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Key to Launching a Startup? Don’t Let Success Go to Your Head

Manhattan native Alexa Hirschfeld has won numerous accolades: She’s one of Forbes’ “Women to Watch,” one of CNN’s most powerful women entrepreneurs and one of Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Tech.” The co-founder of Paperless Post, however, says the key to being successful is to not actually think you’re successful.

“I’ve never taken that stuff seriously,” Hirschfeld said of her many awards. “Often, those things don’t matter; what matters more is getting things done. Also, what scares me is that awards and positive write-ups seem like the kind of thing that make you think you’ve made it, which I would never think.”

Read more in Hey, How’d You Build Paperless Post Into a Powerhouse, Alexa Hirschfeld? [subscription required]

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.