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New TaylorMade CEO outlines brand's future plans

This is an extended version of a Q&A interview with TaylorMade's David Abeles that recently appeared in Golf Digest Stix. Abeles, 43, was named the CEO of TaylorMade Golf in March and gave us his first interview since taking the new job. Abeles brings more than 15 years experience in the golf …

The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy

The senior team of a large player in the global wealth management business recently asked me for my opinion on their strategy. They had worked long and hard at coming up with it. Their “Where to Play” choice was to target wealthy individuals who wanted and were willing to pay for comprehensive …

Management

5 Tips for Streamlining the Supply Chain

Supply chain efficiency helps an organization reduce costs and speed time-to-market. Fifteen years into the new millennium, it is clear to see that …

Coke turnaround plan beginning to bear fruit: CEO

Coca-Cola has a lot of work to do to turn around its business, but positive first quarter results signal the company is on the right track, Chairman …

What is the difference between Vision and Mission?

By Derek Hendrikz<p>When dealing with issues of strategic leadership and strategy development mission and vision becomes both first and foremost… But …

How to get ahead at work: 10 tips from Google's head of HR

Pay unfairly, spoil your best workers, and choose a job that makes you happier... ten ways to make your workplace the best in the world, by Laszlo Bock, head of people operations at Google<p>How to get a job at Google – an interview with the man who hires and fires<p><b>1 Give your work meaning</b><p>Work consumes …

The Workplace

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

Management

6 Ways To Use Analytics To Better Manage A Workforce

Marketing, finance, supply chain: your business relies on analytics to run all of these functions.<p>But your workforce? Not so much. According to a recent survey of about 350 HR leaders worldwide, less than 16 percent use analytics to dig into their data to predict and get ahead of looming talent …

Big Data

You Can't Win Alone: 5 Tips on Building a Stellar Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Achieving success in business requires the support of mentors, cheerleaders, coaches and partners. Professionals may hit a few targets with a selfish “I’ve-got-this-myself” approach, but it’s only likely to occur in lucky spurts.<p>A …

Leadership
Leadership

Managing an employee with a different communication style

I looked over and noticed my intern updating the spreadsheet that was meant to be a back-burner project — on an afternoon when we were pushing up …

7 Amazing Ways Smart Leaders Turn Failure Into An Asset

We in the start-up world like to talk a lot about failure. Fail often, fail early, fail forward, and most importantly -- don't fail to learn from failure.<p>But now, two lecturers at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, John Danner and Mark Coopersmith, have gone a step further. They argue in their new …

4 Things Every High-Growth Company Should Know In Its Search For Capital

Entrepreneurs who are looking to take their companies to the next level face a potentially unlimited number of options. Does your company need cash to accelerate growth? Is venture capital the answer? Is now the right time to seek private equity funding and expertise? Does it make more sense to …

Venture Capital

Peter Thiel on How to Build a Monopoly | Inc.com

Billionaire Peter Thiel knows a thing or two about dominating markets: The 47-year-old entrepreneur and investor co-founded PayPal--one of the world's largest online payments systems--as well as Palantir Technologies, a secretive software company that federal agencies, state and local governments, …

Silicon Valley

What Steve Jobs Taught Us About Holding Effective Meetings | Inc.com

Much has been written about Steve Jobs. He paved a path that most entrepreneurs aspire to replicate in their own unique way. There are many fascinating aspects to the man, the myth, and the legend that is Steve Jobs.<p>Pankaj Sharma, a social media expert and entrepreneur I connected with on Twitter, …

Leadership

4 Reasons Introverts Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Introverts bring a few key strengths to the table that extroverts are more likely to lack. Here’s how great leaders harness them.<p>Do introverts, especially those who are shy, have what it takes to be entrepreneurs?<p>Tick off the personality traits you imagine a successful business owner should have, …

Entrepreneurship
Management

How to exceed expectations in your first managerial role

After years of hard work, you’ve landed your first position as a manager. It’s now time to prove yourself in your new role, but that may be a …

The 15 Practices of Outstanding Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managing your team is a serious responsibility. Are your employees enthusiastic about coming to work? Do they trust and support your vision?<p>To grow your business, you need to do more than supervise. You need to engage and inspire the …

Leadership

The 5 People You Need To Know To Win In Business

If you think you can go it alone, think again. Workplace relationships are critical to your success.<p>Here are the people to look for to help you …

Reality TV

How To Screen VCs For Your Start-Up

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i> <i></i><p>I have extensively written on what venture capitalists are looking for in startups (see my definitive checklist for startup success), to increase your …

Developing People Skills Is a Brilliant Career Move

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Daniel Goleman popularized the term "emotional intelligence," and continues to be a pioneer in this field. In his latest book, <i>Social Intelligence</i>, Goleman makes the case that social competence distinguishes outstanding leaders. …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Funding Strategies to Start a Business When You're Low on Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I unexpectedly lost my job at CBS News five years ago, I decided to start my own business. With a few dollars saved and a 401(k), I hunkered down, hung out my shingle, and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, LLC, was born.<p>With a new …

Small Business

Alternative Financing for Small Business Owners | Fox Business

Are you getting ready to grow your small business? I hope so—all economic signs are pointing up, and many recent surveys show entrepreneurs are feeling more optimistic than they have in in years. But there’s one thing that’s different this time around: according to reports, on the whole, small …

Economics

This Entrepreneur Launched 52 Businesses in One Year. Here's How He Survived.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Calling it the most transformative experience of his entrepreneurial life, 29-year-old Colin Grussing has officially made good on a dizzying vow: to build a new business every week for one year.<p>Entitled 52businesses, the project was …

Entrepreneurship

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

Most Common Inefficiencies in Business

Monday, March 16, 2015<p>If there’s one thing that businesses need to eliminate, it is inefficiencies in the workplace. These can cost you a ton of …

Small Business