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Inside Innovation, Negotiation, and Virality with Emerson Spartz of Dose

Matt Hunckler | March 6, 2017

Emerson Spartz has hunted down and capitalized on patterns in business since he was 12 years old. Fast-forward 18 years, and Spartz is the CEO of Dose, a digital media company that reaches 200 million Millennials every month with content designed to provide fresh ideas, knowledge and perspectives. Spartz is also one of the world’s …

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How to Clear Your Mind, Calm Your Nerves, and Pivot Like a Pro with Jenny Blake

Matt Hunckler | March 3, 2017

“Pivoting” might seem like a dirty word in business, but Jenny Blake has learned to embrace it. Not only that, but she’s built her career around it, becoming a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author who teaches others the positive value of pivoting. Blake is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is …

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How Startup Grind Bootstrapped from Zero to One Million with Derek Andersen

Matt Hunckler | March 1, 2017

Derek Andersen was a bit of a world traveller growing up, as his family split their time between several countries in Europe and their home in Tampa, Florida. He kept traveling as an adult, jetting all around the globe to build startup communities and connect with entrepreneurs, wherever they were. These communities are part of …

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Paul Singh on Growing Startups and Investing Outside of Silicon Valley

Matt Hunckler | February 27, 2017

Paul Singh is embracing the changing nature of the venture capital—or _VC_—game. Formerly a partner at 500 Startups, an international VC seed fund and startup accelerator, Singh noticed that high-growth tech companies were starting to pop up all across the U.S. If he wanted to invest in the very best startups in the country, then …

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Masterclass On Customer Service and Loving Your Haters with Jay Baer of Convince & Convert

Matt Hunckler | February 24, 2017

Jay Baer is a social media expert, consultant, thought leader, keynote speaker, podcaster and NY Times bestselling author of five books. He’s the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, which makes him practically a celebrity in that industry. Baer is best known for founding Convince & Convert, a conversion rate optimization (or …

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13 Ways To Calm Down And Nail Your Presentation

YEC | February 22, 2017

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What’s one way to calm your nerves before a pitch or presentation? 1. Prepare for the First and Last …

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