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Why hyper-growth can be a huge detriment to the success of your startup

“The way [that] failures die is they run out of money.” It’s probably no surprise that these words were spoken by Paul Graham during an interview. What is even more interesting is what Graham says next: “If a place has really good food, it can be in an obscure location, charge

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11 Ways to Work Poorly with Creative Professionals

Being a creative person inherently means you enjoy living life according to your own rules. The problem is that then when fellow creatives come together, either brilliant collaboration is born — or violent arguments ensue, both sides fighting in the name of “creative freedom.” Us creative types can be quite

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The Hardest Part About Starting Your Own Company (Written By A Founder)

I’m a 28 year old founder, and I spend more time talking to founders of successful companies than I do peers my own age. The reason is because my first (and current) company is a Thought Leadership agency for founders, executives, investors, and industry experts called Digital Press. Not a single

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Responsibility: Not Apologizing When You Succeed Or Complaining When You Fail

“The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.” — Jim Rohn Don’t apologize when you succeed. Don’t complain or blame when you

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Never Buy a Bentley, and Other Important Advice

Some things you just can’t learn for yourself “A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.” — Elbert Hubbard Most people have no idea how important it is to learn from the experiences of others. There is a sort of

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What Makes A Great Startup Employee? These 9 Traits

It takes a certain type of personality to want to work at a startup — and the crucial qualities of startup employees you decide to hire. When I was 26 years old, one of my closest friends and I decided we were going to start a company. He was still in the

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5 Investment Rules Millennials Should Follow To Build Long-Term Wealth

I am a Millennial. And one of the first things I did upon entering the “real world” was reach out to successful bankers and traders for insight as to how to manage money. It’s a skill that doesn’t get taught in school (at least, not very well), and as a 20-something

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‘You need investors’ & other common myths about startup success

Don’t fall prey to overnight success stories 52 games over the course of six years That’s how long it took before the creators of Angry Birds launched their successful game from the verge of bankruptcy in 2009. Turned down 25 times That’s how many tries it took Tim Ferriss to find someone

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Every review counts: a quick guide to responding to customer feedback

Even haters can become superfans 97%. That’s how many customers say online reviews factor into their buying decisions. 90% read online reviews before visiting a business. 88% trust these reviews to help them decide on their purchase. And 84% trust online reviews just as much as a personal recommendation. Don’t have any reviews? 8% of customers don’t

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Why Invest in Thought Leadership?

More and more execs and founders want to be influencers, but why? For the past three years, I’ve worked with over 200 different founders, executives, public speakers, NYT bestselling authors, Olympians, Grammy-winners, and more, helping them build their thought leadership online. There are a variety of different ways to frame

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