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May 21, 2019

For Even Hot Startups Premature Marketing Can Mean Premature Death

When the meal-delivery service Munchery filed for bankruptcy in February of this year, it owed $3 million in unfulfilled customer gift cards. In essence, the company’s marketing had outlived the company itself. And therein lies a critical lesson for entrepreneurs: aggressively marketing…

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May 15, 2019

Elon Musk’s Problem Isn’t Pot; It’s Priorities

When Elon Musk took a hit of what was said to be marijuana in a video recording of the popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” last September all hell broke loose. Tesla’s stock took a hit of its own, dropping more than…

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May 15, 2019

The Stark Lesson For Entrepreneurs In The Christchurch Killings

Mark Zuckerberg is at it again. On March 30, just 24 days after his bombshell blog about moving Facebook from an open platform to “privacy-focused” communications, he came back with an equally head-turning op-ed in the Washington Post. The new piece calls for global regulation…

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February 20, 2019

Why You Know More About Entrepreneurship Than Economists

A single fact throws much of what we think we understand about entrepreneurship into confusion: over 90% of successful entrepreneurs make less money than other people who perform similar tasks and similar responsibilities, even after ten years of running their business. For…

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February 7, 2019

Maybe We Should Build A Wall To Keep Immigrants In

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to rewrite the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty to read: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to . . . become entrepreneurs.” In the midst of overheated…

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