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Author and Thought Leader Nicolas Cole Talks about the Struggles of the Millennial Writer (Interview)

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Gone are the days when a writer can hide behind their work and live in a thatched roof cottage sipping a stiff glass of bourbon. Legendary authors like Thomas Pynchon who became just as famous for their literary work as for their notorious reclusiveness are a thing of the past. There hasn’t been a picture of the Inherent Vice author since the 1960s! We live in a new era where in order to stay relevant the writer AND their work needs to be front and center. Because let’s be honest, outside of the literary elites, do you even know who Pynchon and J.D. Salinger are? I spoke with Nicolas Cole, an entrepreneur and the author of Confessions of a Teenage…

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Boys Like #GirlBoss; Girls Like Cars and Money

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I just graduated, and like many of you facing a big turning point — surprise! — I don’t have it all figured out. So, like any red-blooded male facing something new and difficult, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps, put my nose to the grindstone, and picked up a copy of #GirlBoss (Portfolio, 2015), a look at Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s unconventional path to becoming a multi-million dollar, entrepreneurial success story, and how other girls can use their individuality to find their own path to success. OK, so it’s not what I had in mind, but my girlfriend promised it was “really good,” and you can only watch so much Netflix before you question your sanity. So, without further…

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Author and Entrepreneur Peter Kozodoy Fills BookTrib in on Publishing’s Millennial-Driven Future

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Since Gutenberg’s printing press, the book world has been in constant flux. But never have we seen such a drastic change in platform, genre, subject matter, and style than we have these last 15 years. Instead of the paperback, you get the Kindle format. Or, instead of the tablet, you get the audio book. Millennials. We’re making everything go so fast. We want it now, all the time, every time. Now. Now. Now. So, how do books fit into this world when we all feel like we don’t have enough time to enjoy our coffee, let alone read a 300-page novel? According to entrepreneur Peter Kozodoy, the publishing industry is in a great position to move with the times precisely…

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Spartan Up! Jeffrey Zurofsky Learns How to Take the Heat in Both the Kitchen and in Life

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Jeffrey Zurofsky knows what a mixture of persistence and creativity can produce. As the co-founder of ‘Wichcraft sandwich shop and judge of Bravo TV‘s Best New Restaurant, Zurofsky has had to navigate some of the most difficult parts of not only being an entrepreneur but also working his way up through some of the best kitchens in New York City. With enough discipline and talent, he’s living proof that you can not only build your business in the kitchen, but better your life as well. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Fran Tarkenton, veteran entrepreneur and legendary Hall of Fame quarterback

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We’re thrilled to welcome Fran Tarkenton for a #BTLiveChat this month! Tarkenton is a veteran entrepreneur and legendary Hall of Fame quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. He is the founder of Tarkenton Companies and the Tarkenton Institute, which is focused on entrepreneurial education and development. As a result of his commitment to serving the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs, Fran and his Tarkenton Institute recently partnered with the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. They offer an online, MBA-level Certificate of Entrepreneurship program, featuring direct access to the educational expertise of UGA faculty with the Tarkenton Institute’s network of industry experts and seasoned business practitioners. It consists of a comprehensive online curriculum that…

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