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Four Ways to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

Did you know that today’s teen leaders and inventors are part of a long line of young entrepreneurs throughout history? Believe it or not, many of the world’s most incredible minds started displaying their brilliance very young, coming up with television, telephones and trampolines, as well as braille, calculators, popsicles and ear muffs—all before their 20th birthdays. So, how do we mentor such…

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The Return of the Classic Apprenticeship

What goes through your mind when you hear the word, “apprentice”? Outside of the reality TV show, Celebrity Apprentice, I instantly think about an old English blacksmith or a shoe cobbler who invites a young adult to shadow him, to learn the tricks of the trade and to eventually master it. Many industries throughout history…

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Why Not Knowing Anything About an Industry Could Be Your Biggest Advantage

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on September 28, 2017. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as a product or service. What’s…

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How Generation X, Y, and Z Across the World See Leadership Differently

Today, there are more generations working together than at any point in modern history, primarily because people are living and working longer than in the past. Recently, “Universum” surveyed three generations of current and future employees to study their needs, views, and competencies relating to workplace leadership. They analyzed responses by generation, gender and nation.…

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Three Steps to Develop Grit

I just finished watching Ron Howard’s latest film on The Beatles. Those four pioneers of rock and roll (who America got to meet in February 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show), have a mystical aura to their story. Lots of legends surround their emergence as a musical force fifty years ago. Today—I’d like to clear…

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