Idea Generation Session Vomit Bags? Barf Brainstorming?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Idea Generation Innovation brainstorming Chronicle Online Cornell Cornell ILR School Creativity emotion idea convergence ideas Jack Goncalo Jennifer Mueller Mary Catt Shimul Melwani University of North Carolina University of PennsylvaniaIdeas can make you sick. Okay, not sick exactly, but a word many of us would associate with new and different — high quality ideas — is “vomit.”

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

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VOC Leaders: How UGI uses CX to drive success in energy & utilities


is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves more than 670,000 customers in Pennsylvania and other coverage areas. UGI Inc. The company’s mission is to be the preeminent. The post VOC Leaders: How UGI uses CX to drive success in energy & utilities appeared first on ForeSee. Client Voices Utilities Client Stories Contact Center Energy UGI utilities VOC VOC Leaders

#MeToo Movement Leaders Encourage Corporate HR Leaders to Push for Systemic Change


By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News Voice can be a powerful lever for change, said Adam Grant, bestselling author and professor at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Grant moderated a panel at WorkHuman 2018, a meeting of human resource professionals put on by Globoforce, at the Austin Convention Center Wednesday morning […]. The post #MeToo Movement Leaders Encourage Corporate HR Leaders to Push for Systemic Change appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Do These 8 Things To Build A Successful Diverse Team


Frecon also continues his family’s third-generation farming legacy at Frecon Cidery, one of Pennsylvania’s premier cideries he helped to establish in 2008. by Hank Frecon, the chief executive officer of Source Digital.

RetailMeNot Brings Christmas Early to the Town of Coupon


RetailMeNot, the world’s biggest online deal site, brought a lot of Christmas joy to the 73 residents of Coupon, Pennsylvania. The Austin-based company gave the town a surprise recently. RetailMeNot collected the Christmas wish lists of people from the town of Coupon. But they weren’t wishes for themselves. They were presents for their neighbors. And […] The post RetailMeNot Brings Christmas Early to the Town of Coupon appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

‘Why I turned down Silicon Valley for Washington, DC’

The Next Web

She heard her mother-in-law, the president of a small college in Pennsylvania, discuss how hard it is for. It’s thought that US student debt is more than the rest of the world combined. With $1.2 trillion outstanding, its impact on lifetime earnings – and career choices – can’t be overstated. Who can afford to launch their own startup when Uncle Sam knocks down the door each month?

4 Strategies To Ramp Up The Total Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

I had some ideas on how to do this, but I was pleased with the insights to a connected strategy that were pulled together in a new book, “ Connected Strategy ,” by Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch, professors at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Much has been written recently about the requirement to focus today on the total customer experience, as a competitive edge or even for survival.

Integrating Creativity in Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Sarah speaks and gives workshops at conferences and for organizations like CreativeLive and the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah speaks and gives workshops at conferences and for organizations like CreativeLive and the University of Pennsylvania. Integrating Creativity in Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Sarah Avenir.

How To Become A Real Estate Agent


New York state, for example, has reciprocity with several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are nearly two million active real estate agents in the United States today, according to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Real estate agents face new challenges and situations every day, so their days are never dull or boring.

How to Be Ready for What’s Next

Duct Tape Marketing

Chuck is the author of The Innovator’s Spirt , hosts the Innovators on Tap podcast, and has been a speaker on leading innovation for both corporate clients as well as a number of universities including; Harvard Business School, Marquette University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. How to Be Ready for What’s Next written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Research Sample: Student Entrepreneur Database | Insomnia Cookies |

Campus Entrepreneurship

Here is one of my favorites, Insomnia Cookies , founded at the University of Pennsylvania. I am continuing to validate the student entrepreneurs, firms, and university and other data in my database of high impact firms created by students. CEO and cofounder Seth Berkowitz is featured in this great 5 minute interview from an Inc Magazine 30 Under 30 feature from 2007. From Inc Magazine: 30 Under 30: The Cookie King |

The Story of How/Why K9 Invested in Pragli

K9 Ventures

HiHello has a remote team of engineers – in New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and California. Pragli is a virtual office for remote teams that facilitates faster communication and increased closeness between teammates.

The 5 Character Traits Of Extraordinary People 


Angela Duckworth, a University of Pennsylvania professor, is the author of the bestselling 2016 book Grit and is widely known for her 2013 TED Talk that went viral. (As by Darren J. Gold , author of “ Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life “ . I study extraordinary people for a living. I look for patterns to understand what separates average leaders, professionals, athletes, teachers, and parents from extraordinary ones.

Three Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid


Sangha was a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and his first venture capital investor turned out to be an alumni. by Rizwan Virk, author of “ Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School “. If you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly.

3 Things To Consider To Deal With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Your Business


In Pennsylvania, CTS has long been included in the list of work-related injuries to allow its citizens to file for workers’ comp.

Student Startups: How To Launch Your Business While In College


However, some of the college startups have been successful ventures like InviteMedia, a company started by Nat Turner while at the University of Pennsylvania with the aim of buying digital banner ads. When we look at successful startups we often focus on how the company has been successful with their end products or services but we often ignore what the founders went through and did to be successful.

The Five Myths Of Leadership


Military, Johnson & Johnson, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. by Ken Pasch, author of “ On Course: Become a Great Leader & Soar! “ What does it mean to be a leader? Is it a natural ability to rally those around you? A special term reserved for the high ranks of an organization or political office? Or is it simply being successful in what you do?

7 Entrepreneurs Who Started Successful Businesses In College


An instant success among college students, his business endeavour was unlike any other that was popular in Pennsylvania at the time, because everyone was looking for a serious banking opportunity. by Nate Vickery, editor-in-chief of

True Grit: An Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Greatest Weapon


Angela Duckworth, a psychology researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has made a career out of studying grit. by Ellyson Glance, 3 Day Startup. Often young or aspiring entrepreneurs believe that just having a great idea – or having a rich relative – are enough to be successful. At the very least, many think that this is the most important trait to have as an entrepreneur.

[U.S][Competition] turnstone Looks For Best Young Companies To Work For


Do you think your small business does right by your employees? Have you or are you building a happy workplace that actually helps to retain the best talent and at the same time enhance the effectiveness of your employees such that they contribute positively to your bottom line? If so, you may want to get someone to nominate your company for the inaugural 2013 Best Young Companies to Work For , organized by workplace solutions provider turnstone ®.

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018


And, this goes well beyond the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s that time of year, time to look back and reflect on the most significant storylines in the tech, startup, and VC world. A comprehensive post on this topic could be 5,000+ words, but we do not do such things here. We kept detailed notes month by month and today, I tried to organize them by key sections, what you’ll see below.

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Onward And Upward: Your Relocation For Work Guide


Pennsylvania. Did your dream job make an offer? It’s everything you want it to be – except it’s in another city, state, or even country altogether. Around 11% of all job seekers in 2018 relocated. The next person to make the big move could be you! Relocation for work is a serious business. In addition to the obvious advantages of the new position, there are social, professional and tax ramifications tied to relocating for a job. It can be exciting as well as stressful.

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: The Gettysburg Address

Scott Edward Walker

Today, in tribute to Independence Day, we are posting the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863 (during the American Civil War), at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; it is indeed extraordinary. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs | US News

Campus Entrepreneurship

2) University of Pennsylvania. Here are the top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs for 2010 according to US News and World Report: 1) Babson College. 3) Indiana University — Bloomington. 4) University of Southern California. 5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 6) University of Arizona. 7) University of Texas — Austin. University of California — Berkeley. 9) Syracuse University. 10) Ball State University. Looks like the usual suspects.

ConnectYard Integrates Social Media Into School Communications


ConnectYard ‘s clients include the United States Air Force Academy’s Air University, Anne Arundel Community College, Concordia University, California University of Pennsylvania and Dominican University, and its first client was the founders’ alma mater, Cornell University. While text messaging and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way that today’s students communicate, the problem is that most educational institutions haven’t quite kept up.

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

To locals, Pennsylvania’s largest metro area is simply “Philly”. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of America. The town that introduced the world to Rocky Balboa and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia gets called a lot of things.

How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Young Business Leaders


Maxwell, PhD, author of “ Lead Like a Guide: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders “ A decade ago I began organizing expeditions to high peaks and trails around the world for undergraduate business students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Maxwell, PhD , is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. by Christopher I.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


This particular festival happens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and compensates its small size with the broad activities that it offers: besides storytelling sessions, this year’s edition featured a liar’s contest, storytelling workshops and masterclasses, ghost stories, story swaps, book signing sessions, musical performances and activities for children. We are storytelling animals.

Start Up and Stay Up – How Small Businesses Survive & Thrive

The Startup Magazine

Since then it has grown to serve the tri-state New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware areas, but I still consider it a small business and my employees, more like a family. I started my Philadelphia area home appraising business in 2006. I want to share with you the three tips I followed to not only survive, but thrive as the owner of a small business. Photo by Marius Venter from Pexels. Turn Your Reputation for High-Quality Work Into New Clients.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Meredith Perry came up with the idea for uBeam while still in college at University of Pennsylvania and like many great inventors won her school’s business plan competition. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as a VC as we lead her $10 million A-Round at uBeam.

Entrepreneur Creates a Technologically Savvy Daycare Model


Currently, we are regionally expanding with 44 child care centers under development in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Other key growth areas are Southern NJ (Philly suburbs), Eastern Pennsylvania, New York City and Long Island. Daycare and childcare services are a must for some parents. But the hunt for a reliable and respectable facility can be a huge pain.

Are You Losing Money by Staying Too Niche?


If you were to open an import auto dealership in rural Pennsylvania, for example, the number of potential customers would be rather limited. by Joshua Conran , senior partner at Deksia . Niche businesses almost always originate from an identifiable need in the marketplace. They recognize an underserved segment of the population — whether that’s expectant mothers, pet owners, or cheese lovers — then develop a product or service to meet the specific needs of that customer base.

Five College Startups That Help Others


Founder Ben Lewis started the company while attending the University of Pennsylvania. by Jessica Martinez. Those darn idealistic college students are at it again by starting businesses with a new kind of goal in mind—creating something that matters! College student turned millionaire stories have been quite popular in the business and startup world but what about those college students who are starting something that could help millions?

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Public Hospital Modern Woes – Aging Infrastructure, Unions, Pensions, High Regulation. 

The Startup Magazine

By that time investment bankers were on a roll privatizing assets as far flung as Chilean Electricity Distribution Rights, Montreal’s container port, parking meters in Chicago, sections of the Pennsylvania turnpike, the London City airport, and (the proposed) CA & FL Lottery systems.

Our Town – A Family Legacy


But Junior’s way worked, and the company today has grown to some 42 franchises around the country, the latest being in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael Plummer, Jr never really wanted to follow in his entrepreneurial father’s footsteps. His father Michael Plummer, Sr had built Florida-based Our Town from scratch since 1972, but Junior had never really wanted anything to do with it.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


Georgia and Pennsylvania bumped Illinois out of the top five, and were tied for fifth place. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis.

Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Innovation and Growth [WEBINAR]

Up and Running

Adam has interviewed such ground-breaking CEOs as Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Angie Hicks of Angie’s List, Steve Case of Revolution (and formerly AOL), and Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania to identify the biggest drivers of a corporate culture that fosters innovation and growth. Whether you’re running an ice cream shop or building the next great startup in Silicon Valley, you’re always looking for ways to innovate and grow your business.

How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It


How much do you know about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? When I last checked, there were 987,119 “thought leaders” on LinkedIn. Soon, there’ll be more than a million. How many of those do you trust?

How Nonprofits Are Providing Support During COVID-19

Board Effect

Reports from China that domestic violence incidents nearly tripled there have American nonprofits like PCADV in Pennsylvania stepping up efforts to guide its network of local domestic violence programs across the state on a daily basis. Nonprofit organizations are in the unique position of having to provide support for the community while needing support from other parts of the community. A health crisis like COVID-19 is a major disruptor in the nonprofit world.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Sapient

Austin Startup

Instead, an idea for smart outlets, conceived while he was still a student at University of Pennsylvania, evolved into Sapient Industries, based in Philadelphia, Penn.,

4 Tips For A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign


According to a recent study conducted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 9% of campaigns failed to deliver rewards between 2009 and 2015. Getting your product successfully funded is no easy feat. It takes hard work, perseverance, and of course, a quality product. With more campaigns being posted every year, competition is fierce, and campaign owners are fighting for a piece of the pie.

A Review of Skytop Lodge: The Collapse of an Icon

Mike Michalowicz

I realize that you may be reading this article because you are considering a stay at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania. Tucked away (and I mean tucked away) in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, the hotel offered white glove service, six course meals (jacket required for dinner), complimented with a sprawling property full of activities (archery, crochet, hiking trails, canoeing, tobogganing, and even a small private ski slope).