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Adventure: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Live For It

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

What did I want to be when I grew up? An explorer. Mercantilism, huge risk, huge reward, glory and fame, enormous leadership opportunities, the chance to make your mark on the world. It’s all a young entrepreneur’s dream. Sadly, uncharted waters, and the days of risking your crew’s life to discover new trade routes are gone… Enter Exploration 2.0: The Age of Information What really motivated the pre…

4 Things I’ve Learned from Living and Working in Paradise

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 20, 2012

Over the past 4 months, I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the world’s most remarkable places, living and working remotely.  Here are four key takeaways that I’ve observed seeing the world with a laptop and a backpack, focusing on making life simple… The Happiest People Do the Simplest Things In Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Indonesia, people live a simple life. While many of these people appear…

Confessions of a 26 Year Old Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 14, 2012

Editor’s introduction: The following is a freehand journal entry by Under30Media Co-founder Matt Wilson.  Matt has been working location independent since this summer and wanted to share with you his view of the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur living and working his ass off from paradise… here i am sitting in bali.  absolutely in paradise.  working and living from the most serene place in the world.…

Dear Tech World, Please Grow Up

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 17, 2012

Last night I got a call from one of my best friends; this time for a little advice.  He works for a high profile tech startup, is one of hardest workers I know, and is one of the most charismatic guys on the planet…. But like me: He can’t manage his time or personal finances. Here in lies the problem: The ADD entrepreneur / tech types simply need…

Why You Should Treat Your Business Like Your Boring 9-5: Put in as Little As Possible

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 12, 2012

Yup, I said it.  Who remembers their boring 9-5 job, where you slacked off and did as little as possible to get by?  2 hour lunches, coffee breaks that turned into 2 hour lunches, mornings on ESPN and Perez Hilton, shopping trips disguised as doctors appointments.  I even have a friend who goes and sees movies on his lunch break. Why The Hell Would I Do That? Brent…

Why I Fired My Best Friend

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 21, 2011

“Matt, you just aren’t the type of person that makes those around you better,” I was once told…. while I don’t like to swear, all I can think is “f*ck that guy”.  I’ve never been more insulted in my life. That’s Bulletin Board Material I should pin that quote up in the locker room, or frame it in my office, because every time I think of that, it…

How to Create an Amazing Network of People Around the Globe

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 6, 2011

It happened.  I’m not exactly sure when and I’m not exactly sure how, but I’ll try to explain.  Three years ago, Jared and I were sitting in his grandparents basement, imagining one day that with Under30CEO we’d be able point to a spot in the globe, show up and have an amazing network of like minded people to hang out with.  Yesterday, I did just that. A few…

Entrepreneurs: Start Asking the Tough Questions

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / November 22, 2011

For months we’ve been saying it at Under30CEO.  “Why don’t these startups ever get asked the tough questions?…Why doesn’t anyone have the heart to tell them their business is setup to fail?” We’re Guilty Too We’re the biggest cheerleaders out there.  Yay, Gen-Y entrepreneurship we say. But in all seriousness, we run Under30CEO to help young entrepreneurs and if we just hold hands and talk about how great…

How to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / November 3, 2011

Yesterday on the Daily National Under30CEO Co-founder Matt Wilson was interviewed on how to succeed as a young entrepreneur.  After interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs and publishing advice articles from all across the world, the Daily National dove into ask Matt about the top markets and industries for young entrepreneurs, the best advice he’s heard, methods for success and the direction of Under30CEO, live from their New York studio.  Check out…

How to Get Involved in Your Local Entrepreneurial Community

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 29, 2011

Here in New York our entrepreneurial community is thriving.  You may have noticed our new Made in NYC tag at the bottom of our site, or have seen our New York chapter with over 300 people in our meetup group and now we are making a special announcement that hyperlocal Under30CEO membership chapters are rolling out all over the nation. Under30CEO chapters are designed to be a place where…

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