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The Hogwarts for Entrepreneurs

Deji Olukotun | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Deji Olukotun

By the time they graduate, after two years of intensive study and in-depth classes in entrepreneurship, African Leadership Academy pupils are prepared to make a lasting impact in Africa.

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

Randi Zuckerberg on Start-Ups: Silicon Valley: "People Need to Realize That This Is a Reality Show, Not a Documentary"

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology
Vanity Fair

Tonight, Randi Zuckerberg will premiere her new Bravo reality TV show, Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, in which six geeky fledglings who also happen to be very nicely shaped try their hand at launching a tech company.

Rahul Sood on the Toughest Thing and His Book Club Recommendations

Douglas Crets | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology
Douglas Crets

"Great talent is hard to find, and it's even harder to keep. One way to keep great talent is to ensure your vision is clear, and the problem you're solving is real... if this is the case then you should be on a path to success."

StartTWS: An Event That Illustrates Israeli Innovation

Hillel Fuld | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

I attended an event called StartTWS this week. It is the fifth year the event is taking place and it is intended to provide Israeli entrepreneurs with...

To Compete Against the Future

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Peter Thiel, the co-founder of the online payments system PayPal, provided $100,000 scholarships to two dozen students to pursue "entrepreneurial ventures," on one condition: They had to drop out of college for at least two years.

Million Dollar Ideas Make Money and Create Jobs Too

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.06.2012 | Small Business
Chuck Cohn

The reality is, though, that incremental business model improvements in big markets can result in highly successful ventures, create many jobs, and solve problems that customers were previously experiencing.

Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors and How to Find Them

Frank Farwell | Posted 12.05.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Sure, entrepreneurs can eventually succeed without mentors. But it will cost extra time and wasted resources. So, how does a small business start-up find a mentor? Or, better yet, a handful of them?

The New Marketing Mantra: Assess, Delete, Respond

Fauzia Burke | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business
Fauzia Burke

Marketers have to understand that there is no time to focus on the wrong things. Being super diligent was good when the world moved slowly, but today being diligent slows you down, and can slow down the people around you.

LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Shares 20 Years of Insights

Renee Blodgett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology
Renee Blodgett

Reid Hoffman is one of my favorite entrepreneurs in the technology industry.

Gen Y, Social Media, and the Powers That Be

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Tyler Mahoney

The same social media that brought the president to my stove top cook-off jamboree is the same social media that has pushed my friends -- even the ones who live in my same zip code -- out of reach.

Going After B Talent

Steve Roberson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

How much deeper could the talent pool be if we looked at candidates -- on and off the resume page -- a little differently? It could be vast, and that could make all the difference in the world to young companies.

Why Young People Prefer Startups

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

Members of Generation Y are shunning large corporate companies in favor of startups and small businesses, a new study by Payscale and Millenial Brandi...

'I Went to See the VC and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt'

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Before you starting to talk to a VC, make sure you know what the rules of the game are.

Your Start-Up Life: Rocket Man on Making the Impossible Possible

Rana Florida | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Peter Diamandis' conversation style is high octane and motivational; he is so energized that he could easily be the poster boy for Nike's 'Just Do It' campaign. He advises us to bulldoze our way through bureaucracy, fail early, fail often and explore multiple projects.

Israel's Honeycomb Collectors Keep Houses Warm in Cold Climates

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Israel is the land of milk and honey -- and solar water heaters. Taking the idea of solar thermal hot water heaters to the next level is Tigi Solar, a new Israeli company that was inspired by the busy bee.

How to Transition From Corporate Job to Entrepreneurship

Brazen Life | Posted 10.22.2012 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Have you ever felt like you're fumbling around in your corporate job looking for a place to belong, to thrive or to simply feel fulfilled? I did, and I never found it.

Making Sure Everyone Is Onboard

Marc Nager | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business
Marc Nager

Repeated mistakes create patterns that are easy for startups to fall into. Often, simply asking the right initial questions can prevent this from happening.

Your Start-Up Life: Take It All in Stride - the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Rana Florida | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.

Ingredients to Success

Hulya Aksu | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Hulya Aksu

What is the secret ingredient needed to make an impact in the world? Is it resilience, or perhaps bravado, tenacity?

A Modest Proposal to Stop Tipping Bartenders

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Stephen Robert Morse

Why do we tip taxi drivers 10% to 15%, waiters and waitresses 15% to 20%, and hotel chambermaids $1 per night, while bartenders expect to rake in $1 per drink (or more if we're feeling generous)?

The Power of Entrepreneurs

Evan Burfield | Posted 07.02.2012 | DC
Evan Burfield

It will be our entrepreneurs who reinvent this country -- not our corporations, or philanthropists, or dysfunctional political system -- for three powerful reasons.

CIO vs. CMO: 5 Tips to See Eye-to-Eye and Win With Mobility

Chris O'Connor | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business
Chris O'Connor

Historically, technology choices have been the domain of the CIO, however, with BYOD trending and new consumer-inspired enterprise applications entering the market, the sales force too is pushing the technology agenda with their CMO.

Earn It, Experience Not Required

Tim Devane | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Tim Devane

Startups have no age limit, height requirement, or a record of years in an industry to have a massive impact. The wise are not exclusively the elderly, youth is not wasted. Anyone can do anything at anytime.

America's Crisis of Confidence

Evan Burfield | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Evan Burfield

At 18 years old, I decided to jump off the path that everyone assumed I'd take and become an entrepreneur.