Make it Happen!

Have you ever seen a product and thought to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

This happens to me on a pretty regular basis. I’ll be watching Shark Tank or browsing Amazon and I’ll see a great innovation that fills an obvious need (and is usually shockingly simple) and ask myself that very question: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Along the same line of thought, two of the founders of Field Agent recently spoke to the participants of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator that Agricultural Food Systems was recently accepted into. One of the things that they pointed out was at the end of the day, no one wants to look back and see someone else commercialize an idea that they originally had and have to say “I had that idea” without ever taking action on it. Their advice to entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and innovators: “Make it happen!”  Read more of this post

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Finishing Well

 

Footrace finish line, 1925

If you’re like me, you’ve been watching a lot of Olympic coverage over the past few weeks. This year, over 10,000 athletes from 205 different countries have converged on London to compete in 300 events.

For many of the athletes, the Olympics is the end of a multi-year journey of training, dieting, more training, self-discipline, and (you guessed it) more training. Depending on what event the athlete competes in, they do all this training for just a few minutes (or just around 10 seconds if you’re Usain Bolt) of actual competition. Needless to say, the stakes are high.  Read more of this post

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