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What Does It Mean to Get a Good Opportunity?

On August 24, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Ideas,Startup Timing, With Comments Off on What Does It Mean to Get a Good Opportunity?

The Roman philosopher Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” It’s another way of saying we make our own luck. What surprises me is how many people prepare and prepare and prepare….and wait and wait…for the “right” opportunity. They wouldn’t recognize a good opportunity if it slapped…

If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

On August 15, 2016, Posted by , In News for Startups,Misc., With Comments Off on If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

“Freelance is kind of a dirty word now; it sounds like what you do in between jobs,” says Ryan Emberley, a 30-year-old society and celebrity photographer who travels the world shooting A-listers like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. “Like, I’m not freelance. I’m successful. I’m self-employed. Freelance has this aura…

New Study Reveals Whether Entrepreneurial Success Can Be Predicted

On August 15, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, With Comments Off on New Study Reveals Whether Entrepreneurial Success Can Be Predicted

SYDNEY, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Whether specific entrepreneurial attitudes and styles influence venture success is the subject of a world-first study. The 15-year qualitative and quantitative research study benchmarked the motivations of successful entrepreneurs and business builders. Michelle Duval, CEO/Founder of Equilibrio Coaching, conducted the research to scientifically test…

The highest paid CEOs are in charge of companies that have the poorest returns

On August 8, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , , With Comments Off on The highest paid CEOs are in charge of companies that have the poorest returns

Marissa Mayer is a former Google executive who joined Yahoo! in 2012 as CEO. However, ever since she took over the company’s financial status went from bad to worse. In four years she earned well over $150 million in cash and Yahoo! stock. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Corporate research firm MSCI…

Investing in a startup? Follow the data, not the herd

On August 8, 2016, Posted by , In startup investing,Startup Economics, With Comments Off on Investing in a startup? Follow the data, not the herd

The much ballyhooed rise and sudden demise of Theranos is a cautionary tale for anyone interested in investing in early-stage biotechnology companies. The main lesson is not “Stay on the sidelines.” Instead, it’s invest with your eyes wide open. If we are going tackle major challenges in fighting disease, early-stage…

Startup Waze: Peer Groups for Smart Entrepreneurs

On August 5, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , With Comments Off on Startup Waze: Peer Groups for Smart Entrepreneurs

Last week I was blazing across Alligator Alley, the long stretch that connects the east coast of Florida with the west coast of Florida. I was cruising at the speed of traffic – about 20 miles an hour over the limit. All of a sudden, as if a switch had…