Entrepreneurship

Defend, Extend, and Create: Innovation for Growth at Evonik

Dr. Daniel Witthaut is Head of Corporate Innovation Strategy at Evonik Industries AG, a global leader in specialty chemicals. He completed a brilliant presentation at R&D Innovation Strategies & Process Excellence Summit last November in Berlin. He kindly accepted to answer a few questions about some of the innovation approaches he’s developing at Evonik.  1) Hi Daniel, would you explain ...

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The Single Greatest Threat To Your Success

The world is filled with threats to your success, but the greatest of these is much closer to home than you might think. I’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses during my career, and in all of those interactions one thing is the greatest determinant of success, the founders ability to overcome their own fear of achieving ...

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The Undeniable Power of the “Garage Experience”

If you’re like me and a lot of other entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs around the world, then you’ve likely romanticized – at least at some point in time – about what it must have been like in great companies like Apple, HP, Google, and Cisco when they were just getting their start – in their founders’ garages of all places (or ...

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Journeys to Success with 6 Incredible Entrepreneurs

These six revealing videos of Elon Musk, Angela Ahrends, Steve Jobs, Daymond John, Reid Hoffman, and Arianna Huffington will Inspire your entrepreneurial journey. “Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect and spend their lifetime perfecting it.” Your entrepreneur’s journey is unique but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Everyone who has ...

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Success Quotes from History’s Greatest Entrepreneurs

While there’s an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I’ve long had a fascination with legendary entrepreneurs who built many of the early cornerstone industries of the 20th century and earlier. From Henry Ford to Ray Kroc and Coco Chanel to Estee Lauder, they all faced enormous odds in not only creating new business models but in changing the very ...

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3 Questions to Reveal Your Entrepreneurial DNA

There’s no genetic test for entrepreneurism but these three questions come pretty close. “…being an entrepreneur isn’t just something you do; it’s something you are.” You can’t just take a blood sample and determine if someone has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Still, I’m convinced from decades of observation and interaction that being an entrepreneur isn’t just something you do; ...

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Do You Behave Like a Billionaire?

According to Forbes, there are about 1,826 billionaires on the planet. Of those, 290 joined the club in 2015. That’s an increase of about 19 percent. At that rate, the number of billionaires could nearly double every four years, which means that in about 90 to 94 years (depending on population growth), every man, woman, and child could be a ...

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