Summer is almost here! As the temperatures rise and the days lengthen, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax, and explore new horizons. 

Classes may not be in session, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. We’ve asked CFE staff to provide some recommendations to keep your mind engaged and entertained throughout the summer break. You may even learn something new along the way! Let’s get into the recommendations.

Vibrant Voices

GZero World

This podcast embraces the constantly evolving global geopolitical and economic scene, adding fuel to your entrepreneurial fire. It uncovers exciting new market possibilities, helps you navigate regulatory and cultural nuances, and boosts your awareness of awesome collaborative opportunities for startups in international markets. 

Prof G Podcast

Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, or just want some inspiration, the Prof G Podcast is a must-listen. In this podcast, bestselling author, professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway discusses all things business and life.

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The Minimalists Podcast

Looking to declutter your life and mind? CFE Staff member Elizabeth suggests tuning into The Minimalists Podcast for thought-provoking conversations on living a meaningful life with less. “They tackle the tough questions on what is adding to your life versus what is burdensome,” she says. Sometimes, less is more!

Riveting Reads

Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave by Ryan Holiday

How brave are you? In Ryan Holiday’s insightful work, he delves into ancient Stoic wisdom and diverse historical examples to underscore the profound importance of courage. Holiday’s message serves as a guiding light, urging us to embrace courage as a fundamental aspect of our journey toward personal and professional fulfillment.

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The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements uses ancient wisdom to tackle issues of ego and self. Explore ancient wisdom and discover guiding principles for personal growth and fulfillment in this classic read.

How to Measure Anything by Doug Hubbard 

This recommendation comes to you from CFE staff member Nick. Dive into the magic of turning the intangible into numbers and making decisions with confidence!

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn 

This book offers valuable insights for startups navigating change and transformation.

Dive in to explore how paradigm shifts drive innovation and discover how groundbreaking ideas reshape industries.

Awesome Activities

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Woobles Crochet Kit

Flex your creative muscles, learn a new skill, and improve your motor skills with one of these adorable kits! “They have step by step videos to teach you and adorable patterns to follow,” says CFE staff member Taya. Not only will you have fun challenging yourself to a new skill, you’ll end up with an adorable stuffed animal!

Lego Botanical Set

Challenge your mind while creating a cute piece of home decor! These lego kits are fun to make, and result in a beautiful bouquet that will never wilt or die. It’s a win-win!

New York Times Games

The New York Times offers an entertaining catalog of games that will engage your mind, sparking creativity and problem-solving skills. Perfect for entrepreneurs seeking mental stimulation in an entertaining format! 

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or embarking on a road trip, these recommendations are sure to keep you entertained and intellectually stimulated throughout the summer months. Happy learning!

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