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Corporate Culture: Come on, Get Happy

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We’ve all had jobs in which the morale was low and the corporate culture non-existent. You know the drain on creativity and productivity that comes with dreading work every day. But we don’t have to live like this. As entrepreneurs and managers, changing the corporate culture is within our control, and happy employees make for… Read more »


5 Traits of Trustworthy Startup Founders

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During the early stages of startup development, there are a number of hurdles founders have to jump. Not only are there long hours and endless challenges, but also you have to build a strong team that can carry your business to success. When it comes to having a successful startup, founders and managers need to… Read more »


MUST-READ Book Alert! Creativity for Sale

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What if I told you that someone made $1,000,000 wearing T-shirts, pimping his last name, and pre-selling sponsorship spots in a book he hadn’t even written yet? Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has done just that over the last few years, and in his new book, Creativity for Sale, he explains how… Read more »



9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

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Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership ratio of the DC tech community. The Meetup was inspired by… Read more »


#WorldCup Ceremony Highlight: Robotic Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

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Personally, I was not impressed with yesterday’s World Cup Opening Ceremony at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What was impressive was the first kick from a paralyzed volunteer wearing a robotic mind-controlled exoskeleton. Those 7 seconds marked a historic moment for technology and science. According to the BBC, Juliano Pinto is a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of… Read more »



How to Build a Sales Team from Scratch at Your Startup

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Depending on how central sales is to your organization, you may end up hiring a… Read more »


Why We Can’t Help but Love Funny Companies

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Are you funny? I am; well, not always – but I appreciate humor and a… Read more »


Screen-Bridge: The Future of Social TV

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Los Angeles is known as the “City of Dreams” — it’s typical to hear about aspiring actresses, boy bands and the next top model “making it big,” but what about young entrepreneurs? After talking with Melanie Witkower, a young entrepreneur from Long Island, I can say that the same holds to be true for up-and-coming… Read more »


6 #WorldCup Quotes For Entrepreneurs

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Soccer players and sportsmen in general are rarely known for their words of wisdom. Nonetheless, as we are hours away from the most-watched sports tournament in the world, 2014 FIFA World Cup, here are six pieces of sporting wisdom for you budding entrepreneurs to consider. On The Importance of learning “I am not a perfectionist, but I… Read more »


European Taxi Drivers Hate Uber Too

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Most Europeans are not a fan of anything American. So it’s no surprise that European taxi drivers are not happy with the San Francisco car service company Uber creeping on their turf. “Uber cabs are stealing our clients,” said José Losada, 36. In at least a half-dozen European cities today–including London, Paris and Berlin– drivers… Read more »


Investors Need Managing, Too

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Once you’ve landed funding, you’ve got another set of people to manage – your investors…. Read more »



6 Things We Can Learn from Young Entrepreneurs

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From ex-bankers-turned-investors to 25-year-old CFO’s to social-media-savvy interns, there are a number of people who make up the startup community. While most of us turn to billionaires and well-renowned CEOs for advice on how to grow our companies, we’re forgetting about a key source: young entrepreneurs. Don’t think a 21-year-old founder can help you grow… Read more »


Why Use Social Media in the First Place?

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! I was an early adopter of social media. I tagged, tweeted, checked in, and shared… Read more »