On Social Entrepreneurship

What is Social Entrepreneurship - Steve O'Dell

This is a two-part series that explains Social Entrepreneurship. Table of Contents: 1.) What is Social Entrepreneurship? 2.) The History of Social Entrepreneurship. What is Social Entrepreneurship? In an earlier post, we learned that the definition of entrepreneurship is: “An individual increasing the value of resources available to the public through creativity, courage, and ambition […]

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Simple and Effective Decision Making

Simple and Effective Decision Making

Everyone benefits from the ability to make great decisions. This is obvious, so we’re not going to discuss why it’s important to make good decisions. Instead, we’ll be practical. Here is the first term you need to memorize – mental models. These models are simple representations of complex situations and they are used in order […]

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What is Iliad Tech?

What is Iliad Tech - Custom Websites

What is Iliad Tech? Iliad Tech is a web design and development company that builds affordable websites for growing individuals and companies. Iliad is one of two subsidiaries of Ad Valorum’s along with the healthiest drink on the planet and was founded by Robbie Page and me. Why did we start Iliad? To create a network of […]

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What is Tenzo Tea?

What is Tenzo Tea? - Green Tea Matcha

What is Tenzo Tea? Tenzo Tea is the healthiest drink on the planet and our mission is to make the world a healthier place. On July 1, 2016, Robbie Page and I launched Tenzo Tea, a green tea matcha and healthy lifestyle company based out of Los Angeles, CA. We began our Tenzo journey on a […]

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Who are the Odd Job Bros?

Who are the Odd Job Bros? - Steve O'Dell

Who are the Odd Job Bros? The Odd Job Brothers are the most affordable and reliable on-demand labor service in Greater Rochester, New York. Here’s how they started. On a clear summer morning in late June 2015, I met my cousins Jimmy and Teddy Combs at a Starbucks in Penfield, New York. We ordered drinks […]

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What is ACCESS?

ACCESS - Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

What is ACCESS? You may have seen on my website or even have bought a shirt. But, what really is ACCESS?  Christian Green and Chelsea Dormevil, two of my peers at UCLA, and I started ACCESS to challenge the notions of equality in our state, beginning with higher education. We believe the best way to […]

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What is Entrepreneurship?

What is Entrepreneurship? - Steve O'Dell

What is Entrepreneurship? This blog will be exploring social entrepreneurship. But, in order to successfully understand the social aspect of it, we’ll need to answer the question: “What is Entrepreneurship?”, and have a clear understanding of the general terms “entrepreneurship” and “entrepreneur”. Let’s start with the question: What is an Entrepreneur? Around the year 1800, French Economist Jean-Baptiste […]

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What is Ad Valorum?

Ad Valorum

Ad Valorum believes in making the world a better place. We are a holdings company founded in March 2016 that invests in companies solving meaningful problems for global audiences. Ad Valorum invests in public securities and private companies disrupting sustainable systems, artificial intelligence, genetics, interstellar travel, material sciences, aircraft, neuroscience, and social good businesses. Ad […]

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