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CEO on success: Don’t give a shit, be obsessed

February 27, 2017

Nathan Chan is the CEO of Foundr Magazine and is a very chill dude. He is based in Australia and has a very inspirational story like many of my interviewees. He was working in a day job doing IT for a company, and he absolutely hated the daily rat race. When he was working there, […]

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They’re Showcasing The Lighter Side Of Pakistan For Fed-Up Millennials

February 27, 2017

Millennials in Pakistan aren’t too different from millennials across the world – they cackle at memes and share videos of politicians doing hilarious things. At the same time, they’re fed up with mainstream media and its obsession with current affairs. They yearn for an alternative voice that’s hip, trendy, and has a human-oriented approach. One […]

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“Is Your Start-up For Sale?” Lessons From Zendesk’s Acquisition of Zopim

February 25, 2017

In 2007, Zopim was a scrappy bootstrapped start-up developing a live chat customer support widget for websites. Over the next two years, they would offer their product as a free beta version, and the founders – three entrepreneurial National University of Singapore students who had met in San Francisco during a study abroad stint – […]

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Daymond John to Founders: Never Fear the ‘Power of Broke’

February 25, 2017

If anyone knows what it’s like to start small and make it big, it’s Daymond John. As the lore goes, he started out in entrepreneurship by selling hats on the streets of New York City. The FUBU co-founder would go on to become a successful investor and Shark Tank judge. At Yahoo! Finance’s All Markets Summit […]

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How to Become a Marketing Influencer Before You Turn 30

February 24, 2017

Becoming a respected marketing influencer and successful business owner isn’t easy, and to do so before the age of 30 is something few have accomplished. Erik Huberman is one of those few, making his mark as not only the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, but also as a leader in nurturing the growth of companies. […]

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How I found a startup partner when I had no clue where to look

February 24, 2017

I had never been able to get into programming, so when I had an idea for an app, I knew I’d need to find a partner who was a developer. As I was relatively new to the startup world, I didn’t have the necessary connections to have partners and employees lined up when I needed […]

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8 Amazing Founder Stories of Success

February 21, 2017

Success stories are a source of inspiration and guidance for each one around. However, success never comes the easy way. Success stories are a source of inspiration and guidance for each one around. However, success never comes the easy way.There are a number of challenges that have to be faced before getting the taste of […]

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This Entrepreneur Shares the Most Important Factor of His Success

February 17, 2017

A perennial question for businesses is how to find customers on the platforms they love to use. It seems like there is no one right way to crack the e-commerce code and become a hit — but back in 2013, Harper Reed thought his idea could make a difference for up and coming businesses. Reed’s […]

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Grab: How We Grew A Business From 40 to 630,000 Drivers

February 15, 2017

In this interview series, we share insights from Grab’s founding members who talk about their experience building up Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing app. This week, our head of business solutions Aaron Gill shares how we expanded our network of drivers from 40 to over 630,000. He also offers some takeaways for other early startups. “Grab now has […]

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This Founder Uses Uber As a Productivity Tool

February 13, 2017

In 2013, Chieh Huang and his three co-founders were feeling ambitious. They decided to take on Amazon and big-box retailers. They launched Boxed, a company that is dedicated to shipping bulk groceries and home products to customer’s doors at competitive prices. “We just identified a problem we had in our daily lives,” explains Huang. “Before, […]