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Do You Want To Be Rich, Or Do You Want To Be King?

You're the founder of your business. Then, the big question: Do you want to be rich or do you want to be king? What? You want to be both? Well, it may surprise you to learn that very few founders have been able to do that, including the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson.

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Taylor Brown
on March 31, 2014
Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Should Co-Found

Baby boomers are micromanagers, work hard, do not understand technology, are stubborn and want to destroy the planet. Millennials are lazy, entitled, tech savvy, want to save the world and don't know how to communicate in person. Although the generalizations of baby boomers and millennials vary, they do share one similar characteristic, they both share particular entrepreneurial characteristics. Millennials crave freedom and earning potential. Baby boomers have a desire to build something.

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Taylor Brown
on March 10, 2014
How People-Problems Can Confound Early Stage Ventures

Some of the very first decisions founders must make early on in their ventures are crucially important to the future of the business. Many of these decisions concern the ubiquitous "people problems" that challenge even experienced entrepreneurs. When should I found? Should I co-found with someone? With whom? How should we split the equity? Bad or ill-informed choices at critical junctures could have significant consequences for startups. In fact, research has suggested that 65 percent of new firm failures were related to problems within the management team.

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Wendy Torrance
on December 13, 2013
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