Robin Choi

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Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

A Bitcoin ATM is seen inside a bookstore in Acharnai in northern AthensThomson Reuters<p>We’ve entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every …

Profit

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game-Changer | Inc.com

Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The widely-held notion that <i>vulnerability</i> is, indeed, a leadership strength displayed by the best entrepreneurs.<p>…

Leadership

Understanding Retail Banking Incentive Programs

The retail banking sector is under pressure – increased regulatory compliance costs, changing consumer behavior driven primarily by technology and …

Customer Experience

Successful Movements All Have 3 Acts

Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested. Because change is both scary and difficult, they also help those followers push through …

CEOs

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …

Leadership

25 of the best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

We've highlighted 25 below, including books by psychologists, economists, and competitive athletes. Each one offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential.<p>Read on and start stocking your shelves with inspiration.

Self-improvement

The Hidden Power of This Forgotten Leadership Skill

It may be the most underutilized and underdeveloped leadership skill you will find in entrepreneurs. And it may be your most important link to success.<p>Lets face it: we are smack in the middle of a relationship economy, where branding strategies, customer satisfaction, recruitment processes and …

Leadership

Bestselling author Seth Godin recommends 7 audiobooks that will change your life

Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and marketing expert Seth Godin recently told author Tim Ferriss on Ferriss' podcast that the best books "cause something to flip in your head" and prepare you to take your life in a new direction.<p>He's found that for him, there are some books that work best as …

Self-improvement

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

Team Building

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart | Inc.com

Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many leaders to the top in past years won't keep working in the future.<p>That …

Leadership

Why now is the best time to visit Philadelphia (and it's not just because of Pope Francis)

The last time a pope visited here, in 1979, iron-fisted Frank Rizzo was mayor, and a certain over-the-top sandwich and a cinematic underdog boxer semi-defined (for better or worse) the city.<p>Philadelphia, never short on personality but overshadowed by giant Gotham to the north and the nation's power …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

Leadership

Everything You Know About Leadership Is Wrong

The great Vince Lombardi once stated that leaders weren’t born, but made. He then suggested that “hard work” is what made them, but that only tells …

Leadership

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

<i>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t</i> …

When to Give Feedback in a Group and When to Do It One-on-One

If you’re like most leaders, you’re probably reluctant to give an individual feedback in a team meeting. You’ve probably learned to praise in public and criticize in private. You may be concerned that if you give feedback in a group setting, you’ll put that person on the spot, get him or her …

Leadership

The 1-Question Leadership Quiz for Any Job--Including POTUS | Inc.com

I lost a friend the other day when I described one of his favorite candidates for POTUS as incompetent.<p>I lose a lot of friends this way.<p>Sometimes you have to be honest.<p>He argued that his favorite had a wonderful vision of the future. I suggested leadership is more than a vision. He wasn't paying …

Leadership

I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online — and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500

As a "pre-MBA" course, Harvard's HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness) covered the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using the case study method.<p>With so many free online courses covering the same topics from schools like Wharton and Stanford, the $1,500 price can seem unnecessarily …

Penguin Random House

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …