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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-09-21

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

This week's top articles include why you need to learn how to code, what does (and doesn't) make you an entrepreneur, Mark Cuban's 12 rules for startups, how to recognize smart people for your team, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of September 15 - September 21:


This Entrepreneur Publicly Spanked America's Most Arrogant VCs... And Lived to Tell The Tale
Adeo Ressi is a serial entrepreneur turned investor and entrepreneur advocate. Adeo Co-Founded the entrepreneur-friendly website The Funded and he is the Founder and CEO of The Founder Institute, whose goal is to create and foster local startup ecosystems across the globe.
Three reasons why you, the non-technical founder, should learn how to code, by Learnemy Founder, Elisha Tan
In this post, Learnemy founder, Elisha Tan, explains why she believes non-technical founders should learn to code. This article originally appeared on Tech in Asia, and has been republished.
5 Things That Don't Make You An Entrepreneur (and 5 Things That Do)
Having subsequently been the co-founder of one real startup, and now as the second employee of another, I have some ideas about the difference between being an entrepreneur and just pretending to be one.
Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but leaving your bread-and-butter job to fulfill that vision is a move that shouldn't be made hastily.
How to recognize smart people for your startup team
In short, if you can find people with more passion, more knowledge, and more desire to succeed than you have, it will push you to be better and take the organization to new levels. Here are some key characteristics to look for:

 

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