entrepreneurship

Beyond Fidget Spinners: Surviving Patent Purgatory – Steve Faktor Quote in Chicago Tribune

Here’s my recent quote in a Chicago Tribune article about the pitfalls of patents for entrepreneurs – followed by some advice on what to do instead: SUQUAMISH, Kitsap County In a large, converted 2,000-square-foot garage at the home of Scott McCoskery is where you’ll find what’s possibly the origins of many… Source: … Beyond Fidget Spinners: Surviving …

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Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

‘Incrementalism’ only sounds like the next horrible religion to captivate Tom Cruise. It’s actually a chronic condition that’s claimed countless corporate careers. Its devastation can be measured in thousands of yards – of yacht downgrades. Before donating to your local Adopt-a-Yacht chapter, let’s study incrementalism’s latest victim, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer … Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo …

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Blogs Are Dead, Now What? My 5 Step Formula for Successful Content [Subscribers Only]

Somewhat ironically, I was reading a blog post by Jason Kottke that Blogging is Dead.  Jason makes some valid points that others have echoed. I see things differently. Blogging is not dead, it’s mutated.  That applies to all individual content creation – videos, photos, etc. The question is how you adapt to … Blogs Are Dead, Now …

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Measure Twice, Cut Once Before Your Scissors Rust (via LinkedIn Influencer)

This is a re-post of Steve Faktor’s original article on Linkedin Today (via LinkedIn’s INfluencer program) I don’t remember exactly when my dad told me to “measure twice and cut once”, but it must have been right before I nearly sawed my fingers off doing one of our many tenement improvement projects. My … Measure Twice, Cut Once …

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How to Choose The Perfect Business Idea For You

This is a re-post of Steve Faktor’s original article on Linkedin Today (via LinkedIn’s INfluencer program) Lately, several executives and aspiring entrepreneurs have asked me the same terrifying question: “What should I do next?” I’m not sure how I became Dr. Phil for anxious professionals, but suddenly I’m fighting the urge to grow … How to Choose The …

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