One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. He teamed up with his wife, Amy Batchelor , to write about about the impact that entrepreneurship has on relationships and what to do about it. Entrepreneur Advice

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment

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Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Unfortunately, most business books do not offer entrepreneurs an adequate payoff. At the beginning of the index, Guy writes, “I hope Robert Cialdini checks this index.”

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

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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. He also noted that, "I probably meet with one or two aspiring entrepreneurs a month.

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

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Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. business entrepreneur lifestyle Paul B.

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. As a teenager he experimented with writing & producing his own rap music and received a lot of feedback from elders that he had a talent with words. I study it every day.&#.

7 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Stay In School

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Some people even believe that entrepreneurs must be born with the right genes, and no element of education is relevant. A more important question, then, for an aspiring entrepreneur, should be what to study in college for maximum value, rather than whether to drop out or stay.

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Escape From Corporate America - Be An Entrepreneur

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One obvious alternative is to become an entrepreneur. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch and get real satisfaction from this lifestyle. In fact, Mehta focuses on a special class of entrepreneurs that he calls disruptors.

Now Is Never Too Early For An Entrepreneur - Start Small, Start Now

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I was inspired to write this entry after reading Scott Dinsmore’s 11 Quick Actions article. Write about it. As noted in Do Not Seek Your Fortune, Create It , successful entrepreneurs do not wait for someone to shout, “Go!” Entrepreneur Team Building

Improve Your Future By Thinking Like An Entrepreneur

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Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. business career entrepreneur Own Your Future Paul B.

8 Learning Principles Enhance Entrepreneur Survival

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Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in founding a startup today. For entrepreneurs, change is the norm, so you have to relish it before you can make it happen.

Successful Entrepreneurs Ignore The Lion Tamer’s Stool And Avoid The Whip

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An entrepreneur, weightlifter and travel photographer, James offers his readers advice and insights that help them become better leaders, with an emphasis on improving one''s health in the process. One of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur is deciding what not to do.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

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Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. The bigger question, then, for an entrepreneur, is not "Should I go to college?"

7 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Like To Work Alone

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You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. See my recent article “ Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking ” on how and where to get started. Studies show that as much as 50-90% of communication is body language.

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Problem Solvers Rock In This New Entrepreneur Era

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Perhaps sparked by the recent recession, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Based on my own mentoring and investing experience, the best entrepreneurs are pragmatic problem solvers.

The Best Entrepreneurs Learn To Stay Ahead Of Change

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Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in anticipating change today. For entrepreneurs, change is the norm, so you have to relish it before you can make it happen.

10 New Year’s Resolutions To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

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If you haven’t tried it, one way to be happier at work is to be an entrepreneur, according to a classic study by the Wharton School of Business a while back. If you are sick of the corporate grind, take your favorite idea or hobby, and join other happy entrepreneurs.

How Many Entrepreneurs Really Need a Business Plan?

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On a regular basis, I am approached by entrepreneurs who assert that business plans are a waste of time. They cite sources like a recent BusinessWeek story, “ Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Write Business Plans ” and this NY Times article.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips. Sam is the managing director of Launchpad LA and we were about to pick our 2012 class of entrepreneurs.

1001 Serial Articles for Entrepreneurs & Startups

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As of today, I will have published an article here for entrepreneurs and startups every day for the last 1001 days, since I started Startup Professionals Musings near the close of 2008. Here are ten key messages that I would like to leave you with: I continue to gain respect for entrepreneurs.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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My advice to entrepreneurs was and is “ when the hors d’oeuvres tray is being passed take two ” (e.g. So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs. What does this mean if you’re an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs Need to Have Fun to Be More Innovative

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I don’t have any big scientific studies to prove this, but in my considerable business experience, I haven’t seen many successes come out of a group of fearful pessimists or unhappy people. If you want to be heard, write down the message and deliver it in a positive tone.

An Entrepreneur Platform To Put You Above the Crowd

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According to the most recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, there were approximately 514,000 new businesses created per month in the US in 2012. So what’s an entrepreneur to do to get his new business noticed these days? The space for startups is more crowded than ever.

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Drop Out of Harvard

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Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. The bigger question, then, for an entrepreneur, is not "Should I go to college?"

10 Keys to Making an Entrepreneur Website Credible

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Publish a regular blog, contribute to relevant social networks, and write a “white paper” on your technology. credibility entrepreneur startup web site businessSmart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites.

Seven Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Are Lone Rangers

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You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. Studies show that as much as 50-90% of communication is body language. Most entrepreneurs love to help others, and will be honored to help you. They never call, they never write, and wait for you to make the first move.

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An Entrepreneur Must Nurture Relationships

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You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. Studies show that as much as 50-90% of communication is body language. Most entrepreneurs love to help others, and will be honored to help you. They never call, they never write, and wait for you to make the first move.

5 Ways Poker Legend Annie Duke’s Brilliant Book Will Help You (And Your Startup) Make Better Decisions

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When I saw World Series Poker Champion Annie Duke speak in 2017, I was inspired to write an article describing some of her recruiting techniques. Annie’s approach is a highly-readable balance between memorable, real-world analogies and hardcore behavioral science studies.

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7 Ways College Degrees Can Expedite Startup Success

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Some people even believe that entrepreneurs must be born with the right genes, and no element of education is relevant. A more important question, then, for an aspiring entrepreneur, should be what to study in college for maximum value, rather than whether to drop out or stay.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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"The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. Entrepreneur Iconic AdviceNote: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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Here Are the Details About Upfront Ventures’ Newest EIR – @Chamillionaire

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After seeing Chamillionaire interact with several entrepreneurs both at events and as an investor I started introducing him to startups in an advisory capacity. Five-and-a-half years ago I first met Chamillionaire at a tech conference in LA.

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Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

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Based on my experience as an investor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, one of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all. business business plan entrepreneur hobby startup

A Perspective On When A Business Plan Adds Value

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As a startup mentor and investor, I am approached regularly by aspiring entrepreneurs who assert that business plans are a waste of time. They cite sources like the BusinessWeek story, “ Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Write Business Plans ” and this Forbes article.

How To Optimize Entrepreneurial Learning In School

Startup Professionals Musings

Some people even believe that entrepreneurs must be born with the right genes, and no element of education is relevant. A more important question, then, for an aspiring entrepreneur, should be what to study in college for maximum value, rather than whether to drop out or stay.

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7 Plan Elements That Separate Businesses From Hobbies

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Unless you are a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes behind you, you need a business plan to convince investors that you can build a business out of the dream that has been driving your passion to change the world. business plan entrepreneur hobby investor pitch deck

8 Elements Of A Mindset For Success In Your Business

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Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. entrepreneur mindset new business paul brown success