I love entrepreneurs. I love being one. I love working with them. I love events like last week’s Startup Riot where you get to spend a day with 50 startups. I love the way an entrepreneur looks at a problem and sees a solution from an angle most people couldn’t see. I love how entrepreneurs…

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Full disclosure, I was never really interested in the Zappos.com story.  I got what Zappos was, but until Amazon forked over $1.2 billion for the company I really didn’t understand the scale that it had gotten to.  Obviously, it was pretty freaking big. And I had seen their CEO, Tony Hsieh (pronounced “shay”), on Celebrity…

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I read this on Fred Wilson’s blog and couldn’t agree more. He lists the 5 characteristics he sees the most in successful entrepreneurs: 1) A stubborn belief in one’s self 2) A confidence bordering on arrogance 3) A desire to accept risk and ambiguity, and the ability to live with them 4) An ability to…

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I had the great pleasure of doing a short interview with a friend who’s interested in being an entrepreneur.  I’m always humbled that someone would want my advice.  Typically I only have one bit of advice: Just do the damn thing (and nothing else).  The “nothing else” is perhaps the most important.  You can’t do…

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