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The Importance of Being Inclusive

Inclusion and collaboration are critical to cultivating an open Entrepreneurial Eco-system. Without them, our ideas and projects are less rich and less meaningful, and our world is bland. Although the topic is becoming more prevalent again, many of us have seen doors...

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Entrepreneurs as Idea Generators, or What?

The other day, I met someone who asked me, as expected, "What do you do?" Sometimes, I get hung up on this question, because I do so many things, but on this day, I confidently stated, "I'm an entrepreneur." From the nodding head and look on his face, I knew he...

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What is an Innovation Roundtable?

Our first Innovation Roundtable of the summer had a fantastic turn out on Thursday June 29th at Cafe Gelato in Quincy, MA. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and creative thinkers showed up to talk all things innovation. Attendees came from all backgrounds, including...

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26 Insights from an Investor Roundtable

Last Thursday, I attended an investor panel hosted by Ben Hron from McCarter & English. The discussion brought out some great insights for entrepreneurs on what investors are looking for and how to connect with them effectively. I'm including my notes here as...

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Extending Entrepreneurship to the Suburbs and Beyond

Over the past 2 decades, we have seen entrepreneurial ventures and communities develop in major cities across America. This has been a great thing, and it has set the stage for great things to come. But the development has been occurring primarily within cities,...

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Motivation Doesn’t Come Easy for Entrepreneurs

“The biggest challenge was staying motivated. There were times when I was put down a lot, but the next day I would tell myself that I was just going to do it.” These are the words of Julie Sanduski, a soon to be graduate of Tufts University in Medford, MA. By...

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Models of Experiential Learning: Entrepreneurship

(Republished from 30hands Learning blog) When I decided to dive into the world of education several years ago, I spent a lot of time exploring models of great learning. My exploration came through reading articles on pedagogy and research, talking to educators and...

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Talk About What You Believe

Talk the Talk. Walk the Walk. That's all good, but during the past couple of weeks at 30Hands, we discovered some important lessons about "Talking the Walk". What does that mean? I'll get to that, but first let me review the old concepts. There are a couple of...

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Creative Thinking, Learning and Teaching

I recently participated in a conversation stemming from the question, "Do Schools Kill Students' Creativity?" I wondered if perhaps the first question should be "what is creativity" then followed by "how do we teach creativity or provide an environment that...

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Online vs. Classroom Learning

Online learning is great! But, in class learning is great, too! How do we decide? It's important to realize that it's not an either/or solution. We need to look forward and think about what we want our kids to learn. If we shield our children from the technological...

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Fish n’ Entrepreneurship

The subtitle of this post could be the original classic -- "How I spent my summer vacation". If you have a prepared mind -- or an obsessive mind -- you can see things in the mundane that no one else in their right mind will see. Being obsessed with a mind prepared to...

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Finding Intentions and Beliefs at Anything Goes, Day 1

I flipped the Charlie Card across the pad, rode the stairs up, and burst into the open doors of the subway car waiting to transport me to Cambridge. Today was going to be Day 1 of Anything Goes Laband I was really looking forward to the experience. There were not many...

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