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Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

Peter Drucker dies at 95

Legend Peter Drucker 

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.

A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.

And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.

In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open The Daily Drucker’ this week; a book containing 366 days of nothing but pure wisdom wedded to action.

Astounded at the depth of his knowledge; I grabbed 12 key insights straight from the mouth of Drucker. If you’re wise, you’ll apply each one right now to your world of entrepreneurship.

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Warning: 7 Steps To Startup Failure

Let me tell you a story about Joe.

You see — Joe (not his real name) used to be a fired-up and motivated entrepreneur. Huge dream to make it big in the world of business — he set out to build his empire from scratch. Yes — another startup.

But guess what? Joe is now toast. Dry toast with no jam.

And worse? It went from grand to gutter in less than 18 months.

In my role as mentor, coach and writer on Forbes for startup and struggling entrepreneurs — I actually meet many Joes. So many it’s almost impossible to count. And even though each one of them is not actually named Joe; they each share the common bond of disillusionment and despair.

So what happened to all these Joes — so motivated at the start in their quest to be the boss of their own profitable business?

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5 Tools Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

Every occupation has a set of tools.

Plumbers have wrenches, pipes and overalls.

Accountants have spreadsheets, calculators and pencils.

Ditch diggers have shovels, wheelbarrows and nice tans.

But what about entrepreneurs? Is there a toolkit especially made to fit an entrepreneur?

Yes, I believe there is. Millions of people spread all across this earth head out each morning into the light of day with aspirations to wear the badge of an entrepreneur.

But do they carry the correct tools for the job? Or more to the point if you desire to be an entrepreneur — do you carry the correct tools?

Let’s find out as we uncover 5 tools of mandatory requirement for the occupation of an entrepreneur;

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8 Pointers on Becoming the Steve Jobs of Your Business

Picture this: You running down the street chasing that twenty dollar bill you just dropped. Caught in the wind, it’s running hard and fast on the ground — avoiding every attempt you make to stomp it down.

Oh, and guess what? Don’t look now, but there are 99 other entrepreneurs just like you scurrying after your same picture of Andrew Jackson.

Yes — you’ve just seen a vision for what you’re doing as an entrepreneur. You and 99 of your closest friends. All doing, acting and saying the same things. Like 1,000 brown cows in the field — melding into one big brown noisy mess chasing the same straw of grass.

Look, there are a million tech entrepreneurs out there; but only one Steve Jobs. A hundred books have been written on time management, delegation and outsourcing; but only one Tim Ferriss with “The 4 Hour Workweek”. And speaking of cows; the importance of unique value propositions has been written about forever; but here comes Seth Godin with his “Purple Cow” and hits it out of the park.

Do you want to stay a brown cow or do you want to be purple and stand out? What about your business?

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12 Tips on Raising Venture Capital for Your Startup

As seen on Forbes.

Burning a hole at the top of a long list of needs for a startup entrepreneur is good old Benjamin Franklins.

Yes — stacks of capital needed to fund dreams of a vast and bright future.

And what entrepreneur among you couldn’t use a few more dollars for your startup?

Yes — just what I thought.

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Why "No" Is The Most Powerful Word You Can Use

Sounds counterintuitive, right?

Saying “no” to actually leap forward and move ahead in life. Seems like you’d be taking a wrong turn to say “no” to good opportunities frequenting your doorstep.

But you’d be wrong. Saying this one little word can be the most liberating and success filled action you can ever take.

Let me explain:

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57 Timeless Quotes for 2013

As seen on Forbes.

You and I are cut from the same stone.

Unique and wonderful. Crazy and tenacious.

Yes — they call us “entrepreneurs”.

So as we head into 2013 — I built this list for us.

Read… Ponder… Share…

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3 Ways to Stop Fear From Stealing Your Dreams

As seen on Forbes.

Welling up in the pit of your stomach. You know the feeling. It’s the ugly monster called fear.

For entrepreneurs; fear is a way of life. But how do we deal with it? How do we keep it from stopping us dead in our tracks on the way to success?

Here are 3 ways we can beat back the monster of fear on our way to entrepreneurial greatness:

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3 Ways to Repair Your Damaged Reputation

As seen on Forbes.

For many years of my entrepreneurial life; I locked myself up in a silo working away on my next new venture. All alone. Working like a dog and barely peeking out of my entrepreneurial cave to see what the rest of the world was up to.

Mistake.

You see, it’s not just about your grand idea and vision to build a company. And it most certainly is not about working 25 hours in a 24 hour day. The reality is our success as entrepreneurs is extremely dependent on this:

Our Relationships & Reputation.

My in depth conversations with many successful entrepreneurs have revealed how critical your reputation with real relationships are. Both Brandon Mills, Co-Founder of SocialVibe and BlockBeacon; and Jeff Walker, the multi-million dollar entrepreneur and Founder of Internet Alchemy, Inc; named this as one of the main reasons for their wildly successful companies.

But what does this mean and what can we do as entrepreneurs to improve our relationships and repair our reputations? Well, I found the perfect guy to ask.

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8 Winning Strategies From The Top Entrepreneurs in America

As seen on Forbes.

Want solid wisdom from over 600 high-impact entrepreneurs? To be exact — 636 of the most successful entrepreneurs and game-changers in America?

Yes, me too.

Jumping at the chance to get a sneak peek at a special report created by two entrepreneurial behemoths in Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation — I quickly found 8 nicely packaged bits of wisdom to share with you.

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