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4 Most Improbable Success Stories You’ll Ever Hear

4 Most Improbable Success Stories You’ll Ever Hear | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Any idea you could ever have will be met with resistance and endless people telling you why you’re doomed to failure. Even some of the most successful ideas of all time were met with criticism and ridicule at some point.
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Any idea is right. That is always good to hear and read about success stories.

Especially when all the odds were against any form of success.

A nice piece here to get started and succeed in 2014.

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How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
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From passion to startup to success.

The ideal journey of course. But what better option for building a business than doing so around something you love ?

At the same time, loving something is not enough to make you successful; so love and do plan.

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How my company failed in only three months (and still was a success)

How my company failed in only three months (and still was a success) | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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A history of failure ... .

And as usually said, failure leads to success.

Sure, not every time.

Yet, I like to read about failures even more than successes because they set things right and it is also a good way for any entrepreneur to get rid - or at least anticipate - of some hurdles.

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Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
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One of the main showstoppers indeed. Fear.

Failing at failing for the sake of not actually trying.

Like any decision in life, though, it is just a matter of jumping in. Here are some good advice and getting over fear and skydiving to success ... or failure anyway but that does not matter.

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San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce

San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Everywhere from New York City to Omaha would like to be the next tech start-up capital. Here's what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity.
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A shared secret sauce in fact. That is so true though and that is the exact reflection of the thoughts of a "newbie" to the Valley and SF I recently spoke to.

This place is packed with entrepreneurs and the secret is there is no secrecy. That is also why there can not be many copies of a place like this in the world. Just in Europe secrecy and NDAs are the entrepreneurs' priorities... .

Anyway, a very good look into what makes the Valley special and what the missing ingredients are for all the others.

 

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Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
As humans, even entrepreneurs must avoid temptations that easily derail success. These tips help you stay on the straight and narrow path to success.
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Amen. A post I like, smart and easy to read. And it does have design with this cool header picture.

An article on the road to success (would it be a #startup).

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Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette

Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
France's Startup Blog - Covers Paris Tech, Mobile & Web entrepreneurs/investors, balancing breaking news with in-depth analysis.
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An interesting piece - even if slightly short - about Silicon Valley and its factors of success. And what France would need.

I would certainly add a change of culture. The article mentions people but further than people, the local habit of regarding failure as ... failure should be changed too.

The actual vision of entrepreneurship too and that is where the "proximity" mentioned in this piece could find its importance as it is currently lacking.

Still a (quick) good read.

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Want your startup to succeed? Peel carrots

Want your startup to succeed? Peel carrots | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
What can the humble carrot, potato and shallot teach us about succeeding in business? Everything.
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Nothing to ditch here.

Having also started my career in restaurants (including a Michelin starred one too), every single word here sounds like I could have written it.

So, orange hands everyone!

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What Does it Take to be a Successful Entrepreneur

What Does it Take to be a Successful Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Starting a business venture sounds easy enough. It only takes a great idea, time to hire a team to turn the idea into reality and investors to arrange investment for your business.
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Well, at least, what does is theorically  takes to be a successful entrepreneur ... . 

Give it your best shot anyway and stand again after each failure.

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Three key contributors to entrepreneurial success

Three key contributors to entrepreneurial success | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Are successful entrepreneurs born or made?

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Are you an entrepreneur ? Or, at least, do you have what it takes to be one (successful) ? 

Passion, risk-taking ability, etc ... the usual bits. In this piece, just 3 points but well thought ones. 

And a major point made : "Successful businesspeople make calculated risky decisions rather than simply rash ones"

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Why African Entrepreneurs Outperform Their Peers When the Playing Field Is Leveled

Why African Entrepreneurs Outperform Their Peers When the Playing Field Is Leveled | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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Facing a "daunting business environment" yet succeeding.

My translation for people with "easy" environment : kick your own ass, get sh!t done!

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Are entrepreneurs the barrier to their own success?

Are entrepreneurs the barrier to their own success? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
As the nation becomes gripped once more by the budding entrepreneurs on the new series of the Apprentice, Cranfield University School of Management has called for entrepreneurs need to stop meddling and start managing.
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A title and everything is said ... . Almost.

A really good piece on the most important part of a startup : people. Say entrepreneurs.

I reckon the content is written in a very report-like manner, not as fancy as one would like but the content is golden still with the point made about how good ideas end up with failure because of the leader(s).

To summarize, entrepreneurs, do not set the hurdles you will face yourself.

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The Secret to Startup Success? Tell Every Single Person You Meet About Your Idea

The Secret to Startup Success? Tell Every Single Person You Meet About Your Idea | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Here’s a social situation almost everyone in the startup community will recognize: You're at a party, or a conference, or a networking event, and some young founder sidles up to you to chat
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Indeed.

Just the headline is worth a lot.

I recently had a chat with a friend (Born & raised in Europe) following his first visit to San Francisco, meeting with the local #startups ecosystem.

He was actually stunned y the fact that people there would share ideas, that competitors would help each other, in a few words that on the contrary to European culture of secrecy (not to get ideas 'stolen'), in the Valley people would speak out loud.. and things would work.

Secrecy does not allow sharing. Sharing does not allow feedack. Lack of feedack does not allow to avoid mistakes. #Mistakes doom #success.

 

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What's Your True Definition of Success?

What's Your True Definition of Success? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Don't let other people determine how you think about success. Define it for yourself.
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Yourself, your choices, your achievements. Indeed.

A pleasant piece by Eric V. Holtzclaw with a fair look at what success truly is for an individual.

Live your own life, achieve your own goals.

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