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The Tech Revolution: Female Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment

After a discussion with Christopher M. Schroeder, it was clear that female entrepreneurship is thriving across the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the technology sector. In his new book, Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East, Schroeder reports that…

I Wanna Be A Billionaire: Facebook Is Now Worth More Than Coca Cola and Bank Of America

Facebook just keeps on getting bigger, better – and richer. As a matter of fact, today Facebook is worth a lot more than   companies who have been around for decades! According to the Quartz report, Facebook is officially worth…

That Aha Moment: How People Realize What To Do In Life

IKEA, one of the most successful multibillion dollar entities in the world – I wonder how that came along? He didn’t attend an IVY-League, he didn’t come from money and he sure as hell wasn’t surrounded by innovational entrepreneurs (considering…

All In Or Nothing: FedEx CEO Gambled The Companys’ Last $5,000 To Save Its Existence

Look, I’ve done a lot of crazy shit in my life; jumped off buildings, driven at 200 mph and even experienced some high stakes in my days, but never have I (or would I) ever gamble my future multi-billion dollar…

Dubai: The Modern Day Gold Rush

Dubai, the glorified capital of the Middle East, the shining lantern of the UAE, which has, all on its own, put itself on the international stage and forced the world to recognize it as the ultimate “IT” city, taking on…

Startup From The Bottom: Here Is How Uber Started Out

Few are those companies who blow you away and make you wonder how a business can be so cool and so awesome. We have Apple, Facebook and Tesla, and then we had Uber come along. The only difference is: Uber…

Jean Drummond: The Ultimate Strategist

If inspiration is to be found anywhere, it sure rests in the story of Jean Crowder Drummond, an African American woman whose path to success is nothing short of a motivational account for all of us who aspire to make…

The Importance Of Personal Branding: Let’s Talk About That Snapchat

Everyone you meet around the corner thinks that they are the real deal, that he or she is a one of a kind, a unique being with an exceptional story. Every job seeker shouts that he or she is an…

10 Successful Habits I learned From 2 Billionaires

I have spent decades “being educated” –  in college, graduate school, numerous professional certifications, and now a PhD program. All of that schooling and training helped shape the person I am today, but at no point in my life has there been…

Beating All Odds: The Complete Guide To Successfully Launching A Start-Up

The Idea: The most lucrative business you can create is the one your passionate about, the one that makes it impossible for you to sleep at night. Now aside from passion, there has to be some kind of demand for…

Being Practical and Passionate: Every Entrepreneurs’ Starting Point

What excites you? If the opinion of your parent was not a factor and peer pressure didn’t exist, what would you go for? Would you study the structure of dandelions in the US or travel to places you’ve never been…

From Poor To Rich: Habits You Have To Adopt To Become A Self-Made Billionaire

There really is no secret formula to becoming a billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of school and decided to code while Sara Blakely quite her job at Disney Land and started working on a new undergarment. But if there ever…

Sacrifice: The 20 Most Difficult (And Most Necessary) Things That Must Be Done To Achieve Ultimate Success

Success, a complex word that is defined in so many different ways for so many different people. But nevertheless, facing difficulties and barriers on our way to the top is a common denominator every single entrepreneur faces in the pursuit…

12 Ways to Fund Your Startup

Sometimes, coming with the right idea, finding the right team or even drafting the perfect business plan is not the hardest part of getting your startup up and running. The real trouble is finding the Benjamins to finance your little…

Don’t Chase The Money, Let The Money Chase You: Why Money Should Only Be A Bonus And Not A Goal

Obviously, whether you want to accept it or not, we´re all working for the same reason, we´re all busting our asses for the only thing that makes it possible for us to live another day, money. We “unconsciously” get pulled…

Christine Souffrant: A Female Entrepreneur Getting Rid of Middlemen

Christine Souffrant is a Dubai-based businesswoman with a degree from an Ivy League University. But her Haitian mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are among the 2.5 billion people around the world who eke out a living from selling goods on the…

Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve: Why Commitment Is Key To Success

The majority of the things we want in life require large commitments. Be it keeping your relationship together longer than the average Hollywood couple, scoring that A you’ve always aimed for or even launching that  successful startup – everything you…

How To Use Fear To Propel Your Success

Fear, the final frontier. As we venture forth on our personal voyage of improvement and excellence we undoubtedly will encounter the unknown, the unknown we know as fear. Fear by most translates into a full stop which is why its by far…

Show off? Why You Should Always Flaunt Your Success

I can’t be the only one who has, once or twice, hated on that silverspooned douch who keeps on Instagraming his latest “baby” which he’s added to his car collection or that annoying chick that just keeps on Facebooking her…

15 Harsh Realities Entrepreneurs Face When Launching A Start-Up

Believe it or not, but I’ve been in this business for over five years now, sure it might not sound like an unbelievably long time, but then again, I’m not that unbelievably old either. Nevertheless, there is a crazy amount…