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The foundation of success is not a set of achievements or a combination of external factors; it is a mindset.  Success is an attitude that comes from a framework of powerful beliefs and empowering thoughts.  Because what you think and believe about your life largely determines how you feel (your attitude), what actions you take (your behavior), and what you achieve (the end result.)

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Via Marc and Angel Hack Life

So, what are the keys to success for technology entrepreneurs? Arguably, all these things — with some innovation, creativity and fast growth sprinkled in. When interviewing some of the industry’s most significant players, we’ve made it a point to pick their brains about what’s key to being a successful tech entrepreneur and launching a successful tech startup.

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Via Entrepreneur

Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but it’s almost impossible to make others happy if you’re not happy yourself. These minor changes in your daily routine will make a major difference in your life and career.

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Navigated from Inc.

We tend to rewrite the histories of technological innovation, making myths about a guy who had a great idea that changed the world. In reality, though, innovation isn’t the goal; it’s everything that gets you there. It’s bad financial decisions and blueprints for machines that weren’t built until decades later. It’s the important leaps forward that synthesize lots of ideas, and it’s the belly-up failures that teach us what not to do.

When we ignore how innovation actually works, we make it hard to see what’s happening right in front of us today.

Via The New York Times

Angry Birds, the incredibly popular game, was software maker Rovio’s 52nd attempt. They spent eight years and nearly went bankrupt before finally creating their massive hit. James Dyson failed in 5,126 prototypes before perfecting his revolutionary vacuum cleaner. Groupon was put on life support and nearly shut down at one point in its meteoric rise.

Navigated from Fast Company

A great quote is like a double-shot of inspiration straight to your brain. Here’s a compilation of 50 amazing quotes about success.

Via InventorSpot

As a business owner, when you start to see a certain level of success — and to meet other people who have attained some success — you sometimes find the reality of building a business doesn’t always match the pretty pictures painted in productivity manuals. Here are 7 “bad” habits that crop up a lot in successful people:

Via Copyblogger

Brian Cohen, who has a background in publishing and is now the founder and chairman of the New York Angels, talked about what it was like to work with Pinterest in those early days, how the idea for Pinterest blossomed out of a different project Silbermann was working on, and what makes the Pinterest team different and therefore successful. There are also, Cohen believes, valuable lessons in the Pinterest story for other social entrepreneurs.

Full story at Mashable

Several studies have correlated waking up early with success.

Navigated from Forbes

Dennis Crowley sold his first startup to Google. His second, Foursquare, has nearly 100 employees, 16 million users, and it is creeping towards a billion-dollar valuation. Crowley is the poster child for New York’s burgeoning tech scene, but his success didn’t happen over night.

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