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Why it is Important to Have a Shifu in Life

Mentorship is nature's method of passing on instincts and valuable skills to the next generation

Isaac Newton once said, “If I had seen any further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Throughout history, countless movers and shakers of the world have had mentors guiding and moulding their lives. Aristotle had Plato, Arnold Schwarzenegger had ...

by Matthew Yao  | November 14, 2018 06:00:00
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Five Things to Look for in a Great Startup Mentor

Elements of starting a business can only be learnt from a mentor, not by a business degree

Mentorship is considered a critical foundational component for building a successful startup. Great product/service for a searing pain point and good market traction are good, but a great mentor is equally important to sustain and grow these elements. Research from the Federation ...

by Snehal Shetty  | May 08, 2018 06:00:00
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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Is More Than a Movie, It's a Model for Mentorship

Look to Ryan Coogler and company's example when creating opportunity at work

With uniformly glowing reviews and more than enough pre-ordered tickets to have an anticipated record breaking $160 million opening weekend, Marvel’s 18th superhero epicBlack Panther is breaking new ground.Filmmaker Ryan Coogler is Marvel Studio’s first African-American director, and the movie is on track to be ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 20, 2018 08:00:00
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Why You Should Question Your Mentors' Motives

All mentees want to move their businesses forward, but not all mentors have the same motivation

In 2004, Napster co-founder Sean Parker met Mark Zuckerberg for the first time, having learned about "The Facebook" earlier in the year from his college roommate's girlfriend. The two gelled, and he quickly became a mentor to Zuckerberg, then moved into the company's first president ...

by Scott Brown  | December 23, 2017 02:00:00
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10 Ways a Business Mentor Creates Explosive Results

A mentor who's genuinely on your side will steer you in the right direction to succeed

It's hard to truly grow in business without a mentor. Business mentors provide a sounding board, helping to amplify your results. They help to guide you through the oftentimes-murky waters in the entrepreneurial world while you navigate the storms. They help to ...

by R.L. Adams  | December 16, 2017 02:00:00
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Every Entrepreneur Needs a Team of Mentors, and Not Just for Business

The landscape is littered with financially healthy entrepreneurs who crashed and burned in another area of life

When most entrepreneurs think about finding a mentor they usually think about mentors in business. The kind that can help you with marketing, branding, culture building, or open doors for you to meet new connections and clients.However when it comes to finding ...

by Andrew D. Wittman  | November 17, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Don't Struggle Always to Be the 'Smartest Person in the Room.' Instead, Rely on a Mentor

Don't always look "up" when creating your mentor network. Previous colleagues may have great insights

Mentorship is one of the most effective business tools out there. Right now, in Miami, a program called Girls Make Beats is partnering professional DJs with more than 80 girls to help them refine their musical skills and potentially jump-start music-industry careers. Even Marc Benioff of has ...

by Gideon Kimbrell  | November 15, 2017 02:00:00
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Choose Your Mentors Wisely: 3 Traits to Look for in a Great Mentor

Having a good mentor can be helpful. Having a great mentor can change your life

As an entrepreneur, you will consistently encounter new obstacles, both large and small. How you deal with them will either derail you from your path or push you forward. Mentors are invaluable assets to help you navigate those trials. They are the ...

by John Suh  | September 01, 2017 06:00:00
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4 Reasons You Need a Mentor Who Is Younger Than You

The reverse mentoring trend can help older employees stay up-to-date on skills and trends

When we think of “new ways of working,” what often comes to mind are visible examples like flexible work schedules, new technology to enable remote working and open office space centered around collaboration spots. But, the new way of working involves a mindset ...

by Kathy Bloomgarden  | June 30, 2017 06:00:00
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Top 3 Traits of a Good Mentor

Did you know May is "Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month?"

A mentor, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and, often, younger person. This is what we all envision when mentoring someone -- youth and inexperience. However, that's not always the case.While ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | May 16, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Google Offers All-Expenses Paid Mentorship Program in Silicon Valley for PH Startups

LaunchPad Accelerator chooses startups from emerging markets like the Philippines

Developer Julia Mechavez learned to code at a young age Google Philippines has long made it clear that it is committed to supporting Filipino developers, especially since the country is ripe for possibilities and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 06, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

4 steps to take control of your own success

Take advantage of what young people bring to the table.

One of the first pieces of advice a budding entrepreneur is sure to hear is "find a mentor."Counter to what you have been told, mentors do not guarantee success. In fact, many "established" businesspeople might not be nimble enough to keep up with ...

by Naveen Rajdev  | July 09, 2016 09:00:00
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The most powerful advice entrepreneurs ignore

Ego and pride prevents entrepreneurs from reaching out for help.

Study any successful entrepreneur and nearly every single one will point to a mentor as the key ingredient to their success.Getting a mentor is arguably the most powerful piece of advice any budding entrepreneur can receive when embarking on a career in ...

by Graham Young  | June 21, 2016 10:00:00