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How To Reject A Meeting Request

How to reject a meeting request A couple weeks ago, I had multiple meetings where, going into the meeting, I was absolutely sure I wouldn’t be able to help the entrepreneurs in the ways they’d hoped, but they were persistent, so I agreed to the meetings. Unfortunately, I was right. After lots of wasted hours […]

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5 Tips On How To Ask For An Introduction

Having survived as a founder in the tech startup world for a decade, I’ve met lots of fellow “industry folk.” Being a dutiful founder, I’ve connected with most of them on LinkedIn. As a result, while I’m by no means a tech industry goliath, on LinkedIn I show up as a second degree connection to […]

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  • After today’s #learningtofail class, I discovered one student accidentally left his computer charger, and another student accidentally left his spare tire. I wonder how often other professors encounter that combination of forgotten items... 🤷‍♂️
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #innovation #lostandfound #freetire
  • Day 1 of #socialmediamarketing and my @dukeinnovation students already hate me and refused to dab for my boomerang. So all you get is this boring still. Sorry.
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #innovation #marketing #socialmarketing #fdoc #bestprofessorever
  • #MoreThanDouble with 4 minutes left... still #MoreThanDouble at the end! I especially love doing that to a safety school. Definitely a good day to be a @dukembb fan. #letsgoduke
  • Dear @dukeinnovation students... pay no attention to the tiger on the chalkboard behind you. #nothingtoseehere #grr
  • Today, the @southwestair Twitter account shared some valuable wisdom with my @dukeinnovation #socialmediamarketing class. I couldn’t agree more 😁
  • Founder of @thestartupfactory and one of my first business mentors, @davenealnc, stopped by the @dukeinnovation Capstone class to discuss #venturecapital and why the #researchtriangle is a great place to build a #startup.
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #startups #startupstories #venturecapitalist #innovation #researchtrianglepark #rtp
  • When Bill Aulet, author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship and managing director of @eshipmit swings by Durham for a day, you cancel your lesson plan and convince him to guest lecture in your @dukeinnovation #entrepreneurship capstone class 😁
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#entrepreneur #startup #startups #entrepreneurlife #startuplife #innovation #business #guestlecture #disciplinedentrepreneurship
  • Lucky to have @youtube #tech personality, #entrepreneur, and #startup founder @matt_schaefer_ swing by my #socialmediamarketing class today to talk about strategies for building audiences online.
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#videomarketing, #influencermarketing, #startups, #entrepreneurship, #marketing, #fearthealgorithm
  • Thanks to Bill Walker, founder of #medtech startup Hemosonics and @dukeengineering director of #entrepreneurship, for speaking with my @dukeinnovation capstone class.
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#entrepreneurship #startup #startups #innovation #inspirationalquotes #knowledgebomb
  • In today’s #socialmediamarketing class for @dukeinnovation, I agreed to give students extra credit if they could convince any celebrities to follow them on Twitter. One of my students was a bit more successful than I’d expected 😳
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#entrepreneur #innovation #startup #marketing #hustle #impressive
  • Giving a 3 hour lecture to a wonderful group of Chinese students from Yangtze University visiting @dukeuniversity. We’ll be taking about #marketing #sales #startups #entrepreneurship  #innovation #socialmediamarketing and lots of other stuff that’ll probably put them to sleep. 😴.
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P.S. It’s really hot in this room and we’re all sweating.
  • ‪“In a business, you can hire to solve almost any problem, but nobody can replace discovering the problem and finding the path toward solving it. That’s what an entrepreneur does.” ‬- Sam Fox, a brilliant young #entrepreneur and @dukeuniversity alum who came back to talk with my @dukeinnovation capstone class about his journey into healthcare innovation.
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#entrepreneur #startup #innovation #healthtech #healthcare #guestspeaker

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