Author Archives: Sam Chan

About Sam Chan

Sam is the Communications Officer at HiretheWorld and in charge of connecting internal communications with our online community. He is currently the only Sam at the office. His personal twitter can be found @anothersamchan

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Whether you’re an Apple lover or a Mac hater, there’s no denying that Steve Jobs has been one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Since Apple became the most valuable company in the world, there have been many articles debating what Steve’s greatest accomplishment was. Technology blogger John Gruber interestingly suggested that Steve Jobs’ greatest accomplishment was not any specific product, but Apple itself. So, what exactly has Steve done with Apple to ensure it’s success? We outline five key things below: Continue Reading

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Starting a Startup, Creativity Not Required

Now, before I begin, I want to clarify that this is not one of those posts that will justify ideas of creating a Twitter meets minus Tumblr for Toddlers application. I’m also not knocking on people who are naturally creative, but I believe that there is a common misconception that entrepreneurs need to create something that ‘has never been done before’. Believe it or not, most new small businesses today are not creating something new. Coca Cola has owned the soft drink market for decades now, but, there are still new soft drink companies popping up everyday.

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Resilience: The Hidden Characteristic of an Entrepreneur

When people think of entrepreneurs, they often think of people who are innovative, resourceful, and ambitious. And while they may be all those things, a word that doesn’t often come up is resilience. Resilience is an interesting characteristic, because it has little to do with an entrepreneur’s actions and everything to do with their reactions. Below the fold, we take a look at three resilient companies that never let themselves become irrelevant:

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5 Productivity Tools for Small Businesses and Startups

As a tech startup, we use a lot of different tools everyday to help us complete our daily tasks. When you first start down the road of entrepreneurship, it is easy to get distracted with all the cool flashy tools out there made to ‘improve your business’, but keep in mind that there is no productivity app out there that actually does the work for you.

At the end of the day, no matter which tools you use, you’ve still got plan your day properly and work your tail off.  With that being said, we’ve found the following tools that make our work days go by a little more efficiently: Continue Reading

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