A life-long pursuit, becoming a good musician requires self-challenge, self-criticism, a desire to go further, deeper, into a musical work, exploring what a composer meant or how best to realize one's own expressive ideas in an original composition.
By Shilpi Kumar, 2013 Venture for America Fellow I distinctly remember the first time I got called out for breaking the rules. I was almost at the go...
When Roya Mahboob found out she was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world she thought it was a mistake.
Social media and small business were made for each other. These companies have little or no marketing staff. Social media offers the opportunity to reach millions of potential consumers through virtual channels. The cost savings are significant, and the reach is amplified, but business owners better bring their "A" game.
Here is the text of the speech I delivered May 10 to the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering.
If you want to be able to genuinely help another person and build a meaningful relationship, you have to know enough about the person to actually help them.
During a recent Seattle University tele-seminar, artist Robbi Firestone fielded questions from a bright mix of art students, Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers preparing for second careers, and call-in listeners. Here are some of the highlights.
Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." What better way to describe the state of business today? Entrepreneurs and businesses can thrive by delivering extreme value and reinventing themselves for the 21st century.
What if we stopped believing it's only those who work the hardest who bring their ideas to life -- and start admitting it's typically those with the fewest barriers to cross who end up executing the most?
Are Google's driverless car and Siri just the beginning for applied machine intelligence/Big Data? Automated trucks, for example, could eliminate millions of jobs. Will this type of automation be good or bad -- economically and socially? How will it transform society?
By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. The technology industry has a gender problem. The vast majority o...
This week I met Mr. Eric McLean, a mobile notary public here in Atlanta, Ga. who came by my office to have me sign some documents. As we signed documents I asked a fairly simply question -- "Eric, how did you become a notary?"
I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'
For some of her fans, like me, who have been tracking Grossman's stellar career, it was a surprise decision to jump from global vice president at Nike to join forces with HSN.
Don't you want to see a world where women succeed in innovation and entrepreneurship, not just on behalf of other women but on behalf of the entire planet?
"A game-changing idea is something that really stands out: It is not easy to start a company and to survive and thrive in the modern world. In fact, you've got to do something radically different to make a mark today."