Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens? Philip K. Dick’s The Minority Report is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be
At one time I was the host of a daily radio show. Often I’d invite successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors on the air to discuss the “secrets” to their success–and do you know what the
Now that career-minded Millennials make up 50 percent of our workplace, it's safe to assume (like every other generation to enter the work force) they'll want to earn promotions as quickly as possible.
In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read. Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend
Click on Profile on your LinkedIn site and you'll see a list of your experiences, schools, and contacts. Most people focus on developing these lists to make connections at places they've worked and where
"The great thing about owning your own company is that it doesn't matter which 80 hours a week you work." That comment, from Doreen Garrett, the founder of Otis Technology, struck a chord with me when
I love setting goals. Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back. I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're
The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With
It seems we’re all racing to get more entrepreneurial. Increasing creativity and innovation is not only on the priority list for start-ups; it’s also a strategic goal for CEOs of small, medium, and large-sized
Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following
It’s happened to every founding CEO. You’re in a meeting — with fellow founders, potential partners, VCs, or even just friends — and you’re asked that simple question that often feels like the hardest
The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones.
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It seems like nearly every entrepreneur is on a crusade to raise venture capital. Among the ranks of Ramen-eating, credit-card-maxing founders, venture capital is revered as a start-up panacea. With venture
If marriage were easy, then some 40 percent to 50 percent of first marriages, and 60 percent of second might not end in divorce. If starting a business were easy, then 50 percent of start-ups wouldn't
Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss or
You know crowdfunding, that new type of fundraising in which you can ask a large community of people to donate small sums of money to launch your new project or business idea? Turns out, it's not only
For decades, the unflappable chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has addressed shareholders in an annual letter that is part economics manual, part philosophical musing, and part conversation between friends.
There are a lot of ways for a fledgling company to falter in its early days. Too many unique obstacles to name, I'd wager. But at any given time, businesses also face a number of common challenges. To
Our accelerator, The Triangle Startup Factory, is in week five of the current 12-week program. A combination of structured mentoring and serendipitous advice is the order of the day. Our current founders
In order to get people to work for you, you have to pay them. And if you want good people to work for you, you need to pay them fairly. What does fairly mean? Well, it's more than paying them the amount
A big shift has happened in the way large companies make decisions. I described it in my blog on "Zombie Apocalypse". Big companies have taken away the purchase power of middle- and higher-level executives
Leaders make decisions every day. And, if you're like most leaders, you've probably grown accustomed to the idea that a decisive leader is one who makes choices quickly, confidently, and consistently.