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Finding Great People

How To Profit From The Greatness Of Others

I was recently watching a Warren Buffett interview, and one quote really stuck out: Ok, maybe Buffett is being a little too modest, but he makes a good point. Talent cannot succeed without resources, so if we don’t have the talent, we can make a really good living by investing in those who can do [...]

Eight Small Steps to Move Outside Your Comfort Zone

A few weeks ago, I was at a conference when I struck up a conversation with an older businessman. As we talked about the economy, I mentioned how it was really important for people to constantly adapt in an ever-changing world. The businessman turned to me with a surprised look. “I’ve been with my wife [...]

A Tale of Two Billionaire Brothers

In 1948 a young man from India was working as a gas station attendant in Aden, a small town in the Middle-Eastern country of Yemen. In 1958, the same young man returned to India to start his first company. It grew, and grew, and grew some more. In 2002, the once young man had become [...]

Zappos and the “Right People”

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, is one of my all-time favorite people. In 1998, he sold his first company, LinkExchange, to Microsoft for nearly $300 million. A couple of years later, he took over the helm at Zappos, and grew it into the largest online shoe retailer in the world. The company was eventually bought by [...]

23 Amazing Resources For Entrepreneurs

I made a lot of mistakes when I first started building businesses. The good news is that whether you are launching a new company or bringing your business up to speed, there are tons of great resources to help you get to where you want to be…without screwing up more than you have to.  Here [...]

What We Can Learn From Facebook’s Success

In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg was an undergraduate at Harvard University looking to start the next great internet company. Like many successful entrepreneurs, he had a unique vision: to enhance communication, openness, and sharing around the globe. Even before Facebook, Zuckerberg had founded several web enterprises, including an online version of the board game “Risk” and [...]