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Matt Wilson is co-founder of Under30CEO.

After two years traveling and working from his laptop, Matt's official title became Adventurer in Residence, heading up Under30Media's travel company Under30Experiences.

If Matt is around he will be easy to spot as his long luxurious hair is generally flowing freely in the breeze.

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How to Win 30 Friends and Influence 30 People

How to Win 30 Friends and Influence 30 People

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

My original post was over 2,000 words.  How to Surround Yourself With a Network of Amazing People.  It outlined all my tips and tricks for knowing everyone under the sun, and more importantly, how to get everyone to know you.  It was my own 2.0 version of How to Win Friends and Influence People.  A […]

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How to Make Big Problems Into Sexy Businesses

How to Make Big Problems Into Sexy Businesses

| January 30, 2013 | 6 Comments

  I couldn’t decide what to title this post.  How do we drive views to a traditionally non-sexy topic like helping the poor?  I see it in our email open rates…  Write a title b*tching about how cold it is and everyone opens it.  Ask people to lend a hand to those less fortunate and nobody even […]

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Why I Hate the Term “Lifestyle Business” & Why It Should Die

Why I Hate the Term “Lifestyle Business” & Why It Should Die

| January 17, 2013 | 24 Comments

I’m sick of it.  The term “Lifestyle Business”. From Wikipedia: A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle. Right, I get it, […]

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4 Steps to Freedom, Fun, and Finding Yourself

4 Steps to Freedom, Fun, and Finding Yourself

| January 15, 2013 | 12 Comments

I’m Not Finding Myself Bro. to find oneself  (verb)- accept and make use of one’s personality, abilities, and situation; grow – develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation. I get this all the time.  I’ve been location independent for over 5 months now, and people think I’ve gone mad.  They think I’m like Meetup.com Founder Scott Heiferman […]

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Nobody Likes You When You Break The Rules

Nobody Likes You When You Break The Rules

| January 10, 2013 | 24 Comments

“You need to figure out how to close up shop Matt…” “It’s about time you moved on and worked for someone else…” “That site actually pays your bills?” Quotes from my motivation board.  At an Under30CEO event, Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit told us to make a negative reinforcement board with all the things anyone […]

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17 Lessons from 17 Books to Learn From in 2013

17 Lessons from 17 Books to Learn From in 2013

| January 3, 2013 | 15 Comments

Here is our list of best sellers and top books for entrepreneurs and business owners, including our own personal must reads by the top authors in entrepreneurship. “You’ll be the same in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read.” — Charlie “Tremendous” Jones This year […]

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How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want

How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want

| December 11, 2012 | 29 Comments

Want the key to making more money? Stop being so damn nice. I’ve worked on saying “No” for way too long, and I’m still not good enough. For me, it’s nature and nurture. I’m pretty sure I was born nice… On top of that, I was nurtured by the nicest woman alive—my mother. Why isn’t […]

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Adventure: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Live For It

Adventure: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Live For It

| November 27, 2012 | 14 Comments

What did I want to be when I grew up? An explorer. Mercantilism, huge risk, huge reward, glory and fame, enormous leadership opportunities, the chance to make your mark on the world. It’s all a young entrepreneur’s dream. Sadly, uncharted waters, and the days of risking your crew’s life to discover new trade routes are […]

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4 Things I’ve Learned from Living and Working in Paradise

4 Things I’ve Learned from Living and Working in Paradise

| November 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Over the past 4 months, I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the world’s most remarkable places, living and working remotely.  Here are four key takeaways that I’ve observed seeing the world with a laptop and a backpack, focusing on making life simple… The Happiest People Do the Simplest Things In Costa Rica, Nicaragua, […]

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Confessions of a 26 Year Old Entrepreneur

Confessions of a 26 Year Old Entrepreneur

| November 14, 2012 | 14 Comments

Editor’s introduction: The following is a freehand journal entry by Under30Media Co-founder Matt Wilson.  Matt has been working location independent since this summer and wanted to share with you his view of the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur living and working his ass off from paradise… here i am sitting in bali.  absolutely […]

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