Angelo Natividad

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10 Business Lessons I Learned at Bars

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in college and my early 20s (when I actually had a social life), I tended to go out to parties and bars more often than I thought I “should.” My gut often told me that I should probably be studying, reading, exercising, sleeping, …

Entrepreneurship

11 pieces of life-changing advice from commencement speeches by tech celebrities

A lot of them are filled with unnecessary cliches.<p>But these 11 speeches by some of the most successful tech giants will inspire you to do great things in life.

Motivation

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple CEO Tim Cook called into CNBC's Mad Money last night.</b> He told Jim Cramer that 11,000 people have signed up to a heart disease study using ResearchKit.<p><b>2. We got hold of some numbers from Microsoft's cloud business Azure.</b> It has generated $1 billion in revenue since 2011.<p><b>3. Intel has cut its</b> …

Money

Famous Failures Who Will Inspire You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Sylvester Stallone, J.K. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Jay Z have in common?<p>Believe it or not, they were all failures or struggling amid hardscrabble circumstances before they became famous and hit it big. Reflect back over your …

Motivation

Facebook shows the promise of SDN with new networking tech

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Dabarti CGI/Shutterstock<p>Facebook detailed on Friday a new networking technology dubbed Data Center Fabric that …

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …

Small Business

Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan says that people like Mike Arpaia are hard to find.<p>Arpaia is a security engineer, but he's not the kind …

Does a Cloud Orchestration System Need an Underlying SDN Controller?

A while ago I had an interesting discussion with a fellow SDN explorer, in which I came to a conclusion that it makes no sense to insert an overlay …

10 Quotes to Get You Through the Marathon of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur is about approaching your success journey as a marathon, not a sprint. However, if you’ve actually run a marathon, you know the high of the excitement at the starting line and the low of mile 18 when you …

Motivation

Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To succeed as an entrepreneur you need to have thick skin. You will hear no multiple times from different people including potential customers, investors and even hires. You also will likely hear a lot of no's about your startup idea.<p>When …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Want to Screw Up Your Startup? Follow These 7 Rules.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs will agree that there is a lot more to building a successful business than having a great idea. Really, your big idea is just the first step — it's simply choosing which mountain you are going to climb. Profitable …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Revamp Your Marketing to Mesmerize the Crowd

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether a company is well established or in its infancy, the owner is likely eager to gain exposure and customers. While many marketing channels hold the promise of bringing eyeballs to a product or service, it's crucial to figure out how …

Marketing

How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When Pat Lakatta's first heard about franchising …

Entrepreneurship

What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeff Bezos has had plenty of literary exposure as CEO of Amazon. But would you have guessed one of his favorite books is Madeline L'Engle's <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>?<p>CEOs from Bill Gates to Elon Musk have some favorite novels on their bookshelves …

CEOs

Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises

This story appears in the October 2014 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>There's a general rule of thumb in franchising: If a company didn't exist five years ago but now has hundreds of locations open, run in the opposite direction. Why? Because companies that expand so rapidly are often more interested …

Entrepreneurship

With Monetization Killing Mentorship, Here is How Entrepreneurs Should Adapt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A mentor can be an entrepreneur's secret weapon, offering not only expertise but also a rolodex of valuable connections. So, it’s no surprise that many successful entrepreneurs were mentees themselves. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg was …

Entrepreneurship

6 Steps to Overcoming Stage Fright and Giving a Presentation Everybody Listens To

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of people in the world: Those who are scared stiff of giving presentations and those who love them.<p>I fall into the latter category. I have loved engaging an audience since I was a kid acting in school plays. Throughout …

Public Speaking

Embrace Your Ideas, Even If They May Sound Ridiculous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m the inventor of ESPN. At least, that’s how I tell it when I regale the story of a college assignment in 1967. I was in Professor Ripley’s radio and television programming course at the University of Wisconsin when the door to an idea …

Investing

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in Your Field

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging it gain …

Marketing

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true stories are the …

Wall Street

The Golden Rule of Startup Capital: Don't Waste Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Golden rule of business: <i>Increase shareholder value</i>.<p>Golden rule of investing: <i>Buy low, sell high</i>.<p>Most entrepreneurs know these golden rules. To a great extent, they are (or should be) obvious and self evident. They are "rules" because they …

Entrepreneurship

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

7 Musts to Make Part-Time Entrepreneurship Work for You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many experts will tell you that you can’t succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more without a …

Entrepreneurship

From Dreaming to Succeeding, the 12 Phases of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Euphoric super fans tout entrepreneurship as the best thing since the iPhone. Others describe it as a never-ending slog of busywork. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. If you’re a new entrepreneur, or an aspiring one, read on to see …

Entrepreneurship

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

Business Strategy