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5 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Make THE LEAP

I thought it was over, but we managed to overcome so much adversity. In the end, it was soooo much worth it!" Of course, we keep on hearing this about those who've taken the great leap from corporate to entrepreneur, right? The insane difficulty and the inevitable phoenix-like rise to the top. But what exactly makes it…

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The Shy-Guy’s Guide to Awesome Networking, Part 2

(This post is the second part of a two-part series. Part one can be found here.) 5. Remember, there is no template Like in part one, I'm starting this segment with a psychological hurdle. We often have a perception of what a networker is - someone extraverted, someone who is oftentimes the life of the party, someone…

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The Shy-Guy’s Guide to Awesome Networking, Part 1

I have always found it easy to speak before a crowd, but I've always been a little bit on the shy side when it comes to one-on-one meetings with strangers. It's funny that I never really saw the value of effective networking when I was in Human Resources. As a startup owner though, I gradually found out…

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Judo on Curveballs

Three days ago, I was feeling a wee bit nervous. I was set to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy - I needed to have my gall bladder removed. I was admitted to the hospital at around 8pm, with my pregnant wife accompanying me. My operation was set at 10am of the next day. When we got to my room,…

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34 Reasons Why Startups are F-U-N!

Okay, so for a number of posts now I've been talking about how difficult startups are, overcoming huge obstacles, the bootstrapped life, how sheer hard work is a requirement, etc... But you know what? Startups are just F-U-N. I've never been more engaged in my life, and now I'm really just addicted to the experience of STARTING.…

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