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Ideation Collective: Winning Awards from the White House, Writing Books and Inventing a Media Business for the Next Generation

Ash is currently helping run Youngry (a media company informing, inspiring and elevating young & hungry minded entrepreneurs to thrive), Trade Kraft Media (a knowledge video network to help millennial entrepreneurs thrive) and Kolab Agency ( a top North American social media agency with clients including Giant Bicycles, Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas., Pirelli, Tourism Board Dept. Philippines & Olloclip).

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Source/Date: Ideation Collective/June 2016

Business Innovators: Ash Kumra on Getting Your Startup to Start…Up.

We are here today with award-winning entrepreneur, author, and public speaker Ash Kumra. He’s been written about in articles and magazines, he’s been on talk shows, in fact, he’s made it all the way to the white house, recognized not just once but twice! We are going to pick his brain to get some insight on getting that startup to start.. up

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Source/Date: Business Innovators Magazine/June 2016

Sigma Phi Epsilon 40 Under 40 Writeup:

SigEp’s mission is Building Balanced Men. But what does a balanced man look like? There are countless alumni who embody the ideal. Sound Mind and Sound Body are core to their sense of self, and the Cardinal Principles cemented in their college years continue to guide their careers and personal lives.

We hope you enjoy the Journal’s first endeavor to highlight some of SigEp’s most exciting young alumni. Together, they represent the diversity of our brotherhood and the strength of our alumni network. What do they have in common? Each is a living example of our Balanced Man Ideal. And each is actively fulfilling his lifetime responsibility of brotherhood by helping build the next generation of balanced men.

The Journal staff and our selection committee believe it is impossible to rank our alumni, and no list of 40 will ever be complete. So many of our graduates deserve the Fraternity’s attention and praise. Know a brother who deserves to be featured in a future issue? Let us know—we hope to keep the SigEps under 40 conversation going.

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Source/Date: Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity/January 2016

Forbes Magazine: How To Stick By The Resolutions That Will Kick-Start Your Business Growth

By Ash Kumra and Seline Shenoy

The start of a new year offers the promise of another chance to progress further in both our personal lives and in our businesses. We have an opportunity to start afresh and recalibrate ourselves for new goals and missed opportunities from the previous years. Yet study after study has shown that although most people start off the year filled with a sense of hope and enthusiasm, their efforts to act on their resolutions fall short within the first couple of months.

For example, if one of your business resolutions this year was to improve your work-life balance by delegating more, you may be successful for a few weeks. But if you still find it challenging to loosen your grip and trust others, you’ll eventually revert back to an overwhelming work schedule.

The good news is that with the right perspective and tools, this challenge can be easily overcome.

Start With “Why”

We can begin creating this internal shift by first crystallizing our vision for what we want to manifest in our lives and then backing it up with a strong enough “why,” i.e. the reason why we are so passionate about accomplishing this vision.

Let’s say that one of your resolutions for your business is to focus more on promoting your products and services. You need to first get clear on why that is important to you. Besides increasing sales and profitability, maybe you truly believe that your offerings will make a difference in the lives of your potential customers and this is your way of contributing to the world.

The key to making resolutions stick is by attaching them to deeper and more meaningful intentions. From Steve Jobs to Walt Disney, every single successful entrepreneur in history was a visionary who created his or her businesses from a place of purpose and passion.

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Source/Date: Forbes Magazine/January 2015