Chet Jain

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5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

Begin by stopping five behaviors that are holding you back.<p>What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the talks in TED’s playlist Counterintuitive Career Advice. The whole playlist includes 12 great …

Motivation

10 Reasons Your Brand Needs To Be On YouTube

With an estimated 1 billion users now using the platform to watch, upload and share videos, brands can no longer afford not to be using YouTube as part of their marketing strategy.<p>However, many brands are still dragging their feet, unwilling to admit that video – and specifically YouTube – are a …

Marketing

4 ways typography can boost your branding

To the untrained eye, developments like Facebook's new mobile-friendly typeface bear little significance. But to creatives and designers, typography …

Your Weakness May Be Your Competitive Advantage

Midway through the workshop I was teaching on professional reinvention, I gave participants an assignment: create a narrative citing your professional strengths. After the break, a woman named Alison raised her hand. “This one was difficult for me,” she said. “I thought about what was special about …

Limit the Time You Spend on Email

Many of us resist the idea of limiting the total amount of time we spend on email. Instead, we allow the volume of email we receive, and the number of messages that require a response, to dictate how much of our day goes to the endless cycle of send and receive.<p>But letting email set the pace and …

Great Brands Never Have to “Give Back”

A recent headline, “JCPenney Releases 2013 Sustainability Report,” reads like the punch line to a bad joke. Apparently the struggling department store company, which is closing 33 underperforming stores and incurred a net loss of nearly $500 million in its last reported quarter, felt it was …

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

What business are you in? It seems like a straightforward question, and one that should take no time to answer. But the truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for “non-traditional” competitors, and …

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

Eight Essentials for Scaling Up Without Screwing Up

Back in 2006, my colleague Huggy Rao and I launched an executive education program at Stanford called “Customer-focused Innovation.” Mornings consisted of lectures and case studies in a traditional classroom in the Stanford Business School; this was the “clean models” part of the program. In the …

Teleza Turns Your Mobile Device Into A Dual-SIM Powerhouse

When I was in Shenzhen last month I met James Sung, the guy who brought us original dual SIM Peel case and turned countless iPod Touches into iPhones. Now you can do the same thing, but wirelessly.<p>His new product, called Teleza, costs $129 and is styled like a high-end cigarette case. It comes in …