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Mike Krupit
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Mentor. Leader. Geek. Coach. Plant-based eater. Gardener. Healthy food advocate.
Mentor. Leader. Geek. Coach. Plant-based eater. Gardener. Healthy food advocate.

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I've been quoted as saying that passion is the first thing I look at when evaluating an entrepreneur’s business. I was wrong. The way to grow a business is through being practical, measurable, and grounded, not with “barely controllable” emotions.
What is passion? By definition, it’s “a strong and barely controllable emotion.” The way to grow a business is through being practical, measurable, and grounded, not with “barely controllable” emotions. Despite what many of the blogs and mentors tell you, to build a business, passion and emotion hinder your ability to succeed.

http://www.trajectify.com/blog/2015/6/26/passions-and-emotion-may-limit-the-success-of-your-business

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It was my first encounter with Suzanne, who happens to be my coach’s coach, which was my path to being at this predominantly female conference. She is a superb storyteller, living up to one of her mantras to “make your mess your message,” a brash, fat, gay, southerner (her words, not mine!) whose style at the surface might seem abrasive or televangelistic or both. Her coaching business now grosses $7M annually. WTF? Suzanne says that she’s not here to make friends, but here to help us make money.

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In April, I was invited to participate in the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House. See what happened...
Winging It at The White House (though not the West Wing): Lessons I can share about how to get the most out of an opportunity where you don't have a lot of control.

http://www.trajectify.com/blog/2015/5/1/tech-meetup-at-the-white-house

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"Someone really smart told me to stop waiting, that luck doesn't usually happen, that we must make our own luck."
Luck, serendipity, and random collisions are often credited in helping entrepreneurs become successful. Being in the right place at the right time can make all the difference. I used to hope that such luck would strike us at one of our startups. Then, someone really smart told me to stop waiting, that luck doesn’t usually happen, that we must make our own luck.

http://www.trajectify.com/blog/2015/4/12/an-entreprenuer-makes-their-own-luck

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PNTM is hosting the Philly exclusive advance screening of a new hacker show (and SXSW Audience Award winner) featuring Christian Slater. Mr.Robot is a new USA Network psychological thriller that follows the life of Elliot (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night, whose unique skill set makes him the target recruit of an underground hacking society aiming to bring down corporate America. When the leader (Christian Slater) of the group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, Elliot finds himself at a crossroads.

Join us for this exclusive Philly screening, complete with Mr. Robot swag!

http://www.meetup.com/Philly-New-Tech-Meetup/events/221975959/

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Woot! +IntroNet now not only makes introductions, but you can request them as well.

"We are really excited to announce Requests, a new feature that makes it easy to ask your network for introductions. You can publish new requests and view existing ones right in your dashboard (so you can't be bombarded with direct requests)." http://eepurl.com/bkDv71

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Super-convenient way to now use IntroNet directly from Gmail. Anyone can easily make introductions.

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What would Philadelphia look like if women had full economic participation as business owners? What is it going to take to achieve this goal? Learn about the rich set of issues that contribute to an answer at AWE’s March event, featuring Dr. Teresa Nelson of the National Women’s Business Council: http://goo.gl/xjBC6r #womenentrepreneurs @PhillyAWE 

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"Mike gives us the background on the early days of another early ecommerce pioneer, and he gives us some great insights into attempting to dominate a commerce niche as opposed to Amazon’s “everything store” strategy. But just as fascinating is the fact that around the years 2000-2001, Michael was right there in the thick of it when the MP3 and Napster revolutions first rocked the music industry. This is a fascinating discussion about first being the disruptor and then becoming the disrupted."

http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2015/03/chapter-7-supplemental-5-cdnow-ceo-mike-krupit/

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Do you know a Philly region food or beverage entrepreneur? PNTM is doing a networking event in April to bring together the Food and Tech entrepreneurship community. The best of ALL worlds! Free to show, free to come, guest speaker, we expect more than 250 to attend. We already have about 10 food/bev companies signed up. Help us get ten more - Thanks! 

http://www.meetup.com/Philly-New-Tech-Meetup/events/220696379/
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