How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

Before graduating college, I won over $20,000 from business competitions, pitched my idea to Mark Cuban, traveled for free, and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. I often reminisce and wond...


STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become ...


Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

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...


How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

  When you picture a a duck, what do you see? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re anything like me—a hopelessly devoted child of the 90s—you think first of Gordo...


The #1 Challenge Tech Startups Must Overcome

  Challenges never stop when starting a business. While trying to break into the startup world, I learned as much as possible about startups, founders, networking, investing, and anything related...


How To Deal With Negative People

An unfortunate side effect of becoming successful in what you do, is people talking badly about you, criticizing your work, or even making fun of you. A few weeks ago, I had an article published on a ...


How to Stay Sane When The World is Crumbling Around You

I’m currently homeless. It’s really not a good look when women ask me where I live. I’ve set foot in six countries so far this year and it’s only January 10th. Wtf, I ask myse...


My Top 10 Favorite Productivity Experiments

During the past couple of years, I have tried dozens of ways to improve my productivity. Fancy to-do apps, GTD, Evernote, Pomodoro technique; inbox zero and to-do systems by so called productivity gur...


The Essential Step to do to Become (And Stay) Rich

We all have a natural tendency to go straight for the money… However, one thing I’ve learned from the wealthy is that there is something you have to do first if you want to not only become rich, b...


Why It Pays For Young Professionals To Focus On the Now

A word that many young professionals don’t like or want to hear. What do we want? We want immediate gratification. Immediate results. While we ultimately have to take responsibility for this men...