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Surfing Big Waves and Big Markets

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. “You don’t need to paddle as hard for the bigger waves” That’s what Kaoki, my surfing instructor, told me during my first surf lesson on the shores of Maui two weeks ago. It was as if he was some executive coach because everything he said to me made complete sense from a business perspective. In the back of my mind I was …

3 Short Stories from 3 NYC Startups

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. Our society celebrates the buzzy and bubbly – acquisitions, funding events, mergers, new hires. As entrepreneurs, most of the buzzy stories we read are rather useless. They serve no practical application to help grow our respective businesses. This is why great entrepreneurs get out in the field and engage in as many conversations as they can with those they respect. They want to hear firsthand how people …

Insane Maniac Business Partners

Starting a business is very hard and to be successful I think you need to have a certain set of characteristics, one of which I’ll call the “insane maniac” trait. I by no means think you need to be certifiably crazy to start and run a business, but I do think you need to be able to handle the stresses of entrepreneurial life and to do so …

Start a Business in School

If you are in college you should start your own business because there is no better time to do so. When I was in college working on thecampusatlas.com I remember thinking how great it was to have the flexibility of a student and to have the resources of a college university in order to get things done. I was surrounded by exceptionally bright people from …

The Entrepreneurial Snowball Effect

Starting a business is very hard. In a matter of 24 hours your emotions can range from thinking that your business will be the next Google, to thinking how moronic you were for even contemplating the idea in the first place. In order to start a successful business, I believe you need two components above all else. 1. A Team Collective knowledge is more powerful …