Noticing things that everyone takes for granted—and that could be improved, amplified, repurposed or replaced—is often the first step toward innovation.
I was bullied. It took me years before I could admit that, let alone write about it in an article or book. It was one of the darkest stretches of my life, but also served as one of my largest catalysts for growth.
Most parents want their children to have a life with security — a steady 9-to-5 job that is guaranteed to pay the bills. I never wanted any of those things.
I tried to login to the website I'd built one morning, but the login failed. I called my cofounder to see what happened. "The system we built is gone," he said.
Creatives often communicate and learn differently than others. This group is often given less attention, fewer tools and, ultimately, less credit when it comes to left-brain activities.
It's true—if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
If the gatekeepers to opportunity present opportunity with a language that women, people of color, queer folks, and other minorities have been systemically taught to dissociate themselves from, they will struggle to see themselves taking advantage of said opportunity. They will not answer the door when opportunity comes knocking because they will assume the knock was meant for someone else.
After moving to the United States for college, I struggled to find the right person to ask for help.
Many cannabis entrepreneurs are trying to navigate the murky waters of recreational weed.
"The Trump effect thus far has been overwhelmingly negative," two researchers behind the survey wrote after the U.S. fell two years in a row.
"You don't get men ever saying they get hit on during [investor] meetings," says Constance Freedman, whose Moderne Ventures just announced a $33 million fund.
Military spending was critical to creating Silicon Valley, which is becoming a fact forgotten to history.
Silicon Valley is killing entrepreneurship. Weird, right?
"Digital Cookie" aims to teach Girl Scouts tech and entrepreneurial skills through online selling of the snacks.