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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When writing, get to the point

In school you learn about proper writing.  That has some value. But I’ve found the most important use of writing in the modern business context is to get through the barrage of information and clearly articulate a point. Proper writing is important, but getting your information opened, understood, and responded to involves far more than […]
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Don’t go to college: an interview on Praxis

Good friend and collaborator T.K. Coleman invited me on his show, “Conversations with FiFi & T.K.” to talk about Praxis and why traditional education doesn’t cut it any more.  We had a great conversation and I got to field some good questions about the Praxis idea.  Made me all the more excited for the start […]
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