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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.
The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.
8 Ways to Screw Up Your Marketing

8 Ways to Screw Up Your Marketing

You work hard to build a reputation and generate positive word-of-mouth. But are you undermining your own efforts? Consider these common blunders.
Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

If your only claim to fame is starting a handful of companies, yet you've had success with none of them, it's probably time to take a closer look at what you're learning.
Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of efficiency and progress.
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
10 Inspirational Quotes for the New School Year

10 Inspirational Quotes for the New School Year

Whether or not you are headed back to school, September is a time of renewal. Draw inspiration for a new chapter with these words of wisdom.
What You Can Learn from the Golf Channel's MLK Speech Twitter Slip-up

What You Can Learn from the Golf Channel's MLK Speech Twitter Slip-up

Are there Twitter mulligans? The Golf Channel wants to know after it tried and failed with a Tweet commemorating the March on Washington.
5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

You want to be a better boss, don't you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.
4 Kinds of Fraud That Could Destroy Your Business

4 Kinds of Fraud That Could Destroy Your Business

Nearly half of entrepreneurs experience fraud at some point in their business's life. Here are four common types of fraud to watch out for and how to avoid them.
The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

Based on a new report, these industries are expected to decline the most between now and 2018.
How to Admit When You're Wrong

How to Admit When You're Wrong

It's an important leadership skill that you are likely overlooking. Here are five essential facets of a successful apology.

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge.
Lessons from Paula Deen: How What You Say Can Damage Your Brand

Lessons from Paula Deen: How What You Say Can Damage Your Brand

The celebrity chef's recent behavior is a prime example of how an entrepreneur can destroy their brand. Here are lessons every entrepreneur should remember.
How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rein in Their 'Toxic' Emotions

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rein in Their 'Toxic' Emotions

When startup life gets tough, celebrity agent and psychology-book author Ken Lindner offers a few decisive tips for quelling your own killer emotions.
I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Barbara Corcoran, David Mintz and Fran Tarkenton reveal their biggest business mistakes and the lessons they learned.
Branding's Cardinal Sins: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Branding's Cardinal Sins: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In launching a new company, resist the urge to be overly creative and dull when dreaming up your brand name. See our list of branding's cardinal sins.

Stop Saying 'I'm Sorry:' 3 Reasons Why Apologizing Prevents Progress

It’s just not helpful to say you’re sorry. Instead, focus on the problem and how to prevent it from happening again, suggests business coach Antonio Neves.
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Here's a look at three entrepreneurs who have changed company names and the lessons they learned.
Critical Lessons from 5 Common Startup Mistakes

Critical Lessons from 5 Common Startup Mistakes

How to find inspiration in your failure, learn from your mistakes and come out better on the other side.
4 Marketing Hazards to Avoid

4 Marketing Hazards to Avoid

Don't let a small mistake give you big problems. Here are four missteps that can quickly sabotage your well-crafted boomer and senior marketing campaign.
Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Virgin's visionary founder opens up about taking chances, making mistakes and why stumbling is an essential part of entrepreneurship.
5 Deadly Sins of SEO and Online Marketing

5 Deadly Sins of SEO and Online Marketing

How to steer clear of the most fatal marketing mistakes.
The 10 Worst PR Disasters of 2012

The 10 Worst PR Disasters of 2012

The events that shook companies to their core, derailed political campaigns, and nearly sank a high-powered nonprofit.

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