Ash Parikh

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The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

Leadership Tips: 8 Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss | Inc.com

A few years ago, I interviewed several dozen highly successful CEOs. In the post "The 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses," I provided a summary of what I learned. That post, however, was missing something important: the implementation plan.<p>With that in mind, here's where you start:<p>1. Encourage …

Leadership

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

5 Ways to Help Get Employees to Think More Strategically

© iQoncept - Fotolia.com<p>When asked to select the leadership behavior most critical to their organizations’ future success, executives chose strategic …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The 'Boring' Trait Google Looks For In Its Leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

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"In fact, people are most energized when they are using their strengths for a purpose beyond themselves. When employees feel as though the work they …

What's Your Leadership Style?

1. When it comes to decisions:<p>I have the final say over decisions made within my group.<br>• I make the final decision, but I accept a lot of input from my …

5 Important Leadership Lessons From The Lion King

While watching <i>The Lion King</i> recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk."<p>For those unfamiliar with the story, Scar is the …

The Most Important Word In Leadership

9-July-2014<p>The Most Important Word In Leadership<p>If you had to sum up everything you believe about leadership, your core philosophy, in just one word, …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

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What Can You Learn From the Toughest Leadership Job on Earth?

<b>Imagine you’re heading up a team stationed in Antarctica.</b> <b>And your relationship with some of the crew members goes sour.</b><p>There’s nobody else to enforce …

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How You Answer 3 Questions Will Determine Your Leadership Success

I began the month July by celebrating the Entrepreneurial Freedom we enjoy in the United States. Throughout the month, I highlighted Socially Conscious Businesses and Entrepreneurs who combine making big profits with making a profound impact in their communities and the world.<p>Those companies didn't …

8 Smart Leadership Strategies Most CEOs Forget to Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the CEO, you work for your employees first and foremost. It's not the other way around.<p>To create change, influence others and drive success, develop leadership skills that will earn you admiration, respect and trust. To do so, …

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The Unexpected Trait That Moves Leaders From Good to Great | Inc.com

In the popular imagination, successful leaders are not shy flowers. Confidence and bluster--sometimes in excess--are more likely to be associated with executives and other top business leaders.<p>But, it turns out, what we imagine we want from a leader and what actually makes one effective in real …

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Analyst Report: IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries

Analysis<p>The number of high-profile security breaches being reported in the IoT world is on the rise. According to Symantec’s latest “Internet …

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Enterprise Data Storage and IoT -- Time for a Reality Check

A common practice among the purveyors of enterprise IT storage is to begin a product pitch with the following admonition: “Stored data volumes are growing at explosive rates!” Therefor Mr. Customer, you need our product to manage this explosive growth, or else.<p>The latest buzz word driving the …

IoT company CyberLightning announces $4.2M round

In case there was any doubt in your mind that the Internet of things (IoT) is the future, here’s another feather in that particular cap: Following the recent launch of its industrial Internet visualization and management software, CyberLightning just pulled in $4.2 million in financing to help the …

Analyst Report: Smartphone obsolescence: How the personal cloud and IoT will disrupt the handset

Analysis<p>While the high-powered smartphone is currently the flagship device for personal computing, its days may be numbered. The current rate at …

The Internet of Things is here and there -- but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.<p>For all the long-term optimism at the M2M Evolution conference this week in Las Vegas, many vendors and analysts are starkly realistic about how far the vaunted set of technologies for connected objects still has to …

Taxi Stockholm Shows Us That Big Data Needs A Big Idea

Big data is just “information” without a big idea. No better example of that truth than Taxi Stockholm’s brilliant “Taxi Trails” app, an app that tracks the travels of all of their taxis via GPS, turns that data into a city heat map, and then allows people to discover Stockholm “hot spots,” …

What is big data good for? Incremental change, not big paradigm shifts.

Big data is messy data. It’s not enough just to collect it and count it, because there is never just one way to count it. Big data certainly doesn’t …

When Big Data Is Watching You

Is the answer to our feeble human minds needing to grapple with increasing quantities of big data to stand in a purpose built room immersed in complex data visualisations while wearing an array of sensors that track our physiological reactions? A group of European Commission-backed scientists …

If you think Big Data's big now, just wait

We've been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

A Big Data Startup Factory: Frost Data Capital's Novel Recipe

Frost Data Capital is pursuing a model for building and selling companies focused on big data and analytics that breaks many of the assumptions of traditional VC funds and incubators. Frost Data Capital’s founders are betting their model will lead to predictable success that will attract a new …

EverString picks up $12M to hire more data scientists to predict business leads

Business people can no longer dominate the marketing field. Nerds are taking over.<p>EverString employs neural network scientists and natural language processing scientists to build models for scoring leads and predicting who will be the best customers. Now it’s going to be able to recruit even more …

Big Data, Big Thinking: Delight Your Customers

How can you delight your customers using insight from Big Data?<p>In this webinar, Bastian Finkel, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at hybris software and Manuel Sevilla, VP and CTO Global BIM, Capgemini, looked at how Big Data applications, powered by SAP HANA, can fuel real-time retail.