9 posts published in May 2014

Quick! Read this to avoid doing your real work!

May 20, 2014

Procrastination gets a bad reputation, especially in business. Experiences with chronic procrastinators can lead to labeling them as “lazy,” “unproductive” and “unreliable.” Even on a personal level, all of us have procrastinated before, and most of us beat ourselves up over it. But are all forms of procrastination bad for work?

In actuality, we all procrastinate, but the trick is leveraging that procrastination to complete productive and innovative work. How is this possible? Let’s find...

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14 Books for every entrepreneur

May 23, 2014

Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of uncertainty. That's why it's critical that they learn as much as possible about their specific area of business as well as entrepreneurship as a whole. Probably thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed it down to just...

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Advice for Launching Your Own Business

May 24, 2014

Its amazing how much free advice you get when you inform someone that you are starting your own business. Most of it is stupid. Here are favorites... 

1. Quit Your Day Job / Don’t Quit Your Day Job Deciding to dive headfirst into a new venture is a huge decision. Some people will encourage you to quit your day job right away, explaining that you won’t succeed unless you commit yourself fully. Others will caution you that 90 percent of startups fail, so you had better keep it a side project...

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Teddy Roosevelt, 1910

May 25, 2014


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the...

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