Erin Thompson

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How The Smartphone Ecosystem Model Will Disrupt Business Everywhere

It’s possible to write a history of the platform and ecosystem model of business and never mention Apple or Google, yet it was Apple and Google that created amazement with the scale of their ecosystems, altering not just their own business models but that of hundreds of other companies. It was the …

LinkedIn's New Scoring Tool Puts Real Numbers On Engagement

With more than 300 million users, LinkedIn is one of the fastest-growing social networks. Yet for many people, LinkedIn functions mainly as a digital résumé. The platform has the numbers, but now it’s turning its focus toward user engagement.<p>Simultaneously, content marketing teams are looking for …

7 Magic Words (And 10 Negotiation Ideas) For Entrepreneurs

Of all the skills we teach prospective entrepreneurs, there’s an element missing. Where in our MBA or business preparedness programs do we talk about the skills of negotiation? Um… with the exception of sales training, which is highly focused on negotiation, perhaps the answer is never.<p>My friend …

The Top 8 Reasons Your Best People Are About To Quit -- And How You Can Keep Them

If you believe all the headlines on the evening news or in the Wall Street Journal, you’d have to conclude that the US economy is continuing to struggle. Unemployment remains stubbornly high. Employers seem to be reluctant to hire new people to their full-time payrolls, even as corporate cash …