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IMPRIMIS: "Entrepreneurship in American History"

IMPRIMIS: "Entrepreneurship in American History" | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
February 2014 John Steele Gordon Author, An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power
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The word "entrepreneur"—one who undertakes, manages, and assumes the risk of a new enterprise—comes from the French, where it literally means “undertaker.” 

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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Have Americans Given Up on Business Ownership?

Have Americans Given Up on Business Ownership? | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
I heard an interesting statistic in a webinar recently: In the 1950s, 25% of Americans were business owners. Today, just 7.8% own a business.Less than 10% of Americans are pursuing one of the
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How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
If you’re seeking wisdom on the nature of entrepreneurship, look to art, literature, and popular culture. For example, in my experience the best guide to the nature of vision and leadership is
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Entrepreneurship is a mindset, one that allows you to do anything with nothing. When you decide to relentlessly pursue a dream no matter how little you’ve got, you’ve already taken the biggest step on that journey

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The Eight Rules of Success to Think About Every Morning

The Eight Rules of Success to Think About Every Morning | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
I have said in the past that there is no magic formula when it comes to being successful in business but there are certain guiding principles that I have followed throughout the course of my career.
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Steve Case on Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs | Video

Steve Case on Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs | Video | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
The billionaire investor shares what it takes to win in business.
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What's more, strong instincts and a clear vision are also crucial, as well as execution. "One of my favorite entrepreneurship quotes is from Thomas Edison, 'Vision without execution is hallucination,'" Case says.

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Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever

Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
101 of the best entrepreneurship quotes around success, failure, leadership, wisdom, humor, money, motivation, and entrepreneurial proverbs.
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All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Management skills don't make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It's something much more simple.
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3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Three things determine a company's adherence: Focus, competence, and passion. Multiply them together, and you've got a measure of a company's stick-to-it-tive-ness.
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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Take From D-Day

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Take From D-Day | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Today we celebrate the courage and triumph that our Allied Forces experienced on D-Day many decades ago on the beaches of Normandy, France. Here are a few things today’s entrepreneurs and
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Entrepeneurial Spirits Are Soaring. Why Aren't There More New Businesses?

Entrepeneurial Spirits Are Soaring. Why Aren't There More New Businesses? | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Two recent attempts to chart the state of U.S. entrepreneurship produce conflicting results
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10 Entrepreneurship Lessons College Didn't Teach New Grads

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons College Didn't Teach New Grads | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Think college taught you everything you need to know about the real world? Think again.
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The Entrepreneurial Skin

The Entrepreneurial Skin | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately talking with young entrepreneurs; more than normal, actually. I’ve been finding 15 minutes on my schedule to sit down for coffee, 5 minutes for a
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Is 2014 the Right Time For a Career Change?

Is 2014 the Right Time For a Career Change? | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
As a New Year brims with possibilities, many of us are focused on getting healthier and happier. What about your career? Could you be healthier and happier if you changed your career in 2014? How do you know if now’s the time to make your move?
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What The Best Entrepreneurs Have In Common--In 12 Words

What The Best Entrepreneurs Have In Common--In 12 Words | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
If there is a secret to entrepreneurial success, it is this: Entrepeneurs have a passion for discovering opportunities. Once they do, they act.
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Why I’m an Entrepreneur

Why I’m an Entrepreneur | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Being the founder of a business, or in my case two businesses -- Ciplex and Open Me -- often leads others to consider the journey to success as somewhat of a mystery. Piecing together the
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Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
The following are some tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur based on my experience of building a company from the ground up, leading New York City as mayor, and founding a philanthropic
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When It's Time to Stop Thinking--and Start Doing

When It's Time to Stop Thinking--and Start Doing | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Sure, you need to spend time thinking through your decisions. But too many entrepreneurs get trapped in their own heads.
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You must figure out where your thinking should leave off and action should take over. And your ultimate goal as an entrepreneur should be to learn faster and better than your competition.

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Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
More often than not entrepreneurs tend to be risk-takers by nature and are willing to take a gamble on a business or a product. So it’s unsurprising that not all people are born with the
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How to Spot a Future Entrepreneur

How to Spot a Future Entrepreneur | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Researchers have found surprising entrepreneurship predictors in children as young as ten.
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Are entrepreneurs born or can they be taught?

Are entrepreneurs born or can they be taught? | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
What makes a successful entrepreneur? Are they born with the required skills, or can people be taught to be one? The BBC's Sarah Treanor takes a closer look.
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Why Helping Others is Good Business

Why Helping Others is Good Business | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
You're more likely to succeed as an entrepreneur if you're motivated by helping solve other people's problems, not your own.
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If you are serious about starting a lasting business, stop focusing on your own goals and instead focus your attention on serving others, discovering their needs and how to help them. Think about how to create significant value for a core group of people and how you can help them live a better life or accomplish their goals.

 

Contact me for a complimentary coaching session, and let's start creating value for you and your future clients.

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathleen Rich-New
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Your vision for your enterprise needs to burn brightly in your mind and tug at your gut. If it does, you’ll then be able to view pesky startup problems as minor irritations.

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Making the Transition to Entrepreneurship: 4 Steps

Making the Transition to Entrepreneurship: 4 Steps | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Starting a business is one thing. Now you need to learn to live like an entrepreneur.
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5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business | all things entrepreneurial | Scoop.it
Ahead of Mother's Day, lessons from managing a family that use can use to manage your employees.
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