The Creative Populist Revolution
04/16/12, 10:01 pm
Check out our very own Carl Nordgren discussing the Creative Populist Revolution at TedxDuke! Join the Revolution! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-USj5E8zSk
Entrepreneurs Creativity and Blogs: Oh My!
04/16/12, 9:49 pm
Oh My! Handmade Goodness is a growing community of creative entrepreneurs united by a love of handmade goodness and supporting small business. The site connects creative entrepreneurs learning the ins and outs of small businesses and tackling common challenges from pricing to ethics. The site also features creative tutorials and printables, unique handmade finds, home decor, workspaces, parties and more! Check out the virtual community and learn from creative entrepreneurial peers here: http://www.ohmyhandmade.com/
The Creative Entrepreneur's Must Read
04/16/12, 9:37 pm
Keep an eye out for Chris Guillebeau's "The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future" to be released May 8th! "The $100 Startup" explores the journey to becoming your own boss and spending time working on what you actually want to do. Author Daniel Pink of "A Whole New Mind" says of Guillebeau's work "The $100 Startup is a twofer: It’s a kick in the pants to get started on your dream and a road map for finding your way once you begin. If you’re not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again!" Pre-order your copy now and learn just how easy it is to start your creative entrepreneurial journey!
How To Be Creative
04/16/12, 1:19 pm
Jonah Lehrer looks into How to Be Creative in The Wall Street Journal. Lehrer argues that the myth of the creative type is just that – a myth – and explains evidence suggesting everyone has the potential to be creative. Anyone can learn to become creative and build upon it. He dives into creativity referencing creative big shots from Steve Jobs to Yo-Yo Ma. Full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577265632205015846.html
Duke Start-Up Challenge!
04/16/12, 11:35 am
The Duke Start-Up Challenge gives the opportunity for one lucky idea to win $50,000. The competition is heating up and the field has been narrowed down to three finalists to face off in the Grand Finale. The Duke Start-Up challenge, an entrepreneurial endeavor in and of itself, dates back to 2000 and vies to fill the need for entrepreneurial collaboration among students on our campus. The Start-Up Challenge highlights three goals: to partner with unique resources within the Duke community and greater region, to educate students in the developing and evaluating of entrepreneurial ventures, and to foster new business formation and economic development. Most importantly it gives Duke’s creative entrepreneurs a chance to shine! The three finalists CranioVation, Nanoly and Zamsolar will present to win the final prize of $50,000 this Friday, April 20th at 7:30 in Fuqua’s Geneen Auditorium! For more details see: http://www.dukestartupchallenge.org/2011-2012/grand-finale