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What Companies Can Learn From These Failed Innovation Attempts

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 3, 2019

Over the past 20 years, corporate innovation has evolved from a powerful differentiator into a vague buzzword. Companies that claim to offer innovative solutions may or may not keep their word, and truly innovative companies have to struggle to prove their uniqueness.  Sometimes, businesses get ambitious and go too far in their quests to innovate. Google Glass famously crashed and burned. Juicero somehow raised more than $120 million…

What I Learned From a Facebook Group

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 11, 2015

Facebook is commonly associated with slacking off – I’ll be honest I have done very little productive with Facebook in the past and I am sure you have as well. However, recently I have found a new side to Facebook, a brighter side, and one that has me drawn to my phone. It all started when I was invited to a group of entrepreneurs who are fans of…

5 Reasons Not To Add Your Work Colleagues On Facebook

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 5, 2014

It’s safe to say that most of us have been there… a quick Facebook search followed by the cursor hovering pensively over the ‘Add Friend’ option. ‘Will I come across too keen?’… ‘Will they think I’m some sort of cyber stalker?’… ‘What if they don’t accept? How awkward would that be?’ Common apprehensions for a common workplace conundrum which begs the ultimate question – should you ‘friend’ your…

Why Facebook Unlikes Mean You’re on the Right Track

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 5, 2014

  When I first started my business, I would take anything I could get. I wanted any customers that would work with me, I wanted plenty of speaking opportunities, and I wanted a lot of social media attention. But a funny thing happened. The further along I went in my business, the more I actually repelled people, rather than attracted them. People would tell me within two minutes…

Why “Cool” Social Media Turns into Mind Numbing TV (and Why It’s Great for Entrepreneurs)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2014

Do you remember Facebook when they first launched? You had to have a .edu address to join. So only cool hip college (or at least alumni) were allowed to join. I used it a lot because I could see what people I was interested in were doing. As with anything social, people compete… compete to get more likes, compete to get more fans, compete to get more friends,…

Five Ways Social Media Can Make or Break a Young CEO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2014

  Undeniably, being a young CEO has its pros and cons.  From a practical standpoint, the earlier one can snag a rung on the corporate ladder, the faster he or she can begin to make money to invest in the future.  However, from a observational standpoint, being younger than other CEOs can make a person feel like an outcast at meetings, events, conferences and sales calls.  Certainly, the…

Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion. Are They Crazy?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 13, 2014

“If you can’t beat them, buy them.” This seems to be Facebook’s philosophy after their $1 billion purchase of Instagram and their latest attempt at acquiring the two-year-old photo messaging app company, Snapchat. In an effort to help reverse the social network’s declining teenage user base, Facebook offered $3 billion, which was rejected by Evan Spiegel, Spapchat’s co-founder. At Fueled, we critique Snapchat’s rejection and look at whether…

The World Would Literally Crash Without Facebook and Here’s Why

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 30, 2013

If you haven’t realized by now that Facebook runs our lives, it’s probably because you live in some remote village in Africa that no one cares about. We are all familiar with the terms “Facebook stalking”, “friending someone”, unfriending someone”, and we have undoubtedly told new sexual partners “to find [us] on Facebook!” Now that smartphones and their mobile apps are expected to outgrow home broadband use, Facebook…

My Difficulty In Explaining Online Marketing

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 2, 2013

We all have felt downsized by someone at some moment in our lives. I know I have. I just never thought that following a career in online marketing would make me feel that way. Recently I moved from Portugal to Kuala Lumpur to work for an online marketing start up. SEO, SEM, Facebook ads are still unknown concepts for a lot of people. “Online Marketing? You mean like…

Attention Young Entrepreneurs: How to Protect your Online Reputation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 6, 2013

As the Facebook generation grows up and once rowdy college kids morph into successful professionals, it becomes absolutely vital to maintain a positive online image. The last thing a successful entrepreneur needs is those crazy high-school pictures or embarrassing videos ranking at the top of Google for his or her name. Though it can be difficult to completely remove some material from the Internet, there are ways to…

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