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4 Signs You're Ready to Move On to Your Next Product, Project or Company

You'll never "feel" totally ready, even if the time is right to forge ahead.<p><i>By Adam Steele, owner of Loganix.</i><p>I thought running one company was a thrill, but you know what's really fun? Running multiple companies. I'm managing four right now, and in my mind, it's just practical. Managing a single …

How to own the room during a speech or presentation

Even CEOs can have the jitters when faced with making a presentation or moderating a panel.<p>Although some folks make it look easy, others clearly …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players. After each game, the coaches would reward the best players with small stickers …

Mark Cuban Recommends These 5 Books for Entrepreneurs

Your reading list for 2017 has arrived.<p>Mark Cuban is a powerhouse. A savvy entrepreneur, exacting investor, and professional sports team owner, his suggestions, then, carry weight. Here are five of his top picks for reading material for aspiring as well as current entrepreneurs:<p>1. <i>Rework</i>, by Jason …

Why CEOs Must Be Silo-Breakers (and 6 Ways to Do It)

As the one executive responsible for managing performance across the entire company, the CEO must proactively tear down barriers between groups. Here are 6 ideas for mastering that skill.<p>Do the following things ever happen in your company?<p>The marketing team creates beautiful collateral that doesn't …