Starting a Business with Friends: Why We Say Yes

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 16, 2013

If Ben and Jerry can do it… It all started on a normal Sunday afternoon. Juan and me, Lucas, close friends for years, typically hung out on Sundays before starting the work week.  Juan realized it was his girlfriend’s mother’s birthday the next day, but he had no gift.  Not wanting to disappoint, we all scoured online throwing out ideas, but nothing we found on Google seemed appropriate.…

Why You Have Fewer than 20 Friends

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 27, 2012

My average day is completely filled with people. From the moment I wake up, I’m constantly reading peoples’ opinions, emailing, messaging, chatting, tweeting, meeting, skyping, and texting. All told, my social network (physical and digital) spans about 30,000 people. I’ve come to realize that connections, acquaintances, and friendships serve fundamentally different functions and require radically different approaches. In fact, I believe you can only have 20 real friends…

Knowing All the Right People

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 13, 2009

By Jennifer Kushell, co-founder YSN.com “Your Success Network”   This may sound a bit trite, and it’s certainly cliché, but if your goal is to build a business that’s not only successful, but powerful and impactful, it seriously helps to know the right people. At the helm of your company, your ability to make smart decisions, learn from leading experts, surround yourself with savvy people, and have access…

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