Devon White – Creator of Human Operating System

[quote style=”boxed”]Learn, unlearn, and relearn as quickly as possible. And be honest — with yourself and everyone else.[/quote] Devon White consults and speaks professionally with individuals and companies on the increasing and inevitable integration of self-programming technologies into everyday business and personal life. His Human Operating System platform makes these technologies available to both individuals […]

Dennis Mortensen – CEO and Founder of x.ai

[quote style=”boxed”]Exceptional customer service at all times. Never forget who you work for.[/quote] Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai, whose artificial intelligence driven personal assistant lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to amy@x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in the analytics, optimization and big data space […]

Christian Barbosa – Founder of Goboxi

[quote style=”boxed”]Take the concept of your company and break it down: are there any mundane or monotonous aspects of it? Find a way to automate it.[/quote] Christian Barbosa founded his first company when he was 14 years old and has been a serial entrepreneur ever since. A specialist in time management productivity, he is currently […]

David Niu – Founder of TINYhr

[quote style=”boxed”]Focus on people and culture. Hiring decisions are based on our cultural values. In fact, we put that right in the job description. We’re also willing to constrain revenue growth if we can’t find the right person. Good enough isn’t good enough. I also try to relate customer feedback and actions within the office […]

Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

[quote style=”boxed”]Which habits will you add to your entrepreneurial process?[/quote] We’ve all heard of the “7 Habits of Highly Successful People”, but what are the habits of successful entrepreneurs? IdeaMensch routinely asks its interviewees the question: “As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else to do?” […]

The Lean Startup: 25 IdeaMenschers utilizing lean startup philosophy

[quote style=”boxed”]“Don’t be in a rush to get big. Be in a rush to have a great product.” – Eric Ries[/quote] By now, the story of Eric Ries’ journey to the creation of the book, The Lean Startup is well-known: Entrepreneur starts anonymous blog to document his lean startup philosophy. Blog becomes so popular, entrepreneur […]

Alex Dufetel – Founder of LiveMinutes

[quote style=”boxed”]I would do less. I think we started out with too many features on LiveMinutes. During our first year, we actually removed more features than we added. I would start with less.[/quote] Alex Dufetel is passionate about startups, tech, and more; specifically product & UI design. He co-founded LiveMinutes, a service that makes your […]

Harvey Shovers – President of MSI Data

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have pushed harder to start my own company much earlier. Changing focus to building something vs. working for someone.[/quote] Harvey Shovers is the President of MSI Data, the leader in field workforce automation software. At MSI Data, Harvey is executing on his vision of helping business improve field workforce productivity with enterprise, […]

Michel Koopman – CEO of getAbstract

[quote style=”boxed”]As a linear thinker, I start with the why (“what problem am I solving”) and the how (“the strategy”). Then I establish the goals and objectives. As a next step, I plan the actions needed to bring the idea to life.[/quote] Michel Koopman is the CEO of getAbstract, Inc.  getAbstract’s mission is to find, […]

Suzannah Scully – Founder of SuzannahScully.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Be the Advil, not the multi-vitamin.[/quote] Suzannah believes in finding your purpose. A sought-after lifestyle/career strategist, Suzannah Scully created a program to help people find meaning in their work. For Suzannah, it isn’t just about helping her clients get better jobs, it’s about changing the way people work. With her extensive experience in the […]