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10 Data Analysis and Dashboarding tools used in Digital Marketing

Digital marketers spend day in and day out working with a wealth of data – in many cases to the point where it can be considered an art form. This …

Big Data

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …

Team Building

Startups Don't Fail On Ideas, They Fail On Execution

Young companies don’t fail on good or bad ideas. They fail on execution. Yet many young startups make the mistake of focusing on the big idea or the high concept rather than the art and science of turning business plans into thriving businesses.<p>In a candid conversation with Yossi Vardi, an icon of …

Entrepreneurship

There Are Still Only Two Ways to Compete

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Back in the early 1960s, the great Boston Consulting Group founder and strategy theorist Bruce Henderson asserted that there was only one way to successfully compete: gain a relative market share advantage over all competitors so as to have lower costs than all of them. The …

How South Korea Can Maintain Its Strong Growth

But lately its economy has been faltering, with GDP growth averaging 3.6% for the last ten years - a significant drop from the 8.1% annual growth rate that prevailed in 1965-2005. And the OECD projects a further decline - to around 2.5% - in the coming decade.<p>But a forecast is not fate. With a new …

Economics

ANALYST: China's 'Long-Awaited Day Of Reckoning' Is Almost Here

To China bears who have said the country is a debt bubble, Wei's conjecture will seem obvious. To bulls, it raises another question: Where did these credit problems come from? Where have they been hiding?<p>Wei's answer is simple: Problems have been lurking within state-owned enterprises (SOE) and in …

China

Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation

This may sound as though we’ve got our facts backward, but your company can significantly <i>increase</i> its knowledge output by cutting R&D spending.<p>It’s all a matter of when you cut your spending, and why.<p>Take Cisco, for example. The company’s R&D expenditures dropped by about $1.5 billion from 2002 …

G20 Brisbane: final communique lists 800 measures for economic growth

G20 leaders approve a package estimated to increase global growth by at least 2.1% by 2018 after two-day summit<p>• Read the G20 communique<p>• G20 Brisbane: follow our live coverage<p>G20 leaders have approved a package of 800 measures estimated to increase their economic output by 2.1% by 2018 if fully …

Watch: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Have you mastered the five skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers?<p>In <i>The Innovator’s DNA</i>, co-authors <b>Jeffrey Dyer</b>, <b>Hal Gregersen</b>, and <b>Clayton Christensen</b> (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) built on what is known about disruptive …

What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020

When PwC released its annual survey of corporate chief executives for 2014, it was immediately obvious that change is on leaders’ brains: “As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy reported, “they are also assessing their current capabilities – and …

Sap 2014, crowd competitive intelligence, clevel analytics and risk alerts

In a market where industry barriers have collapsed and unlike static industrial era ratios that do not capture the dynamic relationships between businesses and value chains, SIMMETHOD industry agnostic composite indices measure the interactive relationships (competitive advantage) between …

Big Data

Competition Is for Sissies

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People say competition is good. That is either a flat out lie or just dumb. Competition is for sissies. The goal is ultimately to dominate.<p>People make the mistake of getting too caught up in competing with the …

Startups

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

Focus More on Value Capture

<b>Stefan Michel</b>, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it. For more, read his article, Capture More Value.<p>JULIA KIRBY: Hi. I’m Julia Kirby. Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast. Today our guest is Stefan Michel, who is director of the Executive MBA …

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

Angel Investor, Extreme Experimenter, Author of The 4-Hour Workweek<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without …

Startups

Why Tesco’s Strengths Are No Longer Good Enough

Troubles at Tesco, the UK’s leading retailer, are mounting. If round after round of profit warnings was not enough – group operating profits fell 20% between 2011 and 2013 and are likely to fall another 30% in 2014 — the company recently announced it had overstated its first-half profit by about …