Today’s tip: Are you an entrepreneur who is tackling g a huge social issue and need some help? If so, I strongly urge you to apply for “Unreasonable at Sea.” Many years ago, when I was a student, I went on a transformational program called Semester at Sea. Over the course of 100 days, we circumnavigated the globe, and visited and learned about 14 different countries and cultures. Now Semester at Sea has joined forces with The Unreasonableness Institute, to create Unreasonable at Sea, a mentor-driven accelerator program for entrepreneurs who desire to take their ventures into new international markets. The deadline to apply is June 5th. Learn more at

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