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
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
Peter Shankman held a Skype conference with our class because he knows we’ve got a room full of the smartest, most intelligent, and most driven university students on the face of the planet. Our class is a select group of entrepreneurial students with the guts and gumption to build businesses to take over the world.… Continue reading Entrepreneurship Lessons from Peter Shankman
If you want to learn how to launch a news media startup, all you have to do is read this article by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. You’ll be all set. I’m kidding. But chapter three is a good starting point. And fortunately, it’s useful for more than just digital media entrepreneurs because it looks at… Continue reading Taking Digital Media and Startups to the Next Level
The hustle. The grind. Call it what you want. Social media, narcissistic vloggers, the Internet marketplace and slang terminology can all be inspirational. Who doesn’t want to feel like they own the world and can make money any way they want? The rags-to-riches, self-made, American Dream(ing) persona no doubt has its appeal. We’ve see this… Continue reading Building a Startup: Who Do You Think You Are?