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Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being young can be inexpensive if you choose to live out of your parent’s basement with little aspiration of improving yourself or going anywhere in life. If you desire to pursue an education, start a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with […]

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6 Quotes to Inspire Creative Leadership

6 Quotes to Inspire Creative Leadership

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You probably don’t think of making a sandwich as a creative act. And yet when I asked my 10-year-old son for an example of a business he considered creative, he said Subway. When you think about it, every aspect of Subway’s business model is highly creative — from the order flow to the pricing to […]

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3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. […]

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7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

How can founders best utilize university career centers to find potential hires as graduation approaches? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of […]

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12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

| June 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

  What single business-related question should every young founder ask themselves tomorrow and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs […]

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What Science Teaches Us About Managing A Project Team

What Science Teaches Us About Managing A Project Team

| May 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Science is amazing. It’s systematic and objective yet at the same time very capable of tapping into a wellspring of wonder within you to show you just how wonderful the world you’re living in is. It’s not so farfetched then to think that science may just have a few project management lessons you can learn […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Women Entrepreneurs

7 Habits of Highly Effective Women Entrepreneurs

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, I found myself in the right class at the right time at Allegheny College. As a result, I accidentally became an entrepreneur. My college startup experience would later on define my postgraduate plans. Months later, I found myself at Startup Institute, learning technical marketing skills and diving into New York’s vibrant startup culture. After […]

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Celebrate Milestones But Place Them Differently

Celebrate Milestones But Place Them Differently

| May 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Milestone is synonymous to words like business, organizations and entrepreneurs. It is what liter is to a liquid – a measure. It is like any degree or credential that you’d have; more of a brand value of an organization and an individual both. We all know the dictionary meaning of the word “milestone”. In fact, […]

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5 Ways That a Leader Might Be Hurting the Teams Motivation

5 Ways That a Leader Might Be Hurting the Teams Motivation

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Motivation is a tricky thing. It’s hard to start and get motivated, and it’s hard to sustain that motivation. To really keep motivated, you need a long-term plan. But even a good long-term plan can be sabotaged if you act the wrong way. When leading a team, motivation is key. You already know they […]

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More Than Just a Title: Becoming a CEO

More Than Just a Title: Becoming a CEO

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

When I started my company, I became CEO by default. I had no idea what a CEO really did, but I was the one in charge, so the title fell to me. Needless to say, I wasn’t performing my duties well. Since then, I’ve learned that being the CEO doesn’t just mean signing checks and […]

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