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Want to keep up with the latest news on innovation and accolades in the Upstate? The NEXT Innovation Center, a program by the Greenville Chamber that encourages the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Upstate, keeps up a regular blog updating with their news, announcements and upcoming events.
What We Read: The Wizards: Inspiring Stories of American Entrepreneurs Who Take Company Building to a High Art Form by Michael Caldwell The Gist: “They face the same trials and tribulations that all companies have, regardless of industry or growth.” From the intro to the final page, The Wizards seeks to show you how across all different fields, sectors, businesses, that the entrepreneurs at the heart of these businesses are just mortals, yet possessed of a vision and creativity that helped them start successful businesses.
How It’s Written: Each new chapter introduces us to a new entrepreneur and their story. From first jobs, to schooling, to all the failures and successes, each new chapter tells the story of a “wizard” from beginning to end. Great If: You are an entrepreneur and want to have some insight into how other entrepreneurs created their businesses, overcame adversity and ultimately became wildly successful. Don’t Miss: Greenville’s own SANDLAPPER Securities and Trevor Gordon’s chapter, where he discusses on his early days in mutual fund research and sales to moving to the Upstate and founding SANDLAPPER. Our Read: The Wizards is an excellent insight into the stories of the men and women behind widely successful companies and can be incredibly useful to the up and coming entrepreneur who needs some guidance.
Business Black Box Q2 2016
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