business

7 Tips for Balancing College with Your Startup Dreams

From Steve Jobs to Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, some of the world’s most successful founders are college dropouts. In fact, the average net worth of billionaires who dropped out of college is about three times more than the average net worth of billionaires with Ph.D.s ($9.4 billion vs. $3.2 billion). However, forgoing […]


2 Little Words That Will Up Your Networking Game

Ever found yourself in a networking conversation that seems to be going nowhere? You ask what you think are great questions but get one-word answers bounced back, and pretty soon you have nothing left to say (and start downing your drink so you can excuse yourself to “go get a refill”).


4 Ways to Build a Board You Won’t Hate

Two hours into a recent board meeting, I was fried. My eyes had glazed over, and I found myself wondering: Why do some board meetings leave me energized while others suck the very life out of me? I did the math and came to the sobering conclusion that, in the past fifteen years, I’ve spent […]


Surprisingly Weird Productivity Tricks That Get Results

Productivity tips have been around forever. And if you’re always on the hunt for ways to be more efficient, you probably feel like you’ve read just about everything out there on making better to-do lists and reducing distractions from email notifications.