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Larry and Sergey tried to sell Google for $1 million. Two friends were banned from computers before they started Microsoft. At least three of these companies got started in a garage.

The world’s top 25 brands were started by normal people with extraordinary determination. But, as you’ll see, everything started as nothing.

Find out how your favorite brands rank against each other and discover the incredible stories about how they started.

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Last night I helped a friend start a non-profit because she had no idea where to start. It made me realize that there are lots of people who want to start something but have no idea where to begin.

Before you do anything, you need to know who you are as an organization (mission), what you want to do (vision), and how you’re going to do it (values).

Every major decision you make will be based on this foundation. If you’ve never established your mission, vision, and values, you need to do it now. Let me show you how Google did it.

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A good quote is more than just a quote. A good quote can change the way you see the world. A really good quote can change your life.

When Nick Tart and I did our final read-through of What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents (our book of interviews with young entrepreneurs), we couldn’t help but write down some of those really good quotes.

I can honestly tell you that a few of them have changed the way I live and – for that reason – decided to share 40 quotes from our personal lists.

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Adam Toren has been an entrepreneur since he was seven years old. In high school, he and his brother, Matthew, used to import stereos and magic kits from Hong Kong to sell back home in Vancouver. They soon began buying struggling businesses, like pool halls and printing companies, and then rejuvenating them.

They’re still helping businesses today through, but they’ve also started helping young people follow in their entrepreneurial footsteps. In 1999, Adam and Matthew launched, which has become the largest website in the world dedicated to empowering and educating aspiring entrepreneurs. They’ve also written a book on the subject, entitled, Kidpreneurs – Young Entrepreneurs with BIG Ideas.

Today, Adam makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s 35 – and we’re including him here to provide a glimpse into the life, insight, and experience of an entrepreneur who has seen it all, but who’s still young at heart.

Keep reading Adam’s interview…

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