Colin Ceo Tran

162 Flips | 6 Magazines | 6 Likes | 5 Following | @ceocolin2013 | Keep up with Colin Ceo Tran on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Colin Ceo Tran”

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

The Cascading Desktop

Flickr user Profound Grafx has a thing for docks and launchers. This desktop is a testament to that, but it also keeps games, productivity tools, …

6 Smart Habits for Effective Morning Routines

Is it common practice for you to hit the snooze button on your alarm?<p>Maybe twice? Or even three times?<p>You’re not alone. For many, waking up is the …

10 Significant Things You Likely Didn’t Know About Social Media But Should

You probably won’t believe some of these facts about social media strategies, but the studies don’t lie (we hope). Test them yourself.<p>We love to make decisions and form strategies based on statistics. It’s why we A/B test and how we change directions on our social sharing.<p>Who doesn’t love a good …

How to Map Out the Perfect Launch

Zady co-founder Soraya Darabi offers real-world advice for launching a successful startup.

Startups

8 Surging Startup Industries to Watch

The forecast is looking sunny for hungry entrepreneurs who want to get an idea off the ground.<p>According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Business Planning and Strategy: 5 Things You've Overlooked | Inc.com

"Your strategy (market, customer, etc.) is the foundation while the hard edge (supply chain, distribution, etc.) supplies the tactics by which you execute that strategy."<p>However--and this is essential--without the third side of the triangle, the human side, even the best strategies and tactics fall …

Business Strategy

Give Me More Millennials | Inc.com

Every generation trash-talks younger generations. Baby boomers labeled Generation X a group of tattooed slackers and materialists; Generation Xers have branded millennials as iPhone-addicted brats. These stereotypes are the sociological version of a "Saturday Night Live" sketch: entertaining, …

Warby Parker

16 Surprising Things You Learn When Starting a Business

<b>1. Some days you’re invincible, other days you’re completely fragile.</b> But you’re completely OK with that because, now, you’re more honest with yourself about your emotions.<p><b>2. You love breaking the rules, especially if you can get away with it.</b> In order to get ahead, you learn to break conventions …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more conventional businesses. For variety, I've also included a restaurateur and celebrity …

Success

Entrepreneurs Crack Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List | Inc.com

If you've ever wondered what Neil Patrick Harris has to say about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, today is your lucky day. On Wednesday, <i>Time</i> magazine released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People, recognizing luminaries in five categories--Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Icons--and …

Startups

The Big Problem With Small-Business Websites (Infographic) | Inc.com

Your customers today expect to be able to go online and easily find information about your company as well as ways that they interact with you. For many small businesses, however, this isn't the case. The infographic below, created by Column Five Media for legal practice management software …

Small Business

What's the Right Path for Startups Entering the 'Internet of Things'?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The future of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has been discussed and debated so much over the past two years that you might think that the door has already closed for entrepreneurs thinking about getting into the market. General Electric, …

Three Smart Lessons From Facebook's Purchase Of WhatsApp

Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp, a company with at most $300M revenues, and 55 employees, for $19billion.<p>That’s billion – with a “b.” An astonishing figure that is second only to HP’s acquisition of market leader Compaq, which had substantial revenues and profits, as tech acquisitions. $19B is 13 …

How He Did It: Founding A Top Marketing Tech Startup In Less Than Six Months

Alex Gold is the cofounder of Buzzstarter, a marketing technology company in San Francisco working with the world’s largest brands like Dove, Axe, Degree, Clear, and Aeropostale to drive higher return on investment for their ad campaigns.<p>Buzzstarter is a distribution marketplace and exchange that, …

Make Your Next 90 Days Count: What New and Existing Leaders Must Master | Inc.com

Are you a new CEO, or ready to be a more powerful one?<p>Here are two essential relationship skills every new or game-changing executive must master.<p>1. Secure <i>acceptance from the executive team</i><p>Acceptance from the executive team is crucial to every CEO. The top CEO mistakes here are:<p>not getting everyone …

Leadership

3 Ways to Build Genuine Relationships Through Networking | Inc.com

The typical Facebook user has 342 Friends.<p>On LinkedIn, he (LinkedIn users <i>are predominantly</i> male) has 500 - 999 contacts, many of whom I not-so-affectionately refer to as ghosts. That is, they are people we vaguely remember without a clear recollection of how we met, what they like, and why we …

Networking

5 PR lessons from Viber’s rise from zero users to a $900M exit

Anyone reading VentureBeat has probably dreamt at some point of becoming the next big startup success story. In fact, a handful of VentureBeat readers may have already achieved this dream. But for most, the dream to build a successful tech company will remain just that — a dream. So it’s a special …

5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously | Inc.com

New research shows Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine.<p>I'm not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. A first-grade classmate turned me on.<p>But it wasn't long before I was mainlining Oreo's evil cousin, the Twinkie. Even those hellacious yellow cakes of sugar didn't cut it, though.<p>Tonight, I …

Stand Up Comedy

Find a Mentor Who Inspires You

For Matt Reynolds, his dad's work with social economics helped inspire his passion.

Mentoring

How to Make Decisions

Don't waste time on indecision. The secret to moving forward with confidence is knowing where you want to go.

5 of the Most Famous Growth Hacks of All Time

<i>Jon Yongfook is a serial entrepreneur based in Asia. He started and sold a popular recipe portal, and now runs a virtual assistant software company. He mentors young startups at Singapore Management University and True Incube Thailand, a 500 Startups Partner.</i><p>Startups are a special breed of …

Search

FORTUNE — Andrew Braccia, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, often rolls his eyes when he comes across yet another list of the hottest New York startups. Most often, Squarespace, which he helped to finance, does not make the cut. Yet, he says, Squarespace is bigger and more successful than most …

23 CEOs to Watch in 2014 | Inc.com

After what some would call a "lost year for tech," which also saw once-great American retailers fall from grace, we're thinking of 2014 as a glass-half-full kind of year.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised big reveals, which could include the launch of the iWatch. Google's Larry Page will likely …

General Motors