What contribution -- grand or modest, private or public -- do you have to make to the greater good of all? Is it a project or idea of your own design, or something that already exists that you fervently want to advance?
Completing these steps allows your startup beast to pick up momentum, fueling a breakthrough in growth and ultimately making it unbeatable in the marketplace. The modern day field of dreams mantra has pivoted to "If you market it, they will come." Are your customers coming fast enough?
This is a great time to reflect, a great time of the year to reflect and polish that own inner diamond of yours and find something that allows happiness to shine out rather than waiting for those exterior things to shine light in.
Sometimes people get the "rebels" and the "complainers" mixed up, but there is a big difference between the two. When rebels criticize, they follow up their criticism with a suggestion for a solution. The complainers, however, they just love complaining.
Childhood is a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when children gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that the human species as a whole remains adaptable.
Politicians talk about unemployment nonstop. But 'jobs' have become just another talking point, a measure of political job performance, a launching pad to discuss bold new plans for economic development and schemes to use other people's money to prop up big business.
Cynics, critical of Brazil's unfulfilled promise, like to say that Brazil is the country of the future and always will be. However, a look at Brazil's long-term record cautions against excessive pessimism.
Most young entrepreneurs spend far too much time in the "lab" before ever getting out in the field. Tinkering too long with a prototype, working on their company branding, brochures, logo design or deliberating on patent filings before they have even spoken to one customer.
Bands and startups have a lot in common. Sleepless nights, fueled on caffeine and adrenaline, they both have a lot at stake and chances are they've sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Here are 15 simple tips to ensure your startup is a number one hit.
Let's live. Let's not feel pressured "to act our age" or embarrassed if we act older than the age we are. Let's not be ashamed of it or hide from it or mutter the number quietly. Let's be proud of our age, no matter how young or old. Right now. Today. This year. And every year we get.
Although networking events will never be like a comfortable night out with friends, they are still extremely important in this social workforce we are going into. You never know what the connections you make at these events can take you!
Though in an earlier study I raised some questions about the claim that high inequality dampens growth, I clearly think there's something there, especially as regards mobility barriers, over-leverage leading to inevitable busts, and the interaction of wealth concentration and money-in-politics.
Sometimes life -- in this case, nature -- has a way of redirecting us. It tells us that the universe has greater plans for us and where we are meant to grow. It gives us a different environment to thrive, with ideal conditions to make us our best self.
Critics have torn into Piketty's model. In my view, Piketty's and Solow's models are both fundamentally flawed in that they rest on the same ahistorical, apolitical, two-factor neoclassical foundation.
This cliché, "Your purpose is in your pain," surrounds the theory that in sharing your most hurtful, embarrassing, debilitating experiences will somehow bring you into your purpose, and that it is synonymous with experiencing success.
Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.
Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. They claim they have an alternative, but their program has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.