Peter H. Diamandis · Business Creativity in Business Productivity · 15 hours 15 minutes ago

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

This blog recounts Peter’s interview with Chance Barnett, founder and CEO of the equity site Crowdfunder, on how to raise investment cash from the crowd to fund your start-up. …

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 1 day ago
Invisible Hero

July 1, 1889 – Looking down at the little hunchbacked man barely four feet tall, the immigration officer at Ellis Island saw only a deformed German cripple who could barely walk. “No, I don’t think America needs you,” he said. Raising the stamp that shouted, “Rejected” in red ink, he was about to send Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz back to the angry Germany he had fled when a tall man stepped forward and shouted “Wait!”

Lowering the rejection stamp, the clerk watched as …

Michael Drew · Small Actions · 4 days ago
Small Actions

It doesn’t take much more than a small action to have a big impact on one of the world’s most pressing problems. Extreme poverty. It affects millions everyday.

3 Billion live on less than US $2/day
1.4 Billion live on less than US $1.25/day
1 Billion live on less than US $1/day
600 Million children live in extreme poverty
9,125,000 die each year
25,000 die from it each day

Clean drinking water. …

Bob Hughes · How to Build a Brand Marketing Strategies · 5 days ago
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Do you read companies’ vision statements? Do you care about what they say they’re going to do in some ideal world?

I don’t. Vision statements are sort of like dream boards, only these dreams don’t come true.

I’m not being cynical. I’m being realistic. Don’t tell us, show us. We’d rather a company exhibit compassion than promise it. That it offer the best rather than talk about it. That it care about its customers rather than, well, not, despite whatever its vision statement says.

I …

Bob Hughes · Business See Who's Promoting · 6 days ago
write to learn

“His enemies, for he had enemies, had said of him that he loved money. It was no doubt true; for he that does not love money must be an idiot.”
That was written by the English author Anthony Trollope, who was born 200 years ago this month.

Perhaps more than any other Victorian-era novelist, Trollope speaks to us today because he is so insightful about the relationship between character and reputation, private and public morality, and the hard realities of life, including the power, …