The One Thing Every Business Owner Should Be More Honest About — Fortune

The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “What are some tips for maintaining a successful startup?” is written by Craig Morantz, CEO of Kira Talent. When charged with running…

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A Dyson engineer explains why the company spent $71 million and four years developing a high-tech hair dryer — TechCrunch

Hair dryers are everywhere. Gym locker rooms, Open up a drawer in your hotel room. Boom, free hair dryer. It usually requires a lot to get me to really notice a hair dryer. But Dyson has succeeded, and all it took was $71 million and four years of development. Read More

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ALONE AND WORKING

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JUST ALONE. AND WORK.

Now that my wife has her new job and is working out of the house more, and now that the girls are both nearly grown I’m seriously thinking of taking three days, maybe even a whole week, and going up to Devil’s Fork with nothing but a stack of manila note pads, some pens, a sketchbook, my fishing pole and my revolver. Take some groceries too.

But God knows no computer, no cell phone (rarely use it anyway), no tech of any kind. Walking everywhere I go, maybe even into town.

Get in some fishing, kayaking, hiking, exploring, and if they have a range (don’t remember if they do or not) a little shooting.

Mainly though I’d just write and maybe work on one of my start ups. And talk to the tourists and locals and explore the land and write. Write a lot. And draw…

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BILLIONAIRE SOLUTIONS

18 Quotations With Images (from Billionaires)

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We all know them. Those damn lucky bastards at the helm of billion-dollar empires and in command of countless employees. From Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, rich people always helped shape the world we live in. Not only that, but they haunt us with their quotes. It’s annoying because the all principles from their quotations are correct. But their so damn hard to apply! It’s one thing to know the right path. Quite a different thing to walk it. These guys talk the talk because they’ve walked the walk.

Regardless, whether rich or poor, we can at least enjoy the philosophy from this rich folks and forget for a moment that they’re worth zillions of dollars. In the end, we’re all the same. Most of the people from the list below started out with nothing at all. They were dirt poor. I don’t believe in destiny or luck. There must have be something else at play in their equation ofgetting rich.
Let’s see if they are willing to share their insight and maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of how they made pennies from their thoughts.

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Andrew-Carnegie

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Bill-Gates

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Donald-Trump

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Elon-Musk

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Henry-Ford

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Jeff-Bezos

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-JK-Rowling

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-John-Rockefeller

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-JP-Morgan

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Mark-Cuban

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Mark-Zuckerberg

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Michael-Bloomberg

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Michael-Dell

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Oprah

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Sam-Walton

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Steve-Jobs

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Warren-Buffett

Worlds-Wealthiest-Advice-Warren-Buffett

Continued space investment growth not guaranteed, investors caution

MarketingTechie

Space companies have seen huge investments in recent years. Despite this, investors and analysts warned that there is no guarantee this growth will continue in the coming years. Investment climate can change quickly depending on the overall economic picture as well as industry-specific events. For now, however, there’s little sign of a slowdown in space investment. Read More>>

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Proof Networking Is ​Actually​ Worth Your Time — Fortune

The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? is by Janice Ellig, co-CEO of Chadick Ellig. When I left the corporate world…

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Find an Entrepreneur Community

David Cummings on Startups

One of the most important things an entrepreneur can do in their journey is find a community. The high highs and low lows of being an entrepreneur are incredibly stressful. By finding a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that are eager to share ideas and the ups and downs, success is accelerated and emotions modulated.

Here are a few ideas for finding an entrepreneurial community:

  • Start with the local EO chapter ($1M+ in revenue requirement) or EO Accelerator ($250k+ in revenue requirement)
  • Look to local colleges and universities as they often have entrepreneurial groups or incubators
  • Find a local tech entrepreneurship center like the Atlanta Tech Village
  • Research the central non-profit for entrepreneurs in the region and get involved

Finding an entrepreneur community is immensely valuable and should be high on the list of things to do when building a company.

What else? What are some more thoughts on finding an entrepreneur community?

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