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This VC says funding startups outside Silicon Valley is like a 'breath of fresh air'

A general partner at Mountain View-based GV (formerly Google Ventures), Faris makes a point of creating ample time to explore other entrepreneurial hotbeds.<p>"I'm a fan of emerging ecosystems that are not in the Valley — other areas where the talent pools are unbelievable," he tells Business Insider. …

Silicon Valley

A New Era Of Innovation

For the past 20 or 30 years, innovation, especially in the digital space, has been fairly straightforward. We could rely on technology to improve at a foreseeable pace and that allowed us to predict, with a high degree of certainty, what would be possible in the years to come.<p>That led most …

Innovation

The Support-Challenge Tightrope in Board-CEO Interactions

Boards must strike the right balance between supporting chief executives and challenging their performance if the relationship is to deliver the best …

The Values of “Insightfully Aware” Leaders

The ability to identify and communicate values is critical to self-awareness and leadership development.<p>Values are the principles and standards that …

Self-awareness

The Three Foundations of Effective CEOs

CEOs agree that there are some essential traits and competencies fundamental to success.<p>In our <b>last post</b>, we explained how an interesting notion had …

Leadership

What Industry Leaders Are Doing With Their Data

Data can be your secret weapon, but using it effectively is much more about processes and people than about tools.<p>When Netflix invested in producing …

Big Data

Avoiding Culture Clashes When Making Decisions

Should your boss make the decisions for your group? Or should you, as a team member, have a say in them? The answer may depend on the norms of your …

Management

The Importance of Leadership “Vision”

Vision is an intangible but critical asset for a CEO to drive high performance.<p>In two recent articles, we have examined whether there is <b>a need for a</b> …

Leadership

Take a Look at Yourself in the Leadership Mirror

To gain a better understanding of your leadership strengths and weaknesses, take a look at yourself through the eyes of others.<p>How we see ourselves …

Finding Co-Founders to Build Your Company

Just as few would consider a marriage based on convenience, it should not be the driving factor behind building a founding team. But the rules of …

Are You Ready to Lead Overseas?

Working in a foreign country can be a great experience, it can also be the biggest mistake of your life. The stress of living in an alien environment …

Why I Connect With Strangers on LinkedIn

In online and real-world networking, the same principle applies: You never know when you might make a crucial connection.<p>Social networks are like any …

The Five Dimensions of Responsible Leadership

A changing world demands a new leadership style emphasising societal impact and commitment to the common good.<p>Since the 2008 financial crisis, the …

Xi Jinping

Millennials Want to Lead. Are They Ready?

In the near future millennials will occupy every consequential leadership position in the world, be it in business, academia, government, or in the …

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