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Top 10 Book List 2020 (to read in 2021)

Top 10 Book List 2020 (to read in 2021)

Dec 11
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I was featured on Mareo McCracken's list of top books released in 2020! See the full lists below: Here are the TOP 10 Books everyone should read in 2021:   Your Stories Don’t Define You by Sarah Elkins The Art of Caring Leadership by Heather Younger Leading the...

Mike Smerklo on The Author Hour Podcast

Mike Smerklo on The Author Hour Podcast

Nov 18
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*This was originally published on authorhour.co** What if the secret to being a successful entrepreneur had nothing to do with your business plan, resources, market size, or strategy? If your success or failure weren’t dependent on how much money you have, where you...

Mike Smerklo on School for Startups Radio

Mike Smerklo on School for Startups Radio

Sep 15
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I wrote the book, Mr. Monkey, largely because I thought it was a topic that was not being addressed around entrepreneurship, and that’s the mental aspect and just how doggone hard the job is. So Mr. Monkey is the caricature that has been my inner dialogue, a voice...

Thoughts on the Current Startup and Venture Landscape

Thoughts on the Current Startup and Venture Landscape

Aug 23
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Hall is joined by Michael Smerklo, co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures. Hall and Michael kickoff this episode learning about Michael's background before investing in early-stage companies. Michaels background includes being a CPA and investment...