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Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Interesting Concept, Unfortunate Execution

Depending on how you look at it, Qualcomm’s $349 Toq smartwatch is either an interesting concept for the future of wrist wearables or it’s an expensive, uncomfortable timepiece with notifications. Actually, it’s both.<p>Disclosure: I approach the smartwatch device class with no small amount of …

7 Signs You're Not Entrepreneur Material

Finally ready to take the plunge? Don't--if any of these signs look familiar.<p>You've always dreamed about starting your own business. So you've read the books, listened to the cautionary tales, and worked through some checklists. You've done your homework.<p>You feel sure that owning your own business …

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Leaders Who Can’t Forgive

I had a CEO in one of my leadership coaching seminars recently who seemed to be quite bitter about life. Whatever suggestion I would make, he would put a negative spin on it. Curious about his remarkable negativity, I asked him to tell more about himself. After a little bit of prompting, he was …

Super Achievers’ Secret Power: Humility

From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin (yes, really), the secret of many super successful people isn’t Kanye West-like bravado, it’s striking the right balance between pride and humility.<p>The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and …

How to Get More Value Out of Your Data Analysts

Organizations succeed with analytics only when good data and insightful models are put to regular and productive use by business people in their decisions and their work. We don’t declare victory when a great model or application is developed – only when it’s being used to improve business …

The Next Big Opportunity for Startups

When I made the transition two years ago from working with a 100 year-old organization — one I had called home for almost eight years — to working with companies sometimes less than 100 hours old, I assumed I would see tremendous differences.<p>In my early career, I had experienced the textbook …