Adam Landrum

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For Restless Entrepreneurs: Finding Your Purpose Beyond Profit

Purpose-driven businesses make the world a better place, and they can easily make money while they do it.<p>Are there days when you think about your business and ask, "What's it all for?" There's nothing wrong with making money, but profits aren't always a good long-term driver of engagement.<p>A number …

Entrepreneurship

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

The Workplace

So What Is an Entrepreneur, Anyway? | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, I read a great piece by Phil Friedman on what he learned about entrepreneurship through his experiences with Andrew J. Mckelvey, founding chairman and former CEO of Monster.com. Phil's piece is a great read and touching tribute to Mr. Mckelvey, who passed away six years ago.<p>However …

Entrepreneurship

Richard Branson: Companies Should Put Employees First | Inc.com

Richard Branson was able to build Virgin into a global powerhouse by focusing on two key words: customer service.<p>From Virgin Atlantic to Virgin Mobile, Branson says, each new Virgin venture has shared the brand's unrivaled commitment to customers. In fact, the famed entrepreneur refused to place …

Employment

Why the Bible is the Best Business Book I've Ever Read | Inc.com

I want to say upfront that I believe in God and that there is design to the world and the people in it. For those of you who don't believe this, I am asking you to allow me to hold these assumptions temporarily for specific reasons that will hopefully become clear. The purpose of this article is …

Customers

Richard Branson Responds To Elon Musk's Criticism; 'We're About To Prove Him Wrong'

<b>Henry Blodget</b>: Most management gurus preach the virtue of focus. They'll say you have to focus on one thing, learn how to do it great, crush everybody else. How does Virgin succeed doing dozens of things in dozens of industries?<p><b>Richard Branson</b>: It's interesting. When we started diversifying from …

Times Square

Showcase Flipboard Magazines on Your Website

MagMaker / September 4, 2014<p>You’ve dedicated time and effort into making your magazines awesome. Now don’t forget to show them off! If you are a …

23 Corporate Culture Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Now that we have the 3 Must Read Culture Guides for Entrepreneurs, let’s summarize the most important ideas that every entrepreneur needs to know. …

How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

Bill Gates

Want to Be a Better Leader? Listen to These Podcasts

These shows are a great source of advice and inspiration for anyone in business.

Podcasting

Education-as-a-Service: 5 ways higher ed must adapt to a changing market

Most colleges and universities today provide the educational equivalent of enterprise software.<p>You remember buying enterprise software. It was a big-ticket item that you had to customize and implement. And then every couple of years you’d need to upgrade to the new version. But …

Higher Education Expertise Blog | Up&Up

Launching a Higher Ed Website in 6 Months<p>New Year, New Roles, New Faces<p>AMA Higher Ed 2017 – 6 Things to Learn and Do<p>Content in the Age of …

Slow and Steady Sustained Growth Predicts Lasting Business Success | Inc.com

<i>"He not busy being born is busy dying."</i><p>That Bob Dylan lyric no doubt has a particular resonance for entrepreneurs. Companies die by the hundreds every day -- and those that survive know they must keep moving and focus relentlessly on growth. The alternative: Well, you know.<p>By some measures, 25 …

Customer Service

Google Wallet for iOS update allows adding cards with your smartphone camera, single sign-on compatibility

Last month, Google Wallet for Android got an update that allowed capturing credit and debit card info via smartphone camera. Now, that functionality has arrived for iOS users. That's right, you can now use that iPhone to snap an image of your plastic arsenal in order to organize that digital …

The Future 50: Best Places For Millennials To Work

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems to be no consensus. Are Millennials merely the “lazy” generation as some purport, and ultimately responsible for the demise of …

13 Must-Have Mobile Apps For Business

<b></b><p><b></b><p>I'm not sure about you, but I find myself using my smartphone more and more to conduct business, and my laptop computer less and less. As all of us …

Apps

5 Productivity Strategies from the Mind of Richard Feynman | Inc.com

In the book, <i>Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!</i>, Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist, relates a story about an ant he found near his bathtub.<p>Instead of squishing the bug, Feynman put some sugar out for his visitor and used a colored pencil to track the ant’s march back to …

Richard Feynman

Great Leadership: Why Steve Jobs' Detail-Orientation Mattered as Much as His Vision | Inc.com

Communication is of utmost importance if you are to be an effective leader. So how can you improve your style? Last week I wrote about the importance of being analytical and data-driven to best delineate your ideas and motivate your team.<p>This week, I'll be covering what I feel is one of the most …

Leadership

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and …

How To Make Your Websites Faster On Mobile Devices

The most obvious factor is the connection speeds of smartphones. In the best-case scenario, <b>mobile users connect to the Internet over 3G and 4G</b> …

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

Making Tough Decisions: What I've Learned | Inc.com

When I look back at who I was just seven years ago, I am amazed at how much I've changed. For better or worse, I've become a different person.<p>For many, owning a business means getting a PhD in "the school of life." And it changes you. Distant is the innocence and purity of the dream itself, as …

Business Strategy

Strategizing How to Grow Your Company? Ask 2 Questions First | Inc.com

I spend a lot of time on the speaking circuit, presenting lessons I've learned building Priceline.com, developing the marketplace for uBid.com, and mentoring entrepreneurs around the world through my current consultancy, ColorJar. But one lesson I learned from another speaker stayed with me forever.<p>…

Mentoring

Why Business Is a Force for Good

John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO and founder, talks about why he champions capitalism.

Capitalism

How Happy Is Your Organization?

Today, March 20, 2013, marks the first ever International Day of Happiness. This was decreed last year by the United Nations following a meeting on well-being attended by government officials, economists, scholars, and business and spiritual leaders from around the world. It was hosted by Bhutan, a …

How Ad Agencies Can Make the Shift to Open Innovation

With another new season of <i>Mad Men</i> fast approaching, the changing nature of advertising, and along with it the role of ad agencies in the creation of ads, is once again in the spotlight. Digital disruption has clearly been one of the major catalysts for this change, but less has been said about how …

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

While most managers complain about being overloaded with responsibilities, very few are willing to give up any of them. It’s one of the great contradictions of organizational life: People are great at starting new things — projects, meetings, initiatives, task forces — but have a much harder time …

The Value of a Good Visual: Immediacy

Our brains are meant to see in pictures. Grids and columns of data, while ubiquitous, make it very difficult to see trends or patterns. Additionally, a lot of the new data sources available today, such as genetic data or social network data, don’t lend themselves to traditional spreadsheets and …