THE EO BLOG
Written for EO by Jackie Roberson.
Just because you know you want to go into business—just because you know you want to make it big in business—doesn’t mean you need to be all business all the time. Many aspiring leaders eat, breathe and sleep business 24/7; they watch all the business-related TED talks, read all the business-related books, go to any business-related conference and follow every business-related blog.
However, focusing so intently on one aspect of your life is one way to ensure you develop career burnout. Plus, it doesn’t provide the well-rounded knowledge and skills that leaders need to make informed decisions, motivate their staff, recognize market trends and more. So, while you study appropriate subjects in one of several business-related online masters programs, consider giving your business skills a rest and reading some of the following non-business, but beneficial-for-business-leaders, books.
When Wonder podcast host Kalika Yap sat down to speak with entrepreneur and startup studio founder Mike Jones, he shared his passion for helping others and how the value of learning from others has taken time to appreciate.
We asked Miranda Naiman, an entrepreneur in the field of talent acquisition in Tanzania, to listen to the Wonder podcast episode and share her learnings.
First, the basics: What was the episode about?
Mike Jones shares his entrepreneurial journey that emanates from childhood in fundraising and sales, running a nationally-distributed magazine in high school and eventually setting up a consulting firm in college that was sold. Through the episode we gain insight into how he went back into full time employment and the knowledge that later impacted his current organization, Science. We learn about the importance of access to mentorship, and the mindset of successful entrepreneurs.
Written for EO by Juned Ghanchi, co-founder and CMO at IndianAppDevelopers.
Have you ever dreamed of developing your own mobile app? But maybe you’re overwhelmed by how to begin? I’ve simplified the process into eight steps. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Validate your mobile app start-up idea
By validating your app idea, I mean confirming that your product will be wanted—that it will be useful for people. Your mobile app idea remains a hypothesis until the first set of customers actually purchases it.
Tools such as Google Keyword Planner may be used to get insights on the number of people seeking your app idea. This information can also help you build a landing page that highlights your app idea and draws user interest through email signup.
Written for EO by Jack Anzarouth, president of Digital Ink Marketing.
Many new founders and entrepreneurs feel they have to say “yes” to every opportunity that comes their way. But that small word “yes” comes with a big cost.
The appeal of “yes”
We get into the habit of saying “yes” to every professional opportunity presented to us for a number of reasons: