Tag Archive: Startup Institute

How to Tell a Story that will Deeply Impact Your Career

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One of my earliest memories as a child was looking out through the window of my family’s second story apartment and watching birds take-off from the window ledge. I was fascinated by how… Continue reading

10 Steps to Leading a Brainstorming Session that Works

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Brainstorming sessions are breeding ground for idea generation. Invented in the 1930s by advertising executive Alex Osborn, brainstorming was initially coined “thinking up.” In encouraging unhampered, spur-of-the-moment thoughts, Osborn hoped to break the conventional meeting mold that… Continue reading

5 REASONS WHY VOLUNTEERING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS GOOD FOR YOUR CAREER

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The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends, indulging in warm, rich seasonal treats, and giving to the ones we love. And so, it’s never so clear than during the… Continue reading

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Career You Love

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Do you ever find yourself winding down on a Sunday evening—still buzzing from a busy weekend of friends, family, and fun—only to have a looming Monday morning hit you like a load of… Continue reading

Interviewing the Interviewer to Land Your Dream Gig

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A major hurdle to landing a new position is of course acing the interview. And, while the interviewer is often seen as having the upper hand, the interviewee can be just as powerful.… Continue reading

How to Build a Personal Brand from Scratch

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Your digital brand can give employers a sense of who you are beyond the flat paper resume, helping them to imagine the talents, passion, and energy that you’d bring to the team. An… Continue reading

How Being Problem-Obsessed Can Grow Your Company

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Sam Hysell is a Partner at Known Unknowns, a company that helps organizations successfully innovate through customer understanding and principles of the lean startup model. He’s led workshops for hundreds of new product teams… Continue reading

Warning! 7 Things to Consider Before Working at a Startup

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Startups are exciting places to work. They’re fast-paced,they  offer unprecedented opportunities for personal and professional growth, and are often trying to change the world (or, at least, make some part of it better). They’re… Continue reading

What Do Hedgehogs Know About Career Love?

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Thinking about your career is always an evolving conversation rife with introspective conflicts: Should I chase the money? Will that make me happy? Why can’t I just get paid to do *insert hobby* all… Continue reading

Corporate or Startup: Where Should You Start Your Career?

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If you’re a college senior cramming for your final final exams, stealing longing glances at your cap and gown hung teasingly on a hook in the corner of your dorm room—daring you to… Continue reading