Being able to turn a passion into your life’s work gets at the heart of entrepreneurship, but that’s just the start. Cultivating skills to keep ourselves open—to people, to change, to growing, to leaning into resilience when times are rough—while also keeping a clear eye on founding principles allows that passion to thrive and inspire others to work alongside us.

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5 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets to Success | Refinery29

Meet the female entrepreneurs changing the face of business. They’re showin’ us their secrets to success and we’re HERE for it.

The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur

Some people succeed in the business world; others succeed in the social sector. Very few mesh both, succeed, and create real social change.

The Soul of a Start-Up

There’s an essential, intangible something in start-ups—an energy, a soul. It inspires enthusiasm and fosters a sense of deep connection and mutual purpose. While this spirit persists, engagement is high and businesses keep their edge.

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.

#41 Tobi Lütke: The Trust Battery

Whether you’re building a business of your own, want to create a more dynamic and unified culture at work, or just like hearing entrepreneur war stories, this episode will not disappoint.


What They Don’t Tell You about Entrepreneurship | Mark Leruste | TEDxCardiff

Starting your own business will solve everything that’s wrong about your job, your life and more importantly, about how you feel. Becoming an entrepreneur will give you more flexibility, more freedom, more joy, more recognition, more meaning and hopefully on the long run, more money.

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts.

Entrepreneurs’ grounded enthusiasm is contagious, stimulating a high level of commitment, confidence, passion, and performance in the people who work for and with them.

Interview from a Bar Stool with Danielle LaPorte

An interview with Danielle LaPorte, where we tried to extract even more wisdom from this strong, powerful and inspirational woman.

#5 Chris Dixon: The State of Venture Capital

In this episode, a16z partner Chris Dixon and I discuss the history of venture capital, artificial intelligence, what makes a great entrepreneur, and why companies fail.


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