How This Entrepreneur Almost Talked Himself Out of Success (And Why He’s Glad He Didn’t)

The following is a guest post by inaugural Praxis Class graduate, Mitch Broderick. Enter Mitch Broderick I almost backed out.  I was a participant of the first Praxis class in 2014. As a result of Praxis, I’m now VP of Business Development at my Business Partner. Here’s a scary thought: I almost didn’t do it.…

Praxis is a Personal Accelerator

A common question asked of the Praxis team, participants, and alumni is simply, “What is Praxis?” and though it can be described as a program for entrepreneurial young people who want to be in control of their educations and careers, an education-meets-work-experience hybrid, or the best of liberal arts education opportunities and real-world work experience,…

You Have the Right to Think Things Through

Here’s a brief lesson in critical thinking: Concerning the truth of any given proposition, there are three possible stances one can take: 1) Affirmation: “I believe the proposition to be true!” 2) Negation: “I believe the proposition to be false!” 3) Suspension of judgment: “I lack sufficient evidence, knowledge, or data to confidently affirm or deny the proposition’s…

Be Your Own Movement

You and what army?  This seems to be a favorite question of movie villains everywhere. It also seems to be a question that anyone holding any contrary belief or desiring any social change asks themselves in moments of doubt. After all, how is it possible to make an impact without likeminded supporters? In answer, many of…

How To Be Fascinating: The (Apparent) Contradictions of Interesting People

“He’s a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction.”  – Kris Kristofferson An aristocrat who joins a peasant revolution. An atheist who enjoys liturgical music. A janitor who makes a breakthrough scientific discovery. If these sound like they would be excellent characters for a novel, that’s because they would. We are fascinated by people who defy…