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.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

InfoChachkie

Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? If you believe the mythology surrounding the handful of entrepreneurs who did not obtain a degree, you may think that the path to entrepreneurial success is enhanced by avoiding college.

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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Machine Learning / AI They discussed many topics ranging from protection of the press to what Mark looks for in an entrepreneur to investing outside of Silicon Valley and of course Trump and sports. And we have a president that’s never sent an email in his life.

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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.

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.

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. He studied the errors that other people had made and tried to improve on them. In his early career he realized the importance of email lists. His email list became his power.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth

InfoChachkie

According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO of Tui Tai Expeditions , entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life. Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face.

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production

Tech.Co

After being disrupted with an email notification, an average person will need 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain their focus again. Yet as an entrepreneur, you can rarely hide under the rock and pretend there’s nothing else happening around you and no one is demanding your attention.

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

Tech.Co

Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs. A study in 2013 showed that 61 percent of marketers found it hard to generate high-quality leads.

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Startups: What are your odds for success?

Berkonomics

We have years of real data to call upon: data that impacts both investors and entrepreneurs. Harvard University recently published a study that three of every four venture-backed firms fail. Again, quoting the ARI study, angel investors hold their average investment for 4.5

8th Talk at USC Marshall School: How My Failure at Make It Work can Benefit Geek Squad and Best Buy

Eric Greenspan

In 2010, after my 5th talk, USC Marshall School produced a case study about the customer centricity offered by the company. When I woke up that Sunday morning and received an email that our investor had pulled out, I knew it was over.

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Taking on the Issues of the Day with Jonathan Strauss

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I like that people can watch a long-form discussion with VCs and entrepreneurs covering the issues of our day. Study channel strategies. Entrepreneur AdviceIt’s been nearly a year since I did This Week in VC on a regular basis.

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Interview: Benjamin Satterfield, Co-Founder & CEO TestFlight

InfoChachkie

Studying Chinese Medicine in graduate school) allowed me to see intersection points to take different ideas and combine them. We are in a very different game as entrepreneurs. You can see if they opened the email. " Entrepreneur Interview The Fringe

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

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Getting Your Work Schedule on Your Terms – Many people in America sit at their desk much of the day and have email open. And from email we added IM, Facebook and LinkedIn where people contact us. He then goes on to recommend that you do email just once / week.

Interview with Skyler Lucci, HeyTutor

socalTECH

In terms of where we offer to our customers, we have 250 different areas, from early childhood to studying for an MCAT or the bar. Basically, once a sale is made, that client gets links to profiles on HeyTutor, and based on their preferences it might provide tutors within in 50-mile radius, a 20-mile radius, and the tutors who match up with those preferences will be notified through SMS, email, and our apps.

Interview with Ryan Disraeli And Stacy Stubblefield, Telesign

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Ryan Disraeli: I was studying business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. We were trying to acquire customers, and Darren and Stacy know I spent all of my time on customer acquisition, everything from cold calls and emails to sending things in the mail, going to conferences and walking around and trying to pitch people at their booth. cybersecurity authentication startup entrepreneur interview telesign stubblefield stacy disraeli ryan

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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And having frameworks is a useful way to standardize your customer studies so that highly intelligent, inexperienced young people can crank out PowerPoint slides with such authority and beautiful consistency. I get emails like the one above all the time.

Stay in touch with your investors.

Berkonomics

The entrepreneur often expects that person to keep fellow investors informed. Email readers, continue here…] Many times, companies need another round of investment, and the first people approached are the same ones that invested the first time.

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How Dealstruck Is Using Crowdfunding To Power Loans For Small Businesses

socalTECH

I studied finance, and worked on Wall Street as a credit analyst, so I understand debt better. Ethan Senturia: If you''re a company, you can come to our site, give us a call, or shoot us an email. All entrepreneurs put pressure on yourself, because it helps them persevere.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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If you’ve got the skills to be a strong entrepreneur then it shouldn’t be too difficult to find people who know a partner at a VC firm and if you can build relationship with them you can get introduced. Most entrepreneurs (and VCs raising from LPs) think this means progress.

The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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I know because many entrepreneurs I spend time with I can tell are in their own brains when we’re meeting rather than trying to understand what my position is. You’re in sales mode. They don’t handle Twitter feedback, emails or IM.

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Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

InfoChachkie

For many entrepreneurs, college has little appeal. Academia’s arbitrary, bureaucratic structure, combined with its predominant focus on theoretical issues, causes many entrepreneurs to depart college early. Entrepreneurs are misfits. Entrepreneurs are often societal rejects.

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Interview with Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud

socalTECH

That same summer, Richard Branson actually sent out a note looking for people to nominate young entrepreneurs doing exciting things in their field. Whta were you studying before the startup? Scott Ferreira: I was actually studying architecture.

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Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

As Marketing Guru Guy Gabriel of Idea Engineering points out in Max Brand , viral marketing has made many an entrepreneur terminally ill. Some might be from banner ads and others may arise from an email campaign. . Tags: Entrepreneur Strategic Planning The Fringe

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How Many Investors Should You Talk to in a VC Fund Raise? And How Do You Prioritize?

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The surest sign a fund-raising process has stalled is when you aren’t getting follow-up meetings or hearing from the VC or hearing from friends that they got a phone call or email asking about you. Remember, I was an entrepreneur for 10 years before a VC).

Taming The Enterprise Texting Tiger, With TigerText's Brad Brooks

socalTECH

That''s why people tend to gravitate towards SMS messages, rather than something like email. One of my friends, the CIO of a large healthcare system, did a study with Verizon of their facility, and found that there were 3 million SMS messages sent in a month.

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Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.

Berkonomics

Richa is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

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I believe many entrepreneurs have ADD. Save it to Pocket, bookmark it, email it to yourself or whatever other coping mechanism you have. Email twice. I study for tests last minute. Let me start the post with three statements.

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Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics

InfoChachkie

Comedians are entrepreneurs. In addition, both comedians and entrepreneurs must engage and entertain their demanding audiences. As such, there is much entrepreneurs can learn from their comic brethren. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

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Interview with Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng, TripTrotting

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We met at USC, and we had traveled a lot with study abroad programs. We verify email addresses, college and work email addresses, and required a referral from someone in the community. vacation trip local host international travel startup entrepreneur interview triptrotting

How to Be a Good Board Member

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I started this series in part to help entrepreneurs but also to help newer investors because I’ve know with so many new companies you have so many new board members and many people are trying to figure out there respective roles.

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Interview with Matthias Galica, ShareSquare

socalTECH

Me and my co-founder went through the Founder's Institute here, while we were still in our day jobs, and one of the markets we studied was the huge, out-of-home advertising market. interview reader mobile barcode code qrcode sharesquare startup entrepreneur galica matthias

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”

Berkonomics

Email readers.continue here.] I am a student studying your industry for a term report.

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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

IP Law for Startups , June 23, 2010 Groupon’s Growth Made Possible by Facebook - Leveraging Ideas , May 5, 2010 Automating Themed Logo Changes by Season - TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey , October 18, 2010 Selling a Business - A Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs - Angel Blog , February 28, 2010 Minimum Viable Product in practice - Guy Nirpaz , October 17, 2010 Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers

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These people are like the friend in college who always tempted you by telling you about the latest party when you were at the library studying. Or an angel investor starts emailing the CEO of a company with all the people they want him or her to meet.