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Under30CEO is the leading media property for entrepreneurs, inspiring the world’s next generation of business leaders. Under30CEO features direct interviews with the most successful young people on the planet, profiles twenty-something startups, provides advice from those who have done it before, and publishes cutting edge news for the young entrepreneur.

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Advice -I need to write a business plan before I start.No, you don’t. Start-ups are so unpredictable that writing a business plan is a pointless exercise.  You don’t exactly know who your customers are or what benefit/value they...
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Advice - I always thought that elite performers in the top 1 percent of their fields were able to accomplish so much more than the rest of us because they had some sort of X-factor that allowed them to work harder, longer and better than the...
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Lifestyle - When I think about strategies for better living, I consider the rule of E: efficiency, effectiveness and essentialism. Recently, I have been on a kick about cultivating deep focus. In the age of social media and modern technology, we...
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Advice - If you want to start a business, there is simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Imagine the fact that a world class expert can work for 30 years to figure something out, completely devoting his or her entire life to one particular...
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Lifestyle -Are you unmistakable?Here is what I mean …When something is unmistakable, it is so distinctive that nobody else could have done it but you. It is immediately recognized as something that you did. It has your stamp on...
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Advice -Philosophy’s absence from the business world is a crucial mistake.By and large ignored by popular culture and forgotten by the media, modern philosophy has been delegated strictly to the classrooms by its own doing. Rather...
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Advice -Let’s get a few things straight.Talking about entrepreneurship, just to talk about entrepreneurship, and then selling a “private video series” at the end of the talking, is not actual entrepreneurship.The purpose of...
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Apps -Almost daily, someone tells me about his or her amazing app idea. It will blow up into something huge, gain millions of users and make millions of dollars. All with word-of-mouth marketing.That enthusiasm makes sense, really....
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Lifestyle -There is no singular secret to success — we all know that — but there are inflection points.One thing that always perplexed me about business (especially in the online world) was how it seemed like some people on the scene...
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Advice -Back in late 2011, I got the opportunity to pitch Mark Cuban. I was just a student at the time, at Howard University, and cofounder of a company — no longer existent — called My College Hustle, a bartering platform for college...
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Advice -You have an idea and you think it is awesome. You get pretty psyched about it; maybe you mention it to a friend or 2. Maybe you even mention it to your mom.It feels like this could be “The One” — even though in the back of...
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Advice -In the words of Renee Zellweger’s character in Jerry McGuire, the geniuses at Nike’s marketing department “had me at hello.”What other company on the planet besides Nike has been able to create an iconic brand around 3...
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Advice -Do you really have more freedom as an entrepreneur than as an employee?The answer: Yes and no.The primary complaint with the typical 9-to-5 schedule is that it simply leaves you too tired to do anything personally fulfilling...
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Resources -It is a miracle that I have ventured into entrepreneurship. My 9-year-old self would have never seen it coming.You have to understand, I was the kid who was never able to sell any of that “World’s Best Chocolate.” I was...
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Advice -Let’s face it, there are a lot of people out there calling themselves “entrepreneurs” when in fact, no one has heard of them, their business, or what they actually do. Don’t let this be you.I work with entrepreneurs and...
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Resources - I’m not going to sugarcoat it, sell you rainbows and unicorns, or tell you that becoming an entrepreneur will make you instantly rich.And I’m definitely not going to tell you that it’s easy. Starting your own business is...