Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 2


"Everyone has a plan till' they get punched in the mouth" - Mike Tyson

One of the goals of this challenge is to never stop improving yourself. Like Tyson says no matter how great your plans are, things can take a different course very quickly.

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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 walking the dog.

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 2 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.Ventureformations.com/blog

Day 6

TED Talk:

How Giant Websites Design for You (and a Billion Others, Too)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quJdL9ggETI


A/B Testing

Author: Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/a-slash-b-testing-en/

Day 7

TED Talk:

Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiDQDLnEXdA


Smart People Should Build Things

Author: Andrew Yang

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/smart-people-should-build-things-en/

Day 8

TED Talk:

Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyn_xLrtZaY


First Break All the Rules

Author: Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/first-break-all-the-rules-en/

Day 9

TED Talk:

What Fear Can Teach Us

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwgWkUIm9Gc


Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Author: Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/great-by-choice-en/

Day 10

TED Talk:

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6kbcERdmCw


The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Author: Ben Horowitz

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-en/