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This is Why Empathy is an Essential Leadership Trait for Entrepreneurs

The following is excerpted from "Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership" by Michael Ventura. Copyright © 2019 by Michael Ventura. Reprinted by permission of Atria, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Empathy is a squishy word. Sometimes it’s confused with sympathy or misinterpreted as “being nice.” That isn’t empathy. Empathy is about understanding....
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Introverted Entrepreneurs Are Actually Better at Networking: Here’s Why

The following is excerpted from "Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count" by Karen Wickre. Copyright © 2018 by Karen Wickre. Reprinted by permission of Touchstone, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting. —Ivan Misner The fact is...
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No Pressure Networking: Steps for Making Connections That Matter

We all know that networking is a key component of business success, but it doesn’t come easily for everyone. Karen Wickre, a former communications executive at Twitter and Google, has learned a lot about making connections over the years. She describes herself as an introvert and is sharing her expertise in her new book, “Taking...
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How Tiffany Pham is Redefining What it Means to Be a Mogul

The following is excerpted from "You Are a Mogul: How to Do the Impossible, Do it Yourself and Do it Now" Copyright @ 2018 by Tiffany Pham, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Four years ago, I sat in my bedroom and began creating a digital platform for women across the world. I wasn’t outrageously ambitious about...
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Former Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation President and CEO on 5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

The following is excerpted from "Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do" by Carl Schramm. Copyright © 2018 by Carl Schramm. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Good companies don’t happen overnight Of course, because of the media-driven narrative of entrepreneurial success, many entrepreneurs dream of starting an...
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Are You Creating a Product or Building a Company (or Both)?

The following is excerpted from "Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advice from the Trenches" by Courtney Reum and Carter Reum. Copyright (c) 2018 by M13, LLC. Published by arrangement with Gallery Books/Jeter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Not all ideas can turn into full-fledged companies. For instance, we know...