Stephen Young

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Marc Ecko on How to Succeed Without Selling Out

Five prescriptions for prosperity from a pharmacy school dropout.<p>For a period in the early '90s, Marc Ecko attempted to <i>not</i> be an entrepreneur. He enrolled in pharmacy school and, he says, "pursued drugs both vocationally and recreationally."<p>One year later, in 1993, Ecko dropped out and started …

Entrepreneurship

Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013

Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed. A young adult seeking to straighten out his act, Franklin developed a list of thirteen virtues, jotting down a brief definition of each. These were character traits he took to …

Top 11 Reasons Startups Succeed

By Tanya Prive | Jul 23, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Startups are literally a journey into the unknown and entrepreneurs need to be comfortable with taking on …

Deconstructing the entrepreneurial fantasy

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fake church of entrepreneurship, where I questioned why people seemed so hungry to listen to stories that had …

Entrepreneurship
Marketing

Organization 2.0: Why We’re Building a Culture Instead of a Company

When I worked as a consultant at Deloitte, I got to see a lot of different organizational structures under a microscope. The thing you learn pretty …

Entrepreneurship

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

15 Ways To Wake Up With Motivation

Through all of the stories of great successes, it’s the men and women who found their <i>motivation</i> and consistently used it as their main drive to reach …

After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billionaire pet-food entrepreneur Clay Mathile says to really grow your business, you've got to learn how to let go at some point. He learned that lesson the hard way.<p>Mathile, an Ohio farm boy turned …

Entrepreneurship

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

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 …

Building Your Brand from the Inside Out

Branding: Everyone’s doing it, but not everyone is doing it well. To be fair, it’s a little more complicated than it was in the “Mad Men” era, when …

Employee Engagement

How I Changed My Environment So That I Could Reach Success

<b>Editors note:</b> <i>I received this great and inspiring story from Sheldon Scipio earlier today, and found that it embodies the truths of how most people</i> …

50 Cents 4 Lessons For Success In Business & In Life

Success comes from seeking an advantage in each and every encounter, here the US rapper <i>50 Cent</i> offers indispensable advice on how to win.<p>‘The …

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

Chief Strategy Officer for AirPR<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, genders and backgrounds. They get up at dawn. They're the first ones to the office and the last ones to leave. They use productivity apps, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying.<p>Prof. Leonard J. …

Before Wild Creativity, Get Grounded in Strategy First

Do you have a false sense of your own creativity?<p>I see a lot of business people who do, and they can easily cripple themselves and their …

Creativity