Oliver Scholz

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14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Fail Fail Fail The Ultimate Guide To Miserable Failure

<b>Fail Fail Fail<br>The Ultimate Guide To Miserable Utter Failure</b> <b><br>by James Altucher</b><p>[NOTE: SEE BELOW FOR A SPECIAL OFFER THAT LASTS THIS WEEK ONLY]<p>Let's make …

How To Persuade Anyone Of Anything In 10 Seconds

You’re on the most important elevator ride of your life. You have ten seconds to pitch- the classic “elevator pitch”.<p>Love or Hate. Money or Despair. …

Hacking the system: How to land meetings with anyone you want

I’m convinced I have a strategy that allows me to get a meeting with any person I want, no matter how famous, rich, busy, or difficult they are to reach. Why? Because I’ve tried it, and my success rate so far is 100%. It just doesn’t fail.<p>When I was interviewing founders for my book, Startups Open …

Email Etiquette for Entrepreneurs

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>The more time I spend working on my startup, the more time I seem to be spending in my inbox. Running a startup is pretty much synonymous with “sending lots of emails” I’ve realized (especially when you’re not the person writing lots of code).<p>The more …

How to Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>A few years ago a friend told me he was taking an “Entrepreneurship Class” and I remember raising an eyebrow. How do you take a class to learn how to be a …

The 1 Time Saver That Makes My Hectic Entrepreneur Schedule Possible | Inc.com

"I don't want to spend any time on my business today," my friend said to me over the phone recently as we began our weekly 15-minute coaching session. "I just want to know the answer to one simple thing," he continued.<p>"How do you do it?" my friend asked me. "How do you go from meeting to meeting to …

Make Decisions Like a Boss | Inc.com

Decisions, decisions. The life of an entrepreneur is full of them. It's nice to know that we have options, but when there are too many choices or decisions to make, or a real biggie comes along, entrepreneurs can easily get paralyzed by doubt.<p>I really don't mind making big decisions, because I have …

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, …

If This Guy Made $1M Wearing T-shirts and Selling his Name, What's Holding You Back? | Inc.com

If this guy can make over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts, selling his last name, and writing a book, what's holding you back?<p>Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has been dubbed "the king of sponsorships." He's had everything sponsored from his t-shirt, his last name, a …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

How to Delegate Effectively

<i>Ilya Pozin is the founder of Ciplex, and a writer on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>Don’t look now, but your micromanagement habits might be stunting your company’s growth. If you’re improperly, inefficiently, or just plain avoiding the delegation of tasks, you may be harming your company more than …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

The Lending Club Experiment

<b>Can you Really earn 10% Annual Returns These Days!?!</b><p><b>Find out at the MMM Lending Club Experiment Headquarters.</b><p>In September of 2012, I started making a …

The Lending Club Experiment at One Year – the Gravy Train Grows Crowded

It has been over eleven months since I opened my Lending Club account and started experimenting in the field of peer-to-peer lending. While I have …

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Money is often a perceived barrier to launching a startup. It doesn't have to be.<p>The Founder Institute, an early-stage startup accelerator in Mountain View, Calif., put together the infographic below detailing 10 steps for launching a …

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I use the same strategy over and over again to develop new product ideas for different industries -- including industries that are largely unfamiliar to me. Yes, it is important to develop expertise, but I think most entrepreneurs fail to …

I Bought an Apartment Just to Rent It Out on Airbnb

In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on airbnb. I've been managing it remotely for the past year. This post includes everything I …

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24 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>With all the buzz about learning to code, I've decided to give it a try. The problem is, I'm not sure where to start. What's the best …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

Ian McAllister's answer to What distinguishes the Top 1% of product managers from the Top 10%?

The top 10% of product managers excel at a few of these things. The top 1% excel at most or all of them:<p><b>Think big</b> - A 1% PM's thinking won't be …

Are You Participating in the Greatest Creative Renaissance?

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p><i>“Being the richest man</i> …

The Sheep and the Wolves: Smart Investing Made Simple

Imagine that you're a farmer. You live in a rural county where everybody raises sheep. The county's farmers, on the whole, prosper. Their flocks tend …

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