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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-06-30

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

This week's top articles include tips for decoding a term sheet, how to transform your business, how to get everything you want, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of June 23rd - June 30th:


Entrepreneurs Get Better With Age
In today's world, there is still a bias against older people — employers in particular often think (in their mind) what Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary is fond of saying to entrepreneurs he doesn't like, "You are dead to me." If we're being honest, we probably agree with O'Leary. Who of us hasn't said, "I'm looking for someone young and hungry." The implication is clear: If you aren't young, you have nothing to contribute.
Disrupt Your Thinking, Transform Your Business
Plenty of entrepreneurs claim that they are "disrupting" their industry. But, Luke Williams, a professor of innovation at NYU Stern School of Business and author of Disrupt (FT Press, 2010), says most companies deal only in incremental changes that support their current business model -- and that's not enough.
How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously.
Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it. I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make it happen. In essence, I work to put others first, and to be more likeable, to end up with what I want in everything I do.

How to Decode a Term Sheet
Unless you did a stint in law school before founding your company it’s likely you speak English, not legalese, which may cause problems when you’re handed your first term sheet by a venture capitalist.

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