"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
How Giant Websites Design for You (and a Billion Others, Too)
Author: Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen
Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume
Smart People Should Build Things
Author: Andrew Yang
Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
First Break All the Rules
Author: Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
What Fear Can Teach Us
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Author: Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen
How Great Leaders Inspire Action
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Author: Ben Horowitz