entrepreneurs

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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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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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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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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