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Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American health care industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Remember These 5 Things

If you want your startup to achieve successful, sustainable growth, keep these five things in mind.<p>I've been interested in building things for as as long as I can remember. I've founded several companies, and the last startup I co-founded, Performable, was successfully sold to HubSpot. So I know …

A Best-Selling Author Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

According to Simon Sinek, the best leaders don't consider themselves experts.<p>Author Simon Sinek is famous for his leadership advice, including the 2011 best-selling book, <i>Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action</i>. (The book expands on the ideas put forth in Sinek's famous TED …

In Just 9 Minutes at Apple WWDC, Michelle Obama Explains How to Be a Great Leader

The former First Lady's conversation with Apple VP Lisa Jackson wasn't supposed to be streamed. But you can watch it anyway.<p>Tim Cook announced Monday to attendees at this week's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) that Michelle Obama would be onstage today for an hour-long "fireside chat." …

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly.

Subir Chowdhury has saved Fortune 100 companies billions of dollars. Here are his 4 simple principles to create a great culture with a caring mindset.<p>The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 …

An Obituary for the Billable Hour

Here lies the billable hour. It died a slow and predictable death, brought about by natural causes. The billable hour would have turned 100 in just a …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Books

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

To Win in Sales: Be Greedy

This is an excerpt from a new book I am working on about how to generate more high quality referrals. Several years ago I was brought in to help a …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

Boost your brand with no money — The Small Business Site

A small business always has the uphill struggle of gaining brand awareness. When competing with large corporates that have deep pockets for marketing …

Small Business

“the” 5 steps to find a mentor/coach

“that delivers change in your Business Life”From experience, the steps coaches take to find a coachee, can be as difficult as those, I suppose ~ …

Mentoring

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African sayings are so powerful and succinct. I guess it is because traditional Africans don’t rely heavily on a written body of knowledge and …

Project Management

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

HubSpot Academy Inbound Marketing Certification Course

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

the CompanyOfONE

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​position, position position!<p>As they say in the Real Estate industry, the most important things to consider when buying your home is, Position, …

The One Quality That Defines a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> <i>questions</i> …

Why Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Stewart Friedman, author of the book Leading the Life You Want, explains the skills you need to harness to become an effective leader.<p>The debate over whether great leaders are made or born has gone on for ages. Stewart Friedman, the founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, …

RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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“and a torturous long path back to the top!”<p>Quite a long time ago, I was watching the US Open tennis, and I heard the commentator, Patrick McEnroe …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret Challenge with Improving Your Business

Consider the impact one stellar improvement will have on your business as a whole. Otherwise, your work will look painfully lopsided<p>Have you ever regretted trying to improve something? For me, it was my old car, an early '90s two-door that was already used when I got it. I didn't push it too hard, …

Why do we struggle to get new customers? — The Small Business Site

<i>Article by Mark Berger</i><p>A big part of successful selling is the ability to get new customers. Many of us have been taught to use the tried and trusted …

Customers

Stop Pitching if You Don't Have These 5 Things Investors Look For

Pitching is what every entrepreneur does to raise money from investors. Learn 5 tips every startup should have before pitching to investors.<p>Seed investing is generally the first money that is put into a company and can be the start of an exciting journey for a company. Even though we are in a …

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that ever existed.”<p>In other words, …

Entrepreneurship

Ghana’s startup hub pioneer is going pan-African with a $50 million fund

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African.<p>As MEST has grown, it has opened up its local entrepreneur training program to …

Startups