No city in the world hosts entrepreneurial trade shows and educational seminars with an atmosphere quite as richly layered as Las Vegas. Yes, the glitzy ambience and nonstop indulgent entertainment of the Strip’s plush accommodations minimize how hard any arm has to be twisted before agreeing to spend a long weekend swapping ideas in America’s most famous adult sandbox. That’s simply the superficial attraction of doing business someplace where anybody would want to spend all the free time they could ordinarily not thinking about business, which validates everything from 18th-hole Fortune 500 negotiations to Michael Scott locking in a windfall […]

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Los Angeles is a target-rich and intensely competitive arena for burgeoning startups of every profile to vie for investors within, but the process behind conceiving a standout company plays out remarkably similarly to how a successful entrepreneurial enterprise would evolve in any other market, great or small. Start with a job that needs done, preferably one nobody is already doing or something no one has done particularly well. Next, draw on your own experience or compile a network of people who do possess the relevant know-how to get the job done like no one has before. Once you have your […]

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Exchanging ideas with fellow entrepreneurs against the backdrop of a Las Vegas trade show or seminar talk can demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt how inventive the human mind can be when it sorts out information away from deliberate thought. Debate and deliberation happen in board rooms. Innovation sparks as far from them as possible. There’s a reason so many innovative industry-leading companies spirit their leading decision-makers and creative minds away to retreats often as distantly removed from a corporate atmosphere as possible: the theory behind consistently cultivating transformative ideas dictates that few forces can be quite so counterproductive […]

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The history of the city of Los Angeles isn’t without a certain sense of irony. For being a city synonymous with luxury and glamour that would seem to seep from its very pavement, the world’s largest free-roaming celebrity sanctuary was once the film industry’s second choice to become “the Entertainment Capital of the World.” Once upon a time in the early 1900s, New York City was the epicenter of nascent moviemaking. We can all thank Thomas Edison and his readiness to defend the holdings of his Motion Picture Patent Company with lawsuits if necessary for Paramount, Columbia, RKO and Warner […]

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Better In Business, Better Motivational Speaker The great philosopher Lau Tzu famously said, “The wise man knows what he does not know.” Were you to lock inside a room with one man convinced he has nothing left to learn and another equally steadfast in his conviction that the most profound knowledge yet awaits him, the surely self-professed most learned man alive would no doubt unfurl some florid cornucopia of accumulated facts and insights to know and tell. He would also be the more likely of the pair to bumble into some pratfall, be it merely shoving his foot down his […]

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