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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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Insecurity Blanket: No, Your Job Isn’t Safe

As an "HR" guy, I frequently get my share of resumes of people who want to get "placed." A good number of these are people who want to explore other options because they've grown tired of the their current company. A smaller number of these would be from people who were PUSHED OUT of their jobs because…

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6 Startup Lessons We Can Learn From Jeremy Lin

I started writing this a few hours after Jeremy Lin hit a dramatic, buzzer-beating three pointer over Toronto's Jose Calderon to win the game for the New York Knicks. This latest episode caps off an incredible two weeks where Lin seemingly appeared out of nowhere in launching himself into worldwide public consciousness, averaging 27 points, 10 assists,…

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Why you should build an ARMY of mentors

No startup is an island. Since independence is a pretty common entrepreneurial trait, going at it alone becomes a mistake that's easy to fall into for a lot of startup founders. This is a mistake. Listen carefully. Developing an honest-to-goodness startup is a difficult chore. Most startups still fail within 5 years of being founded. You need…

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