How Creativity Can Help You Become A Happier and More Productive Entrepreneur

Monica Kang, creativity

Monica Kang is the founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, a company that offers creative educational workshops, services, and products for professionals to learn why creativity is critical, how to integrate and hone it in work and life. Before starting the company, she had a steady job specializing in nuclear nonproliferation with a decent paycheck. Life was good on surface but deep down she felt unfulfilled. Connecting the dots, she found that it was creativity that brought her the most satisfaction in life, and InnovatorsBox® was born.

In this interview, Monica talks about her inspiration and personal transformation. She walks us through her journey of starting a business as a solo founder, and shares insights on what makes work life more fulfilling. She also offers a lot of useful tips on the early stage of startup life, and how to become more creative as an entrepreneur.

“Creativity is your mind’s gym. You are not going to the gym just to lose weight, but it is also for your long-term health. You do not do creative exercises just to tackle a problem, but also for your wellness and the potential possibilities. The more you do it regularly as part of your routine, the better you will be.”

– Monica Kang

 


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Reference

Gallup StrengthsFinder

Soundwise: A Mobile Marketplace for Audio Courses in Business and Personal Development

How to Get Traction as A Two-Sided Marketplace

how to get traction as a market place, ric fleisher

Ric Fleisher is the Chief Operating Officer of UpsideDoor, a real estate platform that helps you sell your house without paying high commissions. Previously he cofounded Urgent.ly, a company that runs a mobile road-side assistance marketplace. Ric has more than 25 years of experience in business development, sales and technology and has been involved with numerous start-ups.

In this interview, Ric talks about how to assemble a founding team for a startup, how to get traction as a two-sided marketplace, how to evaluate your business ideas, and how to get early stage funding. I want you to especially pay attention to what Ric says about focus. His company, Urgent.ly initially tried to offer lots of different kinds of on-demand services. It wasn’t until they narrowed it down to one category that they started getting traction.

“We were trying to do too much at the beginning. It was the focus that helped us get traction.”

– Ric Fleisher

 

 


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Reference

UpsideDoor

hello@upsidedoor.com | (703) 982-7696

Urgent.ly

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How 9/11 Made Josh Konowe A Serial Entrepreneur

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Our distinguished guest today is Josh Konowe, who is currently the Chief Product Officer at Canvas, a mobile app company in Reston, VA. Josh is a serial entrepreneur and has successfully started and sold multiple companies, among other achievements. And Josh decided to quit his job and become an entrepreneur after being in the NYC on Sept 11, 2001 and seeing the World Trade Center crumble before his eyes. You’ll hear the story from himself in this interview. And I feel Josh is an excellent example that some face time with death can teach you how to live.

In the interview, Josh shares his experience of running three technology companies, from idea generation, to fundraising, to acquisition. He also shares his criteria for selecting business ideas, and his advices for new entrepreneurs.

Listening to others is a great quality for an entrepreneur. Take time to explore why you may be wrong.

– Josh Konowe

 


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Josh Konowe is on Twitter at @jkonowe