The BusinessMakers Overtime - Week of January 13, 2010:
Ikea has an interesting run in with some renegade artists while a famous politicians daughter decides to start her own PR Firm. The Smithsonian appoints a new director to the National Design Museum. Esther has a nice chat with Matt Wilson, the founder of under30CEO.com, about how to become a CEO at a young age and why he started this website. While it is the new year, you might not have made any personal resolutions but Esther and Katie will give you some good reasons why you should make some resolutions for your business.
Katie Laird and Esther Steinfeld dissect the week’s business news and cover the important stuff you probably missed. The artists in Hamburg are getting rowdy—they’ve taken over IKEA! And have you seen IKEAHeights.com? The Smithsonian’s National Design Museum has a new director and WE have the scoop. And you’ll never guess what Bristol Palin has been up to. (“Lobbying and PR?! WHAT is her skill set?!”)
Matt Wilson is a 24-year-old CEO who realized that entrepreneurship carries with it a bleak landscape. From a very early age he wanted to make things happen for himself, but when he took the leap to start his own company, he quickly realized he needed more help than was available. Under30CEO.com offers blogs, social media and informational content to support and inspire young entrepreneurs. Esther interviews this thoughtful and focused young man. (“Entrepreneurship is a lonely road.”)
Katie and Esther discuss New Year’s goals and resolutions. What are you doing to improve yourself and your company? (“I want to do everything I do with passion.”)