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10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic characteristics or personal habits that determine whether you’re successful or not. It’s your behavior. What do I mean by “behavior?” How you react […]

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23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

Paul Brown is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has interviewed, researched, and written about entrepreneurs for the last 30 years. He was asked by to speak to a group of graduate students about what he’s learned throughout his career. Here’s what he said. 1. The best way to predict the future is to create […]

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When You Are Ready to Become an Entrepreneur, Do These 5 Things

Is there really a perfect time to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur? Sure, there are ideal circumstances — like having endless amounts of startup capital and an all-star team already assembled, but those ideal conditions are few and far between. If you are waiting for the stars to align you are wasting valuable […]

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8 Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation

If you want to make sure you’re providing your employees with an environment in which they can thrive, check your workplace for these motivation killers. 1. Toxic people. If you’ve ever spent time with truly toxic people, you know how destructive and exhausting they can be. Toxic people spread negativity and suffocate the positive. Let […]

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The 7 Must-Have Qualities Investors Look For in Entrepreneurs

Early stage venture is a lot about the entrepreneur–who that person is and what she or he is capable of. As an investor, my filter has become quite honed in terms of what to look for in the best entrepreneurs. On a recent trip to Ireland, I participated in a guided hike of the rugged […]

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How to be a Good Boss that Everyone Loves with these 13 Rules

What does it take to truly be a good boss? Thanks to research, we are beginning to understand the factors that lead to workplace cooperation. A 2007 study by Florida University indicated that 40 percent of participants believed they worked for “bad bosses.” Among the most common complaints were broken promises, not giving credit, and […]

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6 Things that Separate the Great Entrepreneurs from the Rest

Exceptional entrepreneurs don’t just do what’s necessary. They constantly go above and beyond to ensure the success of their business. The people at Inc.com found out what separates great entrepreneurs from the rest. Grit “One characteristic which separates good entrepreneurs from great ones is grit. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and you won’t always make […]

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Five Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Challenge Themselves

To be a successful entrepreneur in today’s world, you need to be current, mentally fit and actively involved in running your business. Even more important, you need to stay competitive. The best way to stay competitive is to actively attempt to challenge your preconceived notions. Easier said than done, right? When things are going well, […]

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