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10 Tips They Probably Won’t Teach you in Business School

| November 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

1.) How to listen well Active listening is perhaps one of the most powerful things a person in sales or business can learn. It’s rare in this world that one seeks to understand before being understood, as Steven Covey said.  If we’re to create great products and services that our customers want, we have to […]

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Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Then Get Your MBA (really)

| September 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

I am an entrepreneur — a moderately shocking fact for a kid from Cleveland, Ohio. What’s more shocking? I’m a very proud graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Yep, I willingly left the workforce for two years in order to pay to attend business school. There is a standard list of reasons why […]

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5 Things School Won’t Teach You About Entrepreneurship

| August 23, 2013 | 6 Comments

Being a business major has taught me a lot about the finer workings of a business and has familiarized me with accounting, marketing, and management; but there are some valuable entrepreneurial lessons it didn’t teach me. While having a great idea is an important start, there are a number of crucial requirements for starting a […]

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3 Most Common Marketing Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Fix Them)

| August 21, 2013 | 29 Comments

You’ve heard it before: the vast majority of businesses fail within a few years. Now… let’s think about this for second. Why do smart, hard-working people with good intentions crash and burn? It’s often a combination of factors, from co-founder conflict, to funding issues and execution struggles… But at the core of it, businesses fail for […]

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Can Entrepreneurship be Taught in Graduate Schools?

| April 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

If you’re reading this, chances are that you want to be the next Mark Zuckerburg, Andrew Mason or Jack Dorsey. You’re not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 550,000 new small businesses are created every year in America. Business schools (including Richard Ivey School of Business that I attend) are trying to capitalize […]

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Getting Your MBA? 10 Courses You Must Take to be an Entrepreneur!

| September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Now we all know that nothing replaces real world experience. No course will truly show you what it takes or teach you every lesson you are going to encounter when starting a business. However if you are in school and getting an MBA the best thing you can do is take courses that will help […]

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