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Schlep Blindness Phenomenon: Where All The “Next Big Thing” Ideas Are Hiding

A good idea is a useful idea. Useful ideas come in three varieties: easy and obvious, hard and obvious, and hard and non-obvious. In the startup world people are no different than everywhere else- most of us come up with…

5 Ways To Stay Productive, Healthy And Happy While Working From Home

For anyone who works in an office setting, working remotely may sound like a dream situation. You can sit on the couch in your sweatpants, have Netflix on in the background and click away at your emails when you feel like…

The Difference Between Successful People And Unsuccessful People (Infographic)

Success is not the product of chance or the fruit of luck, it’s the outcome of hustle, grind and hard work. The good thing is, small habits over time can make you or break you, and the sooner you start incorporating…

Developing Africa’s Future Entrepreneurs Through The Global Scholars Program

About GSP The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy is an intensive, nineteen-day, summer youth camp for a select group of secondary school students from across the world.  Built around ALA’s unique Entrepreneurial Leadership and African studies curriculum,…

Alibaba’s Jack Ma On Persistence: I Was Rejected From Harvard 10 Times (Video)

Alibaba’s founder and CEO is the perfect example for persistence and determination. From learning English a decade ago through giving free tours to tourists, to his rejection from KFC when he applied to work there, Jack Ma’s story is an inspiration…

6 Steps to Becoming a Successful Student Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. They share more than a few enviable accomplishments. They’re billionaires, they made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re…

It’s Inevitable: 7 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Handle Rejection

If you’re an entrepreneur, then you’ve been here before: You come across a great idea; you believe in it; it feels right. You get behind it and push with all your might, trying to get it off the ground. You, finally, get…

Elon Musk Pulled A Steve Jobs Moment And Made Batteries Look Sexy Again

Elon Musk is no stranger to innovation and impressive technology. From pioneering electric car production with Tesla to revolutionising the space industry with SpaceX, the real life “Iron Man” pulled another magic trick from his sleeve again with the unveiling…

The Real Connection Between Being Successful And Extremely Competitive

I’ll never fully understand why being “competitive” holds such a negative connotation among certain people. I don’t know, I guess I’ve always viewed the world as “dog-eat-dog” and considered competitive people the ones best suited for success. But that’s also…

Don’t Fake It, Make It: How To Get Really Rich, Really Fast

Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel “rich,” in this case we’re talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity. It’s a simple investment. You…

Magic Johnson: How An African American Became an NBA star, Defeated HIV And Built A Business Empire

You know someone is a badass when he goes from growing up in a poor african american family to becoming a star NBA player and a business tycoon worth $500 Million. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legend who fought HIV and…

The Path To Success: You Didn’t ‘Just’ Get Lucky, You F*cking Deserved It

People are incredibly quick to tell you that you don’t deserve it. People are funny that way. We take credit when it isn’t due, but we don’t give credit when it is. The reason is obvious – people like to…

How Being Obsessed Is The Only Possible Way To Become Truly Successful

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider ‘success’, so know that you don’t have to be Richard or Elon…

Wealth & Success Are Earned: Why The Majority of Billionaires Are Self-Made (Infographic)

It’s easy to join the pack and hate on the rich and the successful just because they have more money stacked in the bank. It’s fashionable to call on the wealthy for their obscene net worth and disregard of the bottom…

This Is What “Startup” Class In A Turkish Airlines Flight Looks Like (Video)

Turkish Airlines released an amazing video ad announcing its new direct flight from Istanbul to San Francisco titled “Turkish Airlines presents Startup Class”. The video is hilarious and captures everything awesome and wrong with Silicon Valley, starting from the epic iconoclast-type characters…

What Degree Will Most Likely Make You A Billionaire? None! (Infographic)

Next time your parents give you a monologue on the importance of college, or the need for a degree to be wealthy and successful, all you got to do is show them this graph, because as it turns out, you’re…

37 Interesting Facts About Apple You Had No Idea Existed (Infographic)

5 Signs Your Career is Killing Your Romance

We all desire success. We stay focused and work hard, but at what point does our professional life interfere with our personal life? If we are in a relationship, is there a line to be drawn when work begins to…

How Elon Musk Made Himself The Tech Tycoon He Is Today

Choosing yourself means taking risk, means not being afraid what people think, or your chances of success or failure. It means doing what you want and hopefully helping the world along the way. Because when you help others, that’s how…

From Pennies to Millions: What It Felt Like to Make Money for the First Time

Susan Petersen still remembers the day she and her husband, Christian, came home one Friday to find an $86 tax refund from the federal government. To say they were overjoyed would be an understatement. “You would have thought we won…