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[How To] Make Connection With Important People

Thoughts - 15 June 2011

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I had a few people ask how I was able to pull together the star power for the Teen Business Summit. Of course, they meant how I was able to get speakers like Guy Kawasaki, Kevin Hall, and others. In this post, I’m going to talk about how I go about making connections with important [...]

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How To Overcome Fear As An Entrepreneur

Thoughts - 11 April 2011

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Two weeks ago, I met with two friends who were my previous business partners. About three years ago, we worked on a project that would provide a web solution for the interior design and architecture industry. The project eventually did not work out and we went our separate ways. I stayed on the entrepreneurial path. [...]

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Do You Have Haters?

Thoughts - 29 March 2011

Do You Have Haters?

I was reminded this weekend that there will be people who will try to bring you down for no reason. Entrepreneurs will always have haters, people who are average and don’t want others to succeed. My First Hate Mail I received my first couple of hate mail this weekend from people who have too much [...]

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How To Get Over Shyness As An Entrepreneur

Thoughts - 23 March 2011

How To Get Over Shyness As An Entrepreneur

I’ll never forget this. A young girl walks up to the mic at a conference and asks what steps she can take to become like the speakers on stage. In essence, she was asking the question of how do I become successful and confident. What an awesome question. The answer was even better. (Anyone who [...]

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What I Learned After A Weekend With Internet Marketers

Thoughts - 22 March 2011

What I Learned After A Weekend With Internet Marketers

I was recently at an internet marketing conference, Underground Online Seminar 7 (picture from Underground 6) that was hosted by Yanik Silver. It has been running for 7 years now and I wanted to see what all the hype was (and about internet marketing). I shelled out a ton to be there, and it was [...]

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Why Almost Getting Sued Is A Great Experience

Thoughts - 08 March 2011

Why Almost Getting Sued Is A Great Experience

Almost getting sued by one of the worlds largest investment firms is very, very freaky for the new young entrepreneur, and causes a couple sleepless nights, but the experience believe it or not, is fantastic. Now that I’ve dealt with the problems and fixed everything, I’ve realized how the experience taught me more that any [...]

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Where Borders Went Wrong

Thoughts - 07 March 2011

Where Borders Went Wrong

The news of Border’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is has been around for a couple of weeks. In fact, they already filed for bankruptcy in the UK late last year. Even though the filing was just for protection, it makes you wonder how they got in a situation, like this.  Where did Borders go [...]

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Bad Luck

Thoughts - 01 March 2011

Bad Luck

I recently talked to a friend of mine, he had an incredible story where over the last 5 years 3 of his homes had burned to the ground while he was inside. Hard to believe but very true. As a result he had hit a little bit of a slump, he was under the impression [...]

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Can Teen Entrepreneurship Solve The Crisis In Egypt?

Thoughts - 16 February 2011

Can Teen Entrepreneurship Solve The Crisis In Egypt?

I been behind on world events, particularly if it has to do with political stuff. But the article about the unrest in Egpyt in BusinessWeek caught my eye. And of course everyone is aware by now but me. But the unrest is caused by youth unemployment. No Jobs For Grads Basically, it comes down to [...]

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Make It Right

Thoughts - 18 January 2011

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Make It Right

This was a conversation I had with a friend last week. He is currently a very well paid project manager at a big consulting firm. Both will not be mentioned. He told me about how he started a business when he was a teen that he wished he did not start. Bootleg DVDs In one [...]

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