Tag Archives: Role Models

Get Into the ‘Habits’ of Growing Your Business

Twenty-five years after author Stephen Covey rocked the business world with his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” the business-oriented self-help guide continues to be the gold standard for entrepreneurs seeking a path toward growing their companies. Having sold more than 25 million copies in 38 languages worldwide (and counting), it remains one of the all-time, best-selling nonfiction business books and Covey’s approach is practiced the world over by aspiring moneymakers. Self-discovery, self-mastery, initiative, responsibility, team-building, prioritization, and open-mindedness are just some of the characteristics that Covey suggests are necessary for success....
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Marriage to an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Mean ‘Til Debt Due Us Part’

From his mother's reaction, you might think that Varun Agarwal committed a heinous crime or suffered from some hideous deformity. "I don't know what to do. Who will marry him?" the mother cries in Agarwal's book "How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company." What's so terribly wrong with Agarwal that causes so much consternation for his mother? He decided to pursue a path of entrepreneurship rather than the more socially acceptable trajectory of working for a short time after college before getting an MBA and accepting a salaried position with a good...
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Role Models Should Earn Their Admiration

Listen up, parents! Even in this celebrity-centric society where rock stars, athletes and reality show stars are put on a pedestal for dubious reasons, mom and dad are still the biggest role models for their kids. I draw that conclusion from an article that appeared in an education blog of The New York Times that ran shortly after Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died. Reporter Shannon Doyne asked students "Who is Your Role Model?" and offered Jobs as well as pop singer Kelly Clarkson as examples of people worth emulating. But when...