“But How Do I Win?”

Zak had a great post yesterday about the unique challenge overachievers face when confronted with non-conventional career and life paths.  I got to thinking a bit more on the topic. One of the things that keeps some of the smartest people from the entrepreneurial path is a lack of clear ways to “win”. Smart, competitive…

Entrepreneurship For the Overachiever

“Achievers like to achieve.” Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America, notes this in his recent book Smart People Should Build Things. Yang discusses why so few people who are traditionally considered “smart,” meaning they went to a good university and got good grades during their school-lives, pursue entrepreneurship. Most of these people end up pursuing…

8 Entrepreneurial Insights from the Founder of Ceterus

This week on the Praxis blog, we’ve been featuring highlights from our Fall 2014 Opening Seminar at Seabrook Island. Among the many inspiring entrepreneurs who joined us to share his insights was Levi Morehouse.  Levi is the founder and CEO of Ceterus, Inc., a company that manages back-office functions for small businesses so they can focus…

6 Practical Ideas From John Ramsey On Raising Capital, Making Money, & Creating Value

One of my favorite people to have discussions with is John Ramsey. From the conventional to the unconventional, the orthodox to the heterodox, Ramsey is one of those rare guys who can take a discussion to any level at any time. Michael Jordan versus Lebron James? John Ramsey is there. Technological disruption and the future…

11 Insights From Claire Kittle Dixon on Building a Successful Career

More insights on entrepreneurship and professional development from the Fall 2014 Praxis Seminar at Seabrook Island, SC. Last week, Claire Kittle Dixon, the Executive Director of Talent Market, joined us at the Praxis Fall 2014 Opening Seminar to share some of her insights on entrepreneurship and professional development with the Praxis participants. Claire has a decade of experience…