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Sometimes Your Hopes & Dreams Get Crushed

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 31, 2014

I lived every day thinking about the one day when everything was going to be like a dream.  It was a very long time before I realized that all my thoughts were dreams, and only dreams.  Head in the clouds, on top of the world, building an empire to stand the test of time, all of it…a fantasy.  It was all but a dream within a dream. Then…

Education Is Good, But What Kind?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / October 9, 2013

Education is good. It is good in a different way and for different purposes than you might have thought. College is necessary. It is needed for the advancement of technology, humanity, and to make sure we live like humans. There is no better indicator of societal advancement than the level of education the masses receive. The conventional wisdom that investing in a college education is the best way…

Is Your Education Valued? Interview with David Blake of Degreed

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / September 20, 2013

How is education valued?  Outside of a piece of paper qualifying you as a graduate, what is the value of your ongoing education? Gandhi famously said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  Although we’re constantly learning, the importance placed on education is focused mostly around obtaining an accredited degree. In our recent interview, David Blake said, “You never…

27 Fun Ways to Learn a Language Quickly

by / ⠀Startup Advice Travel / April 1, 2013

The world is getting smaller everyday and knowing multiple languages is more important than ever. It doesn’t just make traveling more enjoyable but as business becomes more global it opens up more opportunities. The toughest part is of course learning the language but it can be fun! Here are some ideas… Before you travel 1. Buy children’s books. Children’s books are the most basic reading you will find…

Want More Money? 12 Free Math Courses to Improve Your Personal Finances

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 15, 2013

Want a secret to improving your personal finances? Improve your math skills! Scared yet? Even if you’re not a math wiz it’s not as hard as you think. Math is all around us and everyone could use a few pointers on how it plays a roll with money and economies. The below math & business courses are all free and provided by some of the best schools and professors out…

Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Education

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 8, 2012

With Facebook’s IPO finally launching, the thirst for being an entrepreneur has never been higher. More and more companies and entrepreneurs take shape everyday, but with that comes a much more challenging environment to stand out from the competition. This is now forcing entrepreneurs to think outside the box and figure our what problems they want to solve, as well as the industries they want to change. My…

Finding the Education of an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 8, 2011

The thirst for learning something new is an essential component to the DNA of an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs don’t drop out of college because they can’t handle the work, they drop out because they see an external opportunity to succeed, grow, and learn in the real world. One of the key lessons I have learned since diving into an entrepreneurial mindset is that an education means much more than…

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