Entrepreneur Lifestyle Archives - Thinkruptor

Character: What You Have When You Have Nothing Else – #MisterImpact

Character. This bedrock of success can be defined as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.”

Let’s be clear here. “Mental”, in this case, is totally separate and distinct from intellect or intelligence. Brilliant people have orchestrated genocides. Brilliant people have driven off cliffs while distracted, been mugged while unaware of their surroundings, and invented idiotic and dangerous contraptions. More than one brilliant person has won a Darwin Award. (more…)

Jason Calacanis’s Top Tips for Angel Investors

In the world of tech investments, Jason Calacanis needs no introduction. Having founded his first company in the dot-com era and making a name for himself as an angel investor in the early days of the industry, the 46-year-old has bagged six unicorns to date, including Uber and Thumbtack, racking up a personal fortune in the ballpark of $125m. (more…)

Good email habits make founders more approachable (and better at networking)

One of the downfalls of having a successful career is that we begin to lose touch with current events and popular culture.

We may become exceptionally knowledgeable in a certain field but, in focusing on one area and with what is usually a chock full 12-hour schedule ahead of us every day, we increasingly risk missing out on whatever is evolving in our industry and the world. It’s the curse of the absent-minded professor – the most respected experts in any field tend to be entirely oblivious to most other things happening around them. (more…)

Why entrepreneurs and investors need a dedicated quarterly magazine

When Thinkruptor first launched, we saw it as a monthly magazine for seasoned tech entrepreneurs, executives and investors.

With a motley crew of angel investors, business consultants, and media professionals behind it, we realized there was very little in-depth content aimed specifically at us. Initially, we thought a monthly magazine would do the trick. We were wrong. (more…)

The one skill every business leader should have

Leadership is something we’ve defined and redefined time and again, over centuries. Various types and sizes of leadership roles often change with the times. Whatever our definition, only a few characteristics and skills remain the backbone of what makes a leader a leader – and one of those skills stands out among the rest. (more…)

18 Amazing world locations where startup founders can (and should) go on workation

With a growing global remote workforce, busy startup founders and entrepreneurs might be missing a vital piece of the big picture. While the first years of operating a successful startup can be chock full of riveting moments and business travel, it also means plenty of sleepless nights and no vacation time. (more…)