Sandy Abdelnour

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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

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Character of a Business v. a Design Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are their personal traits?<p>We all remember that kid in school who just …

15 startups. One Silicon Valley bed and breakfast.

Putting a bunch of startup founders under one roof sounds like the makings of a juicy reality television show.<p>But Blackbox, a Palo Alto accelerator, has been doing it for the past three years. Just without the cameras.<p>The founders selected to participate are far from your average Silicon Valley …

10 Stellar DIY Steak Rubs (Beyond The Salt and Pepper)

It's never too early to look toward some summer grilling or some savory cast iron skill-ing. For those of you who love steak as passionately as I do, …

Adeo Ressi Says The Dutch Are Kooky, France Is A Nightmare, And A Startup Wave Is Coming To The U.S.

Adeo Ressi is trying to create mini-Silicon Valleys in more than 100 cities around the world. The founder of Founder Institute, a business incubator that claims to have launched more than 1,400 companies with an 87% success rate – meaning they’re still in business – by selecting people it believes …

Best-ever regional Italian recipes - Jamie Oliver | Features

Italy is one of the world’s greatest food nations. Its climate and geography mean that it produces an abundance of wonderful ingredients, and due to …

Italian Food

Tim Cook's $800 Million Giving Pledge: Why It's So Important

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision, revealed in his interview with Fortune Magazine, to join the so-called Giving Pledge and give away the vast majority of what is to date an $800 million fortune, is as important philosophically as it is financially. The dollar amount itself, in other words—which pales …

24 Years Old, Waking At 4 a.m., And Supervising 70 Staff -- Who'd Be A Startup COO?

A lot of people would find it intimidating to assume responsibility for a £15m turnover business while the founders are away building relationships on the other side of the world. It sounds like the kind of task you might be ready to take on if you had been at the firm for, say, 15 years or more, …

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To …

Self-improvement

10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People

Introverts are often thought of as shy, aloof, disinterested and “stuck up” because they keep a low profile. But that assumption couldn’t be further …

10 Mistakes New Business Owners Make

Almost everyone knows a successful <b>small business owner</b>, and there are plenty of stories of big corporations buying little startups for millions of …

15 Ways to Live Authentically & Amazingly

<b>Anxiety, depression and unhappiness occur when people are not living their lives in a way that is congruent with their authentic selves.</b> This is what …

Lytro Unveils the ‘Illum’: A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera

More than two years after the debut of the company’s first camera, Lytro has come back with a vengeance. Well, actually, Lytro has come back with an …