7 Lessons Learned While Building Up My Startup

A month ago, I led a team that won Taipei’s inaugural Startup Weekend. I wrote an article on lessons learned from that weekend that to date is the most read article on my blog. So I thought I would capitalize on that by releasing a follow up article, on the 7 lessons I’ve learned in the…

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How your Business can Succeed by Failing

We’ve heard the statistics. Half of the businesses that get started today won’t be around in 5 years. (The statistics you‘ve heard may be even worse). We’ve been taught in school that failure is bad. Exam questions only have one right answer. Get too many wrong, and you won’t be going to law school. You…

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How to Create your own Luck – 5 Steps to Success

When people look at someone successful, they often attribute it to luck or circumstance – being at the right place at the right time! Is it all luck though? Pure, random, coincidence? Or is there more to it? What if there was a way to create your own luck? A way for you to be at…

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10 Things I Learned about Business from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ recent resignation from Apple had a lot of people reminiscing about his contributions to the tech world and beyond. This got me thinking about all the things that I’ve learned about business from Apple and Steve Jobs, especially in the past decade. 1. It is ok to fail. It’s how you pick yourself up, and…

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Will Anyone Buy my Product?

So you have a great idea for the next great product.  Excellent. You’re already ahead of people out there without ideas. Before you start building your product though, it’s helpful to find out if anyone will buy your product first. To do so, see if you can find the answers to the following questions. 1.…

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6 Reasons Why I Don’t Want You to Outsource your Project to Me.

Most of my business has been based around my own projects, that were outsourced to others.  However from time to time, I’ve turned the tables and handled projects that others outsourced to me.  Most turned out fine. However there were some that were total disasters. Those are people I don’t want to work with again.…

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