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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-12-15

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

This week's top articles include the habits of successful people; why the Founder Institute is so tough; tips from the world's most successful entrepreneurs; and why entrepreneurs make terrible CEOs.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of December 9 - December 15:


Only the Tough Survive the Founder Institute
The Founder Institute program is tough - and for good reason. It’s designed to simulate the many of the challenges of startup life, as entrepreneurs launch a company in four short months. The level of difficulty also vets serious entrepreneurs from the wantrepreneurs, leaving those left standing fully prepared to brave the storm ahead.
The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent
If you’re part of a startup, I believe that your success might actually be defined by whether you are willing to be inconsistent. This means that actually changing your mind is not just a good trait as Jeff Bezos has mentioned, but “staying consistent” might actually be the reason your startup fails.
12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got
Being a successful entrepreneur frequently involves a series of missteps and mistakes before finally nailing the right idea or business. The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before — and being smart enough to listen.
Why Entrepreneurs Make Terrible CEOs

For years, I've watched one company after another flounder under founding CEOs. The phenomenon's incredibly common, especially in the technology industry. And the reason is surprisingly simple.

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