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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-28

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

This week's top articles include the best advice of 2013; insight for what next year will bring for startups and entrepreneurs; why markets take precedence over ideas; and more.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of December 22 - December 28:

2013 Recap: The 10 Best Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Launching a startup is no cakewalk. From determining how to set up your company to snagging your first hire and figuring out how to scale, there is plenty of room for error. What makes some entrepreneurs' experience smooth sailing is taking the time to listen to people who have done it before.
A New Era for Entrepreneurs and Startups Has Begun
Since the recent recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. I believe the days of the “job work” mentality are thankfully waning, with more people looking to get satisfaction by making the world a better place, rather than just tolerating brain-numbing work to fund enjoyment elsewhere.
5 Sales Tips I Am Thankful For
The holiday season a great time of year to reflect on the people who have contributed to your success. Here is some of the great advice I have received from my advisers in the sales industry.
What You Really Need Is A Market, Not An Idea

I call this train of thought "Idea Roulette". The wheel of ideas in your head spins and spin and spins. There's excitement in the air as people cheer, cocktails splash out of glasses and someone drops their phone out of pure excitement. The yelling intensifies as the wheel winds down to its next choice. "This is it! This will be the one!" you insist. After all, after a few misses you deserve a big paycheck. And this spin "just felt right".

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