“It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.” – Tom Abbott
Find your niche and set yourself apart from the competition. Don’t try to do what everybody else is doing; find success through being different.
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For those new to the ENTR Innovation Challenge here is a recap.
Here’s the challenge:
-30 minutes per day
-Watch 1 TED Talk and read 1 Blink per day Monday-Friday. Take the weekends off.
-A Blink is a short 15-minute summary of key concepts of a book. (www.blinkist.com)
It may sound like a big commitment but it’s easier than you think. Blinkist offers audio versions for most books; I get through my daily innovation while enjoying my morning coffee.
Just to make sure there are no excuses for not giving this challenge a try, I have put together a list for you. Each day has a Ted Talk and a Blink with a similar theme. Topics range from entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, productivity, and general life hacks. Week 12 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.ventureformations.com/blog
How I Turned a Deadly Plant Into a Thriving Business
Bold: How to Go Gib, Create Wealth and Impact the World
Authors: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
The Era of Open Innovation
Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With the Least
Author: Jessica Jackley
Where Good Ideas Come From
Diffusion of Innovations
Author: Everett M. Rogers
Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How to Make Toast
EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
Author: Dave Ramsey
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Author: David Allen