Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 7


"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." - Steve Jobs

Never give up on your dreams. Even when times are tough or aren't going the way you had hoped, keep trying and keep believing in your business. 

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

Day 31

TED Talk:

How to Make Choosing Easier

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pq5jnM1C-A



Author: Martin Lindstrom

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/buyology-en/

Day 32

TED Talk:

The Hidden Influence of Social Networks

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-tOghblfE


The Tipping Point

Author: Malcom Gladwell

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-tipping-point-en/

Day 33

TED Talk: 

The Currency of the New Economy is Trust

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTqgiF4HmgQ



Author: Jay Baer

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/youtility-en/

Day 34

TED Talk:

3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xMWqUe8FdU


Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/enchantment-en/

Day 35

TED Talk:

A Search for Loyalty

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyhZddN4DI


Customer Winback

Author: Jill Griffin and Michael W. Lowenstein

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/customer-winback-en/