Early Admit With a Condition: Wait Two Years

The Harvard Law School is piloting an innovative and fascinating idea. It will offer admission to those in their junior year of college, with one condition. The acceptance is deferred until two years after college. The stated reason: to give candidates some real world experience before returning to the academic rigors of law school. Build additional

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Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Dealing with Stress

Too many entrepreneurs, excited and yes stressed about their business, get hit with the dreaded burnout. What causes it? Amazing success and the incredible burdens that creates (a good problem, I tell my staff, is still a problem) can do it. Failure to achieve what you thought and a bit more of a struggle than

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Go ELabNYC!

I spent the morning listening to amazing presentations by top up-and-coming scientists at the Entrepreneurship Lab NYC pitch event (www.elabnyc.com). I was honored to spend a morning several months ago lecturing a number of the carefully selected presenters who were capping off a 6-month training and mentorship program sponsored by the Bloomberg Administration, which is

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Mom-trepreneurs Unite!

On this Mother’s Day in the US, an appropros time to sing the praises of moms who build businesses. Life is typically very challenging for any entrepreneur. But let’s face it, even in this post-women’s lib world, women still tend to feel more responsible for child-rearing.  This creates an even greater battle to achieve success

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Poll: Judge Judy Beats Supreme Court on Trust

The Reader’s Digest just did a poll to ask Americans whom they trust the most. Of course actors like Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock topped the list. But famed TV Judge Judy Sheindlin beat out all the US Supreme Court justices. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ranked #36, was in fairness close behind Judge Judy, at #28. Three

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Dow Wow!

We are again in record territory as the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains above 15,000. An amazing achievement considering back in March 2009 we were around 6,000 and as recently as last June down around 12,000. Guess those were the times to be buying! There are several things we know about the stock market. First,

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Synthetic Biology – The Next Thing?

The New York Times reported today that scientists are working on a variety of fascinating and, at times, controversial projects in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology. What is that?  Wikipedia says, “It is an area of biological research and technology that combines biology and engineering, thus often overlapping with bioengineering and biomedical engineering.” Others simply

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Win a Free Book!

In celebration of my launch of “The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Successful Growth” on May 20th, we are giving away a copy to one lucky fan. And this is a $75 retail price book! Just follow this link and good luck! http://bit.ly/16hf9lE

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