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Is Age a Good Indicator of How Much You’ve Lived?

Is Age a Good Indicator of How Much You’ve Lived?

| December 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 55 – your age is just a number. It just indicates the number of years you have been on this planet. It does not indicate how many years you have lived. A few weeks back my accountability partner who’s many years older than me asked: “How I’ve learned […]

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Managing People Who Are Older Than You? 3 Tips To Solidfy Your Leadership

Managing People Who Are Older Than You? 3 Tips To Solidfy Your Leadership

| November 11, 2013 | 14 Comments

When you’re running a business in your 20’s, you’re often managing employees who are years older than you and, in some situations, colleagues with decades more experience. When I started building The Global Good Fund, people had difficulty seeing me as the decision maker of the company because my co-founder is four decades my senior, […]

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4 Lessons For Young Entrepreneurs

4 Lessons For Young Entrepreneurs

| September 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Doesn’t it just kill ya?  Here you are, you know your stuff, you’ve got 5-10 years of experience and a track record of results to prove it and still, you just know that some potential clients are simply not taking you seriously. Well, I feel your pain and not because I’m in the same boat […]

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Age Is Nothing But a Number

Age Is Nothing But a Number

| April 5, 2013 | 5 Comments

One of the hardest parts about being a young entrepreneur is actually just being young. An enormous challenge I’ve had to tackle over and over since I started my first serious business during college is getting people older than me to believe in my vision, my capability, and the value I claim to deliver – […]

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Disadvantages of Hiring Younger Employees

Disadvantages of Hiring Younger Employees

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Many people mistakenly believe that it is preferable to hire younger workers over their more seasoned colleagues. They believe younger workers are more energetic and are more likely to bring fresh ideas to the table. I am a 20-something-year-old entrepreneur and have found that many people think very highly of younger professionals; however, I think […]

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Downplaying Age – Tips for Under 30 CEOs

Downplaying Age – Tips for Under 30 CEOs

| February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Being a CEO in and of itself is a really hard task.  Often times this title is misconstrued as being one that is particularly glamorous and esteem.  However, especially in a startup, the CEO serves as a decision maker forging together the strategy of the company with inputs from other founders, team members, and advisors […]

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7 Ways to Overcome Age and Be Respected as a Young Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Overcome Age and Be Respected as a Young Entrepreneur

| January 24, 2012 | 9 Comments

Many years ago the barrier to entry into business was high. Starting a new business was extremely difficult for a young twenty something year old not to talk of a young person below the age of 20. While this has certainly changed in the 21st century there are still challenges of credibility, access to funding […]

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I Promise I’m Not 17: Turning Your Age Into an Advantage

I Promise I’m Not 17: Turning Your Age Into an Advantage

| September 29, 2011 | 6 Comments

I was recently back in my hometown of Joplin, MO, having dinner with my parents. We were towards the end of our meal and a family friend stopped by our table to say hi and introduce another couple that they were hosting. My dad said to the group, “Nice to meet you, I’d like to […]

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