Tag Archive: Tim Ferriss

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    by Angie Chang

    How Many Times Should You Try? (Infographic)

    This is an infographic about how many tries a person endured before succeeding.

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confessed on Charlie Rose recently that it took him 60 meetings to raise $1 million when he started Amazon. 60 sounds like a lot, but how about 300? That is how many investors Pandora’s founder talked to before getting his first yes. If 300 seems like a lot, how about the 1,004 attempts to sell the KFC fried chicken recipe that Colonel Sanders made before he sold it?

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Self-Improvement Books Actually Worth Your Time

    Self-improvement books that have stood the test of time and usefulness: Never Eat Alone, Getting More & 4-Hour Workweek.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Growing up, my parents required me to read one self-improvement book every week, and I’ve mostly kept this up into adulthood due to inertia and fear of missing out on all of the newest ways that I can make myself a more valuable member of society. I’ve breathed Covey’s tenets of effectiveness, SUCCES’d my way to eternal stickiness, made more than a few stupid stock picks based on the latest financial sensation and read inspiring life doctrines

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    by Angie Chang

    The Best $750 I Ever Spent Bootstrapping My Startup: One Plane Ticket West

    By Leah Busque (Founder, TaskRabbit)

    Editor’s note: Vote Leah Busque for TechCrunch’s Founder of the Year!

    It was Friday and it had been a long week. I was back in Boston after spending the last two weeks in Palo Alto, participating in the Facebook Fund program (fbFund).

    Over the past 12 weeks, in fact, I was flying back and forth between Boston and San Francisco, alternating weeks on each coast. My company TaskRabbit (RunMyErrand.com at the time) was up and running in Boston, and I was splitting my time between the two cities in order to get the most out of the fbFund incubator program while continuing to grow my business in Boston.

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    by Angie Chang

    Can A Middle-Aged Mom Launch A Startup? Maybe.

    By Erica Etelson (Founder, Sharemore)

    When I started telling friends about my plan to launch a startup, eyebrows were raised. People who know me wondered aloud how I would fare without going to the gym, sleeping eight (okay, nine) hours a night and being home by five o’clock to spend unhurried time with my family.

    They have a point: I’m a 44-year old mother who does not have the expansive time and energy of a single, childless 23-year old. Is it possible to found an e-commerce website without losing my life? Tech founders have