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entrepreneurship | Jan 31st, 2020

To be, or Not to Be Authentic?: Harvard’s Laura Huang and Francesca Gino Explore Authenticity and Performance

When it comes to making a first impression, whether it be a job interview, a networking event, or a pitch, many people tend to cater to the other person’s interests, rather than behave according to their own. But does this approach help or harm our chances of getting what we want? Harvard... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Jan 28th, 2020

When Hard Work Isn’t Enough: Business Professor Laura Huang Helps Us Find Our Edge

In her debut book Edge, Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang busts the myth that hard work alone will get us to our goals. Instead, she teaches us how to find our “edge”—the unique qualities that set us apart—and open doors to money, time, and connections.   Wouldn’t it be nice if career... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 1st, 2019

Building the Next Generation of Tech Champions: Ajay Agrawal’s Creative Destruction Lab Expands to Paris

Founded by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School, the Creative Destruction Lab has supported over 1,500 founders from over 30 countries—generating more than 4 billion dollars in equity value. Now, in its partnership with International business school HEC Paris, the CDL is poised to “play a... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Oct 16th, 2019

Manjit Minhas Opens Up About Her Path from Fledgling Entrepreneur to Beer Baroness

After starting a business with her brother Ravinder at the tender age of 19, Manjit Minhas became the President, CEO, and sole owner Minhas Breweries—the tenth largest brewery in the world. In a new feature in Menu, she opens up about the challenges she faced in the industry, and how she grew a... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Sep 20th, 2019

Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino Explains How Changing Your Mind Can Make You Seem Smarter

You’re in the middle of pitching investors on your business idea, and someone brings up contradictory evidence to a claim you’ve made. Do you acknowledge it and change your mind? Or do you dig in your heels and argue that you know best? New research by Francesca Gino (featured in Inc) suggests the... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 13th, 2019

From Line Cook to CEO: Ellen Bennet Shares How She Built a Multi-Million Dollar Apron Empire

The Second Life podcast by Who What Wear is dedicated to spotlighting successful women who have mastered the art of the career change. This week features an expanded version of their interview with Ellen Bennett, the cook-turned-businesswoman who gave the restaurant uniform an update with her... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 12th, 2019

Gender and Venture Capitalism: Laura Huang Wins the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management

Through their scholarship and teaching, The Academy of Management Journal aims to inspire and enable a better world. This year, they’re honoring top business school professor Laura Huang with the AMJ Best Paper Award for her groundbreaking work on how the gender gap affects startup funding.  Male... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Feb 6th, 2019

Want to Make Your Hard Work Work Harder? Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang Says You Need to Create an Edge.

How can we make our paths to success a little easier? We all have biases working for and against us, says Laura Huang, one of the top business school professors in America and author of the hotly anticipated book EDGE (2020). Whether it’s a natural confidence (or lack thereof); established networks... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Oct 11th, 2018

Kavita Shukla Honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event for Tackling Global Food Waste

FreshPaper inventor and Lavin speaker Kavita Shukla—named one of TIME Magazine’s “5 Most Innovative Women in Food”—will be honored alongside March for Our Lives’ Emma Gonzalez, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, and Emmy Award winners Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, and Lena Waithe at Variety’s... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 30th, 2017

Consumers Are Changing, and So Are Entrepreneurs. Kickstarter’s Co-founder, Yancey Strickler, on the Future of Success.

In less than a decade, Kickstarter—the world’s biggest and most successful crowdfunding site—has raised almost $3 billion dollars for new products, cutting-edge technologies, and even Oscar-winning movies. “We can resist and thrive,” says co-founder Yancey Strickler. Without formal business... Continue Reading →
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