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Taglit Comes to Town

After fruitful careers as a scientist and inventor I've gone back to what I love most - writing children's books Read More
  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Published Books 1543

It’s today! I am speaking to dozens of eager young Jewish students from the US. They are here on the Birthright Israel project, AKA Taglit.

 

 

 

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Taglit Comes to Town by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Should I tell them that I left Canada when I was still 17 and came to Israel for one year. That was back in 1969. It turned out to be a very long year. From day one I fell in love with the kibbutz (Urim), the country, the people (well, most people). I will tell them that I studied at Hebrew University (if you call what we did studying) and then at Tel Aviv University. Then Army, Israeli wife and kids and now grandchildren, the whole nine yards.

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Should I tell them about my scientific career, how I ended up co-inventing a very successful product (two-phase mouthwash) and a bunch of less successful ones? I should tell them how lucky I was. I should talk a bit about success and luck in general.

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Should I mention that Dr. Yossi Vardi began inviting me to un-conference events about a dozen years ago and how that changed my life. Oh, and of course mention his philosophy about silliness  and entrepreneurship. I should remember to say a word or two about the importance of barking. Woof woof.

 

 

 

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I will talk about my current passion, which is Ourboox.com. I will share my vision of a world in which anyone can become a published author of e-books incorporating text pictures, videos and much more.  In any language, even Portuguese! And for free!

 

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I will share my belief that good entrepreneurship is not just about making money, but rather trying to make a positive change in the society in which you live.

And I will make sure they see this book. And hopefully make some of their own!!

 

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Mel’s Ten Tip Recipe for Success in Entrepreneurship

1.Don’t be afraid of failure. Embrace it. No can be a more empowering word than yes.

2.Develop a passion for silliness and nonsense! Bark!

3.Think between boxes. Make unanticipated connections.

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4.Be a luck burglar. Track luck down. Bang on luck’s door. Jiggle the locks.

5.Observe everything. Every observation is an opportunity for disruption. Curiosity is key.

6.Tell a story. Your story.

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7. Innovation is a two step process. The first step involves childish thinking. Be childish.

8. Do something good. Money may follow.

9. Be passionate about your life. It’s infectious

10.Enjoy your journey!

 

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