entrepreneur

Take a Long RV Trip With Someone Before Going into Business Together

Business partners are gold. In fact, they’re better than gold… they’re critical to your success, and I don’t recommend going at this entrepreneur thing without a great one. A great business partner should fill the holes you can’t. If you’re the yin, they need to be …

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15 Invaluable Entrepreneurial Lessons from 2016

2016 was a crazy busy, awesome year. Much was achieved, some lost, and I learned a ton as an entrepreneur. I got to know some very cool people and traveled to unique places. From meeting some of the innovation leaders of Silicon Valley to visiting …

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Are You a Truly Successful Entrepreneur?

Keeping score in business is a big deal for me. And it’s not simply because I’m a competitive person… As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to tell if what you are doing is what you should be doing – or, in other words, if …

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I’m Wasteful And So Are You

My family and I recently moved out of our first house. Packing up our ‘stuff’ as we prepared to move was an enlightening experience. It’s amazing how many things we accumulated over the years. From unopened multi-purpose screwdrivers, packages of Crest Whitestrips, an excessive amount …

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Watch What Nerds Do With Their Free Time

Entrepreneurs need to stay ahead of trends – it’s vital to their existence… early entrants to any market reap high margins. And trends vary by demographic of course. As such, entrepreneurship requires us to consistently research what’s going on with kids’ social trends and grandparents’ …

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The Three Fs That Kill Entrepreneur Dreams

There’s a famous quote about entrepreneurship: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can live the rest of your life like most people can’t.” I remember starting my first business out of college. It was a crazy …

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You Can’t be Cool and Have an Instagram Account

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”  – George Orwell Social media, particularly the likes of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, where people post pictures or videos of themselves ‘doing things’, is fucking …

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Dealing With Entrepreneurial Self-Doubt

What a week! Flew back from Vancouver and arrived home to a complete gong show… Prior to leaving for Vancouver, I made sure everything was in place to renovate my family home as we are preparing to sell it. All the trades were lined up …

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How Economic Hitmen Rule the World

The global economy has so many nefarious players pulling strings in all directions. Manipulation in our financial markets, which impacts the interest rate on your mortgage, price you pay for a loaf of bread and the cost to fill up with gas, is rampant. Bribery, …

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