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Washington DC Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs
Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.
This week's top articles include Richard Branson's business tips learned from parenting, networking mistakes, why investors and entrepreneurs need to see eye-to-eye, and more.
Check out our must read articles for the week of July 1st - July 7th:
|Naval Ravikant: Put Investors in the Same Frame of Mind|
|Entrepreneurs feel like they should spend a lot of time honing their pitch. Don’t do that.
Instead, understand your business and all of the surrounding issues — the microeconomics, customer adoption, distribution, etc. — well enough that you can express it succinctly, hit the highlights and understand the corner cases.
|Starting a Business: Saying it vs Doing it|
|They say everyone has at least one business idea inside them but how many people actually have the conviction to follow their ambition?
Having an idea is one thing but what a successful business needs is competent execution and a receptive marketplace.
|Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting|
|Entrepreneurs sometimes look at me like I'm crazy when I talk about work-life balance and the importance of maintaining a rich personal life. But taking time away from the office isn't just a luxury -- it can be hard work.
|The Networking Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make|
|Many budding entrepreneurs feel that the larger the size of their network, the greater their odds of success. Nothing could be further from the truth.|