“TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the best talks they’ve hosted recently online.”
THE EO BLOG
By Russ Perry, an EO Arizona member and founder of Design Pickle
As an entrepreneur, it is jokingly said that we suffer from “shiny object syndrome,” where there’s always a great opportunity around the corner and everything is an optimistic path toward achieving the next million dollars. When I had to close my B2B marketing and branding agency in September of 2014, that feeling of optimism shifted toward scarcity and desperation. I was 10 years into my entrepreneurial journey, unemployed with zero savings and had no back-up plan to support me.
I just received an email at 4:22 AM, offering me the opportunity to participate in a teleconference that promises to show me how to earn $100,000 in only one hour a day. (The email later says that it’s $100,000 a year by spending only an hour a day for the entire year. But still not bad, right?)
Of course, the teleconference is being delivered by a “multi-millionaire” who is “sharing his secrets” with us. So, here I am, writing to you all, at 4:32 AM doing absolutely the opposite of
By Kathy Heasley, founder and president of Heasley & Partners, Inc.
As an entrepreneur, some days I wonder what kind of leader I am. I wonder if I’ve hit the “sweet spot” of my leadership abilities, or if I still have a ways to go. I think everyone has the ability to lead, and with that responsibility comes the power to shape lives. When I think of how I got to be the leader I am today, I think of one person: Mr. Boyer, my high school geometry teacher.
“When I started Virgin from a basement in West London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn’t set out to build a business empire. For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that’s going to make a real difference to other people’s lives.”
– Richard Branson