Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Why Social Entrepreneurs Are So Burned Out

Can entrepreneurs help address the society’s biggest challenges — without burning out? These are pressing questions. According to Deloitte, private businesses are increasingly expected to help solve the most challenging social problems of our times — health, poverty, and the promotion of sustainable development — in the absence of, or in conjunction with, government action. Read more>>

This Latina Founder Is Innovating The Baby Food Industry: Here Are 4 Of Her Biggest Lessons Learned

Saskia Sorrosa left her role as the Vice President of Marketing at the NBA for a mission-driven career opportunity of her own making. Over the last three years that she launched and developed Fresh Bellies, a baby food startup, she’s learned many lessons about entrepreneurship that a 20-year career hadn’t prepared her for. Read more>>

Your Startup Is a Story

I have conversations with lots of engineering students who want to become technology entrepreneurs. Engineering school does little to prepare my students for entrepreneurial ventures because engineering school is all about solving problems and a Startup begins by formulating problems. I wrote about the reasons why in What Problem Are You Trying to Solve? Read more>>

The Downside of Applying Lean Startup Principles

maze puzzle brain job searchThe Lean Startup is a bestselling business book by Eric Ries that has become a global revolution with followers in 17 countries. Its principles have been adopted by early-stage ventures, Fortune 500 companies and even the U.S. government. Its core principle is to test a “minimum viable product” early and gather information to further fine-tune development. The idea is to mitigate risk in the product development process. Read more>>