For many of us, the biggest hindrance to our progress and eventual success is our own selves. This often happens unconsciously, hence our tendency to blame our lack of progress and failure on something or someone else. How many times have you heard someone complaining about- “How they weren’t born into a rich family” “How … Continue reading If You’re Not Winning, What’s Your Excuse?
We live in a world of excess, where overconsumption is the norm. With so many choices surrounding us, as well as a desire to try anything and everything we come across, we’ve made overconsumption a regular habit. But this excess doesn’t just stem from consumerism and vigorous marketing tactics, it also stems from the belief … Continue reading It’s Time to Cut Out the Excess
Every day a new and brilliant innovation is released into the market, and each time this happens, scores of people experience intense sadness and depression because they weren’t the ones who came up with the idea. How awesome would it be if you invented Uber? Wouldn’t it be brilliant to have come up with Snapchat? … Continue reading Forget Your Clever Idea, Make the Market King!
Every day, innovators and entrepreneurs come up with brilliant products and services that put existing markets at risk of becoming obsolete. These innovative products and services have the potential to push aside market leaders, curving out new markets for themselves in the process. This type of innovation is known as disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation tends … Continue reading Adapt to the Disruptive Market or Fail
Over the last few years, nay-sayers have gleefully proclaimed that Facebook is dead. However, the purchase of WhatsApp, the near purchase of Snapchat, and the new reaction feature shows that they still have their head in the game. Where am I going with this ass kissing? A few days ago, FB opened up their … Continue reading Has Instant Articles Made Facebook Too Powerful?
We live in a world where accountability is uncommon; it’s downright rare for someone to take the blame for a mistake they’ve made. “I sent the pitch; it must have delayed on their end”…Wrong, you sent it after the deadline “I’m not sure where the model is, I left it right here on the desk”…Wrong, … Continue reading The Futility of the Blame Game
Sacrifice is a concept known to each and every one of us. Though letting go of something or someone you love is tough, the outcome of this decision is usually beneficial. As an entrepreneur, sacrifice is something you will encounter on a constant basis. Whether it’s putting a business idea on the backburner because it … Continue reading When Short-Term Losses Outweigh Long-Term Gains
Overnight success stories make the best headlines: “How she earned $50,000 from her side business in just 2 months” “How this unknown artist soared to the top of the charts” “How I got 10,000 people to visit my website in just 30 days” There’s no way anyone can resist clicking on such a story; the … Continue reading The Danger of the Overnight Success Story
It’s tough to be genuine. A lot of the time we opt to fit into a specific mold in order to avoid conflict and get things over with. You can see it in kids who act ‘cool’ to fit in with popular groups in school, and adults who change their mannerisms while hanging out with … Continue reading The Curious Case of Authentic Entrepreneurs