Thursday Three: August 7

Each week, we curate a few of our favorite articles for entrepreneurs and startups.

Advice from a Maverick

After being told ‘no’ by his father when he asked to get a new pair of basketball shoes, Mark Cuban set out to pay for them himself. He began by selling garbage bags and hasn’t looked back since. In a recent podcast, Cuban offers entrepreneurial advice that has served him well over the past 44 years.

Time is Money

Some meetings are imperative and need to happen in a structured manner, but many do not. Simply put, time is money, and many startups don’t have much of that either. So next time you are thinking of scheduling a meeting, here are four things you should consider.

140 Characters of Gold

We could all use a little inspiration. Jeff Shore of has comprised a short list of entrepreneurs and thought leaders you should follow on Twitter, ranging from Malcolm Gladwell to Tony Hsieh. Whether they’re tweeting general entrepreneurial advice, or simply interacting with their followers, these individuals are certainly worth a follow.

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