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Why your worst moments define you [VIDEO]

Let's face it, the year is almost over. It may have been great. It may have been good. Or, maybe it was one you're like...

“We liberated some parts from HP and Atari…” Steve Jobs on how Apple got...

Yes, there's been a few historic videos of Jobs being shared around lately. The simple reason for that is, they're good. It is fascinating to...

Will your work ever match your ambitions? Yes. But it could take a long...

So you're stumped. Up against the wall. That brilliant achievement -- that beautiful, iridescent idea -- is stuck somewhere in your head and you can't pry it out. In this video, one of most creative journalists around finds an amazing way to express the rewards you can earn from sticking to your convictions and logging some hard work.

Are you a serial entrepreneur? Or just another serial business starter?

Whatever you believe, the road from idea to (hopefully) business success is, more often than not, a long and torturous odyssey. It takes dedication and grit. Paul Breen asks the question, ‘Are you a serial entrepreneur or just another serial business starter?’

Entrepreneurs don’t have to be this crazy!

Matt Leeburn’s post from last week, Entrepreneurship: Do you have what it takes? (A warts-and-all checklist.), certainly struck a chord with our readers. However, fellow Anthill contributor Greg Roworth thought many points on the checklist were misleading, unconstructive or just plain wrong. Here are his counter thoughts on each point.

Entrepreneurs don't have to be this crazy!

Matt Leeburn’s post from last week, Entrepreneurship: Do you have what it takes? (A warts-and-all checklist.), certainly struck a chord with our readers. However, fellow Anthill contributor Greg Roworth thought many points on the checklist were misleading, unconstructive or just plain wrong. Here are his counter thoughts on each point.

Don’t wait for politicians. Create the magic yourself.

Businesses like to hang their hat with one political party or another for a variety of misguided reasons. It may well explain why so many businesses go bust in the first three years. They are spending too much time hoping politicians will deliver them a miracle than, you know, working. Is it just coincidence that this time-frame is the same as the term of a government?

Entrepreneurial success: Why a clear objective can make us narrow minded

I think it is safe to say that most entrepreneurs are pretty motivated people. To risk everything to create something new, you have to have a fairly clear idea of what you want to achieve.

Me, ‘tall poppy’? Thanks!

Forget about Australia's 'Tall Poppy Syndrome'. What we really need is a 'Small Poppy Syndrome'.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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Inbound Marketing Reloaded with James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Leads always must come before sales. Then, it’s your job to build trust, educate, create rapport and demonstrate why your product and service is better than the alternatives. However, the tools at your disposal to achieve these outcomes -- to connect with strangers, to convert them to suspects, then prospects, then customers -- are constantly changing. That’s why we created this cheat sheet. To re-visit traditional inbound marketing strategies, and offer some helpful tactics to help ‘old school’ organisations embrace ‘new world’ tactics and strategies.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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