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Do you have an up-to-date business plan? A business plan is essential if you’re planning on raising any kind of finance (venture, angel, bank etc.) and an up-to-date one including cash flow...

Overcoming the Ego

Many of us would, if we knew what on earth the ego was. Indeed, trying to understand the totality of the human psyché is complex. Plato and Aristotle divided our psyché into three...

How To Successfully Grow A Marketplace

Here are some important aspects of building a marketplace. Key takeaways Track marketplace health metrics Focus on creating trust between buyers and sellers Balance liquidity as you scale Leverage buyers and sellers to scale fast Try to raise...

Why You Should Work For Someone Else Before Starting Up

When you look online for advice about entrepreneurship, you will see a lot of "just do it": The best way to get experience... is to start a startup. So, paradoxically, if you're...

Lessons from Asia’s Most Successful CEOs

Many people in the English speaking world are aware of the biographies and lessons of our great businesspeople---Steve Jobs, Rockefeller, Elon Musk. But many of us aren’t aware of their counterparts...

The Ingredients of a Dream Job

We all want to find a dream job that’s enjoyable and meaningful, but what does that actually mean? Some people imagine that the answer involves discovering their passion through a flash of...

How Messed Up Is Your Management?

It’s taken me 15 years in this industry to figure out how to be any good at what I do. I don’t know how to write it all down yet, but...

How To Market Your Business In Many Countries

Going on the global market is a huge step for every business. This process requires lots of resources and careful planning. If you want to market your company abroad, you must...

How To Get More Employees For Your Startup

Say you’re a startup founder or working for a startup and tasked to hire new employees. You’ve searched high and low for good people to work for you, exhausted your Monster résumé collection and...

The Caution I Would Give To My Younger Self

The first time I was asked what advice I would give my younger self, I instantly knew the answer. “Get over yourself.” The trouble with the question is my younger self wouldn’t listen. Self-importance...

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