If you’re looking to get inspired, read this piece in today’s NYT about Maria Popova, founder of Brain Pickings. And if you don’t know what Brain Pickings is, you really need to check out the site.
Recently, I had the opportunity to Skype with CEO Stefan Cordiner and COO Blake Wittman of Lime&Tonic, a startup that culls the best restaurants and activities from some of the world’s “coolest cities” to provide exclusive experiences to their members. Launching in Prague in early 2011, Lime&Tonic has since rolled out locations in Sydney, Dubai, London, Slovenia, and Rio de Janeiro. Cordiner and Wittman, who display the kind of ease with one another that’s reminiscent of childhood friends, talk candidly about what it’s like to run a startup.
Tell me about Lime&Tonic.
SC: We like to say internally that we’re saving the world from boredom. What this really means is that we spend our days finding cool things to do – unique events and social experiences for our members. We’re always seeking the “wow factor” in the experiences Continue reading
Recently, I contacted some entrepreneurs to weigh in on whether or not entrepreneurship can be taught in the classroom. Before I let you know what these entrepreneurs have to say, I’m going to tell you about Cliff Oxford. Up until yesterday, I had never heard of Oxford. But during my morning perusal of the NYT, I spotted Oxford’s first post on the You’re the Boss Blog in the Small Business section. And it just so happens that Oxford addresses the can-entrepreneurship-be-taught issue in his post.
Oxford, who started his career working for United Parcel Service, writes that earning his MBA helped him to create his “own business, an information technology company, STI Knowledge, in 1995.” By the way, STI was quite successful financially speaking. Continue reading
Whether or not your going into sales, you need to learn how to sell. Check out this article that explains the necessity of learning to pitch in the workplace.
Hate your job? Instead of jumping ship, work on the side to cultivate the job you love.
We’ve all had to work with someone we didn’t like. And most likely, unless you are about to retire, you’ll have to work with someone you don’t like. Here’s some helpful advice on what to do when you’re in that situation.
Thinking about finding a career path that will give you job security? You might want to think again. Melissa Korn and Leslie Kwoh write that “There’s no Such Thing as Job Security,” in their Forbes column.
Self-promotion is important, but there are times when it’s not appropriate. In this article, Erika Anderson gives some scenarios when self-promotion can backfire.
Thinking of starting your own company? Find out how much money it takes.
So who gets accepted to Peter Thiel’s famous fellowship program, anyway? And what are they doing that’s so innovative? A NYT article give you an inside look at what some of the Thiel fellows are up to.
Today’s jobtalk is with the teen entrepreneur, Jeet Banerjee. At 19, he’s already sold his first business and launched his first startup, StatFuse, an online tool to help students manage the daunting college admissions process. On top of it, he’s pursuing a college degree. Think he’s busy!
Title: Co-Founder of StatFuse, Former CEO of JB Media Force
Education: B.A. Business Marketing, California State University, Fullerton, anticipated 2014
How did you get the idea to start your first business, JB Media Force?
My father has his own software company and I learned a lot from the time I spent there. While I was in high school I worked there, but I didn’t like working under someone and being told what to do. I had spent so much time in his office that I thought I could do some of the things that he did. So I said to my dad, “You know, I’d like to try to do something on my own and see where it takes me.” That’s how it all began. Continue reading