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The 3 C’s of Forming a Startup

I constantly encounter ambitious future entrepreneurs that are anxious to make the transition from the safety and security of a steady job (or college) to build a startup. So I thought it would be an appropriate time to share with you my 3 C’s of forming a...

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Should I Drop out of College to do a Startup?

More and more I seem to be getting asked by college students if they should drop out of school to become an entrepreneur. I am pretty sure that most of them ask me this question looking for me to answer with a resounding yes and...

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Warning: Stop Saying These Overused Words

No one really likes business jargon. Why? Because it gets bastardized so quickly. Phrases like "drink the company koolaid" are so overused at this point that nobody knows what they really mean anymore. Although it may feel cool to be one of the first people to use...

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Startup Funding = How Much Ya Bench?

So much of today’s press in the business world revolves around the amount of startup funding a young company receives. This constant bombardment of funding news is having a negative effect on entrepreneurs, it is distracting them from what’s important. Words cannot express how bad this...

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What To Do When Your Startup is Struggling

One of the hardest things any entrepreneur (including myself) has to be able to do is admit when they are struggling. Nothing can be more embarrassing and self-defeating than saying, “this isn't working.” However, without the ability to do so your chances of failure increase...

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Multi-tasking is worse than Smoking Pot

At a recent venture event in Los Angeles a friend of mine, Terrence Yang (Yang Ventures), said one of the most profoundly honest things I had heard in a while. He said, “Successful entrepreneurs simply learn faster than others.” If you are an entrepreneur there is...