entrepreneurs

Invest in the Efficiency-Obsessed Entrepreneur

The market is shifting from aggressive growth-focused companies (scale before profit) to ones who actually generate profit… right from the commencement of commercialization.  The renewed focus on the bottom line, I think, was brought about by WeWork’s failed IPO. Or perhaps that was the straw …

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Control Freaks Don’t Win

I must admit, I was hesitant to buy John Izzo’s book, The Five Thieves of Happiness. The last thing I wanted to read was another self-improvement book. Authors of such books rarely provide memorable philosophies or useable ideas – they’re almost always too idealistic or …

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What I Learned After Reading Bitcoin Billionaires

After reading “Ugly Americans” (a personal top 50 book), and “Rigged” many years ago, I became a fan of author Ben Mezrich. He has a penchant for writing fascinating entrepreneurial stories, typically based on real-life events. So when Bitcoin Billionaires was released over the summer, …

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Do You Have the Spirit?

The world can never have too many entrepreneurs… they’ve helped make people’s remedial tasks easier, added millions of jobs to the global economy, made life more enjoyable, sporting games more engaging and so, so much more. Entrepreneurs give people outlets while financing startups and dreams. …

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Why Money Can’t Be Your Barometer for Success

It’s funny how experience and age change context… Remember when we were 23, fresh out of college, feeling enlightened, and loaded with an opinion on just about everything? How silly we were. We didn’t know shit about the real world, but you’d better not have …

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Predictable is Impossible for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs yearn for predictability, whether we want to admit it or not. It makes sense we would be this way… when running a business, a predictable environment allows one to carefully mitigate risk, time expansion, marketing, and hiring plans, as well as develop a rainy …

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Are Your Daily Habits Helping You Succeed or Fail?

A subsidiary of Harvard University, Harvard Business Review (HBR) is an excellent publication for entrepreneurs and those aspiring for more in the corporate world. The authors are insightful, often have real-world knowledge in the entrepreneurial and business arenas, and will get you thinking about aspects …

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Who’s Watching Your Blind Spot?

About a year or so before the financial crisis, which brought households and governments to the brink of economic disaster, mineral exploration companies, along with their stock prices, were white hot. For those unfamiliar, these are companies that go out and raise a few million …

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