Using Corporate Finance and Economics To Decide Whether to Proceed with a Product Launch

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There are certain types of products which aren't easy to gauge in advance whether or not they'll be successful. For these, there are some tools that I learned during university and later from working in corporate finance that gave me a useful framework for making these decisions. The more experienced you are in your field, the ...

Why Leave The Corporate World?

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I get a lot of people asking me why I left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur. Especially since I had a cushy corporate job. The answer is almost always time. Even when I was working in corporate, I'd spend the mornings reading the Financial Times and the WSJ before doing my actual job during ...

Entrepreneurs and the Value of a Good Night’s Rest

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There's a certain pride that comes with pulling all nighters not only in Silicon Valley but also in most other industries too like investment banking, accounting, legal, publishing, consulting, etc. It seems to be even more the case now in today's fast paced, constantly digitally connected world where we're always on the go. Arianna Huffington ...

Leadpages 2017 Review After 4 Years

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I've been a user of Leadpages since 2013 so for about 4 years. After using it for a while, I wrote a review in 2014 and a comparison of Leadpages to OptimizePress (where both the founder of Leadpages and OptimizePress have left reviews). Leadpages has gone through a lot of changes since I first started using ...

Amazon and the Hidden Foreign Currency Exchange Rates

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Selling into multiple marketplaces is great because you can add new revenue streams with your existing line of products and you get to earn in different currencies. Earning different currencies is especially beneficial if your base currency of expenditure is weakening like the pound sterling and your earnings are currencies that are strengthening against your ...

The 80/20 of Business Owners

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Not many entrepreneurs make it to become owners of a business that can support them and their lifestyles. Only a small percentage of entrepreneurs that try and persist will succeed. That's the 80/20 rule at play among start ups (though it's probably be closer to like 95/5 in reality). Of the ones that do make it, ...