John Moretti

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Relationship Science: Harnessing Big Data for Power Networking

Call it a more sophisticated LinkedIn. It might just be the magic bullet for business development.<p><b>Maybe you know</b> Neal Goldman. Or maybe you know someone who does. A minor celebrity in both Davos and Big Data circles, Goldman sold his first company for $225 million, back when less than a billion …

What Entrepreneurs Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Regrets? These founders have had a few, but they're grateful for all the hard lessons.<p>Some people live to regret staying in a job too long or not spending enough time with loved ones. But the decisions entrepreneurs regret tend to be ones that cost them their company, or their well-being.<p>In a …

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet

Often, the hardest part of networking is getting started. Here's a manageable way to change your perspective and begin building fruitful relationships in the next 30 days.<p>You have one month to land financing. Or recruit a mission-critical hire. Or find a new position. Whatever the deadline, you …

Why the Zuck Might Be Stuck: What's Wrong With Facebook's Innovation Strategy

Experts fear Facebook has run out ideas of its own.<p>Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.<p>Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether …

Want to Be More Creative? Think on Your Feet

Companies like Life Is Good use improv exercises to boost collaboration and creativity.<p>In November, apparel maker Life Is Good moved about 60 employees, who had been spread over three Boston-area offices, into one new, open-plan space. The change brought together members of the company's product …

How an Entrepreneur Turned the Airbnb 'XXX Freak Fest' Into a Viral Hit

When a man renting entrepreneur Ari Teman's apartment used the place to host a sex party, Teman decided to turn the horrible experience into a business opportunity.<p>A man walks into his apartment and finds an 20-person orgy…. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? Well, it's not. It really …

The Next Big Thing in Tech? Here Are 7 Ideas

These gadgets are coming to the market soon. When they do, they're going to be a big deal for businesses.<p>In my job as the contributing editor for tech at <i>Inc</i>. magazine, I'm constantly inundated with pitches, new apps to try, and gear to test. Relatively few really catch my eye and make me think,</i> …

Is Your Co-Founder 'the One'? 7 Ways to Tell

You'll spend more time with your business partner than your spouse--make sure you pick the right one.<p>For years I had a friend who kept suggesting he and I should start a cafe-book store together. It was tempting in a way--I loved the idea of a cozy place full of people reading, chatting, and …

How to Turn a Hunch Into Your Next Great Idea

Writer Steven Johnson explains how to create, and actually execute on, a running idea list.<p>Humans, unfortunately, are limited by a fairly weak memory. But losing a potentially significant idea to forgetfulness is preventable -- if only you take the right measures.<p>That's why Steven Johnson, author …

The Best Personalities to Work From Home (Think Neurotics)

A recent study looked at the personality traits exhibited by the best remote employees.<p>Managers who ban telecommuting for all of their employees might be hurting their companies productivity, recent research suggests.<p>While it's easy to concede that not all employees are cut out for remote work, …

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Why Startup Short Cuts Can Be Dangerous

It's always tempting when you find a quick path to your goals, but often it's better to take the long way around.<p>Building a business from scratch takes a long time and a lot of work, so it's natural for first-time entrepreneurs to look for shortcuts. I'm referring to opportunities that allow you to …

The Art of the Cold-Call Email

What to write when you need help from a stranger.<p><i>Dear x,</i><p><i>I love what you're working on and would love to meet for coffee and pick your brain and get your advice.</i><p><i>Let me know when you can meet!</i><p><i>Sincerely,</i><p><i>y</i><p>Many of us have been in this position of sending/receiving a cold email and asking for advice, …

The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project--Fast

Got a massive project with a short deadline? Here's an eight step completion process theatre pros have used for thousands of years.<p>Recently, I landed an extremely large 30-day project from a client that would normally take 3--4 months to prepare and complete. The company had good financial …

How to Network Like You Really Mean It

Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity.<p>On my desk is a decorative box that's full to the top with business cards. I've collected them at casual encounters, ASJA conferences, and speaking engagements over the …

Here's What Facebook's New Solar-Powered Drone Will Look Like

He also bought a tiny U.K. aerospace company, Ascenta, that makes solar-powered drones. He reportedly paid $20 million for Ascenta, according to Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.<p>The five members of the Ascenta team are joining Facebook's new Connectivity Lab, which is part of Facebook's bigger Internet.org …