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Kurt Van Stuyvesant

Executive Chairman at Van & Stuyvesant Company

Washington, D.C., United States

Kurt Van Stuyvesant is an internationally-renowned thought leader on technology entrepreneurship, innovation, artificial intelligence, and business transformation. He is a speaker in prestigious global forums and events. For the past ten years, he has used his practical and theoretical insights to leading methodology and global innovation database, which is used to analyze and to provide advice to companies, business leaders, and scientists around the world. Today, Mr. Van Stuyvesant is the CEO and Founder of the Van & Stuyvesant Company, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in New York, USA.

"Kurt Van Stuyvesant heads his first tech startup company in 2017. In April 2018, FedEx Corporate highlights the small business CEO on the company blog in its strategy and management section. During his time at university Van Stuyvesant, CEO previously founded Van & Stuyvesant :Start-Education Foundation.

2018: In May 2018, Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with Scout & Raven Apps: Case Study How "Thank You" Messages Achieve a 33% Retention rate for Van & Stuy Brand.

2018: In June 2018, Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with dropshipping company Oberlo. Oberlo merchants have sold over 85 million products around the world.

2018: In December 2018, LinkedIn, Starbucks, and MENTOR partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO, for their new leadership initiative. National Mentoring Partnership has teamed up to launch 10,000 new connections with LinkedIn Corporation.

2018: Shopify.com partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO, for being in the top 9 percent of all e-commerce brand traffic since launched in 2017 & 2018.

2018: Spocket Company partners with Van Stuyvesant. CEO. Sprocket named him as one top 9000 best entrepreneurs globally. Spocket is part of the Rising and thriving: 15 Vancouver tech companies to watch.

2019: MGRank.com partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO .The company recognizes him as one of the top 1000 entrepreneurs globally.

2019: Guidepoint partners with CEO, Van Stuyvesant. Guidepoint's multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the most significant hedge funds, private equity firms, and Fortune-ranked public companies.

2019: Lynk Global partners with CEO , Van Stuyvesant . Lynk Global has a multinational team based in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, and Mumbai.

2019: GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) partners with VanStuyvesant CEO

2019: The GatedTalentdivision partners with VanStuyvesant, CEO. The company operates a private network allowing executives to share confidential data with executive recruiters. The majority of our clients are C-Suite or Board positions.

2019: Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with the KBCM Technology Group to survey SaaS CEOs and CFOs on operating and financial metrics across a wide variety of SaaS companies.

2019: Van Stuyvesant, the CEO, is a Global Thought Leader for private company GlobalWonks. Freelance with GlobalWonks and connect with the world's leading decision-makers.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Washington, D.C.
Speaking Topics: Technology entrepreneurship, innovation, artificial intelligence, and business transformation.

Kurt Van StuyvesantPoints
Academic30
Author21
Influencer81
Speaker59
Entrepreneur100
Total291

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 15 years

Areas of Expertise

5G
AI 35.12
Analytics
Big Data
Business Strategy 44.36
Cloud
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation 30.37
Entrepreneurship 52.31
Innovation 32.20
Leadership 35.03
Management 30.13
Mobility
Open Innovation 34.38
Privacy
Social
Startups 52.02
Fintech 30.35
Emerging Technology 30.12

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

Publications

6 Academic Whitepapers
Focus on what won’t change
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 19, 2018
Mastery comes from focusing on the things that WONT change.
It doesn’t come from the latest gimmicks, fads or flavors of the month.
The world is constantly changing, industries are constantly being disrupted and new technology is being propagated at an alarming rate…
This constant state of change confuses people and distracts them from the bedrock principles that NEVER change.
True masters in business, the billionaires, they focus on what wont change.Because what’s the point in learning something if it’s going to be outdated and useless in a week or a year…?
Mastering gimmicks leads nowhere.Mastering the fundamentals leads to insane wealth.
Do you know what the fundamentals are in your field?

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Business Right Now
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 18, 2018
oming-of-age technology, known as artificial intelligence, is blowing a heavy wind across the world, raising dust in various spheres and generating intellectual discourse among scholars about the fate of humanity. The assertion that “robots are taking over” is a bitter pill to swallow as it creates panic among employees. The 2017 McKinsey Global Institute Report reiterates this assertion, revealing that, by 2030, a good number of people will be forced to acquire new skills because their jobs will be performed by machines.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Leaders DO NOT complain, they problem solve
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 17, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship

7 Essential Questions Smart Investors Ask Startup Founders
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

What the Big Banks Won’t Tell You About Business Loans
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
Large banks like Wells Fargo are often lauded as active Small Business Administrationlenders. And, in fact, they do process a significant volume of SBA-backed loans, which offer entrepreneurs lower interest rates and down payments, and longer repayment terms than ordinary bank loans. But the large banks’ numbers are less impressive when compared with much smaller banks, some of which specialize in such loans.
After the recession, many large banks stepped away from small-business loans, although they have been returning to that business over the past few years. But small-business loans are less profitable and riskier than larger loans made to bigger businesses.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Will Getting Rich Make You a Jerk?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
Wealthy people are dishonest. Wealthy people are corrupt. Wealthy people are selfish. Is that really true? Recent events seem to point to this. In the wake of the Paul Manafort trial and other documented misbehaviors newly uncovered by members of our political and business elite, some people are asking whether or not the wealthy can be trusted.

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21 Article/Blogs
Why Understanding Gen Z will gain a significant competitve advantage
09/05/2019
September 05, 2019
Gen Z is defined as the generation born between 1995 and 2004, which currently puts them between 16 and 22 years old. Understanding Gen Z is critical to your an effort to understand this huge upcoming consumer segment will gain a significant competitive advantage.

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Why being a young CEO is hard.
1/16/2019
January 16, 2019
Your success as CEO is directly tied to your ability to overcome challenges and adversity. When your own mistakes create those challenges, it is particularly important to acknowledge.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Fintech, Startups

If you're currently in a leadership role, it's important to understand the difference between a boss and a leader.
1/13/2019
January 13, 2019
You are wondering how learning leadership skills can help you achieve your ideal life?

Skilled leaders can influence the hearts and actions of others while helping them achieve their goals faster than they ever imagined.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Startups

Opportunities multiply as they are seized
11/21/2018
November 21, 2018
Many people resist change or consider it to be negative. It's far easier for people to stay small and in their comfort zone, rather than expand, change, and take risks. The reality is, it's the change we create and the risks we take that allow us to become better versions of ourselves.

The key is in knowing how to respond to the change.

Here's a simple, effective, formula I teach at my seminars and workshops to help people deal with change, and it can certainly help you reframe your thoughts about change, as well.

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Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself to Others
11/12/2018
November 12, 2018
We live in a technological age where we are globally connected, and everyone can see what's happening in each others' lives.

We are inundated with how successful, rich, and happy others appear on social media. And as we are mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, we subconsciously begin comparing our lives to those who seem to be leading a "perfect" life.

And before you know it, your relaxing break comes with an increased heart rate, and a vicious cycle of dread, anxiety, and stress.

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Highly successful people say no all the time–to questionable priorities and to other people's crises.
11/09/2018
November 09, 2018
Why does it feel impossible to say, "No" to everybody's requests?

Well, for starters, it's because as children, many of us learned that no was an unacceptable answer – responding with no was often cause for discipline.

Later, in our careers, no may have been the reason for a poor evaluation or failing to move up the corporate ladder.

Yet, highly successful people say no all the time–to projects, to crazy deadlines, to questionable priorities, and to other people's crises.

If you're going to increase your results, income, and free days in your life, you're going to have to say no to activities, requests, and other time-stealers that don't have a huge payoff.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Startups

Here are 4 big wins you need to have in life. Win at these and your life will be good:
Here are 4 big wins you need to have in life. Win at these and your life will be good:
November 01, 2018
Big Win #1 — Get a job in the right vehicle:
The rich get in with the right company where there is an opportunity for growth. My VP of sales Jarrod Merkiu started working for me eight years ago for $500 a month.

He wasn’t making anything but he was in the right vehicle. He grew his skillset and has been able to multiply his monthly income many times over because he knew I was looking to expand. Too many people just look for a job. You need a job, but you need the right vehicle.

Big Win #2 — Make an investment that will provide you with an additional flow of income:
After you get a job where you get paid enough to actually save anything substantial, you can then have enough to make an investment in something that will pay you every month.

The most successful people use multiple flows of income to create financial freedom. Prior to creating my real estate business, the flows of income from my businesses created overages.

This allowed me to start saving and eventually capitalize on real estate ventures and create passive, no effort incomes. It’s a big win to have additional checks coming in every month, to get off the hamster wheel of paycheck to paycheck.

Big Win #3 — Choose the right spouse:
A life partner is more important than a business partner so it is important to choose wisely. Write a list of qualities you want in a person and include both the superficial things along with deal breakers. You must find a good fit here or your life will be an uphill climb.

A Rolls Royce Wraith doesn’t belong in the same garage as a Honda Civic. If she is happy with $50K and a white picket fence and you want $100 million and to travel the world, then you’ve got a problem. Make sure you get with someone who’s on the same page.

Big Win #4 — Feel good about you:
How you feel about yourself cannot be underestimated when it comes to quality of life. Confidence is priceless. Many people go through life complaining that they aren’t happy and, instead, look for things that make them “feel good” temporarily.

As a younger man, I was always doing what made me feel good for a moment but unhappy for any long duration of time. When you are ethical with yourself, you begin to feel good about you. Quit trying to impress others and impress yourself!

Get a job in the right vehicle, make investments that will provide additional income, choose the right spouse, and feel good about yourself. Win at these four things and I guarantee you’ll live a better life.

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Have you taken action yet?
09/17/2018
September 17, 2018
Are you taking the steps to live the life you want to live?

If you feel a sense that you were meant to become more, then take this first opportunity I am going to offer you…

Register for Mary Morrissey’s free “Full Spectrum Wealth” masterclass now.

In case you haven’t heard of Mary, she’s the author of two bestselling books, No Less Than Greatness and Building Your Field of Dreams (which became a PBS special)...

Plus, she’s created two multi-million dollar businesses, she has been invited to speak 3 times at the United Nations, she has co-facilitated several week-long meetings with The Dalai Lama, and the list goes on!

On her upcoming “Full Spectrum Wealth” masterclass, you’ll discover:

3 simple but highly effective steps for creating greater abundance, freedom and flow in all areas of your life.
How to dismantle any current limiting beliefs you may have about prosperity (that may have been holding your back for years without you realizing it).

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

There’s a big misconception that those who’ve already achieved success don’t still face fear.
09/14/2018
September 14, 2018
Hey, Friend!

This week, there’s a topic I really want to address and that is how to deal with fear.

There’s a big misconception that those who’ve already achieved success don’t still face fear.

To be honest, fear is still something I must overcome all the time. As an entrepreneur and business owner, it’s inevitable. You take a risk to start your own business and then, once you’ve got the business off the ground, you take more and more risks every day.

It’s all about not letting that fear overshadow the passion and drive!

It's not your skills, it's not your past, your location, the government, the news, age, tech skills, english, lack of time, stressful job, family, wife, internet connection, computer, friends, back pain, illness, voice, personality. It's not your anything...

It's so easy to blame somebody or something. The only problem is that the moment you choose to do that - you lose. Forever.

You have to realize that you are where you are in life right now because of nobody but you. You have to realize that the thing you're blaming isn't the thing at all - it's you.

The voices, the doubts and fears - they're all you.

Kobe knew this at the deepest level. To combat this he created a new identity capable of overcoming and destroying anything that stood in his way -- Taking himself to heights of performance that his previous self couldn’t.


I sat down with my good friend Dwayne Chase Esq at my co-working space, Van & Stuy+ Co, and we tackled the topic of fear head on. Even as professionals we all must still conquer fear everyday and strive for more. This video is so powerful that I knew I had to share it with you.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

What small steps are you taking today to achieve all of your big goals?
09/13/2018
September 13, 2018
Speaking of taking steps toward your personal and professional transformation...

What small steps are you taking today to achieve all of your big goals?

A mentor once told me,

"If you would go every day to a very large tree and take five swings at it with a very sharp ax, eventually, no matter how large the tree, it would have to come down."

This advice inspired me and co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mark Victor Hansen, to develop the "Rule of 5."

It simply states that every day, you should do five specific things that'll move you closer toward your goals. So, just imagine what you can accomplish, if you were to put this rule into practice for the next 40 years...

If you wrote 5 pages a day, that would equate to 243 books of 300 pages each. Or, if you invested $5 a day with interest at only 6% a year, you'd have amassed a small fortune of around $305,000.

See where I'm going here?

Whatever your goals are, taking small, progressive actions each day will turn an otherwise monumental challenge into a very achievable goal!

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Here are my top 10 quotes on breaking barriers:
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 10, 2018
We all face adversity. At times, the challenges can seem impossible to overcome. What is the difference between those who are able to rise above their adversities and those who get stuck in them? Choice!

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Mentoring Generation Z
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 08, 2018
Have you started a company or maybe you’ve ventured out into sales and the entrepreneurial track only to get hit with one roadblock and setback after another?

Failed partnerships. Contract disputes. Lack of sales. Marketing issues.

Do you need some help?

Some advice from somebody’s there?

Someone to make sure you follow through on the changes you want to implement?

Behind every successful person, there’s a mentor who helped them along the way by pushing them to act, being their sounding board, sharing their experiences and holding them accountable.

To achieve your ultimate goals – business or personal, interacting with an actual mentor is vital – or, at the very least, it will help you increase your chances of succeeding or speeding up your achievement of massive success.

Former Apple CEO, the late Steve Jobs served as a mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The two developed a relationship in the early days of Facebook and often met to discuss the best business and management practices for the company.

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Resistance > Mediocrity
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 07, 2018
One thing that fascinates me is how people deal with “resistance.” When they face it, they believe it’s a “sign” or signal not to go further. Example: Somebody tries to start their own business and finds it hard. They believe this resistance is proof from the universe that it's not right.

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Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These Time Wasters
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 07, 2018
The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun -- even the best entrepreneurs need to take breaks -- but it does say you should cut out the least useful parts of your day.

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Three things you can do differently today to elevate your productivity:
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 05, 2018
But what if you knew precisely the right formula? What if you had a scientifically-proven recipe for achieving top performance? If you’ve ever wondered how you can take your performance to the next level, I have something that I know you’re going to love.

1. “Start each item on your to-do list with a verb that represents the next physical action you need to take to move the project forward.” -- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

2. “If you find yourself complaining, recognize that it may be damaging your health and preventing you from achieving financial success. What you focus on expands.” -- T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

3. “The next time you’re feeling stressed, try shifting your focus to what you can do to help others. Doing so will make your situation feel more controllable.” --Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage

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Why all millennial's should learn how to a propose a Business Marriage
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 04, 2018
Did you know that relationship selling is the core of all modern selling strategies? Think about it, your ability to develop and maintain long-term customer relationships is the foundation for your success as a salesperson and your success in business. Relationship selling requires a clear understanding of the dynamics of the selling process as they are experienced by your customer.

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Nine Steps to Go From Employee to Entrepreneur
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 04, 2018
As you can see, becoming an entrepreneur requires a lot of work before you even consider quitting your day job. However, if you follow each of the steps listed above and your idea still seems viable, you can leave your life as an employee and become an entrepreneur instead.

1. Find your direction.
Some people call this finding your passion, but it’s more than that. Think about your skills, abilities, and experience. Consider what you can realistically see yourself doing for hours each day, for weeks and years. Moreover, then try to get pay for it.

2. Interview with ideal customers.
Find a few people that you think would be your ideal clients. Ask them what they think of your product or business model.

3. Design your marketing and business plans.
Today’s marketing involves content creation, social media, email outreach and more. Make sure you know how you’ll approach each of these alternatives to introduce your idea to customers. At the same time, lay out a business plan that details how you intend your business to function. It doesn’t need to be super formal, but it does need to cover your operating structure, product, delivery systems and expansion plans.

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Businesses and individuals have become too reliant on spending to get attention and don’t know how to build a brand with action.
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 03, 2018
Every entrepreneur needs to have countless skills, from creative brainstorming to logical analysis and decision-making. And these skillrange in complexity and specificity, with basic ones like time management permeating your day, and more complex ones that are exclusive to your industry and are acquired only through experience.

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The “ugly” truth behind failure
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 03, 2018
Everyone has big dreams. But why is it that so many people fail to make those dreams a reality?

It’s not because they’re physically or mentally incapable of doing so. And it’s not because they lack the time or the money.

The sad reality is, most people fail because they lack the confidence and belief in themselves required to succeed.

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18 Mistakes of a Startup Tech CEO
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 30, 2018
Here's a running list of my screw-ups at the e-commerce brand Van & Stuy. They span all facets of building a company – everything from HR to culture to product to sales to operations to admin. I am what you might call “multi-talented.”

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You wont get ahead just by more productive
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 29, 2018
By Van & Stuyvesant Consulting

People often ask me, “What’s the most important principle to Entrepreneurial success?”

My answer? A simple, three-letter formula: E+R=O.

It stands for Event + Response = Outcome, and I don’t know a single successful leader who doesn’t keep this on their mind each day.

The basic idea is that every outcome you experience in life — success or failure, poverty or wealth — is the direct result of how you chose to respond to an earlier event (or events) in your life.

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2 Corporate Partners
LinkedIn, Starbucks and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership have teamed up to launch 10,000 Connections
01/06/2019
January 06, 2019
Firstly, Thank you Bari Social Impact Manager at LinkedIn, and you're a team for recognizing as me as a CEO and leader, a LinkedIn member with valuable professional experience, and inviting to mentor a young adult seeking career guidance and support.

Secondly, I'm honored to be part of LinkedIn, Starbucks and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership have teamed up to launch 10,000 Connections, a campaign designed to match more than 10,000 mentors and mentee's across the US. Young adults who have a mentor are:

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward as a Small Business Owner
04/24/2018
April 24, 2018
Van & Stuyvesant is an international online sneaker store, headquartered in Washington D.C. The small business was founded two years ago by, Kurtis Van Stuyvesant and as of January 2018 launched globally. Today the company has customers in over 30 countries and 6 continents. This small business caters to everyone from small children to adult seniors looking for authentic and rare sneakers. Their selection includes high demand shoes such as Air Jordans, Nike Airmax, and even Kanye West’s Adidas “Yeezy” line.

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2 Founders
CEO
12/21/2019
December 21, 2019
Every small business owner -- and every boss -- wants employees who are extremely intelligent. Who work hard. Who possess a growth mindset, constantly seeking to improve their knowledge and skills.

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CEO
Kurt E Van Stuyvesant
April 01, 2019
"Kurt Van Stuyvesant heads his first tech startup company in 2017. In April 2018, FedEx Corporate highlights the small business CEO on the company blog in its strategy and management section. During his time at university Van Stuyvesant, CEO previously founded Van & Stuyvesant :Start-Education Foundation.

2018: In May 2018, Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with Scout & Raven Apps: Case Study How "Thank You" Messages Achieve a 33% Retention rate for Van & Stuy Brand.

2018: In June 2018, Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with dropshipping company Oberlo. Oberlo merchants have sold over 85 million products around the world.

2018: In December 2018, LinkedIn, Starbucks, and MENTOR partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO, for their new leadership initiative. National Mentoring Partnership has teamed up to launch 10,000 new connections with LinkedIn Corporation.

2018: Shopify.com partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO, for being in the top 9 percent of all e-commerce brand traffic since launched in 2017 & 2018.

2018: Spocket Company partners with Van Stuyvesant. CEO. Sprocket named him as one top 9000 best entrepreneurs globally. Spocket is part of the Rising and thriving: 15 Vancouver tech companies to watch.

2019: MGRank.com partners with Van Stuyvesant, CEO .The company recognizes him as one of the top 1000 entrepreneurs globally.

2019: Guidepoint partners with CEO, Van Stuyvesant. Guidepoint's multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the most significant hedge funds, private equity firms, and Fortune-ranked public companies.

2019: Lynk Global partners with CEO , Van Stuyvesant . Lynk Global has a multinational team based in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, and Mumbai.

2019: GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) partners with VanStuyvesant CEO

2019: The GatedTalentdivision partners with VanStuyvesant, CEO. The company operates a private network allowing executives to share confidential data with executive recruiters. The majority of our clients are C-Suite or Board positions.

2019: Van Stuyvesant, CEO partners with the KBCM Technology Group to survey SaaS CEOs and CFOs on operating and financial metrics across a wide variety of SaaS companies.

2019: Van Stuyvesant, the CEO, is a Global Thought Leader for private company GlobalWonks. Freelance with GlobalWonks and connect with the world's leading decision-makers.

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16 Influencer Awards
Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These Time Wasters
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 07, 2018

The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun -- even the best entrepreneurs need to take breaks -- but it does say you should cut out the least useful parts of your day.

1.

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Three things you can do differently today to elevate your productivity
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 05, 2018
But what if you knew precisely the right formula? What if you had a scientifically-proven recipe for achieving top performance? If you’ve ever wondered how you can take your performance to the next level, I have something that I know you’re going to love.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Why Understanding Gen Z will gain a significant competitve advantage
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
September 05, 2018
Gen Z is defined as the generation born between 1995 and 2004, which currently puts them between 16 and 22 years old. Understanding Gen Z is critical to your an effort to understand this huge upcoming consumer segment will gain a significant competitive advantage.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Business Right Now
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 29, 2018
Coming-of-age technology, known as artificial intelligence, is blowing a heavy wind across the world, raising dust in various spheres and generating intellectual discourse among scholars about the fate of humanity. The assertion that “robots are taking over” is a bitter pill to swallow as it creates panic among employees. The 2017 McKinsey Global Institute Report reiterates this assertion, revealing that, by 2030, a good number of people will be forced to acquire new skills because machines will perform their jobs.

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Starting A Business? You Need These 6 Basics.
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 28, 2018
The decision to start a business is exciting, but don’t get caught up in the fairytale. If you want your business to succeed in the long-term, have these six essential elements in place.

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Commit first. Figure out the rest later.
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 27, 2018
I say it all the time. I do it all the time. I truly believe you need to commit an act — the rest you can figure out.

I found myself with no experience shooting a TV commercial, no script, no notes, no preparation, and really no idea of what we were actually going to do, but I was about to step in front of the camera to shoot two days in the largest Harley store in the world (commit first; figure the rest out later).

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Any millennial who wants to build a million dollar Brand? Must invest in Quality Photography.
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 27, 2018
By Van & Stuyvesant Consulting

When you're just starting out or launching a new business, photography is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it's a crucial part of successful marketing.

Customers buy what they see, not what they hear. Great imagery creates a narrative that allows consumers to make impulse decisions without the need to debate their choice. Companies pairing important text with appropriate images will build a much stronger branding message.

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What should millennials focus on as the CEO/Founder of a brand new company?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 26, 2018
What should you focus on as the CEO/Founder of a brand new company?

What about a growing company? What about a 10,000 person company?

Most millennial entrepreneurs have no idea, and they waste their time focusing on the trivial many instead of the vital few things that move the needle.

The truth is, the role of a CEO/Founder changes with time and different priorities depend on the stage of the business:

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The Focus Strategy Millenials Executives and Entrepreneurs should implement
Kurt E Van Stuyvesant
August 25, 2018
1. How do you start your day?

I usually wake up at around 5 or 5:30 a.m. I meditate for 30 minutes and read a book for an hour. I hit the gym, and then i take the train to work. I like being the first person in the office. Im able to prepare for what the day brings

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Questions Millenials Should Ask to Find Out If You Have a Good Business Idea or a Dud?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 25, 2018
Successfully developing a business from idea to IPO (or at least to successful small business) is a part of the American dream. While the vast majority of small businesses will fail in the first ten years after founding, if you carefully vet your business idea before launching, you will be able to improve your odds markedly.

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How Will Smith an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter inspired me to become, Millennial Entrepreneur
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 24, 2018
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me; you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. However, if we get on the treadmill together, there are two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s that simple.

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Most consultants can be divided into “managers” and “doers”.
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 17, 2018
Managers tend to manage doers, and they don’t do anything themselves. They believe their job is to lead, not do.

Doers are the front line workers taking action and driving progress. Doers believe their job is to do, not think, or manage.

The theory is convoluted — any company with any sign of this is sure to fail and if you encounter one, avoid it like the plague.

The best people to drive progress are “thinker-doers.”

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Why do people like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos wear the same clothes every day?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 17, 2018
It’s because of something called “decision fatigue.”

It doesn’t matter what the decision is, all decisions zap the same amount of brain power and you only have so much of it each day.

Should I wear my white shoes, red shoes or blue shoes?

Should I hire a new sales rep or continue slaving away at it myself?

These two decisions use the same amount of energy, but they have very different outcomes and rewards.

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HERE ARE THE 10 REASONS PEOPLE DON’T BECOME MILLIONAIRES
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 17, 2018
People feel they deserve money without earning it. Entitled people will never work hard enough to make any real money as they think things should be given to them.

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6 Quiet Daily Rituals of Every Billion-Dollar CEO
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 11, 2018
Successful people aren’t like the average person — if they were, everyone would have a billion-dollar business. While each successful CEO has his or her own hacks and tricks, CEOs often follow the same effective habits, day in and day out.

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Shiny Object Syndrome: Why The Grass Isn’t Greener On The Other Side
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
you struggle to stick to things and get distracted by new shiny objects?
If you look back over the past month or the past year —
How many different niches, opportunities or methods have you tried?
Shiny object syndrome is something that plagues most entrepreneurs and renders them helpless in their fight for success.

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How can conflict be an opportunity?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 22, 2018
Here’s a tip today that will make you SUPER successful in business and in life:
Successful people see all situations, even problems and complaints, as opportunities.
Where others see difficulty, successful individuals know that problems solved equal new products, services, customers — and probably financial success.
Remember: Success is overcoming a challenge. Therefore, you can’t succeed WITHOUT some kind of difficulty. It doesn’t really matter what the challenge is; as long as you handle it adequately, you’ll be rewarded.

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Why You Should Never Start Just One Business
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 11, 2018
Not starting another business is a waste of your personal experience.

One of the worst things that you can do with your experience is to let it waste away. Experience is meant to be used, shared and acted upon — not stifled.

When you have the experience of starting a successful company (or an unsuccessful company, for that matter), you can turn around and use that experience to do it again. Or, you can use that experience to teach others how to do it.

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How to Scale to 7-Figures (Promoters vs Operators
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 10, 2018
To make 7-figures you need to evolve from a “promoter” to a “operator”.

“Promoters” are scrappy hustlers pulling rabbits out of hats to get attention, make sales and gain momentum.

“Operators” are laser focused, disciplined, long-term oriented and they pay attention to the details. Instead of adding things, they seek to remove things.

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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Ben Franklin, Elon Musk
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 02, 2018
By Van & Stuyvesant Consulting

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.

President Obama is far from the only leader to credit his success to reading. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban and Jack Ma are all voracious readers. As Gates told The New York Times, reading "is one of the chief ways that I learn and has been since I was a kid."

So how do they find the time to read daily? They adhere to the five-hour rule.

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After announcing the start of my first e-commerce company, my coworkers thought I was losing my marbles.
Kurt Van Stuyevsant
January 01, 1970
After announcing the start of my first e-commerce company, my coworkers thought I was losing my marbles. I did well incorporate, but I wanted more. Why leave six figures in corporate consulting to chase a dream? “The answer was simple, this what I want. At the age of 30, most millennials are looking for stability. But for me, I’m a risk taker. And I’m afraid I have always been. Mostly, millennials are either closing on their first house or saving up for their dream wedding. Leadership isn’t easy. Neither is entrepreneurship. And yet, sometimes the latter gives you incredible insights into the former. Here are seven lessons I’ve to learn from self-funding my first startup, making the companies first hundred sales, or being recognized by a corporate 500 company for small business.

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You wont get ahead just by more productive
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
People often ask me, “What’s the most important principle to Entrepreneurial success?”

My answer? A simple, three-letter formula: E+R=O.

It stands for Event + Response = Outcome, and I don’t know a single successful leader who doesn’t keep this on their mind each day.

The basic idea is that every outcome you experience in life — success or failure, poverty or wealth — is the direct result of how you chose to respond to an earlier event (or events) in your life.

This principle is one of the many exciting leadership tools I shared and discussed in my Facebook group, Impact & Influence Community.

Every great leader has made a habit of remembering this formula, and they respond to each event in a way that generates the outcome they want.

In a nutshell, our entire success in life is determined by the choices we make in the face of any particular event, both positive or negative.

So I’d like you to take a moment and think about an event that happened in the past where you felt you reacted poorly. How could you have responded better in that particular moment?

Remember, you are the one who chooses your responses.

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Were you ever taught to become a millionaire or multi-millionaire in school or college?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
I wasn’t.
Seems like an important skill, doesn’t it?
The schools don’t teach you because they don’t know how to get rich.
Schools are good for teaching you how to read and write, how to do math, how to know history and geography, and how to pass a test — but they never broach the subject of how to get rich.
Because of your education, have you reserved the topic of getting rich for fantasies, movies, and drunken what-if games?
Do you believe that becoming a millionaire is for…
The Silver Spooner’s Club?

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The most successful CEOs do this one simple thing
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
By Van & Stuyvesant
was once asked, “What do the top CEOs do that the 99% don’t?”
The answer is this:
They read an average of 60 books and attend more than six conferences per year — whereas the average American worker reads an average of less than one book, attends no conferences, and makes 319 times less income.
Although the media often discuss the disparity between the rich and the poor, they frequently fail to cover the amount of TIME and ENERGY the wealthy have committed to reading, studying, and educating themselves.

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Shiny Object Syndrome: Why The Grass Isn’t Greener On The Other Side
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 22, 2018
By Van & Stuyvesant Consulting
you struggle to stick to things and get distracted by new shiny objects?
If you look back over the past month or the past year —
How many different niches, opportunities or methods have you tried?
Shiny object syndrome is something that plagues most entrepreneurs and renders them helpless in their fight for success.

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3 Speaking Engagements
The most successful CEOs do this one simple thing
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 19, 2018
as once asked, “What do the top CEOs do that the 99% don’t?”
The answer is this:
They read an average of 60 books and attend more than six conferences per year — whereas the average American worker reads an average of less than one book, attends no conferences, and makes 319 times less income.

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The Top Reason Investors Are Ignoring Your Startup Opportunity
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 17, 2018

Most founders I meet want to spend 50 hours meeting 50 different investors. It is better to spend 50 hours researching and preparing for the five investors that make the most sense for your startup.

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Would you buy a product that advertises itself as just being average?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970

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How to build a Million Dollar Profitable YouTube Keyword Strategy
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
August 15, 2018

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You know all about the Law of Attraction, but have you heard of the Raikov Effect?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
If you haven’t heard about this Russian success technique, you’re not the only one. In fact, I just recently learned how it came about and you’re going to want to read this…
The story is fascinating.
Back in the 1970s, a Russian neuropsychologist named Vladimir Raikov was experimenting with hypnosis on his Moscow students to have them take on the mindset of another person by simply using their brain.

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Why is it called block chain ?
Kurt Van Stuyvesant
January 01, 1970
In the original documents describing Bitcoin, the virtual currency’s new database was not referred to as a blockchain. But it got that name over time because all of the transactions coming onto the network were grouped into blocks of data and then chained together using sophisticated math. That makes it hard to go back and rewrite or monkey with the older records. Academics have pointed out that this design existed before Bitcoin, but Bitcoin brought it to prominence.

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