Creating processes to become a great entrepreneur

Great entrepreneurs don’t have better ideas, they have better processes. Eric Ries This quote is not suggesting that great entrepreneurs are building successful businesses out of terrible ideas. What it is saying is that what makes businesses successful, and the entrepreneurs that found them great, is execution. Developing processes and executing them is what allows… Continue reading Creating processes to become a great entrepreneur

Most recommended books on entrepreneurial podcasts

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I used to be a voracious consumer of podcasts for entrepreneurs (and took notes on many of them) and still try to listen to them as time allows. I also love reading business books and am always looking for recommendations. These books are the most recommended ones on the podcasts that I listen to. (contains… Continue reading Most recommended books on entrepreneurial podcasts

Developing an idea for a business

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Often wanna-be entrepreneurs place too much emphasis on the idea and not enough on the hard work that follows. However the idea is not to be discounted. It is the zygote that grows into your business. I specifically used the word “developing” in the title of this post rather than “finding”, “thinking of”, or “creating”.… Continue reading Developing an idea for a business

The End of Jobs

When I first heard about Taylor Pearson’s new book, The End of Jobs, I was worried that he had written the book that I have been researching. What I found was instead a practical book that outlines how the employment equation is changing, gives examples of people that are at the front of the wave… Continue reading The End of Jobs

Business Podcasts I Love

Podcasting has been around for a decade but I believe only recently has really become something that the general public has started to take notice of. Podcasts hosts come from all walks of life and topics cover almost everything imaginable. For business owners there is a wealth of great shows that provide inspirational and actionable… Continue reading Business Podcasts I Love

Top Eight Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Talks

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When my (then) girlfriend (now wife) bought me my first iPod in 2006 I fell in love with podcasts and business podcasts in particular. Many have come and gone over the years but two have remained must listens. EconTalk and Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders. I’ve now listed to nine years of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series.… Continue reading Top Eight Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Talks

Startup School 2014 Notes

Still haven’t been able to make it to a Startup School but I’m very thankful to YC for streaming them live online. So much great content provided by the amazing speakers.   Shana Fisher (@shanaglick) High Line Venture Partners and Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz What is today’s problem that you’re actually going to solve? Go to… Continue reading Startup School 2014 Notes

Entrepreneurship is…

I’ve now listened to nine years of Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series (listen to the podcasts here – I highly recommend them).  With so many speakers (214 so far) of course there is going to be some conflicting advice but themes definitely have emerged. The importance of passion, innovation, and execution is what comes to mind. I… Continue reading Entrepreneurship is…