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In Case You Missed It: Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-02-06

The Founder Institute has got you covered with the most insightful articles for entrepreneurs from around the web.

These must-read articles include an argument for startup internships over traditional MBAs; a talk given by AngelList founder & CEO Naval Ravikant; what science says about positive encouragement versus criticism; lessons from the post-mortems of failed startups; and a breakdown of the new methods of SEO.

Check out our must-read articles:


What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

As we move forward in 2014, Catherine Clifford of Entrepreneur.com writes about the industries that U.S. venture capitalists actively worked with during 2013, breaking down the data and revealing the the runaway leader for investments.

Internships at Startups: An Alternative to MBAs

Over at the Bunny Inc. Blog, Alex Torrenegra makes a strong case for aspiring entrepreneurs to aim for an unpaid startup internship over paying the large sum of money needed for an MBA. Read his detailed argument on the advantages of startups and pitfalls of graduate business programs.

Startups Are Getting Easier. Entrepreneurship Isn't. 

Former CEO of WooThemes and current CEO of PublicBeta, Adii Pienaar writes on his personal blog about the current state of the startup world. He cautions those who might underestimate the difficulty of surviving entrepreneurship because of the deceptive ease in which companies are started.

The Current State of Startups from Naval Ravikant 

Recently on the Datafox blog, Niv Dror summarized a talk from Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder & CEO of AngelList. Ravikant is arguably the most important person for entrepreneurs and the global startup landscape overall, so when he talks, we listen.

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism
If you've ever wondered if you should be the tougher, harsher critic or the softer, encouraging supporter in the workplace, look no further than this Buffer article which details how science has determined the latter is the best way to go.

51 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

The researchers over at CB Insights have compiled a hefty list of 51 post-mortems written by the founders and investors of failed companies. Read about the lessons they took away from their failures and the insights into what they might do differently the next time around. 

New SEO: What is that?

Vivien Garnés, a digital marketing guru and co-founder of Upfluence, Inc., blogs about how search engine optimization has greatly changed over time and details the adjustments marketers must make in order to succeed in the new arena.


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