- 01 Our Company Transforming event programming + media for campuses, communities, and companies.
- 02 StartUp Scramble Prepare to pitch, plan, launch, and fund real startups in one intense weekend retreat!
- 03 Speaking Activating campuses, communities, and companies.
- 04 Workshops YI Workshops drive collective insight and self-discovery through intellectually provocative exercises and collaborative training.
- 05 Consulting & Program Development Experienced problem solvers, critical thinkers, and creative doers.
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Avoid Getting Stuck in "Sillycant Valley": Saving MBAs From Startup Hell
Fellow non-developer and non-designer comrades, we must survive Sillycant Valley.
What is Sillycant Valley?
If Dante were a startup guy, he'd find Sillycant Valley somewhere between the 1st and 2nd Circles of Progress Purgatory. Sillyacant Vally is Non-Starters' Land. It's the early-stage state of startup characterized by lolligagging, indecision, frustration leading to more brainstorming, and spaghetti-throwing against non-stick walls. Time and energy vampires run rampant feeding on necks of juicy baseless conjectures...your motivation's worst enemy.
Written on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:57
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Scramble it Up with MTV Real World's Alex Govere
You may recognize Alexandra "Alex" Govere from MTV's Real World San Diego as the level-headed confidante and resident musician. She brought the "Real" to made-for-reality-MTV drama. Alex is your typical renaissance woman with a list of accomplishments that even Thiel Fellows envy. That's why I'm so excited to live chat with her on Spreecast tonight at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST!
Here's what's in store...
Written on Thursday, 07 June 2012 14:07
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Try this at least once a day
My friend suggested that I try this everyday for a week and closely monitor results:
- Find a place to sit quietly, preferably alone.
- Induce yourself into a bout of uncontrollable joy and appreciation.
- Hone in on the source and let it overhaul everything you do (phone calls, email exchanges, meetings, etc.) the rest of the day.
This exercise is uniquely human. The goal is to rescue zombie'd brain capacity from the digital piranha preying upon our dwindling patience, care, and attention. Remember what it’s like after forcefully unwiring yourself Day 2 of a 5-day vacation? The importance of important things is amplified.
I know it's played-out like Atari, but this double-rainbow guy must have it down.
Written on Thursday, 12 January 2012 08:25
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I'll Share Mine if You Share Yours: The StartUp Scramble Story
Award-winning filmmaker and 1992 US Olympian, Mary Mazzio, invited me to share the StartUp Scramble story with the Babson startup community. Mary and the 50 Eggs production team crafted a video that captures the origins of Young Impact and showcases a few of my more vulnerable moments (I choked up when I spoke about Eric's passing and how it shifted my life's direction). The interview and photo shoot were an uncomfortable amount of fun. More stories from Babo-affiliated execs, entrepreneurs, and innovators are available here.
Please enjoy the reel and I hope you'll share your stories and comments with me below (despite the constipated look on my face =)!
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Written on Friday, 16 December 2011 12:13
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Hosting an "Everything But Moderate" Student #SOCENT Panel
"I was asked to moderate this panel. This panel will be everything but moderate."
Moderation has little elbow room at the table alongside hungry student founders whose mission is to build ventures that rail on social ails.
In the backdrop of the Occupy protests, I had the privilege to moderate the panel, "Seeding, Nurturing and Growing Student Innovations," at TiE Boston's Forum for Social Entrepreneurship 2011 (#ForSE2011). Along with four student founders, we had 45 minutes to explore the process of transforming ideas into entities across campuses and society.
Written on Monday, 10 October 2011 14:08
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