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Five Ways Social Media Can Make or Break a Young CEO

Five Ways Social Media Can Make or Break a Young CEO

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Undeniably, being a young CEO has its pros and cons.  From a practical standpoint, the earlier one can snag a rung on the corporate ladder, the faster he or she can begin to make money to invest in the future.  However, from a observational standpoint, being younger than other CEOs can make a person […]

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The 10 Most Followable Founders on Instagram

The 10 Most Followable Founders on Instagram

| July 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

Need a little inspiration?  Follow these entrepreneurs for motivation, tips, and an inside look into their lives! Ben Lerer (@benjlerer) This CEO of the hip male digital lifestyle brand Thrillist that covers all major American cities, has an instagram is filled with pictures of a cool young guy’s life; interspersed with sports events, funny friend […]

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Does Instagram’s Success Send the Wrong Message to Entrepreneurs?

Does Instagram’s Success Send the Wrong Message to Entrepreneurs?

| April 22, 2012 | 14 Comments

There is no doubt that Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are highly intelligent and motivated people. But let’s be clear, Instagram’s rapid-fire success is due in large part to Systrom’s and Krieger’s connections. Both went to Stanford and took part in the Mayfield Fellowship Program, which gives its participants opportunities to meet venture […]

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Top 3 Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs from Instagram’s $1 Billion Sale

Top 3 Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs from Instagram’s $1 Billion Sale

| April 19, 2012 | 17 Comments

When Facebook announced that it was purchasing Instagram for $1 billion, there was immediately a large scale outcry from seemingly everyone from entrepreneurs to loyal Instagram users. How does an 18 month old startup with 13 employees and zero revenue go for that kind of money? That was the question on everyone’s minds. I’m not […]

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Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

| April 15, 2012 | 15 Comments

2 years of work…  $1 billion payout… In an instant, this became the dream of thousands of young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs.  Instagram was founded in 2010.  They built a relatively simple photo sharing application, gained traction, raised capital, continued to grow, found a buyer (Facebook) at just the right time, and cashed out big time.  Sounds […]

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