Tag: Excellence

Former U.S. Congressman & Silicon Valley CEO now Professor of Entrepreneurship: Ed Zschau Entrepreneurship / Politics / Stories

In my first post I defined excellence and how it differs from success. When we think about success, we are often measuring it against something or someone else. Successful people are typically associated with the attainment of wealth or popularity, while excellence is found in people who are intrinsically motivated to perform at their highest potential. They crave and strive for improvement and they usually won’t rest...

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Online since there was an online: Adryenn Ashley Entrepreneurship / Stories

You know something’s up when you’re sitting next to a 16-year-old in your Human Sexuality College course. Higher education is tough enough, but at 16 and with the last name Pinkham, there were other, more significant social challenges. Burning the time between finishing high school/starting college, Addie Pinkham started “stepping out” and taking college classes at the age of 14, until, the victim of horrific bullying in...

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How to Scale Up with Exellence: Huggy Rao Business / TEDx

Huggy Rao is a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is also the co-author of the evidence-based management book Scaling up Excellence, reviewed by Bret L Simmons here. In 2014, he gave a TEDxUniversityofNevada talk: Scaling up Excellence. Huggy said an organization is excellent when people do the right thing even when no one is watching over their shoulder. Scaling with excellence requires personal and...

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Varsity football player turned designer: Brianna Bullentini Entrepreneurship / Stories

Visualize waking up in a new world everyday. You forget what happened the day before, so the challenges of yesterday don’t get in the way. You are an eternal optimist and the past will not affect what’s before you. It takes a specific personality to assess a situation and continue to move as an optimist. Brianna Bullentini (who we all call Brie) is an eternal optimist and...

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