A bull in a china shop breaks a lot of dishes. A cat, however, eases through like a smoke stream, touching everything, moving nothing, and still getting where it needs to go. When you are putting that next great idea into action, which animal are you channeling? (Note, you might ask your teammates for their opinion too.)
Even the most successful people get stuck sometimes, and in these moments, advice makes all the difference. From life to love, business, and health, the insight of others is invaluable.
How to Start a Business: The Complete Guide
Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO of Docstoc, takes on a broad topic that most people over-complicate: starting and running a successful business. He breaks entrepreneurship down into various simple ideas, insights, and self-reflections that will help you get started and follow through with your business. Read more…
Liquidity hacking: Solving the chicken-egg dilemma with marketplace startups
Marketplace businesses: they always seem great on paper, but it’s so insanely hard to solve the chicken-or-the egg problem. Every founder I meet who’s building a marketplace business basically says the same thing: “It’s so much harder than I thought to build a two-sided marketplace.” Of course, it can be done. Read more…
In his book Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, best-selling author and TV personality, told the story of a chef who regularly confronted line cooks when their stations got too messy.
In your professional life, you strive to be the absolute best. You’re a natural leader, you innovate constantly and you have a quantifiable track record for generating high-value results. In your world, a 40-hour workweek is a myth, but somehow, sunrise-to-sunset will always fly by and you’ll be smiling the whole time. Some people call you a workaholic, but you prefer the term “passionate”.
They say some of the greatest leaders are the most unexpected, which is this case for these seven people. They might not be household names, but they’ve made huge impacts on the world as we know it today. Read about seven modern day unexpected, unconventional leaders and discover what you can learn from each of them.
“Very tough to sleep most nights of the week. Weekends don’t mean anything to you anymore. Closing a round of financing is not a relief. It means more people are depending on you to turn their investment into 20 times what they gave you,” writes Paul DeJoe, founder of Ecquire, about being a startup CEO.
While The Social Network movie officially made entrepreneurship sexy, in reality, it is hard work, sweat, and tears. And to really make it, you have to be at least a little bit crazy to keep going despite constant failure.
“Being your own boss” is a common phrase and aspiration you hear thrown around the working world, but starting your own business isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. In fact, usually the entrepreneur will be met with a struggle around every corner.
Running a successful and profitable company is an incredibly trying experience that takes dedication, hard work, and sacrifice. But, we believe the entrepreneur should be celebrated. After all, the entrepreneurs are the ones that get up every day and make the world a better place for everyone else.
Here is an infographic that walks through some of the most common startup struggles that founders face on their way to being their own boss.
Update: There have been a ton of great press mentions sharing our news with us today.
If you’re already a Clarity member who has benefited from our service – you’re well aware of how we can help change an entrepreneur’s life. To date, we’ve connected over 12,000 calls across 47 countries. We remain 100% focused on providing the entrepreneur – the one getting up every day to make the world a better place – the advice they need to get over any obstacles they may be encountering. But, we’re just getting started. I wanted to record a short video to share the news directly – or read all about it below.
They write blog posts and give presentations that define the way industries approach problems and get results. They’re known as leaders in their fields, and people turn to them when they need answers to new and challenging questions.
So what makes them so unique? What causes them to think differently and come up with new ways of thinking? And how do they stay at the forefront of their industry and influence their peers so strongly?