Entrepreneur Innovation Challenge: Week 9


"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker

Keep improving both yourself and your business ventures. The more you work at it, the more you will understand, and the more you will succeed. 

Scroll down for the week 9 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 9 is below, check back to the blog each week for a new list. www.Ventureformations.com/blog

Day 41

TED Talk:

The Art of Asking

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g


To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/to-sell-is-human-en/

Day 42

TED Talk:

Lead Like the Great Conductors

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9g3Q-qvtss


Joy Inc.

Author: Rick Sheridan

Link:  https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/joy-inc-en/

Day 43

TED Talk:

Four Principles for the Open World

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfqwHT3u1-8


The Culture Map

Author: Erin Meyer

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-culture-map-en/

Day 44

TED Talk:

Selling Condoms in the Congo

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqc56GMOYWY


Marketing 3.0

Authors: Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya, and Iwan Setiawan

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/marketing-3-dot-0-en/

Day 45

TED Talk:

How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

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


Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

Link: https://app.blinkist.com/en/blinks/ready-for-anything-en/