Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Treat Failure With Respect

on March 14, 2019 in Entrepreneurship, Stories

“Fail early and often” “Fail forward” “Fail, fail, fail” The business world, especially around entrepreneurship, promotes failing as a way to learn. I recognize its inevitability and necessity for learning, but I suspect many people who promote it have never experienced devastating failure. I’ve failed huge in life and I wouldn’t speak about it as cavalierly as many do. I consider physical injury inevitable in fitness and learning and I[…] Keep reading →

How Your Tuna Is About To Get Plant-Based

on November 3, 2018 in Entrepreneurship,

How Your Tuna Is About To Get Plant-Based There are a lot of non-meat meats on the market, but not as much non-fish fish, which Ocean Hugger Foods is looking to change. I tasted their “tuna” in a sashimi roll and had CEO David Benzaquen not told me it contained only tomato, I would have guessed I was eating fish. I act more on the environment than most and believe[…] Keep reading →

Why This Entrepreneur Believes You May Soon Love Cricket

on November 2, 2018 in Entrepreneurship,

Why This Entrepreneur Believes You May Soon Love Cricket October 31, 2018 I act more on the environment than most and believe the evidence shows that innovation and technology are at most a small part of any solution. Food and our eating habits have to be a major part, which I’ve written about: Since many “green” ventures seem more interested in wrapping themselves in a trend than actually reducing consumption,[…] Keep reading →

What Makes an Entrepreneur an Entrepreneur

on November 1, 2018 in Entrepreneurship,

What Makes an Entrepreneur an Entrepreneur October 31, 2018 After positive feedback on my post clarifying the difference between leadership and management, I’m sharing what makes someone an entrepreneur and what they might be if not. Definitions are like opinions-;everyone has one and people argue over them-;so I’m not trying to tell anyone how to think. I’m only sharing a perspective that has helped me. If you use another definition[…] Keep reading →

Women, Men, and Equality?

on June 28, 2018 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I started to write the following for an Inc. article, but decided it was too controversial. Women, Men, and Equality? Diversity in teams tends to create better outcomes. Why is it missing in some places? This topic ends up being controversial, though I don’t think it should. I feel equality is important to write about, especially in business and entrepreneurship. July saw harassment scandals in Silicon Valley, which prompted stories[…] Keep reading →

The Perfect Workout, Perfected?

on June 7, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness,

The Perfect Workout, Perfected? Regular readers know I find physical conditioning integral to leadership (and a rich, rewarding life). Research shows it. Research shows a few exercises work the whole body and cardiovascular system with low risk of injury–particularly swimming, cross-country skiing, and rowing. The first two need pools or snow. Rowing requires only an indoor rower, which is why I’ve put over 1,000,000 meters and hit big achievements (for[…] Keep reading →

RJ’s TEDx talk that began as homework from my course

on April 9, 2018 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

RJ Khalaf took my course at NYU, Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship, a few years ago. His class project evolved into LEAD Palestine, which led the Dalai Lama to name him a Dalai Lama fellow. He also appeared on the Leadership and the Environment podcast and was a panelist on our expert panel last week. Saturday he gave his first TEDx talk at TEDx NYU. All credit goes to him for[…] Keep reading →

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