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Malcolm Gladwell's Advice to Entrepreneurs: 'Don't Be One Thing'

Entrepreneurs and creatives should be ever-adaptable -- open to opportunities wherever they come

This story appears in the September 2018 issue of  . Subscribe »Malcolm Gladwell may have one of the strongest brands in media, but he never applies the word to himself. “I contradict myself a lot,” says the best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, whose books include The Tipping ...

by Jason Feifer  | August 20, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

10 Critical Pieces to Gain Momentum in Business (and Life)

Take charge of your business (and life) today before it takes charge of you

At the start of 2017 I thought I'd finally "figured it out"... but by the time summer came, I slipped into depression.It's strange, because I built a stable, sustainable and scalable seven-figure business ($300,000 per month).Yet I hated it. I dreaded waking up ...

by Scott Oldford  | July 16, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

How to Ask Your Spouse for Business Advice

Have each other's backs, no matter what

While having a spouse who is also an entrepreneur definitely has its perks, it can create some really problematic situations, especially around risk-taking, work-life balance and the inevitable competition. My husband and I are definitely a work in progress when it comes ...

by Erin Levine  | June 27, 2018 02:00:00
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Know When to Trust Your Gut and When to Seek Outside Advice

You should also know when to balance the two

When deciding whether to invest in hopeful entrepreneurs who enter ABC's Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran relies heavily on her gut reaction. Though the investor does her due diligence to learn about a company's finances, sales history and background, her final decision is often based on whether ...

by Kara Goldin  | May 30, 2018 02:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg Asked Bill and Melinda Gates and Lin-Manuel Miranda What Advice They'd Give Their Younger Selves

'Asking for a friend'

Who among us wouldn’t want Bill and Melinda Gates or Lin-Manuel Miranda as mentors?This week, the trio headlined a talk at New York’s Hunter College to, as Melinda Gates described it on her Facebook page, have “a conversation about why we think ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 21, 2018 02:00:00
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The 11 Worst Pieces of Advice You'll Ever Hear (and What to Do Instead)

Some people's '2 cents' leaves you with just that

Like bad directions, bad advice can steer you off track. Top entrepreneurs and members ofThe Oracles weigh in on the worst advice they consistently hear and what to do instead.How many times have you heard the phrase: “Success is a journey, not a ...

by The Oracles  | February 02, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

12 World Leaders and Influencers Share What You Need to Do to Thrive in Today's World

Top thinkers and activists are talking about how to accelerate progress at the World Economic Forum

Each year, leading thinkers head to Davos, Switzerland, to have a discussion across industries and interest areas about the needs and realities of today’s global world at the World Economic Forum.Representatives from leading technology companies, from Google to IBM to Alibaba, have ...

by Lydia Belanger  | January 29, 2018 12:00:00
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4 Classic Bits of Entrepreneurial Advice That Really Aren't That Brilliant

The world has an endless supply of free advice. Take it for what it's worth

Even today, more than a decade since my first venture, I hear people share and entrepreneurs follow through on these so-called “words of wisdom.” If you are thinking about or have launched a business, watch out for these poor pieces of advice. Having ...

by Jon Levy  | December 04, 2017 08:00:00
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The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do Is Be Yourself

Never invite comparison. Instead, focus on your strengths

For 17 years, Cyndie Spiegel worked for some of fashion’s biggest brands, including Coach and Narciso Rodriguez. She also worked to help mold the minds of young fashion students as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and her alma mater, Fashion Institute ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 15, 2017 06:00:00
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8 Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Wonder Woman

You don't stay at the top of the superhero game for 75 years without making a few pivots

In 1942 Wonder Woman, created by internationally famous psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, made her comic book cover debut. Since then, she’s been a suffragist, solider, sex symbol, one of the most popular comic book characters of all-time and, currently, the star of blockbuster movie. Not ...

by John Rampton  | June 13, 2017 06:00:00
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Advice to College Grads: Embrace Entrepreneurship

The time in your life to start a business or a freelance career is now

Part of my job as the CEO of Upwork is meeting with other CEOs to explain to them why their companies will benefit from hiring freelancers via our site. The executives I meet tend to have college-age children, and within five minutes, almost every CEO ...

by Stephane Kasriel  | June 13, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Customers Lie -- So Stop Taking Their Bad Advice

Entrepreneurs should debunk theories rather than bolster them with biased kudos

Are you a "passionary"? Not sure what that means? You're in good company.When Boston-based startup Besomebody peddled its app on Shark Tank, the company's proposal sounded overly simple: Get all the "passionaries" together in one place to share amazing experiences.Besomebody started as a trending ...

by Per Bylund  | June 12, 2017 12:00:00
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This Founder Says the Worst Advice He Ever Got Was to Listen to His Users

Just because users have feedback, doesn't mean that it is good

Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.If you have ever had to tell your computer that ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 19, 2017 02:00:00