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Jeff Bezos Runs The Most Intense Mentorship Program In Tech

The job is officially called the technical assistant or advisor, and is unofficially known as Bezos' "shadow." They follow, travel, and go to meetings with Bezos, and frequently meet at the end of workdays.<p>The role means Bezos gets to know high-potential executives better than he otherwise might …

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying …

Self-improvement

12 Ways to Find Inspiration

Guest Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a company is time consuming: Success largely depends on perspiration and effort. But inspiration -- that sudden, visceral jolt that occurs when an idea, seemingly out of nowhere, clicks into place -- also plays a role. …

Creativity

Rather Than Trying to Reinvent the Wheel, Be Inspired by These 5 Books

The five books are must reads for those looking to change their life and path to success.<p>Guest Writer<p>Founder of Thrive15.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To not run a venture into the ground, entrepreneurs need to learn what it takes to succeed. Often this just comes …

Entrepreneurship

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by …

Entrepreneurship

Inspiration News & Topics

As a college student, Haley Hoffman Smith founded a nonprofit, wrote a book and started another company. But when things turned sour with a business partner, she had to cut ties and start over.<p>Hayden Field 5 min read<p>For one entrepreneur, 'The Little Engine That Could' takes on a whole new …

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