Today I want to share with you a remarkable TEDxTalk, given by Cameron Herold, a very successful entrepreneur and business leader at the TEDxEdmonton event on March, 13th, 2010.
In this TEDxTalk, Cameron talks about raising kids to be entrepreneurs. and, in my humble opinion, this outstanding presentation is a must see to every parent and to every person who is already an entrepreneur or is considering to become one.
This 21:32 minutes video is packed with extremely valuable advice that most definitely could have a huge impact on your children’s future. That in my opinion is priceless.
In this edition of The Great Books Series, I share with you an outstanding book. A book that I consider, not only a great book, but an important book, as it has the power to have a huge impact on your career.
I am talking about Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?(Amazon affiliate link) by Seth Godin.
Congratulations Seth. This is an incredible accomplishment.
In this edition of The New Entrepreneur Series, I talk about how important is to plan well, be smart and take control of your expenses, specially at the beginning of your journey as an entrepreneur.
And of course if you agree, disagree, like, hate, enjoy, etc, these videos, please share your comments with me. My goal is to provide you with great content and any feedback I get from you will just make this blog better. Thank you very much in advance!
Today I am starting a new series of posts called The Great Books Series, in which I will be sharing with you my recommendation of what I consider to be great books that have been extremely valuable for me and that I hope will prove as valuable to you.
Today I recommend you a great book by Michael Masterson entitled Ready, Fire, Aim (Amazon affiliate link).
This is an excellent book on entrepreneurship and business development.
Thanks to my friend Dan Schawbel I have just found out about, not only a brilliant idea, but a fantastic example of commitment and initiative that I hope will inspire everybody to be proactive and to take action, when it comes down to their careers.
Couple of years ago Sean Aiken graduated from college and found himself in a situation that unfortunately many college grads find themselves: He did not know what he wanted to do for a career (or in fact what he wanted to do with his life).
The common action that most college grads take is to apply to as many jobs as possible, hope that somebody calls them back and actually take the first job available (this is actually the main reason why I decided to create a Career Planning program so I could help students avoid such (bad) strategy).
Sean did something different. He decided to figure out what he wanted to do by starting what he called The One Week Job Project, in which he basically took 52 jobs in 52 weeks across North America.
Here is the trailer of his upcoming book and documentary where he will share the complete story and the lessons learned during his journey.
What Sean Aiken has done is remarkable and I think is a great source of inspiration, not only to college students, but to anybody who is wondering what to do next in their career.
So, I strongly recommend you to find out more about The One-Week Job Project.
1. Lessons from working 52 jobs in 52 weeks
The (sad) reality about meetings: Most of the business meetings we have are inefficient and represent a waste of time.
Here is a great Ignite presentation by Nicole Steinbok that she presented at Ignite Seattle 9 where she shares a great idea to solve the problem: The 22 minute meeting.
Here is the poster from her presentation (PDF)