I just returned from the Shift Conference in Split, Croatia. Witnessing a hackathon teaches you something about soul, about youth and the bridge between the two. I don’t know if it was the ridiculous energy of 1,200 twentysomethings hopped up on caffeine and adrenaline, or the sultry, slow-moving intensity of a country trying to forge its way economically, but attending this event got me thinking about what it means to be a startup vs. what it means to be a startup with soul.
A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you've written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan.Read more at ENTREPRENEUR
I’ve written before about accidental PR disasters such as the McDonald’s #McDStories campaign (instead of nostalgic memories it led to disgruntled customer tirades), government sites that went dark during the federal government’s shutdown, or even a physical altercation between a PR lead and a heckling journalist, all recorded on video.
You’ve heard of The X Factor but chances are slim you’ve heard of The F Factor. Last month, Simon Cowell (yes, that Simon Cowell) turned his judging eye to a group of entrepreneurs looking for funding.
Anyone who has spent any amount of time on the road, whether for business or pleasure, knows that the key to zen travel is being organized. Having exactly what you need -- no more, no less -- makes running through airports, navigating public transportation and toting all of your belongings manageable.