Every leader wants that nugget of earthshattering insight that will propel themselves and their companies into the stratosphere of success. That's exactly what keeps top tier MBA and executive education
If you are proposing a merger or acquisition, or simply seeking an investor for your business, the process is the same. You have to put together a convincing story of a win-win opportunity for both sides.
"Fundraising is fun," said no entrepreneur ever. But there are tricks to make it much less painful. After raising over $100 million of venture capital cash for a few businesses (which has taken hundreds
One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect
You've created an innovative product. Customers love it and pay you quite well for it. You plow your profits back into R&D, making your product ever better, more powerful, and more useful to your customers.
In 1965, when computer technology was in its infancy, a pioneering computer engineer named Gordon Moore wrote a paper that shocked technologists at the time. Moore’s theory was that the power of computers
Numerous, Yahoo Livetext, 5K Runner, Bestie by Camera 360, Fab Nights at Freddy’s 4, Angry Birds 2 and more Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones
What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked a great many people, and he says they
No one likes to fail. And while we all know the importance of learning from mistakes, both individuals and teams can struggle to bounce back from big blunders. Whether it was a project that didn’t meet
Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean will
Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is instrumental to your success and happiness. Persuasive people
“Why?” the CEO of the hedge fund yelled at one of his portfolio managers. “Why would you increase that investment? What were you thinking?” The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO tore
You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and your
Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology
Technology innovation thrives most when human ingenuity is uninhibited to deliver intrinsic value for unmet needs. Becoming a technology consultant more than a decade ago was a huge wake up call for me.
We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many
In the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control
With a new line of wicked toy guns, Mattel is brandishing arms to protect good old-fashioned toys in the age of apps. Scott Derman was pissed. The toy designer, whose colorful tattoos peek from under sleeves,
Three explanations for "the Flappy Bird phenomenon" Flappy Bird, the notoriously difficult mobile game, burst forth in 2013. Now, creator Dong Nguyen has released an even harder game called Swinging Copters.
Why do people sometimes give generously to a cause — and other times give nothing at all? That's a timely question, because humanitarian groups fighting the Ebola outbreak need donations from people in
Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.
Lee Bob Black is a staff writer and editor for the SkilledUp Learning Hub. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Google Plus. In business, what factors foster creativity and engender success? Conversely, what
This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want. But were
As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand. From the beginning, it’s important for the entire
In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone. Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams,