At 28, I was driven, ambitious, naive, and had a healthy dose of arrogance. With some good experience building revolutionary software products, I thought I was well on my way to my goal of being a CEO. . .
One of the best parts of my job is watching young people find their groove and graduate as remarkable young adults. Last month we said goodbye to one of those students who we convinced to hang around the university for an extra year working for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Community Prosperity. . .
There’s a common misconception around Entrepreneurship. I’ve heard it defined in so many ways, and too often I’ll hear that an entrepreneur is simply someone that runs a business. My stomach churns every time I hear this. . .
It’s no secret that there are organizations that are not meritocracies. Places where advancement and reward are not directly tied to merit but heavily influenced by factors such as age, gender, length of service, popularity, and even political savviness. I find these environments frustrating. . .