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Was Thomas Edison an inventor, or more of an entrepreneur? 

 


People who survive, even thrive, in the start-up world, all tend to be “hard-wired” the same. Gritty people have deeply thought out, long-term goals and a “stick-to-it-ive-ness.”

 


 

Sleek, high tech and affordable micro housing in downtown metro areas is poised to disrupt the urban housing market, which hasn't changed in over 150 years. 

 


When the public starts spending less money going out to eat, it often is a warning sign for the overall economy. Learn how small businesses can prosper, despite economic storms. 

 


Why do certain unethical employees seem to get away with everything?

 


New research shows taking short breaks during the work day boosts energy, productivity and job satisfaction. 

 


Professor of information systems, Cindy Riemenschneider, says studying overseas gives students a leg up on their resume and opens the door for internships abroad. “It offers opportunities for students that there is no way to replicate that in a classroom. It opens their eyes to see that there are many different ways that people do things that are not like the United States. Their philosophy with regard to work is very different." 

 


 

Professor of management Sam Paustian-Underdahl studied a group of nurses from the Midwestern United States Medical Center — the way they managed work and family responsibilities, and how their boss perceived the way they managed it.

 


 

Diana Mao, president of Nomi Network, is part of an elite group of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Established and taught by U.S. presidents Clinton and Bush, the program is designed to develop the skills of leaders from varied background. The scholars’ common thread is a commitment to helping solve society’s greatest challenges.

 


 

Providing an authentic user experience for consumers creates strong word of mouth marketing. 

 


Founder and CEO of Falkon Ventures Kyle Ballarta, uses biology as a model to help design an improved, sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ballarta says you can have both purpose and profits, resulting in a win-win for everyone involved – the entrepreneur, the investor and the community. 

 


 

How to a company can use its buying power to prompt good habits in corporate communities.


Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.

 

 


Making planning relevant.


Five tips on how to dominate startup contests. 

 


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