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If You’re Not Solving Somebody’s Problem It’s Time to Reconsider Why You’re an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Blog / October 4, 2016

Let’s get a few things straight. Talking about entrepreneurship, just to talk about entrepreneurship, and then selling a “private video series” at the end of the talking, isn’tactual entrepreneurship. The purpose of entrepreneurship, while it certainly has a self-serving element to it, is primarily service to others. Embedded in all ethical businesses is an intrinsic element of social good, even if the owners profit wildly as a result. You see…

Why I Worship The God of Boredom

by / ⠀Blog / October 3, 2016

Why I Worship The God of Boredom. It’s 6:30am and I’m at it again. I’m writing this thing that you’re reading. Every morning, just as the sun is coming up, I sit down at my desk to write. I’m talking deliberate writing, with a serious expression on my face. This isn’t a game. I don’t do this out of novelty. I don’t do this for money (most of…

How You Know You’re Ready to Quit Your Job

by / ⠀Blog / September 8, 2016

Ok, I get it! You’re fed up! You’re ready to leave the 9-to-5 forever. But hold it right there… Should you quit your job? When is the right time to quit and how will you know when you’re ready? Keep watching to learn exactly what you’ll need to know. If you liked this, take a quick second to subscribe to my new channel on YouTube.  …

STOP NITPICKING. START STARTING.

by / ⠀Blog / September 5, 2016

About two years ago, my friend Marcel Benson (Barry) wanted to start a watch company. A lot of people probably thought that was a dumb idea. Watches? The world doesn’t need more watches! But that’s not what Barry thought. He liked watches. He’d always been fascinated with them. He had a whole collection, even as a kid. So that’s what he started working on. And when he worked,…

The 70% Solution: Just Do It

by / ⠀Blog / August 29, 2016

In the words of Renee Zellweger’s character in Jerry McGuire, the geniuses at Nike’s marketing department “had me at hello.” What other company on the planet besides Nike has been able to create an iconic brand around 3 words? Just Do It. It’s so simple, yet the concept of just doing something sheds light on the fact that in many cases, we just aren’t doing anything. Or we…

3 Reasons Your Idea Isn’t Taking Off (And What To Do About It)

by / ⠀Blog Over 30 Advice / August 26, 2016

You have an idea. You think it’s awesome. You get pretty psyched about it. Maybe you mention it to a friend or two. Maybe you even mention it to your mom. It feels like this could be “The One” — even though in the back of your mind, you know the “perfect idea” doesn’t really exist (along with 6 other weird cognitive distortions you probably have). So you…

Learn How to Live a Longer, Happier Life & and Optimize Your Environment

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Health & Fitness Podcast / August 22, 2016

Under30Experiences founder Matt Wilson interviews Tony Buettner for the Live Different Podcast as they discuss Blue Zones and how to live better… Nine to five is the new cancer,” – Tony Buettner Tony is a National Speaker and the Senior Vice President of Blue Zones. ‘Blue Zones’ are pockets around the world where people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. The mission…

How I Pitched Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on ‘Shark Tank’

by / ⠀Blog / August 8, 2016

Back in late 2011, I got the opportunity to pitch Mark Cuban. I was just a student at the time, at Howard University, and cofounder of a company — no longer existent — called My College Hustle, a bartering platform for college students. Hoping to grab a $25,000 prize, my business partner Edward Lyles and I participated in a Shark Tank-style competition, in New York, that actually predated…

10 Insider Secrets From App Empires

by / ⠀Blog Startup Advice / August 5, 2016

 Almost daily, someone tells me about his or her amazing app idea. It will blow up into something huge, gain millions of users and make millions of dollars. All with word-of-mouth marketing. That enthusiasm makes sense, really. Apps are massive right now and show no signs of slowing down. Developers make billions of dollars in the app store every year, so people naturally chase any idea that could…

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