Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 12

"It's not just about being better. It's about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business." - Tom Abbott

Find your niche and set yourself apart from the competition. Don't try to do what everybody else is doing; find success through being different. 

Scroll down for the week 12 list. 

For those new to the ENTR Innovation Challenge here is a recap.

Here’s the challenge:

-30 minutes per day

-Watch 1 TED Talk and read 1 Blink per day Monday-Friday. Take the weekends off.

-A Blink is a short 15-minute summary of key concepts of a book. (www.blinkist.com)

It may sound like a big commitment but it’s easier than you think. Blinkist offers audio versions for most books; I get through my daily innovation while enjoying my morning coffee.

Just to make sure there are no excuses for not giving this challenge a try, I have put together a list for you. Each day has a Ted Talk and a Blink with a similar theme. Topics range from entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, productivity, and general life hacks. Week 12 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.jakefisher.net/blog

Day 56

TED Talk:

How I Turned a Deadly Plant Into a Thriving Business

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/achenyo_idachaba_how_i_turned_a_deadly_plant_into_a_thriving_business

Book:

Bold: How to Go Gib, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Authors: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/bold-en/

Day 57

TED Talk:

The Era of Open Innovation

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_innovation

Book:

Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With the Least

Author: Jessica Jackley

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/clay-water-brick-en/

Day 58

TED Talk

Where Good Ideas Come From

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_where_good_ideas_come_from

Book:

Diffusion of Innovations

Author: Everett M. Rogers

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/diffusion-of-innovations-en/

Day 59

TED Talk:

Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How to Make Toast

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_got_a_wicked_problem_first_tell_me_how_you_make_toast

Book:

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

Author: Dave Ramsey

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/entreleadership-en/

Day 60

TED Talk:

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work

Book:

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity 

Author: David Allen

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/getting-things-done-en/