The Toxic Nature of Email

Both Sides of the Table

But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?

Berkonomics

People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

How Digital Entrepreneurs Approach Startup Life

Tech.Co

Entrepreneurs have become more resourceful since the 80s, and your options are more diverse as well. The Instagram lifestyle may have inspired a slew of would-be entrepreneurs to merge work and travel as never done by previous generations.

Entrepreneurs: Employment law is not on your side!

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Notice that every poster that is required to be displayed in a company public area (usually the lunch room) is posted for the benefit of the employee to inform him or her of rights granted by law.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

Both Sides of the Table

Email. Ah, email. I’ve taken to saying, “Email is our personal to-do list that anybody adds to – whether they know us or not.” I have taken to limiting my outbound email. Yet email seems to be an open invitation to anybody.

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Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs

InfoChachkie

Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? Tech entrepreneurs' consternation with MBAs does not rise to the level of loathing. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] First there comes a sense of relief, knowing that you no longer need to worry over daily cash or threats to your net worth. But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. The do as all good entrepreneurs do.

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

While no one will ever break out in applause when they encounter an online ad, it is reassuring to know that these innovative entrepreneurs are striving to make our collective online experiences a bit less painful. You can also check out my blog for emerging entrepreneurs HERE.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. That same evening I followed up with him by email thanking for the opportunity.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (5/11) – Inspiration

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I started the series talking about what I consider the most important attribute of an entrepreneur : Tenacity.

How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

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The rise of powerful new tools for automation and management of business tasks is taking the world by storm, because it lets one entrepreneur accomplish much more with their time than they ever could before. Automated mailing tools are a major resource for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

Both Sides of the Table

Now, I’m pretty on the record that being an entrepreneur is about being great at The Do. Do you find yourself too much in email mode? I regularly shut down my email so that I don’t get pop-up alerts when I’m working. Entrepreneur Advice

American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain

InfoChachkie

One of my top former students, Fredi Fernandez , recently sent me a compelling email. Fredi''s email is worth reading, as it reinforces how lucky American entrepreneurs truly are. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most common questions that entrepreneurs who meet me for the first time like to ask is, “Do you miss being an entrepreneur? On Being an Entrepreneur. The following is a short excerpt of what I said, “… being an entrepreneur is very unsexy.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. Marketing Innovation - Too many entrepreneurs are great product or technology people and lack the knowledge, skills or even desire to figure out how to market their products or themselves cleverly.

8 Fundraising Deal Breakers Inexperienced Entrepreneurs Routinely Create

InfoChachkie

In many instances, investors simply do not have the patience to wait for an entrepreneur to sufficiently clean up their deal once a significant issue is identified during the due diligence process. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

InfoChachkie

In order to drill down on how entrepreneurs can leverage social commerce sites without alienating their potential customers, I spoke with industry expert Albert Wilson, who heads up Affiliate and Marketplaces for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M

InfoChachkie

Given TimeHop’s failed experiment, I was especially intrigued when I learned that a team of a dozen remote entrepreneurs hack the typical corporate structure and creates a company that generated nearly $100 million in revenue. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

Entrepreneur DNA

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, or subscribe via email. Thanks for visiting! Continue reading on Medium

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Fallacy: An entrepreneur’s two most precious assets are time and money. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”.

Outbound VC Dialing Programs – Total Disrespect for Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

I recently got an email from a friend who had been approached by a well known VC. He sent me an email asking whether the approach was real and whether he should take it seriously. Here is the email he received (reprinted without names with his permission).

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

InfoChachkie

The reality television show Shark Tank makes for entertaining content but many of its underlying messages are potentially detrimental to tech entrepreneurs. Thus, emerging entrepreneurs should parse fact from fantasy by watching the show with an experienced business pro.

Want To Trip Out? This Entrepreneur Can Hook You Up

InfoChachkie

If you could share one startup lesson with a young entrepreneur, what would it be? So I ask prospective new entrepreneurs, ''What is it specifically that you can bring to the industry?'' Travel, and the trust it requires, is too personal to rely solely on email and social media.

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art.

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

Both Sides of the Table

I thought I’d try to look at it from a different lens, that of the entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur you should assume that. Two emailed Marc Benioff directly. So what is an entrepreneur to do? I sometimes ask entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs need angels.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

InfoChachkie

Their primary intended reader is a “first-time entrepreneur”, but clearly other stakeholders within the startup universe can also benefit from the book’s hands-on advice. They are both former entrepreneurs and current Partners at Foundry Group , a highly successful, early stage venture firm.

Entrepreneurs: Are You an Olympic Athlete or a Spectator?

InfoChachkie

Often entrepreneurs are running their playbook for the first time. Entrepreneurs who can figure out how to solve a problem, even when they don’t have the muscle memory, will succeed. Entrepreneurs should embrace their beginnings and move forward with performance on their side.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part I) - Teach Your Children To Create Something Out of Nothing

InfoChachkie

I recently answered the question “ What are good ways to raise your children to be entrepreneurs? ” I believe that you cannot teach someone to be an entrepreneur, but that you can teach entrepreneurs. Every entrepreneur is faced with making something out of nothing.

Domain Experience Gives Entrepreneurs an Unfair Advantage

Both Sides of the Table

I originally conceived it as the Top 11 things that I believe “all entrepreneurs need to succeed.&# If it stuck to this theme then I would stand by my top 11. It isn’t a “must&# for me but it’s certainly a huge positive when entrepreneurs have it. He’s a classic entrepreneur and exactly the kind of person I look to work with. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Start-up Advice Startup Advice

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

Both Sides of the Table

To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. I know that I’m not always perfect on email because the volume is so high and it has become such a chore. As an entrepreneur getting traction, whose life are you going to change ?

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers. While no one will ever break out in applause when they encounter an online ad, it is reassuring to know that these innovative entrepreneurs are striving to make our collective online experiences a bit less painful. You can also check out my blog for emerging entrepreneurs HERE. . • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here.] An entrepreneur utilizes online communities to solicit pledges of small amounts of money from individuals who are typically not professional financiers. Guest post by Sara Mackey. Dave’s Note: This is the first time we’ve had a guest author on the BERKONOMICS site.

Entrepreneurs: Do it your way.

Berkonomics

A good entrepreneur-turned-CEO listens, takes it all in, responds with reason, and stands up for what s/he believes for the parts that matter most. Email readers, continue here.] Yes, this is a takeoff from Frank Sinatra’s song, where he did it his way and got away with it. You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work.