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Why Leaders Need To Put Talent At The Center Of Corporate Strategy

Some would say that the management consultancy McKinsey & Company has a lot to answer for in starting the whole “talent” thing. What seemed like a clever insight back in the late 1990s, when McKinsey produced its report <i>The War for Talent</i>, has become something of a cliche. To be fair, the situation …

Management

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Project Management

Rethinking Sales Compensation

ABOUT THE EVENT<p>The goal of sales compensation is to produce optimal sales performance and drive business results. Yet less than 9 percent of U.S. …

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

Leadership

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Leadership

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

The Essential Guide to Killington Ski Resort, Vermont

Vermont's Killington Resort has the most ski trails of any resort in New England and a proud tradition of opening earlier and closing later than any …

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

The best Data Science courses on the internet, ranked by your reviews

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) and (Part 2) by Rice University via Coursera<p>Rice University’s Interactive Programming …

Data Science

Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Sheryl Sandberg, and And Every Shark have All Done This. Why Haven't You? | Inc.com

You wouldn't think that successful entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Sheryl Sandberg, and everyone on the cast of Shark Tank would need to get the word out about who they are and what value they bring to the table. And yet each one of them, and many more very successful people …

Writing

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

Want a Winning Culture? Follow These 8 Rules | Inc.com

Whether you are launching a new startup or the captain of a century-old business, culture matters. A positive culture can be a magnet for top performers, while a toxic culture will send the best workers fleeing.<p>It is not always apparent just how much impact culture is having on brand, productivity …

Employee Engagement

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

Startups

New England's Best Seafood Dives

These shacks and restaurants along the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, are packed with good eats. Meet …

5 Data-Driven Reasons Why Content Goes Viral

Ever wonder why content goes viral? Here are the reasons.<p><i>Have you ever wondered</i> <i>what makes content go viral</i><i>?</i><p>Is it simply the brand behind the content? A person's network? How good the content was?<p>Well, yes and no.<p>Buzzsumo did a recent study analyzing 100 million articles to determine what truly …

Infographics

12 Venture Capitalists Share What Startups Should Do to Get Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. In this article, a number of prominent venture …

Venture Capital

Your hiring algorithm might be racist

If you’re wondering why a company’s staff lacks diversity, you might want to take a look at the computers behind their hiring process.<p>Corporations …

Machine Learning

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top quality software and resources, but a lot of that software can have heavy costs associated with them. A huge struggle for many startups is …

Infographics

The 6 Biggest Reasons Startups Fail at Fundraising

Jeremy Liddle from Capital Pitch explains why entrepreneurs struggle to find funding.<p>Jeremy Liddle believes entrepreneurs are changing the world and personally understands the challenges they experience.<p>The number one problem cited by young entrepreneurs is raising funds with Forbes reporting that …

Venture Capital

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Platforms can be a strong source of competitive advantage. But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? In our recent HBR article, we explain the fundamentals of transforming products into platforms. Like riding a bike, it’s easy to describe the physics but hard to actually …

Innovation

Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the problems of humanity<br>• Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry<p>…

Innovation

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Europe's 10 best hidden ski resorts | CNN Travel

Skiing

7 tips for raising startup capital, from a founder who's been doing it for 18 years

The next time I tried, for BzzAgent, nearly 200 investors told us to go screw. Most thought using real people to generate word of mouth about products and services was a generally dumb idea (this was a pre-social network world, after all) so we had to build the company to nearly $3 million in …

Venture Capital

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …