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How This Founder Won 25 Of 27 Startup Competitions She Entered

How This Founder Won 25 Of 27 Startup Competitions She Entered | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
It landed her more than $1.5 million....
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Student Loan Debt Is Keeping Young People Out Of The Housing Market

Student Loan Debt Is Keeping Young People Out Of The Housing Market | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
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Attention Business Owners: Please Take Our Short Survey

Attention Business Owners: Please Take Our Short Survey | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
We want to know what keeps you up at night. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Jay-Z Will Make Millions Despite Only Owning 1 Percent Of Brooklyn Nets

Jay-Z Will Make Millions Despite Only Owning 1 Percent Of Brooklyn Nets | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Despite holding a teeny ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets Jay-Z is making tons of money off the team. Rocawear store in arena, Nets using his ad agency, etc.
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ThinkAboutIt

Over lunch recently a media executive repeated the accepted wisdom that “our content has value.” That often leads next to the contention that we “should be paid for it,” though I counter that “should” is never the basis of a business model.

 

Wow can it be said any better.  Should is a dangerous word.  A lot of entreprenuers make the mistake of using should in their business model as opposed to deliver.  You see to deliver is to supply to someone something they wanted or needed.  What good is it for me to give you a product or idea that wasn't at the top of your to do list.  If I do that then I risk the chance of being a distraction as opposed to being effective.  Is changing the world a function of entreprenuership?  Sometimes but not always.  Your top function in entreprenuership is top make enough money to continually fund your existance and to make your investors a profit.  Remember investors are gamblers and some don't care how they win, they just want to win.

 

For example, the subprime lending foolishness.  People "SHOULD" have enough sense not to get in over their heads in a bad loan (but they did) The people who wrote thoses loans "SHOULD" not allowed thoses customers to get those loans (but they did).  Their competitors "SHOULD" not have taken a stance that well if they don't do it I will (but they did) and other entreprenuers "SHOULD" not have seized upon the opportunities to capitalize in thoses markets (but they did) to earn money on the damage caused by this subprime foolishness (collection agencies, repo men, credit repair companies and the list goes on amd on.) I can go on forever but I guess you see my point.

 

Now if we choose "DELIVER" as opposed to "SHOULD".  Then we have taken the time to find out the customers needs and delivered them.  In a way to tell a customer what they "should" have is reall arrogant (politicians heed this message).  It's best to inform and respect their choice and at the end of the day a customers choice will be your best choice for your as a entrprenuer.

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2 Things Separate Successful Investors From Frustrated Investors

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Why successful investors can sleep at night.
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Two Behavioral Biases That Keep You From Taking Risks

Two Behavioral Biases That Keep You From Taking Risks | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
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Ditching Your Comfort Zone Is The Only Way To Get Anywhere In Life

Ditching Your Comfort Zone Is The Only Way To Get Anywhere In Life | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
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How This Guy Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur

How This Guy Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
He was destined for a life of failure....
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Assess Your Life

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Complete an exercise to assess the eight key areas of your life, then use the information to determine your top-level goals.
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RICH BERNSTEIN: Fear Is What Bull Markets Are All About

RICH BERNSTEIN: Fear Is What Bull Markets Are All About | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Strategist Rich Bernstein explains that bull markets are typically characterized by fear.
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Three arrested in Texas on charges of money laundering, drug trafficking

Three arrested in Texas on charges of money laundering, drug trafficking | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
A three-count federal indictment was partially unsealed on Friday following the arrests of three people charged in a multimillion dollar money laundering conspi...
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ThinkAboutIt!!!

"Start with a polarizing stereotype, saturate with unapologetic flaws, and then add in a dash of humanity for good measure"

Secret for casting a hit reality TV star(Snookie)Sarah Monson Business Insider

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Casting Agent Reveals The 'Snooki Formula' That Gets People On TV

Casting Agent Reveals The 'Snooki Formula' That Gets People On TV | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
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Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that make us do what we do -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the...
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SEC Charges Former NFL Player With $80 Million Ponzi Scheme

SEC Charges Former NFL Player With $80 Million Ponzi Scheme | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Allegedly duped players and coaches....
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Content, dethroned — BuzzMachine

Content, dethroned — BuzzMachine | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Jonathan Knee uses Netflix to argue in The Atlantic that content is not king and that aggregators are better at capturing value. That will be raw meat to t...
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TheBottomline

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Financial Planner Shares How To Invest And Save The World At The Same Time

Financial Planner Shares How To Invest And Save The World At The Same Time | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Socially responsible investing is not just a trend.
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Watch The Trailer For The New Wall Street Movie Starring Robert Pattinson

Watch The Trailer For The New Wall Street Movie Starring Robert Pattinson | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
He rang the opening bell today, too. ...
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TheBottomline: The Champ Is Here!!!!

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This Entrepreneur Is Launching Her Own Multicultural Cable Network

This Entrepreneur Is Launching Her Own Multicultural Cable Network | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Using $600K of her own money and millions from investors.
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