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The Zen of Entrepreneurship

<i>Rizwan Virk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and film-maker. He was co founder of Gameview Studios, maker of the popular Tap Fish mobile game, which was downloaded over 30 million times, and was an angel investor in Tapjoy, Pocket Gems, Funzio, Telltale and Iddiction. The second edition of his</i> …

Why Entrepreneurs Can't Just Hire A 'Finance Guy'

There are three ways for aspiring entrepreneurs to equip themselves with the financial expertise necessary to start and grow a business:<p>You can limit yourself to a simple, slowly growing, cash-based business so you do not need to develop financial skills;<br>• You can learn the financial skills required …

Strategies: This advice for entrepreneurs is timeless

Sunday would have been the 90th birthday of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eugene Kleiner, and his wisdom never gets old.<p>As an entrepreneur and small-business owner, I have been fortunate to have become friends with, and learned from, many successful entrepreneurs.<p>But the person who had the …

Principles of Powerful Relationships

<b>“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”</b><p>Emotional Abuse …

Relationships

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

What People Really Want Out of Life: Excitement

Everyday at Under30CEO we try to help young people get what they <i>really</i> want out of life. For some it’s money, power, and fame, for others it’s time …

Entrepreneurship

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Looking for the Next Apple in Emerging Markets: Five Tips for Building a Global Brand

It’s official: emerging-market brands are going global. This is especially the case in fashion and technology, where consumer tastes and lifestyles …

Arab Entrepreneurs Spread the “Power of Yalla”

In 2003, after two years in Texas, Moe Ghashim moved back to his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. He was attracted to the country’s immense potential and the aspirational drive of its people. Moe started a web design company, servicing his US-based clients with a growing workforce of 12 employees. Soon, …

Why Coworking Spaces Are Here To Stay

Given the intense interest in startups these day, more and more young entrepreneurs are looking to coworking facilities to grab relatively inexpensive office space. In addition to WiFi, fax, conference rooms, kitchen and snack-prep areas; these ‘rental’ business studios also offer new companies the …

10 Outdoor Pools from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

Is there any better fantasy than someone else’s pool? When the weather warms, we think not. Here, 10 favorites from members of the Remodelista …

Who's Behind the Sad, Anonymous Truth of 'My Startup Has 30 Days to Live'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A mysterious Tumblr began circulating through the tech press on Tuesday as an anonymous startup …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Why Building Your Own Business Trumps a Day Job

Overnight successes can get an abnormal amount of attention, but building a solid career takes time and patience. Steve Pavlina writes that he likes …

Customers

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile

Many large, successful organizations are more fragile than they seem. They break under stress. Remember the travails of Kodak, Digital Equipment Corp., and Washington Mutual? In their heyday, they were dominant players in their sectors. All disappeared. Why do relatively few companies prove …

How One Couple Turned $1,500 Into A Billion-Dollar Global Brand

In the beginning, all Mel and Patricia Ziegler wanted was to escape the rat race. The San Francisco couple — Mel a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle, Patricia a courtroom artist and illustrator — wanted more time to draw, paint and write.<p>But they only had $1,500 in savings between the two …

The Six Habits Of Successful Private Companies

It’s a good time again to be a privately held company. No pressure over quarterly earnings, no obsession with stock prices, no anxiety over what you can say to whom about how the business is going. Heck, nobody outside the owner has to know anything. Mark Zuckerberg probably wishes Facebook were …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

Startups

The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better

LinkedIn can accelerate your career–if you understand this key to the site.<p>For its founder Reid Hoffman, launching LinkedIn ten years ago was like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down–but what vehicle hath he wrought upon the working world?<p>Writing at <i>HBR</i>, social media …

Project Management Team Success – 7 Reasons to Include Event People

Who are the event people on your team?<p>Even if you aren’t planning and developing events, you should have “event people” involved on your project …

Small sales teams should chase profit over market share

Alignment is an important but often overlooked practice in sales.<p>There is internal alignment between departments: sales and operations, sales and marketing. There is alignment between a customer's buying process and the sales process. But the most overlooked and ignored alignment is between a …

Celebrate Small Wins To Keep Financial Motivation Alive

Building wealth is a long game. It’s sometimes very easy to get discouraged as a result. Despite a lucky investment when I was 22, I felt very little …