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Nature, Nurture or Act? – What Defines Entrepreneurs

There have been many research efforts devoted to cracking the intrinsic code of the Steve Jobs and Richard Bransons of the world. Are there certain personality types, characteristics, or genes…

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Net Promoter Scorecore

In 2003, Fred Reichheld and Bain & Company coined Net Promoter Score (NPS) as the ultimate metric to predict growth by surveying whether a customer is willing to recommend your…

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Effective Diversity in Teams

Having a diverse founding team seems integral to the success of a new venture. A “dream team” creates a certain spark and creative clash when its team members bring their…

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The Power of Giving

How to be an effective giver in a world that rewards taking.   At THNK we play something called Charlie’s Angels, a game designed to leverage the power of a…

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Peer Coaching

A man is sitting in a boat, fishing. After hours of waiting for something to bite, the fisherman encounters another man sailing by and asks, “what am I doing wrong?…

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Serendipity

The word serendipity comes from a Persian tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, written by musician and poet Amir Khusrow in 1302. It tells the story of King Jafer,…

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Visioning: "The Slow Bake"

Abstract and adaptation from Originals – Adam Grant   As it turns out, procrastination is a common habit of creative thinkers and great problem solvers. It is only when creative…

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The Struggle to Raise Money

Thoughts on a blog by Seth Godin.   When your small business is struggling, the thought of raising money feels like a life preserver. That possible infusion of cash is a…

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Passion & Purpose - Why Work at a Startup

An adapted summary of Money vs Wealth by Maria Popova.   “The moral challenge and the grim problem we face,” Alan Watts argued in his 1970 essay on the difference between…

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Horses for Courses

Over time, society has developed a rich variety of organizational models. It is tempting to view this as an evolutionary development, with some models being more enlightened or evolved than…

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Getting Your Market Entry Timing Right

Abstract and adaptation from Originals – Adam Grant   Along with providing time to generate novel ideas, procrastination has another benefit: it keeps us open to adapting our strategy. Some…

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The Quest to Build a Perfect Team

Summarized from article by Charles Duhigg, Feb. 25, 2016   Five years ago, Google became focused on building the perfect team. In Silicon Valley, software engineers are encouraged to work together,…

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