Dr. Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann faced a nightmare no parent would wish even on their greatest enemy: losing their child to a disease that no doctor could identify, much less treat. After a swim in California's Monterey Bay, his son Grady's eyes appeared yellow, a sign of possible liver failure.
Everybody has that friend. That guy or gal who never keeps a commitment. You ask them to do something, maybe they offer to help you with something, come out for a drink or send you an email with some information. They NEVER do it.
Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.
Working for a communications strategy firm while in graduate school, my boss told me that my generation was technologically astute, individualistic, cynical and had a healthy disdain for authority. And this guy liked me. Sound familiar?
When my campaign to raise $100,000 in 30 days failed, I was forced to ask myself some very tough questions. In speaking with others, I've found that these are questions few people think about before embarking upon a crowdfunding campaign.
One of the most amazing aspects of the internet is how interconnected we've all become. In just seconds, we can connect via Skype or Viber. Yasmine El Baggari has launched Voyaj, an online platform that serves as the intersection where technology and personal interaction meet.
Sharon Vosmek has been CEO of Astia since 2007, previously joining as COO in 2004. Astia's mission is to propel women's full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.
Sometimes a problem with fast-growing startup ecosystems is that they can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers. Still, New York City is the second largest startup scene in the world and it is growing fast.
After I moved away from being gender ambiguous, I unbound myself and started presenting as a queer woman. I reached out to many LGBTQ* startup allegiances for help with fundraising. That was where I met more hostility than ever before.
The finalist female entrepreneurs in the 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA competition will present innovative ideas representing a wide range of areas, from philanthropy and health monitoring to beauty and academia.
Across the board, the students wanted to be given the answer to the test. Their rationale? You have to do well on the test so you can get into a good college so that you can get a good job. And there you have the underlying assumption behind our entire educational system.
Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?
Everybody's been there. You're standing around the water cooler talking with your coworkers, talking with friends over drinks, or maybe just taking a shower. Then it hits you -- a brilliant business idea! But does it make sense?
I know the boss well. I have been a subordinate to numerous bosses, worked with a few and was even one for many years. But my attitude in being the boss changed when I worked with my first leader. His operation was foreign to me.