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The Unexpected Trip to Detroit

To preface, the trip to Detroit for our entrepreneurship class was planned far in advance. I put the date in my calendar in January. Contrary to the title of this article, this was an expected trip. What was unexpected were the two revelations I came to while I was on the trip. 1.) The startup,… Continue reading The Unexpected Trip to Detroit

Nicholas Stahl

Target Markets Through Childish Gambino’s Discography

Music is all about finding your target market. A musician tediously creates different configurations of sounds and puts them together to make music. That music is then promoted, distributed, and sold. But to be an economically successful musician, one must have a devoted target market and a healthy-sized target audience. A great tool to get… Continue reading Target Markets Through Childish Gambino’s Discography

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The Great Coney Quest: Discovering How a Coney Survives in a Crowded Market

It’s the great Coney Quest! Before starting our own Coney Island that puts all other Coney Island restaurants out of business, we toured three different Coneys in East Lansing to get a feel for competitive analysis. We’re not really going to start a Coney Island restaurant. However, in learning about the process of entrepreneurship and… Continue reading The Great Coney Quest: Discovering How a Coney Survives in a Crowded Market

Nicholas Stahl

Want To Be A Great Journalist? Have the Values Of A Boy Scout

Ken Doctor poses many questions in his Newsonomics article about the values of journalists. The most enticing to me was this: “Increasingly, though, I’ve come to believe that we can’t rebuild local news capacity until we’re more clear about our 21st-century values. What might we include in those values?” His answer to this predicament is a multitude… Continue reading Want To Be A Great Journalist? Have the Values Of A Boy Scout

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How to Find Startup Ideas … As Told By Paintings

“You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It’s easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally.” This quote by Robert Pirsig utilized in an article about startup ideas by Paul Graham beautifully exemplifies the complexity, confusion, and curiosity enveloped in finding a great startup idea. Much like a masterwork painting, startup ideas… Continue reading How to Find Startup Ideas … As Told By Paintings