Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 3


“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”-Mark Zuckerberg

Following your own path, taking risks, and stepping outside your comfort zone are all steps to finding success. Like Zuckerberg said, the world is quickly changing, without taking risks you can easily fall behind. 

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

Day 11

TED Talk:

Where Does Creativity Hide?

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


Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/weird-ideas-that-work-en/

Day 12

TED Talk:

Plucky Rebels: Being Agile in an un-agile place

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtFHtLP-e20


The Rebel Rules

Author: Chip Conley

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-rebel-rules-en/

Day 13

TED Talk:

How AirBnb Designs for Trust

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBILNOD8VbA


The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Author: Chris Brogan

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-freaks-shall-inherit-the-earth-en/

Day 14

TED Talk:

Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r1IPsldbBg


The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

Author: Mariana Mazzucato

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-entrepreneurial-state-en/

Day 15

TED Talk:

Color blind or color brave?

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKtALHe3Y9Q



Author: Sophia Amoruso

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/number-girlboss-en/