Venture Capitalists of our day have taken the time to create and maintain active blogs that are meant to inspire, educate, and help you along your path as an entrepreneur or investor. Here are the top ones to consider that I personally follow.
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In light of Valentines Day fast approaching, we are all exposed to endless images of candy, chocolate, lust, and sex but amidst all this, we tend to sometimes forget why we got into relationships in the first place. Check out a piece by my friend and Wilshire Austin assistant account coordinator, Andhrea Gapunay, on how we should all take a moment to look back at how our relationships first started.
It's a beautiful and powerful thing, when a company's message captures your attention and connects with you deeper, not via statistics or data, but by human emotion and resonation to evoke synergistic thought. It's a message that you trust, hold in your hand and in your heart as your own, and inspires you to act.
In light of MLK day, I found it only fitting that we shine a spotlight on the civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we’re covering 5 entrepreneurial lessons we can learn and implement from his extraordinary life. MLK was a visionary, an activist, a catalyst for change and an entrepreneur. Yes, you heard that right. An entrepreneur. Check out the five things we can all learn from him and emulate into our own lives.
The startup world is like the Hunger Games. And you, the entrepreneur, are Katnis Everdeen, placed with a daunting task: to persuade masses to believe you and in what you’re building, to raise an army to help you, to fight the competition, to protect your dream, and to grow a kingdom of loyal customers – all while others constantly doubt you, fight you, and try their best to take everything you have.
Looking back at his past, this bold entrepreneur and founder of Paypal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX has always dared to dream big and accomplish the impossible. And time and time again, he has succeeded. So what is it? What allows him to dream so big? And how can you emulate elements of what makes him successful into your own life to release the “Tony Stark/ Elon Musk” within you?
Read below to find out.
Remember when we were kids, we all loved going on adventures. Sort of like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu in Pokémon, we all explored, broke rules, got into trouble, and doing stupid shit for the sake of adventure was the whole fun of it. And then somewhere along the line, we stopped - we went to school, killed ourselves to get into college, we got insecure about rejection and failure, and we search for careers that are safe and guarantee success. And for what? A job where we work in a cubicle putting in 80 hours a week to get a “handsome” paycheck? (Cough Cough… investment bankers and management consultants – more about that later).