Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 6


"Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it." - Reid Hoffman, Cofounder, LinkedIn

Whether it's in business or your personal life, taking risks can ultimately help you reach your goals. Take into consideration if the risk is worth the rewards, if the answer is yes then go for it. 

Scroll down for the week 6 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 6 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.Ventureformations.com/blog

Day 26

TED Talk:

The Puzzle of Motivation

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y


How to be a Positive Leader

Author: Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/how-to-be-a-positive-leader-en/

Day 27

TED Talk:

The Tribes We Lead

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=589tH-wtCak


Epic Content Marketing

Author: Joe Pulizzi

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/epic-content-marketing-en/

Day 28

TED Talk:

Choice, Happiness, and Spaghetti Sauce

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIiAAhUeR6Y


Hug Your Customers

Author: Jack Mitchell

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/hug-your-customers-en/

Day 29

TED Talk:

Life Lessons from an Ad Man

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXneozZwJR0


Confessions of an Advertising Man

Author: David Ogilvy

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/confessions-of-an-advertising-man-en/

Day 30

TED Talk:

The Walk from "No" to "Yes"

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc6yi_FtoNo


Getting to Yes

Author: Roger Fisher, William Ury, & Bruce Patton

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/getting-to-yes-en/