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Advice - In today’s fast moving world of business startups, learning trumps knowing every time. What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and...
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Apps - Lantern, a smartphone app launched in October, aims to provide life coaching and stress help online. Deborah Kan speaks with CEO Alejandro Foung on...
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#NYCTech - In the tech world, there’s likely no archetype more famous than the college dropout. From Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, there are plenty of stories floating around about scrappy entrepreneurs who dropped...
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Advice - You know startup fever is rampant when The New York Times is writing articles about bankers leaving Wall Street for early-stage tech companies and HBO follows “Game of Thrones” with the celebratory satire of startup culture that...
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Lifestyle - Many say the first few waking hours can have a profound effect on the success
of your day. I have read articles about eating the right breakfast, exercising,
meditating, even staying clear of your electronics. But what happens...
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Advice - Mid-level or even top executives who “grew up” in large companies often look with envy at startups and dream of how easy it must be to run a small organization where you can see the whole picture and appear to have total control....
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Lifestyle - Imagine a mall where sales people surround and entice you with a variety of shiny objects. You buy all of them. You buy everything that is offered to you simply because it was offered. Did you know that scenario plays out in your...
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Advice - Starting a business from nothing requires you to overcome unreasonable problems constantly. You have no resources, no time, and an infinite list of tasks to complete. In pursuing your goals, you are asking both yourself and your...
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Advice - Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than...
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Advice - I did a seventh New York City triathlon a few weeks ago. It’s the same race that got it all started for me back when I was 40 pounds heavier and my doctor gave me the talk. I had grown up being pretty athletic, playing soccer,...
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Advice - You have two hours of peak productivity every day. How do you spend them? I just returned from 3 weeks without internet or mobile service, which you might have noticed by the lack of updates. I find it harder and harder to turn...
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Advice - Choosing to become a business owner – and employer – is choosing to take on greater responsibility, greater risk, and inversely, a greater potential for reward. Such a decision is not an easy one and most people find they would...
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Advice - One of the business ironies that many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way in the past is that ideas which are truly disruptive carry the highest risk of failure, take the longest to gain traction and thus are the least likely to...
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Lifestyle - AWhistle, Tagg and other wearable activity trackers for dogs are inadvertently measuring something else: the owner's personality. Video not...
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Advice - Entrepreneurs often talk about the “entrepreneur’s rollercoaster.”  Starting a company certainly induces ups and downs, victories and defeats, failures and successes and a ride full of differing emotions. Allowing yourself...
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Advice - Humility is underrated. As a virtue, it requires taking a modest view of one’s own importance. This doesn’t sound much like a leadership quality. It is, however, widely accepted as the one leadership quality common among the...

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