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When I published my first non-fiction article, I was just a bored CEO who wanted to share his ideas with the world after selling his company.

But doodling dull prose no one cared about was not good enough for me. I wanted my ideas to reach readers’ minds and hearts…

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It was a fantastic summer day in our corporate lawyer’s office. I had just signed an investment deal securing millions of dollars for my start-up. A heavy thousand-dollar Montblanc ballpen was still lingering in my hand.

You can keep it,” said one of the investors, waving his palm at the…

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Last year I was restructuring my company and eventually selling it.

I obsessed about doing the best possible work I could. I scheduled every minute of my day for anything that seemed useful — anything that would make me feel worthy and help me avoid any shame for being lazy.

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One day, I watched a sparrow from my office window. The bird would pick bread crumbs from the ground while anxiously hopping around and watching out for predators. Doing several things at the same time was its strategy to survive.

Birds do it; bees do it: they multitask.

But we…

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They say acquiring your first customer is an art and not science.

Yes, finding your 1st customer is more difficult than finding your 100th customer. If no one knows your product or service, getting the first dollar feels like an uphill battle. …

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To succeed, learn from those who have already succeeded, right?

Want to learn to invest? Read “The Essays of Warren Buffet.” Want to crack it in social media marketing? Listen to Gary Vee’s podcast. Want to skyrocket your sales? Ask a successful entrepreneur to be your mentor.

I raised millions…

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We tech-founders and engineers get excited whenever we talk about our new products and features.

We can’t wait to publish yet another elaborate article on our optimized blockchain algorithm, improved manufacturing technology, or our new polymer for 3D printing.

But reading a detailed tech blog post can easily become an…

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Before the pandemic, working from home has always been a privilege in our company.

Remote employees wore a badge of honor because it showed that management trusted them to responsibly continue their duties from the tempting comfort of their homes.

Besides, you got to spend more time with your family…

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My former coach once told me the real meaning of my job title “CEO:” Customers, Employees, Owners. He said it was my duty to make all three happy.

But doing this is not that hard. Instead, it’s extremely hard.

Successful entrepreneurs must beat the odds and rise to the top…

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Never trust a salesperson.

When I was nine, I watched my mother yell at a salesman who knowingly sold her a broken washing machine and didn’t want to take it back. He grinned, and told her to piss off: “You broke it yourself.

I just stood there sobbing as I…

Andrei Neboian, Dr

Writer | Ph.D. in Management Science | Built & Sold a Tech Startup | Engineer by Training — Character Creator at Heart ☕ LinkedIn

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