Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, I know it is important to learn from others. Different perspectives can help develop new ideas and solutions that may not have been discovered without collaboration. There are so many resources on the internet whether its TED talks, interviews, or articles. As an entrepreneur, you should consider reading these business articles.

 

“Don’t Take It Personal” Is Terrible Work Advice

Duncan Coombe discusses why employees and business owners should take things personally. From feedback, conflicts, ups and downs, losing business deals, and all types of workplace issues are you are told to “not take things personally” or “it’s just business, don’t take it personally.” But you constantly put so much effort into your business that why wouldn’t you take it personally? This Harvard Business Review article gives advice to entrepreneurs on how to engage with their employees, create success in business, and take pride in what you are doing.

 

Think You’re Too Old to Be an Entrepreneur? Think Again

Not every entrepreneur is a millennial whose brilliant idea came from them sitting in a coffee shop. This article shows that it doesn’t matter what age you may be, it is possible for you to make your ideas come to life. It gives examples of entrepreneurs who started their endeavors later in life.

 

Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change

Businesses are constantly changing. If it isn’t, your business could be left in the dust by not adapting. Businesses are going to grow. This article helps business owners identifying when your company may need to change and how to handle it. Economics scholar, Clayton Christensen, and business consultant, Michael Overdorf, wrote their article to benefit entrepreneurs when it is time to handle a change in their business.

 

What Makes a Leader

Starting a business is something very different from having the ability to manage and lead a team of employees. You need to develop a different set of skills to be able to be a leader. As an entrepreneur, you may need advice on how to be an effective leader of your business. This article is a great read if you are looking to develop your skills.