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Tom Koulopoulos

Here is Why You Shouldn’t Change the Past Even If You Could

The Temptation To Reignite The Past Pulls At Us All, But Here’s Why Giving In To It Undermines Your Success Ok, time for some brutal honesty. Answer truthfully, how many times in the past week did you catch yourself saying something along the lines of, “If only I had done X back then, I’d be …

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Only A True Entrepreneur Will Agree With This Quote

Defining who is and who isn’t an entrepreneur may be subject to debate by academics and pundits, but if you get this quote you’re one of us. “It’s better to burn out, Than to fade away” — Neil Young, from his song “Into The Black” When I was in the throws of building my company …

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The End Of The Digital Revolution Is Coming: Here’s What’s Next

The next era of computing will stretch our minds into a spooky new world that we’re just starting to understand. In 1946 the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or the ENIAC, was introduced. The world’s first commercial computer was intended to be used by the military to project the trajectory of missiles, doing in a …

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One Quote That Every Entrepreneur Must Embrace

The focus on being a billon-dollar unicorn distracts us from an even more important kind of value that companies of every size need to embrace. We live in the age of the unicorn; startups that seem to leap to billion dollar valuations overnight. It’s a wonderful time to be an entrepreneur. The upside has never …

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Are You Living Your Life In Your Own Way?

Success can be measured in many ways, but ultimately this is the only measure that really matters. There’s a small wooden plaque that hangs on the door of my study at home. It reads, “There’s only one success; to live your life in your own way.” It was given to me by a college girlfriend. …

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Jeff Bezos $100 Billion Bet For Amazon’s Future

Bezos has announced an out of this world initiative that may well eclipse everything else Amazon has done so far and may turn out to be one of humanity’s most ambitious technological achievements. One of the things that’s always struck me as the largest untapped opportunity for Internet enabled business, commerce, and humanity is the …

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Lessons in Leadership from Ross Perot

The most important lessons of leadership came from the man behind the larger-than-life personality. In 2003, I sold a company to Perot Systems, the large IT services firm started by Ross Perot, where I then worked for the next four years. Although at that time Perot was chairman and eventually became chair emeritus, his personal …

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A Piece of Trash with Four Simple Words Changed My Life and Maybe Yours Too

While there may be no one secret to living a meaningful life, this simple piece of advise definitely holds the key to unlocking some of life’s secrets. I must tell you at the outset that I am an avowed disbeliever when it comes to people professing that they have found the secret to living a …

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One Toxic Personality Every Innovator and Entrepreneur Must Avoid

You know you’re out to beat the odds, but being reminded of it is the last thing you need. You don’t like the norm; by definition, entrepreneurs strive to step outside of it. They break free of what’s typical and expected. Instead they venture into the unknown to create something that people don’t yet know …

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