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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 …

Jeff Bezos

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

Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<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 …

Self-improvement

12 Ways to Find Inspiration

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. Unfortunately, inspiration can be hard to schedule on a calendar.<p>That …

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>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 from not …

Entrepreneurship

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

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 books that I have read over the years. However, upon some reflection, it …

Inspiration News & Topics

Complacency is your worst enemy. Never, ever let it creep in to your business.<p>Doug and Polly White 6 min read<p>An entrepreneur received a watch from his grandfather, which inspired him to open up an ecommerce store.<p>Ben Clymer 3 min read<p>If you're in need of a little motivation, check out these quotes …

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