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Biz Tek Today: The 4-Hour Workweek

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I recently heard an interesting thought. A measure of success used to be that the less a person worked the more successful he/she was. Now it seems that many measure their success by spouting off the tens of hours worked each week. This switch struck me. You’ll see in the list of articles below one that highlights books to read as a start-up entrepreneur. I recently read an interesting book that I’ll pass along. The book is aptly entitled “The 4-Hour Workweek” written by Timothy Ferriss. It speaks to my point – you can be very successful and not work 80 hour weeks. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!


Entrepreneurship

4 Unhealthy Habits Entrepreneurs Need To Let Go Of
Forbes
I’ve spent the better part of a decade in the health and fitness industry. Even so, I was confused at first and I ended up wasting more money that I’d like to admit to. I also lost relationships and put myself through a lot more stress and headaches than I needed to…READ MORE

5 Startup Challenges Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Anticipatess
Tech.co
New entrepreneurs have big dreams, but there are many things that can stand in the way of bringing their vision to fruition. This isn’t surprising when you consider that entrepreneurs who have already been involved in multiple startups can still make the same mistakes…READ MORE

A Look at Startup Culture as an Entrepreneur in 2017
Crescent Vale News Network
Startups and job growth continues to build momentum in 2017. President Trump has made it one of his top priorities, but with a list of current other issues, it often becomes a back burner problem…READ MORE

10 Must-Read Books to Launch Your Small Business Idea
Small Business Trends
Whether you plan to launch the next multi-million dollar business or have plans for something a little smaller, your company needs to acquire the right set of resources to accomplish your goals an either launch your business or take it to the next stage of development. There are plenty of resources out there for business owners who need angel investors, venture capital or just want to polish their elevator pitches….READ MORE

 

Technology

Nine Ways To Protect Your Technology Company From DDoS Attacks
Forbes
DDoS attacks can wreak havoc on your company’s efficiency if you’re not careful. The Mirai botnet — malware that can be used for large-scale network attacks — can often go undetected due to common oversights and lack of preparation. It may be daunting to think about how IoT devices that make your company run smoothly can be used against you…READ MORE

Top 10 ‘breakthrough’ technologies for 2017
Fox News
The technologies making waves in 2017 include brain implants and quantum computers. Here is a list of the top 10 technologies that are expected to be prevalent this year, according to MIT.  READ MORE

Business Digitalization: Why You Need to Revitalize Your Entire IT Environment
Inc
By definition, your IT infrastructure includes the work processes that you perform in your business, the information needed to support the execution of your processes, the applications required to manipulate and manage the information and the technology platforms…READ MORE

What happens when digital technology creates exponential business change?
CIO
I’ve been asking myself this question lately and am increasingly stunned by the implications. Let me explain. We all know Moore’s Law and its derivatives; however Singularity University thinker and acclaimed futurist, Ray Kurzweil, came up with the idea of The Law of Accelerating Returns way back in 2001…READ MORE

 

Transactions

How to prepare your business for a rise in mergers and acquisitions
Baltimore Business Journal
A new administration is in Washington D.C., and corporate tax reforms are likely to come. While that’s good news for businesses hoping to reinvest revenue in growth and expansion, there is another benefit for owners of small and medium-sized companies who are looking for an exit strategy: tax reductions are likely to spark a steady rise in mergers and acquisitions….READ MORE

A cybersecurity risk assessment is a critical part of M&A due diligence
Network World
As of mid-February, the plan for Verizon Communications to acquire a majority of Yahoo’s web assets is still on, despite the announcement of Yahoo having suffered two massive breaches of customer data in 2013 and 2014. The sale price, however, has been discounted by $350 million, and Verizon and Altaba Inc. have agreed to share any ongoing legal responsibilities…READ MORE

3 reasons 2016 was a good year to sell a business, and what it means for 2017
Baltimore Business Journal
Small businesses entered 2017 riding a wave of improving financials and a steady rise in business sales. After consecutive months of steady growth, the BizBuySell Q4 2016 Insight report revealed a record 7,842 closed small-business transactions were reported in 2016, the highest yearly total of small- business sales since BizBuySell first started tracking data…READ MORE

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Michael N. Mercurio, Chair Business Law and Transactions
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