Kara Bombell

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12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Product Management

What Research Tells Us About How Women Are Treated at Work

We publish a lot of articles based on new research (you may have noticed). This year, some of our most viewed and shared stories were based on studies about women — and, more specifically, stories looking at differences in how men and women are treated, and behave, at work. I’ve summarized six …

It's Now Illegal to Pay Men More Than Women in Iceland

Iceland is the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women.<p>Equal pay policies is now mandatory for companies with 25 or more …

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

How to Use the KonMari Method to Organize Your Workday

<b>The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Workday</b><p>Apply the “KonMari” method to how you manage your time at work and find yourself more productive and …

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

It was Alex Osborn, a 1960s advertising executive, who coined the term brainstorming. He passionately believed in the ability of teams to generate brilliant ideas, provided they follow four rules: members should share any idea that came to mind, build on the ideas of others, avoid criticism, and, …

Are You Accurately Measuring Your Company’s Digital Strength?

There are few business leaders around the world not thinking about digital transformation in some shape or form. Whether improving omni-channel commerce or developing digital extensions to product lines, businesses are working out how to drive profitability through digital. But traditional metrics …

ING’s agile transformation

Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.<p><b>Established businesses</b> around the world and across a range of sectors are …

Management

The 10 biggest strategy mistakes companies make

In my role as a consultant, I’ve seen so many company strategies fall flat because of simple errors that could easily have been avoided. What’s …

Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get

There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States. Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% of all venture funding, despite owning 38% of the businesses in the country. The prevailing hope among academics, policy makers, and practitioners alike has been that this gap …

How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

We all know people who seem to be constantly stressed out — who claim to be buried in work, overloaded with projects, and without a minute to spare. Colleagues like that can be difficult to work with, but you probably don’t have a choice. How do you deal with coworkers who can’t handle stress? …

Meet Is Murder

<b>Early this year</b> in the sun-streaked offices of Spring, a handsomely capitalized shopping start-up in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, Octavian Costache, the company’s chief technology officer and one of its founders, claimed a spot near the bright new kitchen to make a speech at a weekly all-hands …

Athletic Apparel

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

<b>The first voice</b> you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.<p>Then, …

Parenting

How Tribalism Hurts Companies, and What to Do About It

A strange thing happens just before mile marker three in the London Marathon. With approximately 40,000 runners participating in one of the world’s largest charity fundraising events, crowd control necessitates that there be three different starting points. Just before the three-mile marker, these …

What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference — improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to …

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

I’ve used the term <i>Feature Factory</i> at a couple conference talks over the past two years. I started using the term when a software developer friend …

Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make

According to the World Economic Forum, there is no country on earth where women make as much as men for the same work. In their 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, it is estimated that, at current rates, it would take another 170 years to close the global pay gap between men and women.<p>The pay data for …

Gender

Mars

Missions to Mars<p>Our aspirational goal is to send our first cargo mission to Mars in 2022. The objectives for the first mission will be to confirm …

Space Exploration