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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-26

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include why you should love being an entrepreneur, embracing the competition, and why Steve Jobs was a powerful negotiator.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of May 19th - May 25th:


10 Reasons to Love Being an Entrepreneur!
When I realized I’d had enough of working for someone else, it hit me between the eyes – BHAM! Here are the ten reasons why I love being an entrepreneur so much 
Embrace the Business Model That Threatens You
If your company is already well established and has smart management, it is likely that it will become a hybrid in the next ten years, blending its legacy business with a new business model that is rising to threaten it.
9 entrepreneur lessons not taught in the classroom
Entrepreneurship is all about leading – leading customers to a new product or service, leading a startup team to peak performance, and leading a new business to the market opportunity, while providing maximum return to stakeholders. Most entrepreneurs feel they have innate leadership talents, but struggle with how to nurture these abilities and measure their effectiveness.
The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation
The US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the “ringleader” in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have already settled the case.

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