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Fred Wilson: 10 Ways to Be Your Own Boss

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There’s more than one “right” way to be an entrepreneur. In this talk, leading-edge venture capitalist Fred Wilson breaks down 10 alternative approaches to running your own business. According to Fred, “You don’t have to be Twitter or Foursquare to be your own boss and do what you’re passionate about.”

Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. He writes the popular A VC blog, and is a thought leader in the venture capital finance community.

He has invested in numerous game-changing tech companies, including Twitter,, Etsy, and FeedBurner. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Comments (6)
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  • Paul Barnett

    Is this guy talking to children? How much did he make for stating the blindingly obvious?

  • Sazputin

    i believe Fred Wilson just did a great job here ! simple, honest and elegant, thankyou with a wish that you’l do great with your small business fred !

  • zionaetzion

    Solid information…think in simple steps and you go far.
    Proof…follow Fred and you will be talking to “lots of children”

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    Establish your own business and be your own boss! 🙂

  • PosterJob

    Excellent article I have recently been made unemployed and I am thinking about starting my own company. if anyone else is interested I have found this good blog post 
    Be your own boss

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