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    2 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur… That I Almost Never Read!

    I think every great entrepreneur has certain books that he or she thinks have played an integral part in achieving his (or her) goals and dreams. In today’s post I discuss two books which have greatly influenced me and why I stubbornly refused to read them for such a long time.     In the   More

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    The Lifelong Struggle Of A Serial Entrepreneur

    In today’s post I discuss the great struggle entrepreneurs have creating a work-life balance and how a recent family situation made me change the way I looked at my business. Tell me what work-life experiences you have been though as an entrepreneur and how you have succeeded OR failed at achieving the balance we so   More

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    5 Powerful Ways To Bag The Elephant

    In the movie Wall Street, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) through a lot of perseverance and hard work managed to bag the elephant, Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas). Things have changed quite a bit since Wall Street as the hustle days of cold calling have been replaced by digital cold calling, namely emails, newsletters and   More

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    How To Be The Most Interesting Person In The World

    About a month ago, I saw a tweet from Ted Rubin, king of ROR (return on relationship) and someone who I have a lot of respect for, mainly due to his viewpoint of how to conduct yourself in business through the seemingly basic principle of being good to others (hence the term he coined, Return   More

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    The 5 Super Skills Of Great Leaders

    Last year, I started following the interesting content provided by Fishbowl CEO David Williams and President Mary Michelle Scott. I quickly became fascinated with their perspective on running a business because it felt real, down to earth, and gusty.  This amazing company dared to try new things and share what they were learning with the   More

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    7 Key Factors Every Entrepreneur Should Consider Before Throwing In The Towel

    In last week’s post, I shot a video discussing the battle of fight vs flight when entrepreneurs face adversity. Today I want to discuss 7 key factors every entrepreneur should consider before he or she decides to throw in the towel. Though I don’t believe an entrepreneur should ever quit, I do believe however, that   More

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: A Case study of Fight vs. Flight

    Every entrepreneur will invariably have times when they think the cards are stacked up against them so high that their chances of turning things around are slim to none. In today’s video, I discuss billion dollar giant Ecko Unlimited (Marc Ecko’s clothing brand), and BNW (my and Gary’s first clothing brand), and how different perspectives   More

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    8 Powerful Benefits Of Being An Experienced Screw-up

    If you look at my twitter profile, you will see the words, “experienced screw-up.” I think a lot of people try to be very cute and gimmicky when trying to describe themselves. The truth is, I was just trying to be accurate. Truth be told, those are quite simply the two words that pop into   More

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    5 Ways YOU Turn Weakness Into Strength & Challenge Into Opportunity

    A number of experiences in my life and challenges that I have gone through, from the outside in, seem completely justifiable for plenty of sympathy to be thrown in my direction. After all, I went through a lot and people should feel sorry for me that I had to go through so many ups and   More

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    How To Be A Master Entrepreneur

    I recently finished Robert Greene’s book, Mastery, yet another master-piece of the author who brought us The 48 Laws Of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law and many others. If you know me or are familiar with N2ITIV, you know that I  believe there is no such thing as an expert  (let   More

    • Posted 6 months ago
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    The Single Greatest Tip I Ever Received On How To Be Productive

    If you are familiar with the N2ITIV blog, you know Gary and I cover a wide range of topics on how to succeed in business and in life. You should also know that every bit of advice we give is the direct result of lessons we have learned from our countless mistakes in our (now)   More

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    How To Screw Yourself Out Of 10 Million Dollars… Without Even Knowing It

    In the first clothing company that Gary and I owned back in 1991, we decided to take a huge gamble and use a fabric that we had seen in the ski market, and attempt to bring it into the urban market where it had never been seen before. We decided to premiere it at the   More

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    The Death Of Quality Content As We Know It

    I recently finished Trust me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday. One of the big takeaways he discussed is that in the media world today, information, more than anything, is all about the speed and not about the value. So much so, information doesn’t even need to be the truth, it just needs to be circulated   More

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    How To Look Fear In The Face – A Case Study

    Recently, I finished Robert Greene’s, The 50th Law, which was a follow-up to his book, 48 Laws Of Power. The book was about rapper (and now business mogul) 50 Cent and how he attributed all of his success to overcoming fear at a very young age. Last week, I was in yet another conversation about   More

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    3 Words You Never Want To Say On Your Deathbed

    I recently finished the book Unlabel by Marc Ecko, a book that hit very close to home to me as his fashion brand and mine were in the same stores at the same time for a very long time… until I eventually went out of business and he went on to become a billion dollar   More

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    How To Lose The Fight & Win The War

    You may be aware that Jack Johnson was the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing champion of the world. What you may not be aware of is how he managed to achieve such a seemingly unattainable goal. The reason why I say “seemingly unattainable” is because he was poor and had no money to pay for anyone   More

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    6 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Failure

    If you are familiar with the N2ITIV blog, you know I write quite a bit about the lessons I have learned from my mistakes and the importance of learning though the failure of others. In this post I discuss 6 of the most important things that you absolutely must know about failure and how you   More

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    6 Compelling Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Start In Garages

    Steve Jobs started his company from a family garage in California. Jeff Bezos from Amazon did the same thing in Washington. So did Larry page from Google. As did the founders of Mattel toys, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Dell Computer. Not a bad roster, huh? There’s a brilliance in what garages have to offer. Recently,   More

    • Posted 9 months ago
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