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Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Steve Olsher on Developing a Healthy Mindset for Success – Interview

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Understanding your purpose, your own personal “What” is the key to happiness, so we asked thought leader Steve Olsher to give us some help. We sat down with Steve, a NY times bestseller of What is Your What, chairman of Liquor.com and radio host of Reinvention…

Inspiration

J.D. Vance on Being a Zealot for Your Ecosystem

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Growing up in a rural town often means that people are only exposed to the businesses and experiences available in their bubble. And while one might hear about technology happening in the world and in nearby big cities, the thought of connecting with those people…

Interviews

Austin

Startups: Disrupt Yourself To Disrupt The Industry – Interview With Brian Solis

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While startups may think that Silicon Valley is the only place they should build a business and find funding, they’re wrong. Startup hotspots such as Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Phoenix, Austin, and more, are bubbling up all over the country and the money…

Interviews

Tony Robbins Explains 4 Things You Should Look for in a Mentor

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Launching a new business can be daunting, especially for those who are new to entrepreneurship. Often one of the best ways to survive those early experiences is to listen to the wisdom of professionals who have been around the block a few times. Even…

Interviews

Austin

Jessica Shortall on the Value of Inclusion, Motherhood and Raising Capital – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While there is a clear data-driven case for companies to have an inclusive culture, the moral aspect is even stronger. As more technology companies are leading the charge in this shift towards inclusion, you’ll find one woman heading up advocacy and initiative efforts to…

Interviews

Austin

Cory Doctorow on Education and the Importance of Mentors – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Helping others is a common thread you’ll find with Cory Doctorow. As a son of teachers, and a professor himself, finding ways to provide educational tools for the classroom led him to hold policy positions at Creative Commons. Cory also works to defend civil…

Productivity

San Antonio

Mel Robbins: How The Snooze Button Is Killing Your Business

By | Oct 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Who doesn’t hit the snooze button now and again? Those precious 10 minutes feel like a gift that allows you to nod off into a brief pre-morning nap. But what you don’t know is that snoozing is actually costing your business money. At the…

Entrepreneur

Brian Solis: Digital Anthropologist, Author, Experience Architect [VIDEO]

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 11:49 am

If you’ve ever dabbled in the marketing or social media world, you’re likely already familiar with Brian Solis. From the numerous books he’s authored to the endless stream of content and speaking sessions he’s given at the most notable industry conferences, Solis is the…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Side Hustles That Will Benefit Your Startup

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The vision: You start your own business, bring in tons of profit, and comfortably retire to a private island somewhere in the Caribbean. The reality: You start your own business, struggle to get it off the ground on your tight budget, accrue tons of…

Tips & How To’s

22 Author Tips: Find the Best Agent and Publisher

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

Seeing your literary works printed can be such as a great joy. Surely, it would be great to be known in the literary world, especially for an entrepreneur who has been recognized as an expert in your field. To realize your dream of becoming…

Entrepreneur

Austin

Turning Failure Into Success with Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project

By | Jul 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Gretchen Rubin has had amazing success with her fifth and most recent book, The Happiness Project. Of her previous books, some have succeeded while some never found an audience. When she took on her fifth book, she approached it differently: she found her audience…

Books

Austin

Tim Ferriss On The Future of Health Tech and Happiness

By | Mar 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

This past week we sat down with two time New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss. His first book, The 4 Hour Work Week, shared an inspiring manifesto for freeing you from your cubicle so you can do more of what you love, while his…