Entrepreneurial thinking was in the air this year, from bridging creativity and capital to scaling side hustles. We rounded up the best advice from 99U thinkers who have been there, won it all, failed big, and kept on coming back for more.
If you're looking to expand your business footprint or impact, look beyond private sector clients. In every community, public sector projects need imagination and creative strategic thinking to bring them to fruition.
While the constantly changing needs of the 21st century make talent one of the biggest sources of value at any company, most HR infrastructures are stuck in the 20th century. Here are a few ways to transform your company into a talent-first organization that manages its people as wisely as its financial capital.
Feeling a rift between creativity and capital? Vince Kadlubek, who has led the DIY art collective Meow Wolf to national success, looks back on his time on the fringes of the creative economy and shares a few words of wisdom on how creatives can balance business and craft, and why creative companies need to work together.
As designers strive to build businesses and brands of their own, many find they need to be fluent in more than Photoshop to spark the interest of the investment community. And for those looking to launch a company or clearly articulate a new business idea, veteran investor Tige Savage, Managing Partner at Revolution Ventures, offers his best advice on how to craft a winning pitch.