Jared Thompson

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Mark Cuban highlights 11 ways to know you're meant to be an entrepreneur

Cuban includes a checklist in his book of what it means to have "the edge," the necessary drive to forego the confines of a comfortable job, triumph over setbacks, and build a successful company.<p>He draws from his own experience building companies in his 20s and 30s and investing in over 100 more, …

Entrepreneurs Are Changing The Future Of Education By Starting New Schools In New Orleans

For the past four years, Matt Candler has obsessed over students, families and teachers, despite the existing, outdated school system around them. Finally with 44 education startups under his belt, he’s starting to see the future of schools change in ways he had only imagined with 4.0 Schools, a …

The 5 Best Pitch Tactics I Heard as an Angel Investor

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the blandest bits of advice that I always hear for pitching to angel investors is to “stand out.”<p>I think I’ve rolled my eyes at that tip so many times that I’m beginning to worry about my vision. Of course, you want to …

Investing

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

8 People You Should Hire to Grow Your Startup Fast

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur wants to reach the point where a business is ready to scale and grow as quickly as it can. Growth hacking is a great way to do this, but you need to have the right people on the bus to put these principles …

Marketing

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his …

Business Strategy

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

7 Ways to Prepare Your Startup to Scale Up

Are you a startup founder who's eager to scale your business? Make sure you make these preparations first.<p>Assuming that you've successfully started a startup. Scalability is the ability of a startup to grow. Or, to put it more precisely, a scalable business can adapt to a larger workload without …

Business Strategy

You're Not a Chimpanzee, So Don't Make Love Like One

Why do people have sex the way they do? There are lots of puzzling things about that, but three really stand out. Sex between two chimpanzees takes a few seconds, but sex between humans can take hours. Why are we so different from them? Men can only have a few orgasms, but women can have lots of …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Ron Conway’s Advice For Young Founders At YC’s Startup School

The first panel of today’s Startup School event at the Flint Center for the Performance Arts had Paul Graham interviewing SV Angel’s Ron Conway. Given the audience — which based on some chatting before the event, consisted of many Stanford students and high schoolers in the South Bay Area — …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…