Did you know that today is the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week?  All over the world, there are activities that focus on making entrepreneurs successful.  78 countries are participating!  Right here in my own backyard of Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University is hosting a conference that includes workshops and networking events.  You can check this out at www.unleashingideas.org.  They have attracted keynote speakers such as Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine, Steve Wozniak, and John Cleese.  That’s just in Flanders. Get tips from Oli Barret on speed networking.  If you can’t actually go to any of the in-person events, there is Mentoring Madness, a webcast on Friday, November 21, 2008 hosted by the New York Stock Exchange.  It is a panel discussion moderated by Alexis Glick of Fox Business News.  The panelists include Russell Simmons (Hip-hop pioneer and serial entrepreneur), Linda McMahon (CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment), and Peter Thum (founder of Ethos Water).  To watch the webcast, go to www.unleashingideas.org/mentoringmadness.  This webcast starts at 9:45am.  One thing I did notice as I was checking out the website, there are some very interesting people and companies involved.  It’s worth checking out just to see the mix of people.  I’m definitely celebrating the excitement and creativity that comes with entrepreneurship.  The can-do attitude that we bring to our work is energizing and life-affirming!  We are audacious and tenacious.  We seek new information and are willing to test our theories in in the real world.  Who knows, you or I could be building the next big thing!  Celebrate your choice to live the life of an entrepreneur by learning, connecting, and building!
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