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Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

Out of sheer necessity, a #pooreconomy always leads to an increase in #entrepreneurial #ventures. A percentage of people who can’t find jobs, or those who lose the jobs they had, start their own #businesses. Even still, it was clear in 2009 that this time was different. These young people who were finding success (however defined) weren’t starting traditional, “old-school” businesses with slow-growth trajectories. In fact, it was clear that they had no intentions of modeling what they were doing on anything remotely resembling “old-school” or “ordinary.” In other words, they weren’t opening bakeries or bike shops. They were reinventing bread—and rethinking the wheel.

In the middle of the economic meltdown that was 2007-2009, James Marshall Reilly noticed a particular new breed of high-minded entrepreneur who, well, didn’t seem to be melting. It was peculiar all right. Not only was this new breed making money hand over fist, they were doing so by trying to make the world a much better place.

The 15 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn: The Wisdom Of Tony Hsieh, Blake Mycoskie And Many Others

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