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10 lessons I learned by taking the entrepreneurial Red Pill. Around this time of year I get sentimental and think about my life for once.

10 lessons I learned by taking the entrepreneurial Red Pill

It’s been slightly over two years since I attended Startup Weekend in September 2010, which literally changed my world for the better. At the time, I was an insecure lad who just came out of university. I was working for a large Dutch bank, and was not liking it very much. I was not very happy with my life, but didn’t really know why. Startup Weekend provided an absolute cultural shock to me. Still, I was scared as well. 1. One of the things I found most valuable from participating in the Founder Institute was a lesson about the Golden Circle by Simon Sinek. Especially in entrepreneurship, I believe this last part is fundamental. 2. Starting a journey without knowing the path is unwise. Four books helped me out a lot over the last few years: Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank, Running Lean by Ash Maurya, The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris and Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson. 3. 4.

3 Ways to Boost Productivity at Work. Note: This is a guest article by Jessica Murray.

3 Ways to Boost Productivity at Work

More details about her after the post. Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. — Henry Austin Dobson The morning began with good intentions and a clear head, but before you know it, 5 p.m. has hit. The demand to produce a certain quantity of work at a certain quality seems to get tougher by the day, and as we settle into jobs, the lure to put our efforts on cruise control pulls constantly. You’re not alone in the battle to produce. Here are 3 ways to boost your productivity at work… 1. 30 Minutes On, Five Minutes Off Committed employees often rely on sheer will power to push them through marathon work sessions, and while they’re clearly working hard, they might not be working smart.

According to Florida State University Psychology professor K. Whether you work for 90, 60 or 30 minutes at a time, once you use the allotted time, take a break. 2. Work sluggishness doesn’t typically come from laziness or a poor work ethic. 3. P.S.


Listening. Seizing opportunities. Personal branding. Networking. Tweeting. Pitching. Boosting Innovation & creativity. Managing.