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Pursuing an MBA: My Story of Grit

Spencer/ November 7, 2016/ Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Transcription On May 19th, 2017, I will cross a stage and have conferred upon me, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. It will have taken me 1,215 days to complete from the time I first stepped foot in a graduate classroom, though in reality it has been a much longer journey than that. I always knew I would pursue higher

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Getting Back on the Horse

Spencer/ June 7, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

We hear the phrase “don’t be afraid to get back on the horse” when we stumble, but what does that actually mean for an entrepreneur? Should we pursue the same business, do something else (aka get on a different horse), or give up altogether? These are the kinds of questions I address in detail when discussing the future of my

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Are You an Original Thinker?

Spencer/ April 28, 2016/ Inspiration, Motivation/ 1 comments

Adam Grant, author of the influential book Give and Take, recently gave a Ted Talk about some of the habits he’s discovered while researching original thinkers. He gives empirical evidence making a case for some of these habits, and some of them are actually surprising. Some of them include: Original thinkers and creatives tend to procrastinate more than their productive counterparts.

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First Big Failure: Check…

Spencer/ March 31, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Losing sucks. Losing $50,000 sucks badly. Losing $50,000 when it’s all that stands between you and starting your business…sucks like you wouldn’t believe. So much so that it almost hurts. Ucraft Brew unfortunately lost the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, and thus a chance at winning $50,000 to help us launch our business. A little backstory may be in order. For the

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