Tackle Big Problems to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 10, 2009

How big are the challenges you are taking on? Are you dreaming big or going after the easy stuff? Are you looking to tackle big problems or sitting back in your comfort zone? Today’s inspiration comes from Tina Seelig’s “What I Wish I Knew When I was 20” where she quotes Larry Page, co-founder of Google telling people to have a “healthy disregard for the impossible.” Clearly, the most…

75 Reasons to Hate the Rat Race

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 8, 2009

Rat Race–as defined by Wikipedia: A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel… The increased image of work as a “rat race” in modern times has led many to question their own attitudes to work and seek…

Unpaid Internships: Secret to Success for Gen Y

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 7, 2009

Jobs are scarce. Fewer jobs are available, and the pool of qualified candidates is vast. As post-graduates struggle to navigate the tough economy, undergraduates are experiencing similar conditions in the increasingly scarce market for internships and summer jobs. In an environment characterized by the survival of the fittest, what can Gen Y do? Summertime can be a very critical turning point in Gen Y’s professional development. For many…

Matt Wilson Dreaming Big

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 6, 2009

Design Your Life: 15 things in the next 15 years This week’s inspiration brought to you by: Matt Wilson, co-founder of under30ceo.com . Inspiring people to go out and live the dream. Contact Matt on Twitter Business Venture: I want to host a TV show—highlight awesome entrepreneurs “Living the Dream”, MTV Cribs style. Hang with someone like Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards for a day? Philanthropy: Under30CEO…

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