Antti Hyrkäs

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The One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked three entrepreneurs in very different industries which one book they'd recommend. Here's what they said.<p><i>If you could only recommend one book to another entrepreneur--just one book about business, entrepreneurship, personal success--which book would you choose?</i><p><i>It's a great question, because</i> …

Radio City Music Hall

A Powerful New Way to Think About Your Company's Growth

Check out a version of the concept called Johari's Window--one of the most powerful tools in any business growth leader's toolkit--if you know how to use it.<p>It's been a banner week for disruption.<p>In the airline industry, a self-avowed novice launched an "All-You-Can-Fly" fixed-price subscription …

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence in BP oil spill

WASHINGTON -- Oil-field services giant Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Halliburton has been charged with one count of destruction of evidence in U.S. District Court in New …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hiring Questions From Warren Buffet and Phil Libin

Hiring the right people to work for you is one of the most important (and overlooked) aspects of growing a business. As entrepreneurs, you’re often …

Phil Libin

5 Lessons Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Learned When His Business Boomed

What happens when your file-storage company becomes a full-on platform? A whole lot of change, for starters. How you manage the change determines if the sudden growth will last–or not.<p>Drew Houston is hot and it has nothing to do with the scorching summer weather.<p>His Dropbox is transmogrifying from …

Dropbox

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …

Are You Cut Out for the CEO Role?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good CEOs are made, not born. But the same can't always be said for founders.<p>A founder has a vision and a passion for her product or service, and she can inspire her customers, employees and investors to believe in her idea's potential. A …

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10 famous/infamous whistleblowers

Self-professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has seemingly joined the list of famous whistleblowers. Some call these individuals heroes, many others call them traitors, but all of these figures became famous for providing information, sometimes secretly, in an attempt to expose the people or …

Wow. Just Wow

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s been a dramatic new turn in the NSA/PRISM disclosures story. Working with Glenn Greenwald and the Guardian the …

Hiring a banker says more about Twitter’s desire for deals than an IPO

The world was all atwitter yesterday about Twitter hiring a Morgan Stanley banker as its head of corporate development. Did that mean an IPO was coming soon? Cynthia Gaylor does have IPO experience and helped take Facebook and LinkedIn public. But actually, her hiring says more about Twitter’s M&A …

Hertz Is Now Using Twitter To Resolve Customer Complaints

Customers can now resolve service problems by tweeting at the brand.<p>"It is time to get over this misconception that brands can ignore tweets about their brand because social media is relatively inconsequential in comparison to other channels like phone or email," said Joshua March, CEO of …

As Apple loses value, analysts ask: How low can it go?

NEW YORK -- Apple may have lost nearly half of its value since its peak in September, but it's still the talk of the town. Only this time, it's all about how low can it go?<p>Wall Street would normally be set for a technical rebound after a drop of more than 2 percent, the worst weekly decline so far …

Rupert Murdoch takes up transcendental meditation, the hot new creed among CEOs

Rupert Murdoch is meditating.<p>The News Corp. CEO, famous for his ruthless media conglomerate and hard-nosed fights with adversaries, told his followers on Twitter that he’s been experimenting with transcendental meditation, a form of deep relaxation that was introduced in India in 1955, gained …

Meditation

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

Obama on Senate gun vote: 'A shameful day'

WASHINGTON — An angry President Obama criticized a minority of the Senate on Wednesday for helping defeat a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases.<p>"It came down to politics — the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections," Obama said in …

Supercell Is A New $770 Million Startup, And It Generates $2.4 Million Per Day

In February it raised $130 million from three investors, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP),* Index Ventures and Atomico. Forbes, which announced the fundraise, says Supercell may be "the fastest growing game company ever."<p>Zynga has had a difficult time in the public markets, so it may seem …

Angry Birds

Facebookin Zuckerberg perustaa lobbausryhmän - mukana kovia nimiä

Facebookin toimitusjohtaja <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> ja kourallinen muita tekniikan alan vaikuttajia on perustamassa lobbausjärjestöä, joka keskittyy koulutus- …

Ilmarinen myi Talvivaara-omistuksensa

Ilmarinen ei myöskään omista Talvivaaran vaihtovelkakirjalainoja. Lisäksi Ilmarinen on peruuttanut osakeantimerkintänsä Talvivaaraan.<p>Ennen eilistä …

Margaret Thatcher's death on newspaper front pages – in pictures

Why Entrepreneurs Make Terrible CEOs

Some entrepreneurs make great CEOs. But getting a company off the ground and successfully running it over the long haul are completely different jobs.<p>For years, I've watched one company after another flounder under founding CEOs. The phenomenon's incredibly common, especially in the technology …

The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

Lurking behind the question of jobs — whether there are enough of them, how hard we should work at them, and what kind the future will bring — is a major problem of job engagement. Too many people are tuned out, turned off, or ready to leave. But there’s one striking exception.<p>The happiest people I …

6 Actions of Great Managers

There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills.<p>How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the …

The end of offshore banking in Europe?

There’s a perfect storm brewing against offshore banking, and it seems to be breaking in Europe right now.<p>The pressure to close deficits in advanced economies and deal with inequality has turned a spotlight on tax evasion. In the US, it led to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which …