Lessons

What My Father Taught Me About Getting Started in Entrepreneurship
Fathers

What My Father Taught Me About Getting Started in Entrepreneurship

Four lessons my dad, who started his business later in life, showed by example.
Peter Gasca
4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer
Inspiration

4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer

Haruki Murakami's genius lies in his discipline, focus and determination. His work is applicable to running a startup.
Alex Iskold
7 Lessons for Dealing with Defeat
Failure

7 Lessons for Dealing with Defeat

Losing is terrible. If there's a silver lining, it is only in learning from it and avoiding the same mistakes again.
Steve Tobak
5 Golden Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 'Entourage'
Lessons

5 Golden Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 'Entourage'

The HBO series about a bunch of dudes trying to make it in Hollywood can teach something to aspiring business owners.
Jonathan Long
10 Truths That Sustain Successful Entrepreneurs
Advice

10 Truths That Sustain Successful Entrepreneurs

Regardless of the path you take or how well you prepare, entrepreneurship will test your stamina and belief in yourself.
Timothy Sykes
What Trying to Choke Grown Men Has Taught Me About Business and Life
Perseverance

What Trying to Choke Grown Men Has Taught Me About Business and Life

Size and strength are good to have but can't overcome an opponent with a stronger will.
Daniel DiPiazza
4 Economic Thinkers Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read
Lessons

4 Economic Thinkers Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read

Business owners can learn much from philosophers throughout history. The ideas of these men are intimately adaptable to technology and design today.
Peter Gasca
5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'

For a television show that's all about entertaining, the program has a lot to offer entrepreneurs.
Andrew Medal
4 Entrepreneurial Lessons Every Graduate Should Know
Graduation

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons Every Graduate Should Know

As students cap off their high school careers, they, and everyone else, should take this advice to heart.
Brandon Turner
5 Business Lessons Learned Playing in a Punk Rock Band
Lessons

5 Business Lessons Learned Playing in a Punk Rock Band

The endless hours of grueling, low-paid work typical of playing in a band is a lot like launching a business.
Jon Nastor
5 Things Mad Men Taught Us About Leadership
Leadership

5 Things Mad Men Taught Us About Leadership

The long-running drama imparts lessons we can use today.
Nina Zipkin
What Accidentally Buying Kurt Cobain's First House Taught Me
Real estate

What Accidentally Buying Kurt Cobain's First House Taught Me

A real estate investor stumbled into a deal for the Nirvana singer's childhood home, which came with some free lessons.
Brandon Turner
What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

These bright young entrepreneurs are not only learning the skills it takes to start a business, but also offering up some sage advice along the way that we can all take a moment to learn from.
5 Harsh Lessons Learned in Prison That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Lessons

5 Harsh Lessons Learned in Prison That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Business success and prison survival both require managing relationships, accepting consequences and maintaining the right balance of humilty and confidence.
Mansal Denton