“If at first you don’t succeed… Then maybe skydiving isn’t for you.”

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“when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”

Anon

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

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New York Entrepreneurship Week

New York Entrepreneurship Week

I was invited to speak about small business ownership – especially structuring equity partnerships and managing technical teams in startups – at this week-long series of seminars. Entrepreneurship Week takes place in many cities around the country, and this particular event used Mercy College as its...
If You’re a Founder, then You’re a Hero!

If You’re a Founder, then You’re a Hero!

What do pumpkins, toilet paper, and lemonade have in common? They all relate to heroes of entrepreneurship. After a few near-misses, I finally had an opportunity to meet up with Mike Michalowicz in person. We talked about his books, “The Pumpkin Plan” and “Toilet Paper Entrepreneur,” as well as my upcoming release “Lemonade Heroes: How Entrepreneurs turn Setbacks into...
Lemonade Heroes and Shark Tank

Lemonade Heroes and Shark Tank

Well, my TV Series, “Lemonade Heroes” is still in development… and while we aspire to be as successful as ABC’s “Shark Tank”, we’re still struggling to finalize our network negotiations and secure a production contract.  (Not to mention the even larger challenges, of airing and becoming a hit!) In the meantime, I’m taking a break to enjoy this lemonade...
NFTE Semi-Finals

NFTE Semi-Finals

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) invited me to serve as a judge and panelist at this event, where youths from around the city competed in a business plan pitch contest.  It was a pleasure and an honor to see the aspiring bright stars of tomorrow, and to help guide them on their...