Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Your One True Measure of Success

The greatest success comes from the ability to make choices about the most important thing of all. Leading a business requires sacrifice. There is no way around it. Anyone who’s been there knows about the long hours, the sleepless nights, and the myriad tradeoffs that have to be made. Add a family to that equation and you’re bound to be ...

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6 Forces Driving Your Business Evolution

At 2 billion strong, Gen Z is rewriting the rules for how we live, work, and play. 2015 was an extraordinary year; it’s the first year that Gen Z, individuals born in 1995 and beyond began entering the workforce. At two billion strong globally Z is the single largest cohort to ever sweep through civilization. Hyperconnected, wielding extreme social influence, ...

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Success in 15 Personality Traits

There’s no single formula for success but these traits are the core DNA of every successful person. We all have our own definition of success. For many of us it’s measured primarily in terms of money and wealth, but there are clearly other important aspects of success. Some people value the freedom to spend their time as they want, others ...

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Failure is Free

One Hack That Will Forever Alter the Way You Fund Your Business If you don’t learn how to do this, you’re missing out on what will soon be the single greatest source of new funding–yeah, it’s that big… I’ve always hated the notion of stepping outside of the box; as though you were stepping into some sort of void like ...

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Don’t Forget to Plan Your Exit

Simple question for you. What are your ambitions for your business? Simple, right? Why then do so many entrepreneurs and leaders of growing business have such a tough time answering it? It's always the first question I ask of the leaders I work with. Most often the response feels as though it hasn't been thought out; never even been considered. I usually get ...

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How Success Can Become Your Enemy

If you've started a company chances are pretty good that you saw a pattern of opportunity emerging in the marketplace that most other people hadn't yet noticed. Identifying that pattern and then capitalizing on it meant convincing investors, employees, and customers that the pattern really existed--well before it was obvious. All of that preaching requires so much effort that once you've established a pattern for success you've just about etched it in granite.

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Top 7 Reasons Your Successful Startup Will Fail

How People Respond to Change

Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It’s foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many successful and innovative businesses fail not because there was anything wrong with their product or service but rather because they fell into one of the pitfalls of success. So, how can you ...

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What Working Out Teaches You About Life

Five of the Most Important Things You’ll Learn About Being a Success Come From an Unlikely Place This time of year, new health club contracts surge by about 50 percent. The second week in January is historically the busiest time of the year for any gym. However, by the second week of February, 80 percent of all new members will ...

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