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January 28, 2013
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Bold Ventures 
  • Entrepreneur gives DJs a way to go wireless
    Ketan Rahangdale, who spent his evenings working as a DJ, was vexed by all of the wires involved with audio equipment. He was inspired to find a solution, and his company, called EarTop, has developed a product called Flow. Using Bluetooth technology, Flow, which will officially be released in March, allows audio equipment to go wireless. "After months of trial and error, when it finally works exactly how you want it to, it's a huge accomplishment," he said. Entrepreneur magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Leading the Pack 
  • How to operate as an ethical leader
    It's important to stay flexible and to respect the people you work with in order to lead in an ethical manner, according to students at the University of Chicago's business school. "I am only successful if the people I manage have my back and respect me," said one student. Leaders should also follow published rules of behavior, another student noted. The Huffington Post (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Finance & Growth 
  • Use anticipation to enhance the customer experience
    If you want to create a positive experience for your customers, you should focus on anticipating their needs, writes Ryan Estis. "When a customer is met with the surprise and delight of having their unexpressed needs fulfilled, it creates a compelling emotional connection and keeps them coming back for more." (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Whole Entrepreneur 
  • Why practicing patience is key to achieving your dreams
    Impatience is a common trait, but you'll have to get used to taking baby steps if you want to accomplish your goals, writes Royale Scuderi. "The happiest and most successful people will tell you that they have achieved their level of life and work success by taking small steps, and making one positive choice after another," Scuderi writes. (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How mentors help entrepreneurs achieve success
    Entrepreneurs may not be able to reach their potential without a little assistance, which is why mentors are so important, writes Peter Cohan. A mentor can help you as you seek to raise capital, develop an effective organizational structure and foster a positive company culture. Forbes (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Ideas for Innovators 
  • Has Mark Zuckerberg forgotten how to innovate?
    Mark Zuckerberg knows the power of disruptive technologies, but when it comes to enacting social change, he seems happy to tackle problems by simply throwing money at them, Diane Brady writes. His championing of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid, like his donation to Newark's school system, has focused on raising money rather than on finding creative uses for social media and other technologies. "[B]y making his main contribution a monetary one, he's undermining the power he could bring to the table," Brady argues. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Fortune from Failure 
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