Andre Valles

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How to Become the Most Compelling Person You Will Ever Know

If you feel like you're just marking time instead of making your mark on the world, here's how to step up your game and start making a memorable difference for those around you.<p>As leaders, we all want to know that we're making a difference, but most of us have to work at overcoming the lesser …

Self-improvement

Spencer Hamilton Knows How to Sell Pro Skateboarding

I met with the Canadian pro a couple of weeks ago, just before the Supra demo at the Frontside skate park, for a chat about some of that, the joys of touring, and how important it is to understand what the fuck is going on.<p><i>Spencer Hamilton. Photos by Carl Wilson</i><p>Spencer Hamilton knows what’s up. Off …

Somebody Get This Guy A Treat: Dash The Skateboarding Dog Does A Kickflip

This is a worthwhile video of Dash the skateboarding dog riding the bowls at some skatepark and performing a couple kickflips. He doesn't actually do …

How to Get More 'Likes' on Your Start-Up's Facebook Page

<i>By Anneke Steenkamp</i><p>Do you remember your first day of school, your heart pounding and palms sweating in the hope of making a new friend? Starting a business is like going back to school all over again, and it's time to make some friends.<p>With a promising product and excellent service, it won't be as …

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Choosing to quit your job and launch your own business is a risk, but one made easier if you start up in an industry where you already have knowledge, connections and credibility. In that sense, the company you're leaving can …

Small Business

How to Fail Less: Steve Blank on the Secrets of Start-Ups

<i>"We've cracked the code. We can say that we know how to make start-ups fail less."</i><p>Tom&Kwikki /Shutterstock<p>Suddenly, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are the most powerful ideas in not just the business world, but also on the New York Times best-seller list and in Congress, that infamous …

Is Start-Up Culture Derailing the MBA?

Building a startup from scratch, winding it up and letting it go is the new MBA.<p>“I don’t think any of my CEOs have MBAs.”<p>That’s what I said at first, about all the teams we had brought in under the Science umbrella. When we ran the numbers, I was surprised to find that I was wrong.<p>By now, most in …

How to Start an Import/Export Business

From importing exotic fashions to exporting light fixtures, the international trade business will take you all over the world and into all product niches.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This article was excerpted from our Import/Export Business start-up</i> …

Small Business

Pro Skater Bob Burnquist Busts Moves on an Awesome Floating Skate Ramp on Lake Tahoe

Big dreamer and professional skater Bob Burnquist knows how to make a splash! This year he and his team built an awesome new floating skate ramp. The …

Tahoe