Strategy

How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

HBR - April 23, 2014

We are all lean now — or soon will be. As the world becomes more digitized, generating more information surrounding products and services and speeding up processes, large and small companies in every industry, even... Read »

The Great Unbundling Of Facebook Makes Sense

HBR - April 23, 2014

Unbundling has a compelling strategic and competitive rationale for Facebook. It has implications that extend far beyond the company’s stated goal to design single-purpose apps that fit mobile usage and the bottleneck of... Read »

5 Tips For Improvising Your Career

Fast Company - April 23, 2014

Most of us would welcome a blueprint for success: a list of accomplishments to check off that would result in dream jobs and promotions. But doing all the “right things” doesn’t necessarily give you an edge when it... Read »

Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your Business

Fast Company - April 22, 2014

Few things are as exciting as seeing a business really embrace change. It’s about more than just setting up a change management team or sending your leadership group on brainstorming retreats. It’s about creating a... Read »

5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say

Business Insider - April 22, 2014

"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well... Read »

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Wow Potential Investors

Fast Company - April 18, 2014

Women are making progress in the small-business world, but it could be better-and honing financing skills helps. Here are five tips on how they can increase their odds of getting funding: Read »

Does Your Company Undervalue Privacy?

HBR - April 18, 2014

Technology innovation and the power of data analytics present tremendous value, but also new challenges. While a digital economy requires businesses to rethink priorities and practices, this doesn’t have to be a burden.... Read »

2014 Is Looking Bright For Small Businesses

Fox Business - April 17, 2014

After years of scraping along during the recession and in the sluggish growth years that followed it, small businesses will enjoy improved sales and profits this year and the best pace of growth since 2007. Read »

Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Avoid A Hiring Crisis

Entrepreneur - April 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994... Read »

The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBR - April 17, 2014

When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If... Read »

3 Strategies For Dealing With Toxic People

Entrepreneur - April 15, 2014

Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant and author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, says it's simple to deal with the bullies, the blamers, the... Read »

9 Essentials To A Successful Business Partnership

Inc - April 15, 2014

What's more important to a new venture than a great business idea? Finding the right business partners. I've heard this again and again from successful entrepreneurs, and I've lost count of how many investors tell me that... Read »

When Change Is Bad For Business

HBR - April 15, 2014

By now, the idea that organizations must adapt in order to maintain both relevance and market share in a rapidly changing world is so ingrained that it’s been reduced to pithy sayings. And there are many organizations —... Read »

8 Ways Neuroscience Can Improve Your Presentations

Inc - April 14, 2014

Over the past few decades, enormous amounts of effort (and dollars) have gone into understanding how the mind works. This is good news for you, especially when it comes to public speaking, which requires getting into the... Read »

3 Tips For An Effective Social Media Strategy

Fox Business - April 11, 2014

Pubsoft Director of Marketing Heather Wied says small businesses shouldn’t spread themselves thin trying to master every social network under the sun. Pubsoft, which helps businesses publish online content, integrates... Read »