ESPN’s Jay Williams on the Joy of Twitter Haters and What Could Be Next for the NBA

A Zoom video chat with basketball guru, business leader and Twitter enthusiast Jay Williams. April 3, 2020 1 min read From one living room to another, join me in catching up with the insightful and always entertaining Jay Williams. Learn how Jay, like all of us, is dealing with the day-to-day craziness of this pandemic, what he is hearing about the future of pro sports and how Twitter haters are suddenly bringing him a sense of calm.  Related: ESPN’s Jay Williams Raw and Unfiltered: ‘I Should Have Lost My Job’ Read_More Related posts: Serena Williams Keeps Showing Us How to Rise Above the Noise Serena Williams Gave a Master Class in How to Get the Most Out of a Failure 5 Ways to Silence Your Haters The Only Thing Worse Than Trolls and Haters Mark Cuban and Serena Williams Invest in a Software Services Platform Wellness Brand Moon Juice Has Plenty of Haters — and […]

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From Climbing Everest to Being Trapped on a Deserted Island: Confessions of a Serial Adventure

On this week’s episode of ‘Get a Real Job,’ Lukas Furtenbach explains his company’s quest to make mountain adventures faster and safer. Let’s go! Read_More Related posts: Amazon May Split HQ2 Between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y. Serial Intrapreneur Talks Building Innovative Teams in Large Companies Join Sonia Next Month for a Transformative ‘Slow Business Adventure’ in Norway! What It’s Like to Climb Mount Everest Without Bottled Oxygen Instant Gratification and Mountain Climbing The Risks of Candidates Climbing Back Down the Corporate Ladder While Many Look for an Exit, Island Cannabis CEO Plans to Keep Company Private Bong & Breakfasts? Prince Edward Island to Allow Cannabis Use in Hotels

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Your Company Culture Isn't an Office, It's the People

The founders of virtual-support business BELAY share their best practices for staying productive and healthy while working from home. Read_More Related posts: Sustaining Company Culture Is Crucial for the Long-Term Success of Your Business Even Though My Team Works Remotely We Still Have a Strong Company Culture — Here’s How We Do It How This Tech-Based Car Company Prioritizes Different Perspectives Within Its Office Culture 3 Essential Ingredients for a Millennial-Friendly Office Culture How to Create an Amazing Company Culture How to Create a Winning Company Culture How Culture Saved Our Company After Nearly Killing It To Build a Resilient Culture Stop the Blaming and Shaming and Start Showing People Respect

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‘Jurassic Park’ Advisor Don Lessem Is Building a Robot Dinosaur Army!

On this week’s episode of ‘Get a Real Job,’ paleontologist Don Lessem discusses his business of breathing life into giant robot dinosaurs. Run! March 17, 2020 2 min read Apart from getting cast as Chris Pratt’s stunt double in the next Jurassic World flick, or inventing a functioning time machine that can zip you back 245 million years, you won’t get a more up-close-and-personal experience with a dinosaur than the kind this week’s guest is providing for gawking crowds around the world. “Dino” Don Lessem has excavated some of the largest dinosaurs in the world, digging in remote everywhere from Argentina to Mongolia. His expertise in these not-so-little critters led to Don becoming an adviser on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, as well as many famous theme park rides and exhibitions. He’s written 51 books on nature and even has a dinosaur named after him, Lessemsaurus. Related: Daymond John Will Not Stop! Don’s passion for dinosaurs and teaching […]

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‘I Should Have Lost My Job Multiple Times’

On this episode of ‘Get a Real Job,’ a powerful talk with Jay Williams about battling back from his darkest hour. March 3, 2020 2 min read Jay Williams was the star point guard on Duke’s 2001 NCAA Championship team and was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft for the Chicago Bulls.  Then a horrific motorcycle accident ended his playing career in the blink of an eye. Jay was lost. He felt that his life had no meaning. But through years of hard work and determination, he managed to pick himself back up. Jay is now an ESPN host, he’s running The Boardroom, a sports biz and lifestyle platform, alongside Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman, he’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and most importantly, he’s here. Now, as heavy as that all sounds — and it is — fans of Jay know that he’s also quite hilarious, and in […]

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How to Be Nice While You Kill Everyone Around You in Pro Gaming

CLG superstar Stephanie Harvey is on a mission to make gaming fun, inclusive and extra explode-y. February 18, 2020 1 min read If you play Counter-Strike, the name MissHarvey fills you with either fear or respect or likely both. Stephanie Harvey (i.e MissHarvey) is one of the top Counter-Strike players on the planet, having stalked the battlefield for 16 years and earning five championships for her efforts. Recently, esports organization Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) announced that Harvey was joining the company in a newly created position, where her infectious passion and positivity for gaming would be put to work engaging with the female esports community. She’ll be an ambassador for CLG initiatives, as well as the world of gaming as a whole, setting her sights on inclusivity, healthy behavior and, yes, bringing esports to the Olympics.  MissHarvey stopped by the Entrepreneur offices for this week’s episode of Get a Real Job. Listen in as she discusses what […]

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The Green Berets Who Traded Bullets for Bourbon

Their covert mission into Afghanistan inspired a book, a movie, a monument and now, an award-winning bourbon. February 11, 2020 2 min read This week’s episode of Get a Real Job focuses on a group of brave men who have chosen action over safety for their entire lives. In the days after 9/11, while many Americans were watching the news in a state of shock and horror, a team of 12 Green Berets covertly entered Afghanistan and waged war against the Taliban … on horseback. Riding horses as they penetrated the forbidding landscape of Afghanistan wasn’t part of the plan. But almost nothing about their mission, code-named Task Force Dagger, had a plan anyway. They were dropped in-country and basically told to figure it out as they went along.  Despite being outnumbered 40 to one and having little-to-no contact with their command headquarters, these men, The Horse Soldiers, fought in a series of intense battles side-by-side with militia allies and successfully captured the city of […]

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Want a Career in Sports Broadcasting? You Need to Be Ready For Anything. Including Bears.

Brandon Tierney, host of Discovery’s ‘Man vs. Bear,’ breaks down his unpredictable journey from unpaid intern to national broadcaster. January 15, 2020 5 min read As the host of CBS Sports Radio’s nationally-syndicated show Tiki and Tierney, broadcaster Brandon Tierney is no stranger to witnessing raw power and unbridled ferociousness on the playing fields and courts of professional sports. He’s been at it for 20 years, delivering his signature blend of humor and expert analysis as he dissects football, basketball and everything in-between. After two decades in the business, you would think he’s seen and called it all, but that is far from the case. To wit, his new show, Man Vs. Bear, which features human beings competing against bears (the animals, not the football team) in feats of strength, agility and, yes, eating piles of raw salmon. Related: Playing Dirty With the Miners of ‘Gold Rush’ Tierney stopped by the Entrepreneur office for an upcoming episode of […]

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How the Inventor of ‘Reindeer in Here’ Created a Black Friday Record-Breaker

Inside Adam Reed’s mission to create a new holiday tradition. November 29, 2019 6 min read This story originally published on November 6, 2018. Sometimes your most vivid dreams vanish from your memory within seconds of your alarm going off. And sometimes, they stick around with you all day. Such was the case for TV producer Adam Reed, who had a dream about a children’s book in the middle of the night that nagged him so much that he wrote the entire thing on his phone while running on a treadmill the next morning. (“When I showed it to my wife, she said ‘You were clearly at a bar, not the gym,” Reed said, laughing.) The book was called Bee in the Sea, which he self-published for fun. Reed never had any intention of becoming a children’s book author, nor did he foresee what would come next: becoming an award-winning toymaker. That […]

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This Hilarious Video May Help You Find Inner Peace in Holiday Traffic

Let your GPS be your spirit animal. November 19, 2019 1 min read AAA estimates that more than 55 million people will be traveling on Thanksgiving. To put that into perspective: that’s a lot of people. Most of those trips will involve travelers being in a car at some point, which means being stuck in traffic. Unless we trust our handy GPS apps to expertly direct us through back streets, sketchy neighbors and dirt paths that maybe aren’t really roads, to shave off a few minutes of our trip. Or lead us to even more congestion. True, your GPS can be your best friend or your worst enemy, which is why Dan Zevin, author of the book Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations, has created the above video to help you not throw it out the window during desperate times. Check out more videos from Zevin’s hilarious series here, and follow @ModernMantras on Instagram for more […]

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The Indiana Jones of Biology Searches for Animals Thought to Be Extinct … and Often Gets Bitten in the Process.

Biologist and adventurer Forrest Galante, host of ‘Extinct or Alive,’ talks risk-taking and following your passion to the ends of the earth. November 14, 2019 8 min read Ever misplace your car keys? Forrest Galante might be the guy you want to call. The biologist and adventurer has carved out a very unique niche for himself in the world of conservation: He scours the most remote and dangerous parts of the world in search of animals long thought to be extinct, in an effort to (almost) literally bring them back from the dead. As crazy as that sounds, what’s crazier is how successful he’s been. As of today, he and his team have discovered four species that biologists believed went the way of the dinosaurs. Galante goes on these quests for two main reasons: He has a lifelong love for wildlife. His historic finds result in mountains of research and funding to study and revitalize these […]

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How This Retired Navy SEAL’s Second-Act Turned into a Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Empire

This unstoppable mindset helped retired Navy SEAL Squadron Commander Randy Hetrick build TRX into a global force. November 11, 2019 5 min read While on deployment in 1997, Navy SEAL Squadron Commander Randy Hetrick was looking for a way to keep his body in peak physical condition, which is essential for effectively operating as a member of the most elite fighting force on the planet. Alas, there weren’t many Equinoxes or L.A. Fitnesses in the part of the world he was deployed in (okay, there weren’t any.)  The ability to adapt and improvise are trademarks of special operators, and so Hetrick put those powers to work. Using only parachute webbing, a jiu-jitsu belt he accidentally packed in his bag and his body weight, Hetrick devised a workout system that helped keep his mind and body strong. It was primitive, and it worked. After leaving the Navy, Hetrick continued to develop and refine his MacGyver-ed system. Cut to 2019, and that […]

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How This Entrepreneur Started (and Re-Started) a Successful Baby Clothing Business

Paige Lauren shares the mindset it takes to create and run a clothing business (and take time off when you need it). November 6, 2019 5 min read In 2008, two things happened at the same time that put architectural designer Paige Lauren on a career path she couldn’t have predicted: 1. The Great Recession and 2. One of her friends had a baby.  “I did a lot of design work for residential homes and no one was spending any money at that time,” Lauren told Entrepreneur. She was starting to think about making a move to do something else but wasn’t sure what that would be. Then while on a shopping trip to for a friend’s newborn, Lauren couldn’t find anything that lined up with her design aesthetic. “Everything had hearts and duckies and cutesy stuff on it, and my tastes are more modern and simple.” On that frustrating shopping trip, […]

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How a Band of Green Berets Went From Elite Warriors to Elite Bourbon Makers

Their secret mission in the days following 9/11 inspired a book, a movie, a monument and now, an all-American business. October 24, 2019 7 min read Days after 9/11, while many Americans were watching the news in a state of shock and horror, a team of 12 Green Berets took action. They covertly entered Afghanistan and began to wage war against the Taliban … on horseback. It wasn’t until 48 hours before their insertion that the men were informed they would have to traverse the steep and treacherous landscape of Afghanistan on horses. It was the first of many aspects of this mission, code-named Task Force Dagger, that they would have to figure out as they went along  Despite being often cut off from communications with command headquarters and outnumbered forty to one, these men, The Horse Soldiers, fought in a series of intense battles side-by-side with militia allies and successfully captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif from the Taliban, a strategic stronghold. […]

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Playing Dirty With the Miners of ‘Gold Rush’

A not-always-polite conversation with Parker Schnabel, Tony Beets and Rick Ness from Discovery’s ‘Gold Rush.’ October 11, 2019 5 min read It’s that time of year when I get inspired to go out to chase my dreams and my son gets inspired to go into the backyard and dig holes in my lawn. I’m talking, of course, about the premiere of the new season of Gold Rush. Now in its tenth season, Discovery’s no. 1 show follows the ups, downs and exploding machinery of the men and women tasked with digging for treasure in the Yukon permafrost. This season features all of the cursing, equipment breakdowns and “Get that @#$%-ing camera out of my face!” moments we’ve come to expect, but there’s a new twist no one saw coming: government regulations that kick many of the miners off their reliable grounds.  You want to talk about risk? How about betting your multimillion-dollar […]

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Here Are the Foodie Superstars of the U.S. Open

Entrepreneur met with celebrity chefs who served up tasty treats and business wisdom behind the scenes of the U.S. Open. August 27, 2019 5 min read As Nadal and Federer serve 130 mph balls of fury on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium, a group of different superstars is serving up decidedly more palatable offerings at the Food Village of the 2019 U.S. Open. Food, as anyone with a mouth can attest, is one of the last remaining incentives to get someone to actually leave their house, and recognizing the draw of making people drool, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has paid extra attention to this year’s selection of courtside goodies. “The U.S. Open starts with great tennis, but that is just the start,” Lew Sherr, Chief Revenue Officer of the USTA told Entrepreneur. “Our fans are on site for eight to nine hours, and tennis is only part of the experience. We pride ourselves […]

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How This Farmer Entrepreneur Is Literally Growing Her Profits (Podcast)

Former chef Patty Gentry’s love of amazing food led to her buying a farm. And no, she did not see that coming. August 14, 2019 1 min read After years working as a chef in the kitchens of some the hottest restaurants in New York, Patty Gentry needed a breath of fresh air. And, well, a breath of cow manure as well.  Patty took her love and passion for food down to the literal root and opened Early Girl Farm on Long Island. Early Girl Farm’s mission is simple, as Patty explains, “Lovingly craft a deep, dark, mineral loaded, biologically thriving soil that packs a veggie flavor punch!” And she does all of that working on just an acre of land.  Entrepreneur spoke with Gentry as she was just finishing up a day in the field. She was tired, covered in dirt, and said she’s never been happier in her entire […]

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Use This Green Beret Method to Find Out if Someone Is Trustworthy

Thinking about a new partnership? Check these boxes before you sign on the dotted line. September 21, 2016 6 min read In our ongoing psychological warfare series, former Green Beret Sergeant Major (retired) Karl Erickson has shared simple methods you can use to tell if someone is lying, as well as a couple of tricks to get a liar to tell the truth.  This week, he turns his attention to partnerships. While commanding special forces missions over the past decades, Erickson had to quickly learn how to find reliable partners that wanted to help him succeed, and avoid bad partners that wanted him to die. While life and death (hopefully) isn’t factoring into your business relationships, here are some of his tips to see if you’re signing up for a fruitful or frightful partnership. Know your enemy. “Or in this case, know your potential new partner. The first thing I’d advise you to do […]

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Want to Be Healthier and Happier? Just Change One Thing, Says Fit Men Cook’s Kevin Curry (Podcast)

Kevin Curry, author and founder of the 2 million+ member community Fit Men Cook, talks about his unexpected pivot in lifestyle and business. July 17, 2019 2 min read When you meet the high-energy and hilarious fitness author and expert Kevin Curry, it is hard to imagine the vastly different version of himself that existed not so long ago. As Kevin tells it, back around 2012, he was depressed and overweight — unhealthy mentally, physically, spiritually, and everything in-between. But after taking a hard look at a photo of himself that a friend posted on social media, Kevin said, “Enough!” and he decided to do something about his health. As he describes on his website Fit Men Cook, “I went to a half-price book store, bought every single book about dieting and started studying nutrition.” He started cooking his own meals, experimenting in the kitchen with different proteins and veggies to […]

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The Emotional Moment That Sparked a Winning Business Idea for This Entrepreneur

Everence co-founder and CEO Patrick Duffy details the growth of his tattoo and jewelry business from idea to final product. July 5, 2019 5 min read One of the most important questions that entrepreneurs need to ask themselves is this: Does my product solve a problem or fill a need for customers? Patrick Duffy saw a need — an emotional one — when he was working with wounded veterans and the families of fallen heroes. These people had a need to remember their loved ones and hold them close, and during a Scuba expedition, he saw a memorial tattoo on leg of a Gold Star mother and it sparked an idea: What if the ink in those tattoos were infused with the DNA of the person being remembered? Related: How to Come Up With Startup Business Ideas in the Digital Era From that moment the concept for Everence was born. Described by Duffy, who serves […]

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