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Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 3

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 3

| March 13, 2012 | 7 Comments

This part three of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. Read part one here and part two here. I had sixteen years of quality schooling. I went to a great public school and a great four-year university. This is not […]

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Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 2

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 2

| March 7, 2012 | 9 Comments

This is part two of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. You can read part one here. In 2008 a colleague recommended a book to me: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. A self-improvement book? Pssht…I was a […]

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24 Barriers to Starting a Business for Young People

24 Barriers to Starting a Business for Young People

| November 27, 2011 | 9 Comments

We have been doing a lot of research and asking a lot of questions about what stops young people from taking the leap and starting their own business. We asked our audience about college debt and we saw The Kauffman Foundation publish a survey of the young entrepreneur space. Last week we asked our Facebook […]

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9 Ways How NOT To Start A Business

9 Ways How NOT To Start A Business

| December 13, 2010 | 7 Comments

A journey that begins with a wrong step seldom ends at the right destination. Becoming your own boss has sort of gained a global appeal. These days many people start up their own businesses for virtually any reason. Somehow it doesn’t seem to count anymore what led people to go into business, going into business […]

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Business Lessons From The Avengers – Part 2

Business Lessons From The Avengers – Part 2

| September 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my book, “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” I discuss the twelve key elements of building a successful business. These elements are, in many ways, as timeless as John Steed and Mrs. Peel, if not always quite so sexy. They are, however, the key points that any entrepreneur needs to work with if you want […]

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