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Why This Former Googler Thinks Performance Reviews Are Useless

Russ Laraway is a tech veteran who’s worked for Google and Twitter. Here’s the conversation he says not enough managers are having.<p>The fog of war envelops every battlefield. When the plan breaks down amid the chaos and ambiguity, how do young marines know what to do next? How can they take relevant …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

5 signs you're CEO material

Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims "it generally takes years for a founder to develop the CEO skill set." In short, Horowitz insists CEOs are made, not born.<p>But just because …

What the Polar Plunge and Running of the Bulls Taught Me About Success

July 7, 2013: Pamplona, Spain: A bull entering the stadium after the Running of the Bulls misses its jump and crushes me.I think I’ve been paralyzed. …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 30 stocks that'll thrive no matter what

In a note published on Thursday, the firm highlighted 30 stocks that its analysts believe would thrive even if the global economy grows slower than they forecast.<p>To compile the list, Morgan Stanley first screened for stocks it had previously classified as growth stocks for 48 straight months, which …

Investing

7 Steps to build core team for your startup in early days

I have attended as a speaker for a startup conference recently, few people were asking me about how to build core team, I thought it is worth to …

4 Visualization Techniques That Can Propel Your Success

I strongly believe in the power of visualization. We must “see that image” in our mind before we ever venture forth to manifest it.<p>Jim Carrey is one of my favorite examples of this. The famous comedian and actor was once a “wannabe.” I remember seeing a highlight of his appearance on "The Oprah …

11 simple truisms that define successful leadership

A 33 year career with a major corporation is a long run.<p>The opportunities I had to play leadership roles as president, business unit VP, marketing …

Leadership

5 Lessons from 13 Years in Leadership

This fall represents my 13th year in executive healthcare leadership. 13 years spent navigating a complicated and at times unforgiving industry. 13 …

9 signs people see you as a great leader

In the movies, amazing leaders can frequently be seen making life-changing speeches — sometimes whilst riding a horse back and forth before a mass of armored, sword-wielding soldiers.<p>In real life, leadership is a much quieter trait. In fact, you may not always even realize that others see <i>you</i> as a …

How This Entrepreneur Made $1 Million Last Year Just By Talking

Inspiring business and life lessons lie within the story of a most unlikely millionaire.<p>Scott Stratten has always been an entrepreneur, a word he jokingly tells me is Latin for "terrible employee".<p>After short stints in sales and HR in his early twenties working for "the man," he soon realized he …

Dollar Shave Club - How The Rockefeller VC Firm Picks Tech Startups

<b>How The Rockefellers’ VC Firm Picks Tech Startups by Knowledge@Wharton</b><p>Venrock partner David Pakman talks about the VC firm’s investing</i> …

What Do Investors Look For When Evaluating a Startup?

When you’re building a startup from the ground up, one of the first things you have to think about is whether you need seed funding. If you decide …

7 Habits of Highly Successful Person You Should Follow

If you want to find success in your life it is very important to understand the habits of the successful person. It is equally important to …

Self-improvement

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

The Secret To A Successful Career? One Tech Mogul Shares His Story

How do you become a billionaire? Some argue there is a magic formula: start a business in a monopoly-ripe industry, expand as quickly as possible, and maintain a high percentage of control over your company stock. That certainly sounds like how Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates did it.<p>But Kris …

Computer Science

12 lessons I learned from following the morning routines of 5 super successful people

I wanted to see what it would do to my productivity, happiness levels, and wellbeing.<p>For an entire working week each, I tried to mirror what Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, Barack Obama, Benjamin Franklin, and Indra Nooyi do in the morning.<p>In the case of Huffington and Franklin, I also followed …

Success

"Courage" Is Just Part of Why Apple’s Ditching the Old Headphone Jack

Tech fans are in an <b>uproar</b> over Apple’s decision to <b>forgo a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack</b> on their just-announced <b>iPhone 7</b>. Really, it’s all <b>much ado</b> …

0 to $640M: Non-obvious Lessons Learned at BrightRoll

<i>I recently gave a talk at Yahoo! about the lessons learned from founding, building and selling</i> <i>BrightRoll</i><i>. This is a summary of my talk.</i><p>I founded …

Moo.do turns Gmail into a task management system

If starring your important emails is your way of creating a to-do list in your inbox, but you long for something more robust, a new product from Moo.do aims to help. With Moo.do for Gmail, the idea is to combine an email client with a task manager you can use to organize your to-dos, documents, …

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Organized Project Board

Managing a household, blog, family, and finances can be difficult at times. I constantly try to prioritize and multitask, as do most moms. Using a …

10 Success lessons from Guy Kawasaki – “Former Apple evangelist, Venture capitalist” for entrepreneurs

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share102<p>+12<p>Shares 118<p>Guy Kawasaki is one of the most famous entrepreneurs alive today. He has worked for Apple and Google, written for …

7 key insights I learned from earning over $150,000 in one month

Those words describe exactly how I feel when I see the number above.<p>Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could build multiple businesses that would allow me to generate that much money in a single month.<p><i>Never.</i><p>Heck, when I graduated college, I'm not sure if I ever truly believed I could …

There Are 5 Stages of Leadership. Where Are You on the Scale? | Inc.com

What kind of leader are you? Are you able to inspire those around you to do their best work and help your company thrive in a complex world? And does being a good leader leave you drained and exhausted or are you able to handle it with lightness and enthusiasm?<p>The answer depends on what stage of …

Leadership

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Follow These 27 Digital Marketing Teachers To Add Some Value In Your Life

Whether you’re a startup, business owner, beginner or expert in marketing who is looking for new marketing ideas and the right advice. You don’t need …

Marketing

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Success, Mistakes and Work/Life

In this discussion, students from the University of Nebraska got to ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffett questions of their choosing. The questions vary …

A business-oriented content measurement framework

Prev.<p>[Title for Previous Page]<p>Next<p>[Title for Next Page]<p>March 20, 2015<p>The foundation of content strategy is goals. Without knowing why content will be …