Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Year of Hopefulness - Place a Bet. On You.

I love Donnie Deutsch. He is a fellow Penn alum and follow his advice closely. I don't think he has a magic formula, a crystal ball to predict winner ideas. I love him because he's an optimist. He believes whole-heartedly that you have to go for it. Do you have an idea and are you excited about getting it off the ground? Great - go for it. There will be people who will say that your idea will never work, it's been tried before, and tat you're wasting your time. Go for it!

And now is the time. You can no longer stake your career on big, inflexible institutions. The only one you can depend on is you. Suppliers are cheap. Manufacturers are cheap. And the public is hungry for new, interesting ideas that make their lives easier. He's just written a book based on his very popular TV show on CNBC, The Big Idea. It will knock your socks off with inspiration, something we could all use a little more of.

Here is the link for his recent segment on the Today Show: 

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