Entrepreneur Stories

Sean Parker: A Master of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Making Yourself Indispensable

Not the Sean Parker You May Have Been Introduced To Like many of the players and events in the early days of Facebook’s story, the image most people have of wunderkind entrepreneur and infamous social climber Sean Parker is most commonly the one portrayed by …

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Startup ClickChores Enters the Booming Micro Job Market – Can it Compete?

The Micro Job Market is Booming The Internet is notable for its ability to sustain the expansion and contraction of never-imagined markets on a daily basis.  From EBay to Facebook to the bitcoin debate that is grabbing headlines today, economies and new market opportunities have …

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The Only True Free Market Currency in the World?

Changing The Paradigm Many entrepreneurs aren’t familiar with what Bitcoin is or exactly how it works. And those who have read about Bitcoin online have most likely been subjected to misleading information, thanks to a lot of lazy journalism by writers who don’t have a …

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Tesla Motors Carving Out a Niche in the Luxury Auto Market

Saving the Earth in Style When the company unleashed its landmark Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, Tesla Motors suddenly became a brand to be mentioned along with such luxury luminaries as Mercedes, Jaguar, and BMW.  While electric cars have long been made available …

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Uber: A Great Startup Business But Can it Survive?

Uber Cool, Uber Fast As a Chicagoan, one of the worst experiences in the city one can have is arriving at Midway, on the heels of a long-delayed flight, to realize that the Orange Line is no longer running.  What this means for any downtown-bound …

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Tim Burton: A Weird, Innovative and Passionate Entrepreneur – Much to Learn from this Man

The media often describes Tim Burton as weird, even a bit twisted, but no matter how he’s described by the talking heads, I think this guy epitomizes an entrepreneur who, like the theme of this site, ‘never stops creating’. In the 1990s and early 2000s, …

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Entrepreneurs: Adapt and Change Like Seamless or Watch Your Business Die

Adapt and Survive Few companies have demonstrated the importance of this crucial mantra to the entrepreneur than Seamless, now a digital food ordering and delivery service much in the vein of its main (and currently more recognizable, although changing quickly) rival GrubHub.  But what many …

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Airbnb Mastering the Service Networking Economy But Can it Play in the Big Leagues?

The Service Networking Economy One of the most promising emerging markets in the web economy is the service networking market, which consists of sites that essentially trade services (like doing errands, micro tasks, or sharing resources that previously required a third-party broker, such as cars …

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Defender of Capitalism and Leader of Innovation

Known as much for being the man who helped defeat Nazi Germany as he is for being President, Dwight D. Eisenhower remains one of the more reserved and nuanced of our national leaders.  Under intense pressure as Supreme Allied Commander from both his superiors and …

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