Silicon Valley Is Right?—?Our Jobs Are Already Disappearing

Silicon Valley Is Right?—?Our Jobs Are Already Disappearing

Silicon Valley Is Right – Our Jobs Are Already Disappearing Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the ” rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles...
March Madness or March Sadness?

March Madness or March Sadness?

Can you believe that almost 3 months have passed since the New Year’s celebrations? A few weeks ago, I read a quote about time on Forbes which basically stated that time is the only commodity you need to generate money. And it struck me how strongly I felt about it. I thought it was the rashest rationale ever. First, you can’t leverage time! It is a man-made construct to satisfy our psychological need to anchor our perceptions from to moment to moment as reality that hold true forever and it comes into a finite packaging. 24 hours in a day; 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute; not one more! If you have only 24 hours to make money by “selling your time”, you can only make a finite amount of money. Now, if you are selling “value” as opposed to time, the more value you deliver, the higher the price, regardless of time. Second, if that quote held true, then every single entrepreneur who had a plan, goal, milestones, or even the faintest idea of what the new year will look like in terms of revenue, would have achieved their objectives. We were all granted the same amount of time. Is that what happened? Has every entrepreneur out there achieved their financial goals? If you have, congratulations! If you didn’t, why? You probably have heard this anecdote before, when Bill Gates and Warren Buffet each took a piece of paper, and without consulting each other, wrote down what’s responsible for their success. They both chose the same word: FOCUS. Focus is the hardest thing...
How to Benefit Most From Mentors & Advisors (Hint: They Are Not Seeking Jobs!)

How to Benefit Most From Mentors & Advisors (Hint: They Are Not Seeking Jobs!)

What causes startups and businesses to fail? I contend that it is not the quality of their product or service or the intellectual property that protects it, but rather the entrepreneur’s inability to leverage their power to secure and capitalize on commercial opportunities. A prerequisite and mandatory step to leverage your power is to evolve, develop yourself, and mature as an entrepreneur: self-assess, understand your capacity and learn from experiences both inside and outside of your business. Almost every successful entrepreneur can recognize a few key mentors and advisors who have influenced their journey and helped them along the way. If you have raised equity funding, you may benefit from the guidance and mentoring that investors provide (yes, qualified investors don’t just write a check!). After all, it does take a village to raise an entrepreneur! Both mentors and advisors are an important part of the entrepreneurial journey, and although the terms are being used interchangeably, it is important that you understand the difference so you can benefit the most from their guidance.   Mentors: A mentor is someone who will support you and encourage you to develop your skills and knowledge as the leader of your company to maximize your business potential and achievements. They have some entrepreneurial experience and a general business acumen. They can be close friends, professional acquaintances or come from organized resources group like Score or the Business Mentor Team. Mentors are most beneficial in the ideation and early stage of a business. Why? Because their main focus is you as your business results are in direct relation to your development and maturity as...
12 Tools for Running Your Business From Anywhere in the World (Infographic)

12 Tools for Running Your Business From Anywhere in the World (Infographic)

12 Tools for Running Your Business From Anywhere in the World (Infographic) Telecommuting and working remotely was once reserved for trendy Silicon Valley based startups, but these days it’s more of a common occurrence. In fact, 37 percent of Americans worked from home last year. It has benefits both sides love — the company gets to reduce operating costs and the employee eliminates long commutes, providing them with more personal and family...