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Advice -  Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face. They know they need to act proactively, but still are often...
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Advice -  For young entrepreneurs with minimal funding and maximum energy, building a team is not typically top of mind. The train of thought seems simple: Why not work alone to stretch out limited financial resources, building the team out as...
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Advice -  As a startup advisor and investor, I’ve met many aspiring entrepreneurs, and I often get asked the question, “I have a great idea for a startup—do you agree that it has real potential?” They don’t know that most experts...
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Lifestyle - Remember that ridiculously cheery, borderline creepy scene from Mary Poppins where the children (rightfully so) complain about having to clean up their room? (If you were not forced to watch that movie in kindergarten like every other...
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Advice -  There has never been a time in the history of the human race that our brains have needed to perform as optimally as they need to today. A combination of the increase in perceived stressors, rapid acceleration of technology and our...
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Advice -  Stop doing shit you hate.This is something I am quoted on a lot. And I mean it, I really do. I tell people to aim for what they really want to, to cash in on their passion, and put in the work to be great.But with that mindset...
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Advice -  In my years of working with entrepreneurs, I have heard many times the promise that their new idea will create the next Amazon or Apple, but I rarely hear the more important promise that the founder will practice all the good habits...
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Advice -  A common request I hear from aspiring entrepreneurs is for an assessment of their latest idea. I do not even try to assess things at the idea level, since I cannot read minds. I can assess execution plans, if you have any. Yet, I...
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Lifestyle -  I was reading Danny Meyer’s book, “Setting the Table” and found that many of my own views on employees and culture mirror the thoughts he shared in his book. He calls it the “51 percenter principle”, where he views 49...
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Lifestyle -  Every entrepreneur and business leader waits too long before really working on the legacy that he or she wants to leave to society and their family. They realize too late that they don’t really want to be remembered for how many...
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Lifestyle -  Building a company is a lot like raising a child. This is especially true when you get a strong pull from the market. It seems like just yesterday we were in beta testing and now we have global production deployments. The sentiment,...
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Advice -  Successful entrepreneurs often start with a “random” idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a “system” to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur wannabes never...
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Advice -  I don’t think Uber, Airbnb, and Instacart are anomalies in the way a lot of people tend to view them. I think they’re just a preview of what’s to come.The biggest reason I got excited about Uber years ago, was because I...
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Lifestyle -  It’s about religion, not tactics. In June of last year, I wasn’t paying any attention to my health. At all.I was working eighteen hour days, taking every meeting I could, running an agency, investing, and spending time with my...
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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 -  Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in anticipating change today. Either they are never really ready to commit, study an...