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Why I Built a Hiring Marketplace
Sarah Rumbaugh went to business school wanting to be an entrepreneur, and it didn't take long for her to encounter a problem worth solving: the outdated MBA hiring market.
Written by Sarah Rumbaugh
Why we left the consulting fast track to launch a startup
The Founders of Primer Sports share how they made the decision to leave promotions in management consulting to launch a startup.
Written by Andrew Faircloth & Brent Macon
The Thinking Behind the 10Thoughts Updates and Changes
On Thursday we announced major updates, here is a deeper dive on the rationale and how these changes relate to our vision for 10Thoughts.
Written by Jack Mara
Why can’t we take an entrepreneurial approach to some of our life decisions?
My theory that we spend too much time thinking through what we want to do as opposed to just trying things and seeing what happens...
Written by Jack Mara
Two Irrelevant Questions Early Stage Founders Are Always Asked
Why early stage founders do not need to worry about scalability and idea theft.
Written by Jack Mara
We Need More Time Alone With Our Thoughts
It started with something small – I found myself playing music off of my phone whenever I was bored. I realized I was using music as a way to fill the silence...
Written by Joseph Quan
The Future of 10Thoughts – Business Model and Monetization
How we plan to monetize and the overall direction of the company
Written by Jack Mara
5 Minute Action Plan to Master the Art of Woo
Have you ever wondered why certain people have the ability to bring teams to their highest levels of performance, to turn confrontation into collaboration, and to push new ideas to success?
Written by Joseph Quan
Default Alive or Default Dead?
A 10Thoughts example of the difference between default dead and default alive...
Written by Jack Mara
Filling in the White Spaces for the Job Hunt
Written by Stacy Blackman, President of Stacy Blackman Consulting. Most candidates believe they are what they’ve done, and totally miss out on the why.
Written by Stacy Blackman
Week’s Thought Rundown
2 minute synopsis of interesting content on 10Thoughts this week.
Written by Jack Mara
Three Reasons for Giving More
In his acclaimed, landmark book Give and Take, Wharton Professor Adam Grant builds an argument for why we should all give more.
Written by Joseph Quan
A 5-Day Networking Plan: Make New Connections in 10 Minutes a Day
In this article, we identify why it's so critical to foster your weak connections (acquaintances), and outline a 5-day action plan to broaden your professional network
Written by Joseph Quan
Week’s Thought Rundown
2 minute synopsis of interesting content on 10Thoughts this week...
Written by Jack Mara
How to Catch the Attention of People with High Demands on Their Time
The ability to convert cold emails into conversations is an important skill that I am slowly learning…
Written by Jack Mara
The Entrepreneurial Concepts I Now 100% Believe In
Entrepreneurial concepts I always heard that I now believe are facts...
Written by Jack Mara
What I've Learned Working in VC This Summer
How to add value to a VC firm as a recent MBA grad, what VCs do day-to-day and how to evaluate whether you're a good fit
Written by Nathan Guo
What I Need to Learn to Succeed as an Entrepreneur
Identifying important skills crucial to developing as an entrepreneur
Written by Jack Mara
Advice for the MBA Class of 2017
What I wish I knew before I started school
Written by Jack Mara
How Featured Articles Are Selected
How we determine what is featured each week (process has evolved over the last couple of months)
Written by Jack Mara

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10Thoughts is where business professionals find the best article content recommended by their talented peers.

The internet is vast and inundated with clickbait – too much choice, too little quality. We believe that recommendations from trusted colleagues and peers is the most efficient way to discover the best content.

Join us to find articles influencing top minds across industries and functions in the world of business!


What is 10Thoughts?

10Thoughts is a place where business professionals find the best content recommended by their talented colleagues and peers.

Where did it come from?

10Thoughts was founded by two brothers, Jack and Jeffrey Mara. It started at Darden Business School with students recommending articles for their classmates. It then expanded across the MBA community and into the broader business world.

Who recommends the articles?

Article recommendations on 10Thoughts come from one of two places:

  1. 10Thoughts users can apply to recommend content– recommender applications are carefully vetted to ensure high quality articles from top, thoughtful minds
  2. Professionals in different companies and institutions are constantly recommending content on their internal 10Thoughts platforms. We post the best of their recommendations – stripped of name and company affiliation – on the 10Thoughts website

How do I become a recommender?

You can apply right here!

And why should I become a recommender?

10Thoughts recommenders build their brand by sharing impactful articles with a highly talented community of readers.

We increase the professional exposure of our recommenders by linking their names directly to their LinkedIn profile – our readers can then check out the people recommending content they enjoying.

10Thoughts recommenders are always welcome to blog on the site and readers can opt to subscribe to individual recommenders to receive all the content they recommend.

What’s a company platform?

We offer customized 10Thoughts platforms for companies and institutions. Find more info here

What is the “recommended by” section of the website?

Recommended by is a place to see content recommended by business professionals in different fields (for example: recommended by MBAs, by consultants, by lawyers, by financial services professionals).

I wish there was recommended by [fill in the blank]…

You can help us build it! Get in touch.

Do you have an iOS app?

Yes, you can download the first version of our iOS app here. We will be building future versions to continue to add functionality and enhance the user experience.

What about Android?

Unfortunately we don’t have an android app yet, but the site is mobile friendly.

Do you have a blog?

Yes, we try to blog weekly on the site. We generally discuss different challenges and learnings throughout our entrepreneurial process. Our recommenders are welcome to blog anytime and we occasionally feature guest blogs.

Have you considered…?

Contact us, we love to hear from our readers.

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