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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 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 9, 2013

I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a pilot, you need to be familiar with the operation of your aircraft – but you don’t have to source its parts, build it and then sell it to an airline in order to be successful. If you’re an engineer, you…

Advisors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 17, 2013

We’ve all heard the story of how a Harvard sophomore took an idea (or stole, depending on which side of the debate you are on) and turned it into a social networking megalith. That sophomore was none other than Mark Zuckerberg and the megalith, of course, is Facebook. As an entrepreneur, you are not the only one who salivates at the notion of becoming a seemingly overnight success…

If You Could Choose One Entrepreneur to Join Your Startup Who Would it Be?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 23, 2013

Over the past several months, I’ve been asking entrepreneurs through Under30CEO’s interview series and interviews for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), “If you could pick one entrepreneur in the world to join your team at (company), who would it be and why?”  The results included a variety of interesting entrepreneurs and achievers including a Shark from ABC’s Shark Tank, a dead industrial genius, multi-billionaires, a fictional movie character,…

5 Entrepreneurial lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 24, 2013

Zuckerberg isn’t the kind of CEO you hear about every day. He’s been known to stand his ground from the early days of Facebook, running the company almost like a one-man show. And his non-conventional approach to getting things done notwithstanding, he’s ultimately the unflinching CEO of a $100B Internet empire. Other than his sense of dress, and being described by critics as socially awkward, his remarkable achievement…

5 Young CEOs to Inspire You

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 7, 2013

You want to be a CEO before you turn 30, but sometimes, you may start to lose faith. The road ahead seems like a long, uphill battle. You may start to think that 30 is too soon to accomplish what you want to accomplish — if you can accomplish it at all. Many have been where you are and have found ways to push through it and meet…

Lessons from the World’s Greatest Entrepreneur: Mark Zuckerberg

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 5, 2012

Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform went public this February, and besides the hiccups in its stock price and all the negative press, there is no doubt that Facebook is worth a hell of a lot of money, its early employees have made billions from just one idea, and the company is inarguably the single most successful social networking site in the world. But Facebook didn’t become…

The 5 Values Mark Zuckerberg Built Facebook On

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 2, 2012

In Facebook’s SEC filing there was a letter written by Mark Zuckerberg talking about the company. In that letter he outlined the 5 core values he built Facebook on and plans to continue focusing on as the company goes public. All 5 of these values can be taken and applied to any company today. The following is the excerpt from the letter where we get a look into…

Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 2, 2012

You’ve probably heard that Facebook filed for its $5 billion IPO yesterday. While it may seem that Facebook has done nothing but sky-rocket to success we often forget about all the controversy and failed initiatives by the company. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have rolled out many versions and features since the sites launch in 2004. We found this great infographic from wordstream that highlights some of the…

You Do Not Want To Be the Next Mark Zuckerberg!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 10, 2010

A recent article on BNET by author Donna Fenn talks about why you do not want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. This is contrary to what most young people out seeing The Social Network are thinking. If given the chance just about any high school or college kid would jump at the proposition to follow in Zuckerberg’s footsteps with their company.  As Donna shows the movie and…

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