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Squash Arrogance, Be Humble

Working at the squash startup this summer, I had the incredible opportunity to witness some of the best squash professionals on a daily basis. Between professional coaches and players, one thing they all had in common was their humility. Never boastful, they cared more about improving than winning. Their skills spoke for themselves, so talking…

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Does a Founder really need sales Skills?

This is actually a question I see very often asked by want to be entrepreneurs. Of course Of course I think that is one of the top qualities of a great CEO. They constantly selling to: Recruit employees Convince investors to come on board Selling their vision Selling a narrative compelling to customers Selling to…

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Empathy on the Squash Court

With how much our current culture stresses the importance of empathy in the workplace, one would think we live in a more understanding working world. While strives have been made, there is still room to grow, with 68% of CEOs claiming the state of empathy in U.S. organizations needs to change. Working at the squash…

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In Case You Ever Get Curious About Startup Scenes In Vietnam

So, even though I was born in Vietnam and am really interested in startups, I’d never actually worked for a startup until this summer. Working for 2 startups in 2 industries, and also got to know about many other startups in different fields, I found the startup scene in Vietnam surprisingly thriving. That is the…

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You Think These Mistakes Are Obvious For A Startup?

If you have followed my blog, you may have already known that I interned for two companies in 2 completely different industries in this summer, one of which is a F&B startup and the other is a tech one. Both of these startups have stayed in the markets for pretty much the same period of…

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The Virtue of Pivoting in Business

As time goes on, you learn more and more bout your business and the markets needs. That’s exactly what we realized. There is a market for convenience, no doubt about it. But for rental? We aren’t all that sure anymore. The majority of our customers love the service we offer, and even ask to buy…

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Adaptability and the sales process

This summer I have been having an amazing opportunity to intern back home at a startup focused on education. As I mentioned in the previous post, one of the main reasons that influenced me to choose a startup instead of a big corporation was the flexibility in the program. I was offered the opportunity to…

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Preparing for the Future

Worrying about the future often prompts preparing for it. At MassChallenge, the staff is constantly helping us prepare for the future. Last week, a long time MassChallenge employee gave a presentation, at an intern meeting, about salary negotiation. Salary negotiation is a topic most job seekers, including myself, find daunting. The presenter addressed then and…

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The power of data

As my internship at MC (startup accelerator) finishes, I can say that the biggest thing I learned is how powerful data can be in business. When I started my job as the Startup Services Intern at MC, the Startup Services department was in the middle of reinventing how they addressed the needs of 128 startups throughout…

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