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9 Companies With More Cash Than The U.S. Government

<i>David Yanofsky of QZ.com identifies nine S&P 500 companies with more cash in hand and short term securities than the cash-strapped U.S. government.</i> …

5 Leadership Equations for Success | Inc.com

Any entrepreneur who's been through the tough--and exhilarating--ride of starting up a business knows there's no one method for success.<p>The same goes for managing people--there is no one formula that unlocks the secrets of leading a team successfully.<p>Even so, experienced leaders figure out over …

Leadership

Evernote CEO on how company was saved at eleventh hour

At the annual Y Combinator startup school, Phil Libin details the most important lessons he's learned from his founding of three companies -- and how Evernote stepped back from the precipice of failure.<p>CUPERTINO Calif. -- When Evernote CEO Phil Libin was faced with a cash reserve that would last …

Startups

When Leaders Fail

I read a fascinating article in Wired recently about how Google has failed to respond appropriately to rise of Facebook and other social networking …

What Makes a Truly Great Leader? | Inc.com

If you spend your career in the high-tech industry, you'll probably get to work with all sorts of brilliant and highly accomplished leaders. CEOs, entrepreneurs, VCs, executives, super-talented technogeeks--they're everywhere. That's just the way it is around here.<p>You can pick up a lot of useful …

Leadership

Does Your Business Leadership Style Rely on Fear?

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own …

Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference | Inc.com

Think about a leader and chances are your first image is of someone giving orders -- maybe it’s the quarterback in a huddle outlining the next play for his teammates, maybe it’s an army officer coolly barking commands in the heat of combat. But chances are, when many of us think of leadership, we …

Leadership

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Productivity

Opinion

Evidence is mounting that it might be so. The latest is the portrait of a man who many consider to be the best CEO today in America—if not the …

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

There are many ways one can be effective as a leader. Smart CEOs know that they are most transparent and trustworthy when they lead from their own …

Leadership

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a …

Leadership Is Like Basketball, The CEO Of Converse Says

Converse sneakers, now owned by Nike, have been around since 1908. But Jim Calhoun, 46, only stepped up to head the brand two years ago. It was a kind of homecoming for him. Early in his career he had worked in Nike’s basketball division before taking executive jobs at the Walt Disney Company and …

Why Barilla's CEO Has Demographics Working Against Him

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a marketer, the comments last week from the Barilla Group Chairman Guido Barilla have left me scratching my head. In an Italian radio interview, he allegedly said he didn’t agree with homosexuality, nor would he feature gay people in …

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AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While much of the startup community is fretting over a new rule requiring that accredited investors have their status verified by a third party, AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says that what is more important to him is that his investors …

Startups

Yelp CEO Shares His Single Most Important Management Tip

Stoppelman responded pretty forcefully, combating accusations that the company will delete negative reviews if businesses advertise them, or highlight them if they won't, and pointing out that multiple lawsuits alleging just that have been thrown out.<p>It wasn't all contentious though. Stoppelman …

Startups

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We're Facing More Competition Than Ever Before

And future outlook isn't great for the grocer.<p>Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blamed the slowdown on other retailers wisening up and offering healthier, organic food in record numbers.<p>"Food retailing is more competitive than ever and with the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, it seems like …

Whole Foods

Have to be a learning CEO to run PepsiCo: Indra Nooyi

In today's world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity go hand in hand, it is not enough to be just any other leader. As a CEO of a …

Indra Nooyi

Meet Jesse Cohn, The 33-Year-Old Hedge Fund Investor Laying Siege To Silicon Valley

In 2006, a 26-year-old senior tech analyst at a hedge fund walked into the office of a stressed out Harry Knowles and told the then 76-year-old CEO of Metrologic Instruments that he needed to sell the bar-code scanning systems maker he founded to a private equity firm. The hedge fund that employed …