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In Arizona, entrepreneurial mentoring is not optional – Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem continues to grow and prosper. New incubators and support programs continue to grow and evolve to support what the Kauffman Foundation has recently ranked as the fourth most active system for entrepreneurial activity in the nation. The … Continue reading

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Mentoring is Not About Creating Clones

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg Over the years I’ve mentored dozens of people in a mutitude of industries, real estate, musical … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Social Entrepreneurs Need A Mentor

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” For social entrepreneurs, this quote is understood at the core. If you’re dedicating your career to changing your community … Continue reading

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How this Syrian refugee became a tech mentor

Asem Hasna has come a long way in the last few years. In 2012, he was a university student in war-torn Syria. Now, he’s a a refugee in Berlin who’s helping teach other young refugee students the technical skills of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Practices for Mentors | Center for Mentoring Excellence

Our recent annual Mentoring Matters Reader Survey revealed dozens of best practice topics. This blog is the first in our series of mentoring best practice posts soon to follow.  Based on our survey results, here are the top ten:     Start … Continue reading

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Study: Startups See a Need for Diversity, But Fail to Deliver

7 in 10 startup founders say diversity is important, but only 1 in 10 startups are “diversity leaders” according to report released at Denver Startup Week. Source: Study: Startups See a Need for Diversity, But Fail to Deliver

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The Power of Mentorship – Sven Winter’s Story

This inspiring young man, Sven Winter, is a new contact of mine on LinkedIn. He had already been a champion in the sport of ski cross at an international level which is something I have spent my life attempting to … Continue reading

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Why Googler turned CEO asks employees to email idols – Business Insider

Liz Wessel says she has always been the type of person who has no shame in reaching out to someone, whether or not she knows the person. Wessel is the CEO and cofounder of WayUp, a site used by hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Why all startup founders need a mentor – StartupSmart

Did you know that 70% of business owners who use mentors will survive in business twice as long as those who don’t? Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship forged between a more experienced business person and someone who is less … Continue reading

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