It’s not about getting discovered

People who get “discovered” are usually found while they’re in the middle of doing something constructive. It’s pretty hard to discover someone when they’re hiding in the shadows waiting for permission to be creative or when they’re blending in the with crowd because they’re too afraid make unconventional choices.. Success is a reward for creating […]
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Spontaneous order and what it means for education and entrepreneurship

A few interesting articles I recently came across… This from Forbes, about lessons of entrepreneurship from the study of complex systems. [T]he environment, the human brain, the economy, and other complex systems have much in common: Order in them emerges not from top-down command and control but bottom-up from the interactions of large numbers of interconnected elements.  These […]
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Security is an illusion

Following the status quo won’t automatically provide you with security. Sometimes we compare the risk in our pursuits with the perceived safety of other paths. We imagine those paths to be free of the angst and uncertainty characterized by our own. Many of my aspiring actor friends love to speak of “corporate america” as if […]
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Do what you love, or have it easy?

The hardest thing to do is what you love. It’s a long and difficult process to discover what you love; what truly makes you come alive.  It includes a series of epiphanies about your own errors of judgement and direction.  It demands brutal self-honesty.  It requires tedious and dangerous trial and error.  It cannot be […]
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New Praxis ad…now with more helicopter!

Some mold-breaking young entrepreneurs from Clermont, FL loved the Praxis idea so much, they decided to create this great ad for us. Lakeside Studios director Austin White sent it to us with a simple message: “Our gift to a good cause”. I asked Austin a few questions about his own education, and how he helped launch the […]
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Is Praxis only for entrepreneurs?

Not everyone will start a business.  Not everyone wants to.  Does that make you un-entrepreneurial?  Does that mean Praxis isn’t for you?  I answer this question in the short audio clip below. Entrepreneurship is about more than starting a business.  The best existing businesses need entrepreneurs within them to solve problems, innovate, and grow.  At […]
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Applications are now live!

Apply now.  Ten months can change your life. Don’t register for spring classes.  You don’t want to sit in a cinder block classroom.  Take ten months to work with successful entrepreneurs and complete an intensive curriculum, tailored to helping you become an innovator and world-changer.  What do you have to lose?  It’s just ten months. […]
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Even jerks can have good ideas

“Learn from everyone, follow no one, watch for patterns, work like hell” -Scott McCloud, The visual magic of comics Successful people know how to separate ideas from idea-givers. That is, they understand the importance of placing praxis above prejudice. In this video from Big Think (it’s less than three minutes long), Robert Steven Kaplan discusses why relationships are essential to […]
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