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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-06-09

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

This week's top articles include tips for having a well articulated startup strategy, how to succeed as an introverted entrepreneur, staying energetic, and more.

Check out our must read articles for the week of June 3rd - June 9th:


Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)
Since Arrested Development is back I thought I’d resurrect Gob Bluth’s answer when he was told he needed a “business model” – he quickly figured out that he was missing one so he asked Starla, the Bluth company secretary, if she would be his business model.
Being an Entrepreneur When You're Not Extroverted
This is challenging in personal life, but as an entrepreneur — the face of your company, consistently pitching your wares whether they be services or a product— it can be downright exhausting. How is an introvert, ambivert, or anyone with introverted qualities to balance these social norms versus personal needs when it comes to owning your own business? And is there any way she can use them to her advantage?
6 Steps to a Smarter Start-Up
"Innovation for me is meaningful change," said the president of Frog Design during the Dell Women's Entrepreneurs Network on Monday. "It is about breaking rules. It's about making something that matters in the world. And creativity, well, that's the way you do it."
5 Tips on Staying Energetic as a Founder
I am approached a lot by curious people who wonder how I'm always able to stay "energetic". That my energy is contagious - that I'm constantly smiling. They almost don't believe it. People think I'm always on the go and that I never sleep. I'm here to debunk this and to share a few tips I've learned along the way to help maintain an energetic, healthy lifestyle while being a founder. Hope this helps.

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