CONNECTpreneur: Glen Hellman to Moderates Panel

Driven Forward's, Glen Hellman to Moderate a panel at Tien Wong's, April 4, 2017, CONNECTpreneur in Bethesda MD. The Panel titled, Serial Entrepreneurs Share War Stories featuring: NIGEL JONES, CEO Koolspan and Managing Director, TWJ Capital BETH MALONEY, President, Palladian Partners D.P. VENKATESH, Vice President, Broadsoft; CEO, mPortal The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 5000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Each quarterly CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 400+ top founders, investors and business leaders for a morning breakfast event featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a showcase of 7-8 exciting early stage companies. Link Here To Check Out The Forum...

Grit or Why Learning Disabled and Immigrants Dominate Entrepreneurship

Dyslexic citizens make up nearly 1/2 of the prison population and only 1/5th of the general population. Where are the dyslexics who aren't imprisoned? They're starting and running some of the worlds great companies. Companies that include: Ford, Apple, Virgin and Charles Schwab. Henry Ford, Steve Jobs,. Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, Cisco's John Chambers and HP co-founder Bill Hewlett, all afflicted with Dyslexia. In addition to learning disabled there's an inordinate amount of company founders who started and run some of the worlds greatest companies. Including: Tesla, WhatsApp, Google, eBay, Yahoo, PayPal. Why is that? What makes these two groups more apt to succeed as entrepreneurs than ordinary privileged citizens like the rest of us? It's grit! It's grit obtained by surviving the gauntlet. gaunt·let2 ˈɡôn(t)lət,ˈɡän(t)lət/ noun noun: gauntlet; noun: gantlet go through an intimidating or dangerous crowd, place, or experience in order to reach a goal. "they had to run the gauntlet of television cameras" It's grit and the innate ability of the survivors of the gauntlet. You see having to compete in society and not failing, when the odds are stacked against you not only makes you stronger...