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Assemble Your Avengers! An interview with the best startup recruiter there is, Nick Fury

A JUAN GREAT LEAP EXCLUSIVE: An interview with General Nick Fury himself, credited with starting two very successful startups: SHIELD, where he now serves as Director, and more recently, The Avengers. Peter Cauton: Uhm, thank you very much, Director for allowing us an audience. The Juan Great Leap community is ecstatic for this opportunity to learn from…

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Generate Startup Ideas Using Tourist’s Eyes

When we are travelling for the first time in a foreign location, time seems to slow down, and we get to absorb all the juicy details. There is no little thing which escapes us: how the air is different what clothes people are wearing how the food tastes how people greet one another how clean (or dirty)…

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STARTUP SALES TIP: Generic is geriatric, make it human instead

Everyday, we experience getting bombarded with "above the line" sales pitches: from TV, print and radio. This is mass market/media advertising: a singular ad which hopes to reach millions and convince thousands to buy. Large corporations spend billions on advertising to convince a small percentage of the reached audience to make a purchase. Of course, startups typically…

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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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5 Secrets of SERIAL Entrepreneurship

Serial Entrepreneurship Definition: Running 2 or more startups at the same time. Some definitions involve creating startups in succession, but for the purposes of this discussion, let's limit the term to the simultaneous management of 2 or more startups.  A number of the startup founders I've been helping recently have told me that apart from the current…

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