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The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have a friend who has a steady stream of ideas -- both great and hair-brained. A lot of times he comes up with viable new product ideas, but only occasionally stays the course required to bring the good ones to market. As a professional …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to powerful …

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe. We get a dopamine rush when we are presented with confirming data similar to what we get when we eat chocolate or fall in love. On Facebook we defriend those with different political views to our own. On Twitter we follow people just …

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity.<p>For 15 years, Starbucks …

IPO Payoff Time: Blackstone Taking Hilton Public After 7 Years

Good things come to those who wait. That’s what Blackstone is hoping for as it readies Hilton Worldwide for the public market.<p>The private equity and real estate giant filed to take Hilton Worldwide public in a $1.25 billion offering.<p>The move comes seven years after Blackstone took the hotel company …

Twitter Announces It Filed For IPO Via Tweet

Social media site Twitter has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, or IPO.<p>True to its …