Entries by @AskSpence

5 Lessons on Entrepreneurial Mindset I learned during Startup Weekend

The Gig economy and a new way of thinking about work is driving many young people to turn to business ownership as a preference over traditional careers. Let’s be honest, entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, it’s really hard work. It takes years of sacrifice and personal development. But it can be a great decision if you […]

Breaking the mold, for higher ed to survive things must change

Higher ed is facing a major cross roads, the value of an education is severely discounted due to the disconnect between what business need and what education provides. Colleges and universities need to start operating like a business, or they face down sizing, consolidation and extinction. Breaking the mold, for higher ed to survive things must […]

4 keys to choosing the right mentor

How a mentor can help you navigate the career landscape. Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on mentorship. You’ve heard about the power of mentors, but honing in and landing the right one can be difficult. While some programs, like University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, provide help in connecting […]

Who are millennials? And why do they matter so much?

Who are millennials? And why do they matter so much?     According to the Pew Research Center, “millennials are defined as those aged 18 to 34 in 2015.” ➡️ They are the largest, most educated generation in Western history ➡️ By 2020, millennials will make up over 50 percent of America’s workforce ➡️ Millennial buying power is […]

Ten Insightful Quotes (and Great Leadership Lessons) From Seth Godin

Why bother searching through the usual list of famous quotes when one man, Seth Godin, shares plenty of insight on business, marketing, and leadership.   A Buffalo success story, Seth Godin is a renowned author, master marketer, and a thought leader. Seth’s family are Buffalonians vested in the community.  Seth’s heartfelt introductions from his sister, […]