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Startups Need Both Profound Beliefs and Customer Input

  In the early stages of a startup your hypotheses about all the parts of your business model are your profound beliefs. Think of profound beliefs as “strong opinions loosely held.” You Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Blank

Student Innovators: Get Ready Now for e-Fest 2024

  If you are an undergraduate with a great business idea, we've got exciting news for you. We are beginning the countdown to e-Fest 2024, April 18-20, with the e-Fest Lightbulb Lunch & Learn Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

How to Find a Mentor After 50

Editor’s note: This article is part of Lessons from Leaders, a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX . For years, I worked as a production account Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Christine Schoenwald

Helicopter Parenting Can Hurt Future Family Business Leaders

  The founders of many longstanding family businesses likely had parents who insisted on responsibility and let them learn from their mistakes. This is not so today -- the era of helicopter Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

How Scientist-Inventors Move Ideas From Lab to Marketplace

Many important innovations grow out of the research done at colleges and universities. For example, technologies related to healthcare or the natural environment are often rooted in academic Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Daniel Forbes

Johns Hopkins Team is 2023 e-Fest Grand Champion

MINNEAPOLIS -- e-Fest 2023 came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday afternoon, April 29, with an amazing Championship Round judged by top business and entrepreneurship professionals: Ann Winblad, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Jennifer Gessner and Casey Frid

AI Won't Replace Innovators and Fresh Thinking

  How can AI and ChatGPT be useful in a world hungry for solutions to business problems? Will it ever replace people who come up with big ideas -- the entrepreneurs, researchers or scholars? Two Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Robert Buday

FamilyBusiness.org's Editorial Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI Tools

The emergence of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Bard, and other platforms is creating new opportunities for developing written text, visual art, and other related artifacts in the publishing Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston , Mat Hughes and David Deeds

EIX's Editorial Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI Tools

The emergence of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Bard, and other platforms is creating new opportunities for developing written text, visual art, and other related artifacts in the publishing Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: David Townsend , Daniel Forbes , Jon Eckhardt , David Deeds , James C Wetherbe and Catherine Buday

AI and ChatGPT Will Revolutionize Customer Discovery

EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Blank has had a celebrated career as a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Lean Startup movement, which for the first time gave startups a methodology for success. Best known Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Blank