Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 4


"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." - Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon.com

Having a good reputation is important to the success of a business. Keeping up that reputation takes hard work and dedication. 

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

Day 16

TED Talk:

Why We Have Too Few Female Leaders

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4


I Know How She Does It

Author: Laura Vanderkam

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/i-know-how-she-does-it-en/

Day 17

TED Talk:

Navi Radjou: Creative Problem-Solving in the Face of Extreme 


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RD0OZCyJCk

Book: The Effective Executive 

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-effective-executive-en/

Day 18

TED Talk:

What Consumers Want

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHRZ6OrSvvI


Conversations That Sell: Collaborate with Buyers and Make Every Conversations Count

Author: Nancy Bleeke

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/conversations-that-sell-en/

Day 19

TED Talk:

Employees First, Customers Second

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdu67s_C5E


The Customer Service Revolution 

Author: John R. DiJulius III

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-customer-service-revolution-en/

Day 20

TED Talk:

Trial, Error and the Good Complex

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5wCfYujRdE


Learn or Die

Author: Edward D. Hess

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/reader/learn-or-die-en/