Category Archives: Game-Changers

Three 8th-Graders Sign w/ Sony for $1.7M

Three eighth grade rock stars from Brooklyn signed a $1.7 million record deal with Sony yesterday after becoming an internet sensation over the past year. Amazing what’s possible in today’s society.  Story and video bellow:


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8th Grade Millionaire Rock Stars

Apple Motivation Circa 1997


Fast Tube by Casper

Challengers Wanted…..


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The (Continued) Rise of the Platform..

The below article does a great job summarizing one of the more / most disruptive and game-changing – and (fill in other cliche phrases) – shifts in the business landscape.  Regardless of the industry or vertical market or deal size or go to market strategy you employ, the rise of the platform is changing the way businesses operate and the way entrepreneurs get really really wealthy. What kind of platform can you create in your area of expertise?  Why not?

http://platformed.info/platform-economics/

Bloomberg’s 5 Tips For Success

Simple but powerful tips from Michael Bloomberg.   What are you waiting for?

Bloomberg’s 5 Tips for Success

East Coast Startups on the Rise…

Nothing better than watching disruptive companies change the world as we know it, except for “helping” disruptive companies change the world as we know it.  Good to see more and more articles like this being written, and more and more companies (and VC’s) making it happen.

East Coast Startups on the Rise

Be Ten Times Better (by David Kidder, the Startup Playbook)

What do you do that is or could be 10 X better than the competition….?

Be Ten Times Better (by David Kidder)

“…..The reality is that you need an atomic-grade weapon in your arsenal that can destroy the military–grade protections the incumbents arsenal have erected to keep you away from their customers.  If you’re wondering why customers are not flocking to your start-up, it is likely because you have not figured out how to beat those defense systems.”

Luckily, there is a simple way to win.  And by simple, I mean it is absolutely the most difficult thing you have to accomplish for your start-up to thrive: be ten times better than your competitors.  You cannot be incrementally better.  Incrementalism kills companies.  Your entire organization must focus on an area of strength where you can compete with your competitors and radically differentiate your company by being ten times better than anyone else in the world.

11 Quotes About Taking Action – DO IT NOW.

People who don’t take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year, people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year” -Peter Drucker

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” – Paul Lemberg

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech

Bold action in the face of uncertainty is not only terrifying, but necessary in the pursuit of great work. ”
– Jonathan Fields

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” –Goethe

There’s only us, There’s only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss” – Mimi, Rent

“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde

“…before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World test everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. It’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’” -Paulo Coehlo

“Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.” -Guy Kawasaki

Motivational Image – NO Boxes.

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Motivational Quote – Full Potential?

“Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake”
– Professor William James, Harvard University