We have all heard of FaceBook, but have you ever heard of Socialnet.com? I wouldn’t think so since the company started in the 90s before FaceBook even started in 2004. Reid Hoffman was one of the developers that helped create the first social network (kind of). Hoffman was on NPR’s How I Built This in… Continue reading LinkedIn: Professional FaceBook?
Before becoming an award-winning journalist, Dorothy Hernandez was a kid growing in Chicago helping her mom fill orders for her “famous lumpia shanghai and empanadas.” But she didn’t intend to stay in the kitchen. After graduating from college, she became a copy editor and web producer at the Chicago Tribune. She then moved to Michigan… Continue reading How Dorothy Hernandez Combines Entrepreneurship and Journalism
If you you use Twitter on a regular basis, you probably know Philip Lewis, a front page editor for HuffPost. He has 91,000 followers. But he doesn’t have a social media degree. He attended Michigan State University and then worked in education before joining the HuffPost as an intern. On Twitter he shares news stories… Continue reading Phillip Lewis: Front Page Editor for HuffPost
LaSharah Bunting has been in the news industry for the majority of her life. Bunting currently works at the Knight Foundation as the director of Journalism, but before she accepted her position there, she worked at the New York Times for 14 years. I was lucky enough to be able to have a 20 minute… Continue reading LaSharah Bunting Discusses the Future of Journalism
I recently caught up with Bernie Kim, the coordinator producer at FOX Sports. Whew, does this guy have the typical broadcast career. Between starting off as a researcher, then being laid-off twice and switching over to do some freelance work, he now has a position of coordinator producer. Bernie Kim has worked in the television… Continue reading Bernie Kim: FOX Sports Coordinator Producer
Don’t Go It Alone is basically my new slogan and also a tip in the article “How to Turn Your Idea Into A Product (and Launch It!)” from Business News Daily. The article starts out with “What you need to do” then follows through with “The challenges with inventing” and ending with “Tips for success,” in relation… Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone
In class, we’ve talked about developing ideas and looking for specific problems that we see are ripe for an innovative solution. It’s a glamorous image to have the breakaway idea that takes the world by storm. However, we learn something very important from Brian Chesky and Reid Hoffman in Hoffman’s first episode of his Masters… Continue reading Fostering Innovation from Startup to Global Business
In the podcast Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, who is the co-founder of LinkedIn and a partner at Greylock, Hoffman explains his perspective on entrepreneurship and how he believes “there’s only one way to find your big idea… look for it, look for it, look for it and then act.” Hoffman says people think that there’s… Continue reading “This Should Exist…”
It’s very rare for a creative idea for a startup to come out of no where. If only it was as as easy as walking down the street, having the idea fall from the sky with a note attaches saying, “Hey, take this idea, create a startup and become a successful human being.” If only… Continue reading A Fax Machine?
So, I went on a field trip to Detroit with my media entrepreneurship class last week, and it was truly an enjoyable trip! We met some amazing people — and I learned that I knew nothing about the city I’ve spent my entire life in! When I graduate, I am making it my priority to… Continue reading Helloooooo Detroit!