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Tim Flint

The Key To Executing As Promised

“I define ‘execute as promise’ as the ability of an organization to meet or exceed customer expectations in every interaction, every single interaction.” -Lawrence McGlown,  CEO of getSayDo and Managing Director of The McGlown Group Companies are born and companies die each day. A key attribute to whether a company will thrive or fail is […]

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verge-dinnerMatt Hunckler

Why Your Business will Insanely Benefit from Entrepreneurial Travel

I hit publish on this post from Terminal A in the Indianapolis International Airport. My sleepless night filled my suitcase and prepped my place for sublet (thanks, Airbnb). Now that the journey has officially begun, let me tell you how I came to be venturing off to the tropics for two months. “I’m thinking about […]

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high-school-bballMatt Hunckler

When to Quit: Why It’s Good to Live Life Like a Lean Startup

Six months ago, I quietly left my role leading product and marketing at a startup. Social Reactor received most of my energy, focus, and time in 2013. And it’s taken the past half of a year to find the perspective on what made it an exceptional learning experience and why parting ways was the right […]

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Tim Hickle

What’s the Verge Community Up To?

With so many awesome people involved with so many awesome projects, it can be hard to keep track of what everyone in the Verge community is up to. That’s why we want to make an effort every weekend to provide updates from the Verge community. If you want to share an update with the Verge […]

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Jordan Updike

Early Birds, Worms and the Innovation Showcase

Early Birds. We’ve been promoting the 2014 Innovation Showcase for a little while now, and it got me thinking about the Early Bird language we’ve been using. Everyone knows the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,” right?  It’s often used as a good example of the benefits of being proactive. A good lesson, to […]

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Entrepreneurial EnergyMatt Hunckler

How Do You Balance the “Infinite Task” of Entrepreneurship?

“It’s an infinite task,” Miles said. I reflected on my own work experience as I sat across from Mark Miles, CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. And I could relate. There’s no “going home at the end of the day,” for most entrepreneurs. Our brain never fully shuts off and lets us rest. […]

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breaking out of your comfort zoneTim Hickle

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone For Completely Comfortable Idiots

It was a cold mid-January night my Junior year at Indiana. I was sitting on my back porch with my best friend and roommate, Hank. I had spent the past year of my life trying to get one of the governing student bodies at IU to sponsor my passion project, the IU Campus Comedy Festival, to […]

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The YEC

13 Skills You Should Learn Before Starting Your Business

We all have business skills we wish we learned sooner. For some it’s sales, for others it’s office politics. For me it’s how to fix a damn paper jam. Regardless of your situation, one thing is clear: We all could stand to learn things sooner rather than later. Today, 13 Entrepreneurs answer the question: What’s […]

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startup pitches at the hi-fiTim Hickle

Who’s Got Your Back? Using Kickstarter as a Validation Tool

How do you validate your idea? This is a common question asked by entrepreneurs and demanded by investors. You think you have a good idea for an app? Prove it, knucklehead. Maybe you survey potential clients or customers. Maybe you build an MVP and go to market. Maybe you get a Kickstarter… Wait, that doesn’t […]

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up-summit-closingMatt Hunckler

What Can We Learn from 500 Leaders and Their Four Days in Downtown Las Vegas?

Last week I let all of my calls go to voicemail and checked my inbox at a record-low once per day. That’s how I got myself free to have a series of freak experiences at the largest gathering of startup community leaders on the planet—the UP Summit, presented by UP Global. With more than 500 […]

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