Influence

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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Remembering The Iron Lady As a Leader, Defender of Entrepreneurs and Economic Saviour

No-Frills Leadership With the recent sad news of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, the aptly nicknamed “Iron Lady” who was renowned for both her resilience and her aggressive style of leadership during her time as Britain’s Prime Minister, it seemed only fitting to consider the …

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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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The Greatest Speech by Any President in Modern History

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. But for this writing, let’s forget what he accomplished politically and just examine his delivery of message. Looking at Reagan from a leadership role, I found him …

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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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If You Have An Innovative Idea Move As Quickly as General Patton Would

Few figures in American history have inspired both the dedicated reverence and widespread public controversy generated by General George Patton over the course of his illustrious and colorful military career. Daring and Disciplined Known for an unwavering dedication to discipline, both in himself and the …

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The Vlogbrothers Have Turned Passion Into Profits and Popularity

When brothers Hank and John Green started their YouTube channel in 2007, then called Brotherhood 2.0, they had no idea what it would grow into. Initially, the channel was an experiment to see if two brothers could communicate with each other for a year solely …

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Small Fish in a Big Pond? Not a Problem for General Robert E. Lee

Few leaders in American history have demonstrated the kind of innovative thinking, and ability to do very much with very little, than General Robert E. Lee evidenced during his time leading the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. As any entrepreneur starting their first business knows, …

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From Winston Churchill

When you look at a Prime Minister, especially Winston Churchill, you wouldn’t necessarily consider him an entrepreneur. With that said, Churchill possessed entrepreneurial skills that could propel him to riches in today’s economy. The Dealmaker It is often noted that Churchill was awful with his …

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What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From President Abraham Lincoln

With an Academy Award-winning biopic recently detailing the last year of his life, and his own zombie-centric historical fiction novel, there may be no former world leader more popular than Abraham Lincoln is these days.  As entrepreneurs, there is much we can learn from one of …

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