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Bad at Taking Risks? 4 Tips to Be Bolder

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 7, 2019
Are you as bold as you need to be?

Fear is a company’s food: It comes in many flavors, but it must be swallowed for the business to live. The trouble is that many of us learn to be picky eaters from an early age. Although we’re curious about what happens when we put our hand on a hot stove, we don’t attempt it — we know we risk hurting ourselves. While our early risk aversion protects…

The Relationship Between Abundance and Dissatisfaction

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 28, 2014

For most of us, our tribulations in life do not revolve around food, shelter or safety. These were the plights of our ancestors. Compared to humankind throughout history, we live in an age of absolute abundance. Modern man, having his fill of food and access to trivial comforts, faces a much different problem: finding meaning in a world obsessed with frivolity. It’s amazing how much time we sacrifice in order to collect…

Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 18, 2014

What do you see when you look at a successful human? I see a determination, definiteness of purpose, and plan that most people are too afraid to ever create for themselves. Have you ever met anyone who achieved something important in life, something they would consider a dream, by dropping back to a plan B? It just doesn’t work that way. Backup plans are not for winners. A…

What 3 Months Learning Muay Thai In Thailand Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 30, 2014

I’ve been on the road for the past two years, slow traveling and jumping from one startup hub to another. It started in Chile, then Singapore and now Saigon. It’s always interesting meeting local entrepreneurs in different parts of the world and talking to them about their startups. It facilitates an exchange of knowledge and you can learn a lot along the way. About six months ago, I…

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