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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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The Passionate Long Walk

Starting a company takes a lot of hard work. That's why so many ideas dissipate with the clouds in the wind. It's easier to let them float away. Some people cannot get their idea out of their minds. They toss and turn at night, blink their eyes while driving and...

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IDeas and Connections

As I meet with more and more people who are innovating, I find that some people put the "id" in their ideas, while others follow the idea's innate connections. What do I mean by that? Well, this is a question of the existentialism of the idea. Does an idea have a true...

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What is Innovative Investing?

Over the past year, I have been more and more plugged in with the startup and VC/Angel activity in greater Boston. There is always an intersection with talk about innovation. So, the question hit me... are the investors innovative? This post is more of a series of...

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Finding Innovation

Finding innovation is a journey. It doesn't just come to you like magic. You need to be aware in order to see it. If an apple falls on your head and you continue reading your book under the tree, you may not even realize. OK, maybe you would notice an apple on your...

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