Archive - February 2016

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“Jiggly Boy”…A Truly Innovative Entrepreneur
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What Do Entrepreneurs Do?

“Jiggly Boy”…A Truly Innovative Entrepreneur

John Sweeney Is an Expert in the Art of Improvisational Theatre.  He Uses His Expertise to Bring out the Entrepreneurial Mindset of His Clients and Audience.

John Sweeney and his wife, Jenni Lilledahl are the owners of The Brave New Workshop (BNW), America’s oldest running improvisational theatre. Located in Minneapolis, BNW is a great American success story. Founded by Dudley Riggs, a former Ringling Brothers Circus aerialist in 1958, BNW was a pioneering institution in satirical comedy. In 1997, John and Jenni bought BNW and have been driving its success since.

The theatre boasts famous alumni that started their careers on its stages including US Senator and former Saturday Night Live (SNL) Comedy Writer, Al Franken, Tom Davis, another original SNL comedy writer, Comedian Louis Anderson and others. It has a wonderful heritage of world class “improv” and continues to thrive to this day. It was John’s unique talent that bridged the art of improvisational theatre to business innovation.

I was fortunate to meet John in 2005. While at Yahoo, I was tasked with running a significant client event and was in the market for a speaker. Through some of our

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What Do Entrepreneurs Do?

Understanding Entrepreneurship: What Do Entrepreneurs Do?

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“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.

What Do Entrepreneurs Do? They Don’t Let Small Failures Stop Their Success!

what do entrepreneurs do

“I look at the world through products. So I see somebody struggling for instance, with a mop … my brain starts to go ‘how can I make that easier?’ because I think about people and just making life a little bit easier every day.” Joy Mangano shares her creative process with CBS News and how she built her empire one step at a time.

Entrepreneurs Understand the Importance of Energy

what do entrepreneurs do

“Wherever you are in your life, that’s your arena, your platform, your stage. Your blessings in life, your manifestations in life, are directly connected to the energy you put out in the world. … If you were to ask me the mantra of my religion, … it’s that for every action, there’s a reaction.” Oprah Winfrey shares her secrets to success to her studio audience and what she believes it means to be famous.

Entrepreneurs Understand Greatness

“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, God-like feature

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