Ta Sheng Tan

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Business Tips From Once Homeless Billionaire, John Paul DeJoria

When John Paul DeJoria started John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980, he was briefly homeless, sleeping in an old Rolls Royce along L.A.’s Sunset Strip. But he and cofounder Paul Mitchell squirreled together $700 and hit the pavement, peddling their shampoo door-to-door. Today Paul Mitchell is $1 …

The One Question That Is Shaping Your Entire Life

<i>[Many people have asked me to blog my TEDx San Diego talk… it's below. Here's the video.]</i><p>What if there was a Question you could ask, that when answered, brought you a feeling of profound fulfillment, deep happiness, and inner peace.<p>The answer put a spring in your step, made you look 10 years …

How To Be A Successful Entrepreneur: Pick Your Friends Wisely

Have you ever looked around your group of friends and thought wow – these people are truly amazing?! If not, you could be hurting your business.<p>Jim Rohn – the entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker said, “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” I wanted to explore …

How Successful Companies Hold On To Their Talent -- And Why It's So Important

<i>“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”</i>—Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE.<p>Working in the accounting industry in New York for the past 15 years has allowed me to see far more than just …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …