entrepreneur

Is That ‘Opportunity’ Too Good to Be True?

In my line of work, I’m routinely pitched new deals and investment opportunities. Along the way, I’ve heard a lot of good sales pitches and done very well financially after investing in some of them. That said, I’ve made (saved) almost as much money by …

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You Doing Your Morning GEBY?

Noah Kagan is an online marketing genius – the best there is in my opinion. His entrepreneurial journey began during his self-proclaimed ‘horrible job’ at Intel. It was at this grind of a job, where Noah admitted to doing virtually nothing all day, when he …

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The Sun Doesn’t Shine on Everyone Simultaneously

Earlier this month, I was reminded of a valuable lesson in life and business during my flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv. I had just woken up from a brief nap and gazed out the window to a beautiful sunset. Perfect light. The mixture of …

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Brand Affinity Industries Will Crush Startup Entrepreneurs

I want to talk about B2C (business to consumer) industries to avoid getting involved in as an entrepreneur – no matter how much you may love them. There are specific industries (many consumer products which are prone to ‘brand affinity‘) to avoid as an entrepreneur …

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The Best Commercial I’ve Seen in Years

Part of a successful advertisement or piece of copy is diffusing apprehension about your industry and brand. Making it easy, and ideally even comforting, for the consumer to purchase your product is paramount. It’s essential your customer feels they made a smart decision when buying …

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What the Last 300 Days Have Taught Me…

I usually wait until the end of the year to publish something like this. But frankly, 2017 has been one hell of a schooling – all for good. It’s already been a record year from many business perspectives, and I’ve met and made deals with …

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This Kills Startups Every Day

Over the last several months, I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time in Silicon Valley. Two or sometimes three trips a month – starting to feel like a second home. On some of those trips, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet with very successful venture …

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Rising as An Entrepreneur Falling as a Dad

It was a blockbuster year – the first time I felt like I had made it as an entrepreneur. I felt successful, wealthy and believed (rightly so) great things, massive deals, are within reach. The bar had risen dramatically you could say. But it was …

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4 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Are you spending your time wisely as an entrepreneur? Which projects we work on as entrepreneurs throughout the day are paramount to our bottom line. Any given day, as an entrepreneur, there are numerous, perhaps countless, tasks we could be tackling. The real magic comes …

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Why The Military Should Be Privatized

Entrepreneur Erik Prince is controversial in many Liberal circles and revered by most Conservatives. One thing’s for certain, he’s incredibly accomplished as an entrepreneur, having built the biggest private military contracting firm in US history and now leading Frontier Services Group – a logistics company primarily …

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