Personal Success

Small Business Powers The Economy Forward

Small businesses have contributed significantly to last quarter’s 4.1% GDP figure, according to NFIB data on small business operations and optimism.

Wave Makes A Play To Overthrow ESPN And Bleacher Report As Sports Leader Of The Social Age

I spoke with Co-Founders Brian Verne and Ishaan Sutaria about the vision behind their company, the future of sports media and their plans for building a social entertainment empire.

The Single Most Important Skill You Need To Thrive At Work

No, it’s not Excel mastery or powerpoint domination. It’s resilience. The higher your resilience, the better you perform.

How A £2.5 Billion British Startup Fund Became The Most Prolific Growth Investor In The World

CEO Stephen Welton has led BGF to become the world’s most active growth investor, now he’s working on a £7.5 billion plan to become Britain’s biggest investor.

Raising Money Or Making Money: That’s The Question!

One thing is common for all – a huge amount of effort is required for both fundraising or generating revenue – which diverts time and attention from the work the startup really demands. Here are a few lessons I have learned from both sides of the fence while raising money and making money.

News Flash: It’s About The Skill Set, Not The Suit Or The Degree

The good news is that federal aid for colleges has reached its high-water mark. The bad news is that millions of young adults feel they have no choice but to enroll in a four-year University, something that brings with it an inordinate amount of debt for many students.

Twenty Tips For Startup Success, Part Eighteen: Be Patient When Fundraising

Fundraising is one of the most vital and most challenging tasks you will be faced within the course of running your business. It’s a rare case where investors are lining up to give a startup anything and everything they want, so raising money requires hard work, perseverance, and patience.

How To Use Your Tools So They Don’t Own You

While digital tools can solve a lot of problems, the law of diminishing returns sets in fast if you obsess about them. Here’s how you can avoid that problem.

What You Can Learn About Success From Malcolm Gladwell

It seems as though Gladwell has been successful for years, but he spent his early career struggling to earn recognition for his work. Even if you’re not a writer like Gladwell, you can can apply Gladwell’s approach to help your products, services and ideas succeed too.

Why You Should Prepare For Disaster (And How To Do It)

Getting laid off suddenly. Taking up a new job that doesn’t work out. Starting a business only to find three months in that you can’t pay the bills. Failure. It’s tough. It’s also a far more common experience than success.

Which Of These 3 Types Of Learner Are You?

Quick fixes. Step-by-step guides. Cheat sheets. Checklists. And time-saving hacks. Have you ever tried to learn a new skill like copywriting, business development, Spanish or even tennis using any of the above?

How To ‘Hire’ The Right Venture Capitalist

With so much money in venture capital today, entrepreneurs need to know what type of VC to work with. Investor Sunny Dhillon has your guide.

How This Founder Is Innovating In Mental Health By Bringing Matchmaking To Therapy

Alyssa Petersel founder and CEO of My Wellbeing, a platform that matches therapy-seekers with therapist recommendations, shares how she’s doing things differently in the mental health space, how she navigates something called “Mentor Whiplash,” and what’s been fundamental to growing her business.

Rebel Bankers Are Forging A ‘Noah’s Ark’ Of Female Finance

More than 20 senior businesswomen from finance, including the likes of JPMorgan, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, AXA and UBS, are now—for the first time—bringing their underground alliance into the open.

IBM’s HR Chief Shares Best Advice On The Future Of Work

IBM Chief of Human Resources Diane Gherson shares her best career advice and the future of work.

24-Year-Old Delivers Rolling Papers And Fanciful Pipes To 12,000 ‘Daily High Club’ Members

Harrison Baum noticed people felt uncomfortable going into “Head Shops” so he’s bringing smoking accessories products to them.

Raising Money Or Making Money: That’s The Question!

One thing is common for all – a huge amount of effort is required for both fundraising or generating revenue – which diverts time and attention from the work the startup really demands. Here are a few lessons I have learned from both sides of the fence while raising money and making money.

News Flash: It’s About The Skill Set, Not The Suit Or The Degree

The good news is that federal aid for colleges has reached its high-water mark. The bad news is that millions of young adults feel they have no choice but to enroll in a four-year University, something that brings with it an inordinate amount of debt for many students.

How To Use Your Tools So They Don’t Own You

While digital tools can solve a lot of problems, the law of diminishing returns sets in fast if you obsess about them. Here’s how you can avoid that problem.