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Entrepreneur Architect | Inspiring Your Everyday Success in Business, Leadership and Life


One month ago, on November 12, 2012, I published a blog post introducing The 12/12/12 Project. The idea behind the 12/12/12 Project is to push through your fear of failure, make a decision final and commit to something that will literally alter your life. Something that you have been dreaming about but have always been afraid to do. It’s an opportunity to follow your passion and become what you are truly meant to be.

My challenge to you, and to myself, was to prepare a plan and commit to executing that plan on December 12, 2012. Well… that day has come. Today, is 12/12/12.

So what is my 12/12/12 Project?

Click the link below to find out. I hope you enjoy it.

Please take a moment to post a comment and tell me what you think.

Click Here –>> EA000 _ Introduction- The Entrepreneur Architect

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Why Business Intelligence Is Vital To Business Success

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In today’s customer-centric, digital-first world, many business owners and managers are bombarded with ‘information overload’ and are urgently seeking ways to derive greater control, understanding, and intelligence from their organisation’s data. 

One of the best solutions to this growing problem is to adopt a Business Intelligence (BI) strategy, but in reality many companies have been slow to do so – due to a lack of knowledge of exactly what it involves, where to start, and how long it will take to see any benefit. The truth is: Business Intelligence should be an integral part of your operation.

Technology analyst Gartner describes Business Intelligence as including “the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance.”

So in practical terms, how would Business Intelligence deliver

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51 Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business

What is success? There are many definitions, but there’s one thing all the greats agree on: Success only comes by persevering despite failure.

1. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

2. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

3. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

4. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

5. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

6. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

7. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

8. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid

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The 5 Social Skills That Increase Entrepreneurial Success

Having a great product, an amazing team and an IQ over 120 are not sufficient for success. An entrepreneur must also possess effective social skills [1]. They must rely on these skills to form relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and venture capitalists. They have to convince people to love their product, idea and vision. They need to create an environment of collaboration in order to facilitate interaction between employees.


Founders must be the person to lead their team to success and their social skills are critical in this endeavor.


Research suggests that socially competent entrepreneurs create more effective personal relationships [2], receive more funding [3], are more financially successful [1] and have more successful companies [4] than entrepreneurs who lack effective social skills.


Social competence is therefore a key differentiating factor between the success and failure of an entrepreneur and his venture.

The 5 factors that underlie social competence in

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11 Entrepreneurs Stories – Inspiring People That Found Startup Success

Successful startup founders are often hailed as superhuman, but the reality is they’re regular people like you and I.

Well, maybe not exactly like you and I…

Given the unusual lifestyle of an entrepreneur, and that so many are fueled by the promise of wild riches, it comes as no surprise that many startup founders share inspiring stories about overcoming adversity.

We scoured the web for business success stories fraught with eccentric leaders, personal struggles, and uncommon lifestyles to find out how these innovators translated their life experiences into startup gold.

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Entrepreneurs With No Experience – 20 Success Stories

You don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business.  Of course, many entrepreneurs have started their businesses without money or financial backing.  And similarly over the years, plenty of entrepreneurs have found success in fields where they had no previous experience. So whether you’re young and considering starting your very first business, or just getting started in a different field, these successful entrepreneurs with no experience should provide a dose of inspiration for your new venture.

Editor’s note: watch a video featuring the top 10 list of successful entrepreneurs with no experience.

Entrepreneurs with no Experience

Richard Branson

Richard Branson started his first venture, which would eventually become Virgin Records, out of a church at a young age. He didn’t do well in school and had no formal higher education or business training before becoming a successful entrepreneur. He simply started out

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(PDF) Effect of Entrepreneur and Firm Characteristics on the Business Success of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Bangladesh

www.ccsenet.org/ijbm International Journal of Business and Management Vol. 6, No. 3; March 2011

ISSN 1833-3850 E-ISSN 1833-8119


resources for acquiring information about the market and changing the course of the enterprise are more limited.

The response to environmental changes is different in SMEs than in large companies (e.g. Chen & Hambrick

1995). Large firms may even exit from one of its business areas, but this is not usually possible in a

single-business firm. The options for responding are limited by the firms’ resources and strategic choices as well

as by the opportunities offered by the industry and location. Those ways may also differ between the

development stages of the firm. The role and contribution of SMEs differ from industries to industries and from

countries to countries. Similar to other businesses, SMEs also

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Complete Business Intelligence Training for 100% success

Unique 3-day Business Intelligence training

Our Business Intelligence training course provides project leaders, managers, and employees with both the theoretical and the practical frameworks they need to achieve success. You know you can achieve better results by using the right management information, but you also know this isn’t easy in practice, because:

  • How do you find the million-dollar insights, KPIs (examples), and make the right business case?
  • Which project approach should you use to limit risks?
  • How should you approach Big Data, a diversity of data sources, and Predictive Analytics?
  • How can you drive the BI success factors that ensure better results?
  • How can you involve the business managers and IT employees?
  • Which BI Tools are effective in your situation, and how do you build a future-proof BI infrastructure?

If you see yourself in one or more of the issues above, our 3-day BI masterclass comes highly recommended.

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60 Entrepreneurs Share Best Business Advice & Success Tips

As an entrepreneur, I’ve painstakingly learned the importance of heeding the best business advice I’ve received from many of the world’s top entrepreneurs. The bottom line: It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Funny enough, the most impactful lessons have come from my biggest failures though.

All in all, despite receiving great business advice and success tips back during my college days, I’ve gone on to learn more about how not to start a business through my experiences. Still, my early failures haven’t stopped me in learning from my mistakes and moving on to become gainfully self-employed.

Over the past five years, I’ve gone from learning how to start a blog and growing it to more than 500,000 monthly readers. I’ve launched online courses, started a profitable freelance business, built physical products and more.

I grew my side business to over six figures in

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