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Have You Failed? 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

Have You Failed? 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

| June 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Achieving the results you’re aiming for the first time around is rare. The best lessons are learned when things don’t happen the way you want them to and you find out what doesn’t work as planned. Tweaking a strategy or two, eliminating distractions, and regrouping after falling short of the desired result are all benefits […]

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Five Tough Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Must Learn

Five Tough Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Must Learn

| April 30, 2013 | 14 Comments

Five years ago I was 22, ambitious and inexperienced, and ready to start life as an adult. I had just landed a great job at 20th Century Fox Films and a crystal-clear vision for the future. I was on track to become a film studio executive. Now at 28, as CEO of my own digital […]

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Lessons From a Young CEO: If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

Lessons From a Young CEO: If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

| May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Establishing an Established Reputation When the time came for me to open the doors to my own office I was thrilled, positive and confident because that was what was expected of me. I was by no means “sure” nor well versed in the endeavor I was about to take on, but the time had come […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned by Failing Forward

5 Lessons I’ve Learned by Failing Forward

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fresh out of college, I moved from Sweden to London, England, did an internship and then I set up my own business. It has been a bumpy road and I’ve learned things that no amount of college education could have prepared me for. Here are five lessons I learned by failing forward and what you […]

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9 Lessons Learned From a Young Entrepreneur’s First 3 Years

9 Lessons Learned From a Young Entrepreneur’s First 3 Years

| December 20, 2011 | 14 Comments

1. Be different You have stand out. You have to differentiate yourself. When you’re just getting started, the biggest thing you’ll be vying for is attention. Nobody is going to pay attention to a company that’s doing exactly the same thing as everyone else, but on a much smaller scale. What helped us is to […]

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The Lessons I’ve Learned From Starting a Company

The Lessons I’ve Learned From Starting a Company

| July 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Starting a company is difficult for almost everyone, but especially so for kids in middle school, high school, and even college.  As kids, we’re inexperienced and naïve, and we know what will and will not work out much less than the adults around us. Younger people are not as learned in particular areas of study, […]

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5 Business Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Graduated

5 Business Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Graduated

| June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Thousands of you wide-eyed graduates are walking into the world with one of the weakest job markets in recent history.  You have no desk waiting for you, so entrepreneurship is on your radar under the idea that if you can’t find a job, then you need to create a job. Without many of the experiences […]

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The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

| March 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

In 2008, I started a blog about health and fitness because I wanted to share my story of learning how to be mentally and physically healthy. Fast forward 3 years to present day, and that blog has turned into a company that designs and produces fitness bags for people who are serious about fitness. Along […]

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26 Lessons Learned From First Time Business Owners

26 Lessons Learned From First Time Business Owners

| March 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

We reached out to some of our most recent Under30CEO Members to ask them about business lessons and surprises they have encountered.  Below are their responses about some of the biggest lessons they have learned while starting their businesses… 1. “The biggest surprise was lawyer fees. I started a clothing company, Twiddy Threads, and through […]

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Top 3 Startup Lessons From “The Social Network”

Top 3 Startup Lessons From “The Social Network”

| February 13, 2011 | 7 Comments

The movie, “The Social Network” depicts the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the early days of Facebook.  Although the movie may not be perfectly accurate from a historical perspective, it does offer a number of lessons that any young entrepreneur can learn from when launching a startup.  Young CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg often operate with […]

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