The passing of the JOBS act was supposed to herald a new era in which regular people have access to fantastic opportunities previously restricted to industry experts (in this case accredited investors). To an optimistic few, it seemed like the Government was beginning to understand the possibilities for greater individual freedoms in our internet age. … More Power to the People – Supplied by the Market
Jerry Greenfield, one half of perhaps the most famous ice-cream duo in the world, recently delivered a keynote speech about his story and the lessons he has learned along the way to a packed auditorium of Fordham students. Jerry offered many insights to the students, including these two gems: Ben & Jerry’s Ice creams have … More Conscious Capitalism: The defining movement of the 21st Century
There has never been an easier time in the history of the world to consume. From physical goods to information, our entire economy revolves around making things easier and cheaper to obtain and digest. The vast majority of the population is content to be labeled “consumers”, and the government explicitly encourages consumers to consume, and … More Creativity, Not Consumption, Will Give The World A Reason To Dance.
On January 2nd an event occurred in the digital journalism world that is likely to send shockwaves throughout the blogging world, and shivers down the spines of many digital media outlets. Andrew Sullivan, the power blogger whose Daily Beast-owned blog “The Dish” has more than one million monthly readers, is leaving the Daily Beast in … More The Dish, The Death of Online Display Ads and The Future of Digital Journalism
As the New Year begins, I wanted to look back at my 2012 New Year’s Resolution of learning to code, and acknowledge that to date I have failed miserably in my pursuit of becoming the next Mark Zuckerburg. This winter, however, I will once again turn my hand to Codecademy, the free coding software used … More The Power of 2
As an intensive Facebook user, I have long been fascinated with the trials and tribulations of the company which in just eight years has amassed over 1 billion monthly active users, shaped social media into an entirely new industry, and poses direct and indirect threats to some of the largest companies in the world. Facebook’s … More 3 reasons why Facebook can justify a $100 billion valuation
As I cruise comfortably at 35,000ft up the Eastern seaboard from Miami International to New York JFK, I feel it is as good a time as any to articulate my views on customer service, an aspect of business I once reviled but now revere. Throughout my short, 20-year lifespan I have witnessed a shift in … More At Your Service: A Business Model for Long-term Success
“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.” Just 20 minutes before I was due to give a presentation on the Opportunites for Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, I was yet to shower or even practice my speech. The reason? I was too captivated by an Austrian unbuckling his seatbelt, … More Why Felix Baumgartner may have more in common with an Entrepreneur than you may think.
As I prepare for a talk about the Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Fordham this weekend, and with the Compass Fellowship at Fordham well underway, I thought I would reflect on the state of Tech & Entrepreneurship in New York City, the city I am fortunate enough to call home.
As a college student, I am constantly bombarded with questions and concerns about my career path, what I am doing to enhance my résumé, and being reminded of how tough it is for recent college graduates to secure a job. These questions are coming not only from my Career advisor, but also from my parents, … More Why internships are more critical than ever to landing the perfect job