Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 5


"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain 

Don't do what everyone else is doing. Instead take time to find what you are passionate about, then create and develop a business based on your own ideas. 

Scroll down for the week 5 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 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 5 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.Ventureformations.com/blog

Day 21

TED Talk:

Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

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


Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

Author: Mark Goulston 

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/just-listen-en/

Day 22

TED Talk:

How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIVlM435Zg


Buyer Personas 

Author: Adele Revella

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/buyer-personas-en/

Day 23

TED Talk:

Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjSuaeVfE9I


The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls that Can Sink a Start-Up

Author: Noah Wasserman

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-founders-dilemmas-en/

Day 24

TED Talk:

How to Start a Movement

Link: https://www.ted.com/talks?page=5&topics%5B%5D=business


The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from their Founding Entrepreneurs

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-startup-playbook-en/

Day 25

TED Talk: 

Simplicity Sells

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEjZt0y6OOw


The Laws of Simplicity 

Author: John Maeda 

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/blinks/the-laws-of-simplicity-en