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Why 2014 Will Be a Tough Year for First-Time Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe

Why 2014 Will Be a Tough Year for First-Time Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe

The last twelve months have been very good to the European tech scene. Berlin has been at the epicentre of a tech wave on continental Europe that has led invest... »

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I’m approached by women who feel dispirited, restless, confused, and insecure about their ability to j... »

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

A good leader makes inspiring speeches and has exciting ideas. But a great leader takes action. Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways and founder of Peters... »

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

A company’s culture is like water: It’s an ecosystem that supports the life forms that occupy it. It adapts to those forms over time, and eventually turns into ... »

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

“Entrepreneur” is an awesome word. Many people, especially those for whom the corporate world is anathema, can’t imagine being anything but an... »

10 Things You Should NEVER Say During Presentations

10 Things You Should NEVER Say During Presentations

  At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes a... »

Twitter’s CEO Says a Leader Doesn’t Care What People Think and Shouldn’t Copy Others

Twitter’s CEO Says a Leader Doesn’t Care What People Think and Shouldn’t Copy Others

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt today to talk about leadership and why it’s important. He says that at the early stage of a st... »

Paul Graham on Building Companies for Fast Growth

Paul Graham on Building Companies for Fast Growth

Paul Graham’s appetite for small talk is waning. “Are we starting yet? Is this the interview?” he stops midsentence to ask on a hot summer aft... »

Recommended Read: Business Insider’s Biography of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Recommended Read: Business Insider’s Biography of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer scored a big win this week when comScore reported that Yahoo had beaten out rival Google — her former employer — to become the top US We... »

8 Qualities of Fearless Entrepreneurs

8 Qualities of Fearless Entrepreneurs

“In my office, the term badass is thrown around a lot,” says Dr. Shelley Provost, a partner and director of happiness of the venture incubator Lamp ... »

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I’m approached by women who feel dispirited, restless, confused, and insecure about their ability to j... »

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek doesn’t have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing. His speech on “How great leaders inspire action,” based on his signatur... »

The Most Important Leadership Skill You’ll Ever Learn

The Most Important Leadership Skill You’ll Ever Learn

One of the precepts of Predictable Success is that being successful in business (in anything, really) is simple: just make–and implement–good decisi... »

Being a Manager Doesn’t Make You a Leader

Being a Manager Doesn’t Make You a Leader

It’s a myth that managers and leaders are the same thing. While every leader may not be a manager, every manager should be a leader. A manager who lacks effecti... »

15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an Entrepreneur

15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an Entrepreneur

It’s likely that one of your excuses is that you don’t have enough time–so let’s get right to it: 1. I’m too scared. Join the club... »

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This…

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This…

What makes an entrepreneur successful? Some people believe it’s the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business model... »

WhatsApp’s CEO is Wrong: Rival Messaging Apps Don’t Force Ads on Users

WhatsApp’s CEO is Wrong: Rival Messaging Apps Don’t Force Ads on Users

WhatsApp doesn’t do a lot of press, so when CEO Jan Koum — pictured in the image above — speaks it means there’s an important milestone or significant piece of ... »

10 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

10 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

You can get away with a lot and still make it in this world, but there are some corners you simply can’t cut. Business leaders don’t exist in a vacu... »

This Is How You Pay Attention to Detail

This Is How You Pay Attention to Detail

The CEO of J. Crew just went above and beyond in listening to customer feedback. A J. Crew customer who anonymously complained was floored after the CEO of the ... »

Entrepreneurs Gather in Eden for the First Summit Outside

Entrepreneurs Gather in Eden for the First Summit Outside

Last Friday, my friend Shak pathed, “Productivity at tech companies must be low today. Half the folks are headed to Utah while the other half are looking for an... »

5 Lessons From an Overnight Success

5 Lessons From an Overnight Success

These two entrepreneurs obsessed about failure. But they never stopped to think about what would happen if they succeeded. When Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe lau... »

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