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What Upworthy Reveals About The Secret Architecture Of Success

Entrepreneurs are success architects. We build our castles one brick at a time. A brick isn’t much. By itself. Stand back and it’s hard to be anything but awed when you look at the Alhambra, Windsor Palace or Himeji Castle. Taken together and those lowly bricks have shape, they have a meaning, and they have [...]

Three Reasons Hero Worship Is Toxic To Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial hero worship is dangerous. Idolizing businessmen (and a few women) who’ve made it big is an unavoidable consequence of a culture that elevates succesful people¬†to supernatural heights. And yet we just as quickly glosses over–or ignore–failure. It’s all too human. From the Ramayana to the Dotcom Bubble, human history is littered with stories of [...]