Would you make this adorable African Pygmy Hedgehog an addition to your household? (Not this particular hedgehog; he’s taken by Samantha.)
Archive for July, 2012
The Shard, the tallest building in the UK and, indeed, Europe, stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft). The Shard is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-meter (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.
There’s no fool-proof way to be successful but the five simple reasons entrepreneurs fail comes up over and over again. Learn from these issues and increase your chance of success.
As I think back to my many entrepreneurial endeavors that failed (e.g. post mortem of a failed product), several clear themes come to mind. It isn’t that any one issue or challenge was the culprit, rather there were a number of items that colluded together. Also, most were within my control and I still failed.
Here are five simple reasons entrepreneurs fail:
- Not giving it 100% – it’s hard enough to succeed when working on something full-time that entrepreneurs working on an idea part-time are even more likely to fail because they won’t make enough progress to figure out how to make it successful
- Premature scaling – resources are scarce so a self-inflicted death is more likely when staff or resources are added before a business model is found (see startups shouldn’t hire a VP of Sales)
- Building product in a vacuum – customer usage is oxygen for…
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How do the locals of Montreal, Canada spend their summer? By shutting down a street so that vendors can setup shop in order to sell food, souvenirs, and other things.
Montreal loves any excuse to shut down a street and we Montrealers love walking down the middle of the street without getting hit by a car (though we already jaywalk any chance we get). Two weekends in a row most of the St Laurent Boulevard – aka the Main – was closed for the sidewalk sale and we got to soak in the sun while spending money and eating street food & mango on a stick. Summer in Montreal just can’t be beat.