Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

New Year, New View for Your Success

The hardy souls who arrived in America in the early years, from the Pilgrims to our Founding Fathers, were entrepreneurs in their own right. They sought freedom in many areas of their lives and wanted liberty and the right of self-determination to make their own choices, free from encumbrances. Our country’s Founding Fathers—and Thomas Jefferson,… Read More »

How to Land Interim Consulting Work During Your Job Search

Our friends at The Center for Independent Consulting  published an interesting article on how to offer your skills on a consulting basis: Finding a good job often takes a long time, but unfortunately your household bills keep coming every month whether you are employed or not. Earning consulting income while looking for a job can… Read More »

Why Working 6 Days A Week Is A Terrible Idea

For many professionals, working on the weekends has become the norm — a way to catch up from the previous week or get a head start on the next.  Here’s an interesting article for the Business Insider website. Will it make you rethink your work schedule as we approach the new year? As Business Insider… Read More »

Experience Entrepreneurial Freedom

At Monticello Strategies, our proprietary program, The Entrepreneurial Freedom Program, is based on the principles of our Founding Fathers—liberty, freedom, the right to self-determination and the pursuit of happiness. Numerous clients have engaged our program and achieved a level of personal and professional freedom and happiness that they had not envisioned as being possible. Our principles-based… Read More »

Successful Entrepreneurs Do One Thing Really Well

Here’s a revealing article from the Business Insider website Twitter, Instagram, and shopping site Polyvore all have one important quality in common. They do one thing extremely well. Zeroing in on one idea and executing it exceptionally is the key to entrepreneurial success, argues Daniel Roberts in “Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career.” You… Read More »

17 Business Titans Who Overcame Dyslexia

 Here’s a fascinating article from the Business Insider Does dyslexia come with hidden advantages? It’s counterintuitive — dyslexia is, after all, classified as a learning disability — but it’s a central question in Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “David and Goliath.” Gladwell proposes that some of the world’s most accomplished people succeeded precisely because of this… Read More »

25 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Founders And VCs reveal 25 books every entrepreneur should read in this interesting article published on the Business Insider website. The most successful VCs and company founders are constantly learning. That’s why we’ve rounded up the favorite, career-shaping books of well-known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The… Read More »

Jeff Bezos Runs The Most Intense Mentorship Program In Tech

Here’s an interesting article from Business Insider: Since the late ’90s, a series of lucky executives at Amazon have gotten an unbelievable opportunity to advance their careers. One person at Amazon always has a coveted job with nearly unlimited access to CEO Jeff Bezos, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone. The job is officially called the technical assistant or advisor,… Read More »

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating

Here’s an interesting article by Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of GIVE AND TAKE I used to dread going to parties. I stood around struggling with small talk, waiting for an opening to debate about big ideas. That changed 13 years ago, the day I read The Tipping Point. Suddenly, everyone wanted to talk about Malcolm Gladwell’s… Read More »

Entrepreneurs are Crazy—and Right

 Here’s an interesting article from the FreeEnterprise.com web site. What, exactly, is entrepreneurship? In a new book, Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid, Babson Global professor Daniel Isenberg draws on his nearly 30 years of study on entrepreneurs to answer this very question. He finds that they all produce economic value by seeing opportunity where others see impossibilities.… Read More »