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Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

I recently completed “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility” by Patty McCord. In her book, she shares what she learned working …

4 Ways Food Marketers Can Cater To Millennials

At 75.4 million strong, Millennials eclipsed Boomers in 2016 as the largest generation. Not surprisingly, food marketers are salivating at the …

More Millennial Women Are Becoming Stay-At-Home Moms -- Here's Why

Millennial women are an empowered generation, yet they’re more traditional than you’d think. As they raise children, millennial women reclaim what it means to be a stay-at-home mom, or SAHM for short.<p>Millennial women may have grown up as the first generation virtually immersed in technology, but …

Demographics

Millennials Are Obsessed With Pets

Pet care brands have a significant opportunity to increase sales by focusing on Millennials, the primary pet-owning demographic, according to …

Oeko-Tex Presents Webinars on Consumer Preferences of Parents and Millennials

The association plans to share insights from a survey of more than 11,000 consumers.<p>As part of an ongoing series of webinars and presentations by …

Worried About Your Millennial Strategy? Top 3 Myths and Truths

The business press can't stop talking about Millennials. Each week, articles roll off the digital presses, advising brand managers, marketers, and …

These millennial entrepreneurs think email is too slow for the startup world

There are two types of people in this world. Those who live at inbox zero, who frantically read, remove, and reply to emails the very instant they …

17 Important Business Books Everyone Will Be Reading In 2018

Everyone in business will be reading these books in 2018.<p>As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we’re …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

How Mature Is Your Organization? Use This Model to Find Out.

This model describes the maturity of a business, based on how effectively its CEO fulfills five key responsibilities.<p>How mature is your organization? Does it operate with intention and predictability--or is it immature, chaotic, and reactive?<p>There are many signs that you're at one end of the …

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

It’s Zuora’s, and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>A few months ago, my friend Tim took a new sales job at a Series C tech company that had raised over $60 …

Business Strategy

Why SaaS Consolidation Is Not Happening

The software industry has come a long way since 1999 when Marc Benioff decided to build a contact management system called Salesforce.com and offer …

Why Your Company Isn’t Attracting Top Talent

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

Why Work Culture Will Never Be the Same in 2016

Purpose and intrinsic motivation might just redefine the entire American work force in the year ahead.<p>Purpose will redefine hiring and the work force--we just don't precisely know how yet.<p>Purpose-driven workers, those motivated by their work itself rather than pay or promotion, perform …

Employee Engagement

7 Ways 2016 Will Force Your Content Marketing Strategy to Change

2016 will bring an array of changes to the content marketing industry. Here are 7 ways you'll need to adapt your content marketing strategy in 2016.<p>The world of content marketing can be challenging, confusing, and frustrating, but at least you can never say it's boring. There are always new ways of …

1 Million Cups

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, this site is a weekly presentation that educates and connects entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Top Techniques for a Successful Pitch to Investors

by Lee Schneider<p>Pitching to investors can be challenging. What do they want to hear? How long should you speak for? What should your pitch deck have …

How to save yourself from a bad startup idea that looks good

The startup bug has bitten you. You want to start a business, grow it for a few years, sell out and rest easy for the rest of your life. A great …

A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

Venture Capital

First Round State of Startups 2017

1<p>Is now a good time to be starting a company?<p>2<p>Are we in a bubble for technology companies?<p>3<p>Rank these technology trends from underhyped to …

Class 1 Notes Essay — Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue’s CS183C Technology-enabled Blitzscaling course

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 1 of Stanford University’s CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, …

8 skills Google looks for in its managers

In 2001, less than five years after it was founded, Google had already opened its first international office, offered search in 15 different …

Meaningful Work Should Be Every CEO’s Top Priority

I was speaking this week with a new CEO of a new public company that is just being spun off from their parent company. Imagine all the important tasks on his plate involving investors and customers. And yet he told me his top priority is getting his employees engaged in the mission of their new …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

It’s raining funds

<i>A comprehensive look into the startup funding scenario till date.</i><p>Besides impressing girls, contemporary entrepreneurs have several <i>serious and</i> …