Tag Archive | Entrepreneur

Why Business Leaders Should Think Like Artists

This interesting long video(44 min) about how to think like artists, and other interesting things.

Best-selling author Seth Godin challenges entrepreneurs to get out of their comfort zones and embrace vulnerability.

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Interview with Elon Musk

A very interesting video from TED with Elon Musk, the mind PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

Marc Eckō on Entrepreneurship as an Art Form

Do we see being an entrepreneur as an art form ?

Marc Eckō is the founder of fashion lifestyle brand Eckō Unltd and Complex Media. From painting t-shirts in his parents’ garage to dropping out of pharmacy school to start his business, Eckō has created his own path to entrepreneurship. Now, his venture capital fund Artists & Instigators is helping new entrepreneurs find their own way. Eckō says despite his success, his route to inspiration remains the same as it was when he was just starting out more than two decades ago. He says he finds ideas during quiet moments doing everyday things like working out or taking a walk at his home in New Jersey. Through Artists & Instigators, Eckō says he hopes to build his own brand of entrepreneurship, democratizing the process of starting a company and integrating the creative class and the business class.

Technology driving society innovation

In this video from i7 Summit we get an insight into technology and society innovation.

More information about i7 Summit (from i7 Summit website):

i7 Summit is a global conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and their impact on Society. The themes this year are “Empowering SMEs and Entrepreneurs”, “Technology driving social innovation”, “Sharing values to create value”.

The conference has a unique edge – poised on the dawn of open innovation and in the aftermath of the deepest economic rethink since the Great Depression. The message of i7 Summit is that as we stand facing today’s challenges, our capacity to innovate, share value and exceed expectations is vital.

Beyond Caine’s Arcade

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An interesting talk from TEDx about a boy how liked a challenge and build a home-made arcade game.

All Caine Monroy wanted was for some people to come and play in his homemade arcade. What he got has become so much more. Via a short film posted on the internet just a few short months ago, Caine Monroy has become an internet sensation. Nirvan Mullick is an award-winning filmmaker and digital strategist, whose short film CAINE’S ARCADE has taken the internet by storm and launched a worldwide movement. The story of Caine and Nirvan is a wonderful example of human connection and what amazing things can happen when people join together to help someone fulfill a dream.

Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed

This is a video from EntrepreneurOnline about taking initiative and failing until you succeed in the business and entrepreneur world.

Author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo and starting a business with Bryan Elliott for ‘Behind the Brand.’

Seth Godin – Ideas and Marketing

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This is a video about Seth Godin and ideas and doing what you want in connection with marketing it.

More information about him can be found at his website here.

SETH GODIN has written fourteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.

As an entrepreneur, he has founded dozens of companies, most of which failed. Yoyodyne, his first internet company, was funded by Flatiron and Softbank and acquired by Yahoo! in 1998. It pioneered the use of ethical direct mail online, something Seth calls Permission Marketing. He was VP of Direct Marketing at Yahoo! for a year.

His latest company, Squidoo.com, is ranked among the top 125 sites in the US (by traffic) by Quantcast. It allows anyone (even you) to build a page about any topic you’re passionate about. The site raises money for charity and pays royalties to its million plus members.

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The marketing guru and author talks about the new year, the ‘forever recession’, and how you can join the race to the top, instead of settling for the bottom.

Excuse me, may I rent your car?

This is a video from TED, about a project that a driver can rent his car to others and taking that to the next level.

A decade ago, Robin Chase founded Zipcar in the US, now the largest car-sharing company in the world. Now she’s exploring the next level of car-sharing: Buzzcar, a French startup that lets people rent their own cars to others. The details are fascinating (how does insurance work, exactly?), and the larger vision (she calls it Peers, Inc.) points to a new definition of ownership and entrepreneurship.

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

This is a funny video about learning how to help our fellows.

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.

A bath without water

Can we take a bath without water ?

This is the answer from TED.

If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it’s unlikely you’d use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.