Archive for Young & Successful

How Entrepreneurs Are Like Superheroes

How Entrepreneurs Are Like Superheroes

A comic buff’s perspective on how his company’s core values and characteristics were inspired by his favorite superheroes

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Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

I’ve raised money from friends and family twice, and want to share what I’ve learned — so that you can raise money from your friends and family, and still be able to attend your family reunions.

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I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

David Berkus is the creator of Berkonomics, a brilliant collection of insights in 140 characters, quick read blog posts, and yes, books. If you are an entrepreneur with a big idea, are management or serve on a board, don’t miss another day of Dave Berkus. He’s essentially the mentor so many of us wish we had.

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Help! I’m an Entrepreneur & My Friends Are Not Supporting Me!

Help! I’m an Entrepreneur & My Friends Are Not Supporting Me!

Dealing with less-than-supportive friends is an issue that few talk about when it comes to dedicating your life to a startup. Having great friends around you for support is a must, but unfortunately, sometimes the people we love and expect to support us most, can surprise us with a lot of negativity.

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Join Startup America!

Join Startup America!

Hi Everyone!  I’ve just been watching a live streaming video from Startup America and am so impressed with all that they’re doing to help entrepreneurs thrive in the US!  I’m still learning about it myself and will post more detail soon, but check them out…

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Ode to the Misfits…and the Greatest Visionary of Our Time

Ode to the Misfits…and the Greatest Visionary of Our Time

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

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Stop Being Realistic!

Stop Being Realistic!

One of the greatest things about social media is how it opens you up to all sorts of new people and thinking. Meeting Logan Kugler is a perfect example of this. At 20-years-old, he speaks with great wisdom about how insane it really is to be “realistic”. I couldn’t agree more! This is a perfect example of how the Young & Successful think, and an ideology that sculpts their impression of what’s really possible in this world.

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Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Passion is powerful indeed. If you think you have enough, watch this video. Then ask yourself again. Imagine all that would be possible if your drive was so inspiring and infectious that others couldn’t help but want to be around it? What could you achieve then?

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Rieva Lesonsky on Building Expertise (Fast Track to Success Video Series)

Rieva Lesonsky on Building Expertise (Fast Track to Success Video Series)

In this video, Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media (and former Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine), talks about the importance of building true expertise and how to do it. Greater opportunities, compensation, respect and a far wider range of options open up to those who…

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How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

Oh my!  I can’t believe we’ve actually published two hundred issues! I still remember a friend questioning whether I’d have the discipline to commit to kicking a new newsletter out every week.  HA.  (If only I could remember who it was so I could forward…

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from Video Games

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Video Games

Vlad Micu is an aspiring game professional from the Netherlands. He possesses a Bachelor in Communications and recently finished a Masters degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht. In 2007, he founded his own company; VGVisionary to build up is…

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How Jen Kushell Reached Millions, Wrote a Bestseller & Became “Guru of Her Generation”

How Jen Kushell Reached Millions, Wrote a Bestseller & Became “Guru of Her Generation”

Recently, YSN President & Founder – Jennifer Kushell, was featured in Steve Harrison’s Book Marketing Update. Since the magazine is in print we got the go ahead from Steve to share the full article detailing how Jennifer reached millions, wrote a NY Times Bestseller and was dubbed “Guru of her Generation” ALL before the age of 30!

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Pursuing the ULTIMATE in Flexible Work Hours

Pursuing the ULTIMATE in Flexible Work Hours

I have this friend from college who’s never quite been fond of following the rules. When his parents sent him from Milan to Boston for college with a tuition check, he cashed it and bought a small building. By day he’d go to school, and by night he’d do construction work on his new place…

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Master Your Universe

Master Your Universe

Imagine how much you could achieve if you were able to “master the universe” of any business or situation you became interested in. Successful individuals have an uncanny ability to acquire the information they need to get where they want to go. And so can you. This ability to dive in to something or someplace completely new, find your way around and capitalize on the inherent opportunities within it are powerful secrets.

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BIG News From YSN!!

BIG News From YSN!!

We’ve all got some big challenges to deal with these days: this wacky economy, maintaining cash flow, laying safety nets, building our companies, attracting more business, all while managing to stay sane and tenacious through these trying times.
That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and put ourselves to work on attacking this hairball of issues that literally can make or break your career…not to mention your spirits.

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