Young B. Kim, Idea Coach and Founder of Ideavist, to Present Keynote at GEA’s “The Idea Workshop”

Jiro the Sushi Chef and The Art of Entrepreneurship

Running a business is part science, and there is also a great deal of art involved. Having a finally tuned kitchen is like choreographing a dance, or conducting an orchestra. As an entrepreneur, you can either inspire greatness in all your employees, or you can settle for mediocrity.

Jiro teaches that in order to be a shokunin in entrepeneurship, one must fully commit to perfecting their craft. Being an entrepreneur, then, is not a title, it is a way of life.

50 Shades of Boulder Startups

When I think of the word “startup,” I tend to think outside the server room. Boulder is a city of startups of all shades. These other shades of startups are just as vital to the sustainability of Boulder’s economy, and contribute to Boulder’s entrepreneurial spirit and culture as much any tech startup.

Build a Business Around Customer Pain

An entrepreneur I met recently demonstrated a product to me that she was having trouble selling.  For the sake of anonymity, we’ll call her Sharon, and let’s say she was…

How You Finish is More Important Than How You Start

The story of Secretariat is extraordinary in terms of both the records that he broke, and also in the way he did it. Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973…

Don’t Build a Business Around Hate

Some entrepreneurs will build a business around something they hate.  They hate chopping onions, so they invent an automatic onion-chopping device.  They hate walking, so they invent a machine that…

Fear of Money and Wealth

One of my clients had a billing dispute with a service provider. The service provider said, “Oh, I don’t do it for the money.” Yet she charges for membership, and…

Debunking The First-To-Market Myth

Many people are afraid to startup a new business because they believe they need an original idea in order to get started.  They are discouraged by trite startup mantras like,…

Avocation vs. Vocation

I recently attended a discussion group lead by Scott Calvert, the Vice President of Sales at Trada.com, a crowdsource marketing company in Boulder, Colorado (their promo video is awesome –…

A Side Hustle Provides Income Security

If you are completely bored or unhappy with your survival job, a side hustle might be the cure. A side hustle simply means you are making extra income on the…

Knowledge is Not a Skill

I used to be friends with a guy, Chad, who was a big movie buff. He knew every thing about movies. He fancied himself to be on par with Martin…

Not All Artists Need to Become Entrepreneurs

I run into a lot of artists that want to sell their artwork, or to turn their artwork into a business. I am all for the idea of sharing creativity….


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