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Lessons for First Time CEOs Choosing Board Members - Part 1 | Inc.com

There are bookshelves filled with stories about company Boards in disarray that ousted the CEO over egos and direction. Tech startups are notorious for having dysfunctional Boards. Just look at Uber, where the Board members ousted the CEO and then some even resigned amid the chaos at the company. …

Business Strategy

15 Women Leaders on Risk, Mentorship and Following Your Dreams

Get inspired for the fourth annual Women's Entrepreneurship Week.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Universities across the country and all over the world this week are celebrating the fourth annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week (WEW).<p>The initiative was first …

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× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

The Power Of Earning Influence

No two people are exactly alike. This much is true in any respect — but it’s especially so in the world of leadership. You can find countless books and articles and studies on the different styles of leadership, and you can argue until you are blue in the face about which you feel is the most …

LinkedIn goes after tech giants with major advertising update

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is launching LinkedIn Audience Network, an advertising feature that will let marketers promote native ads to certain …

Digital Advertising

The toughest challenge for leaders of rapidly growing teams

I get asked a lot, <b>“what’s the biggest challenge for leaders that need to rapidly grow a team?”</b> You may think it’s hiring, strategy, org structure, or …

Once a Running Joke, LinkedIn Is Suddenly a Hot Social Network. Here’s What Changed

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring LinkedIn for $26 billion last December, the tech world responded with a collective “Huh?”<p>Why did the …

How to Close the Deal: 5 Tips | Inc.com

Partnerships are an essential aspect of business, lending credibility to emerging brands and reinforcing the strength of household names. Securing those sponsorships or joint ventures, however, can seem intimidating. Take it from Frank Talarico, president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, who …

10 things you should teach your kids about money before they leave home

The moment you have dreaded has finally arrived. Your baby is leaving the nest. Some of the most valuable lessons you can impart should be shared …

Personal Finance

Virtually Every Cryptocurrency in the World Is Tanking Right Now

If you’re still pondering whether or not to invest in cryptocurrency, this should help you make up your mind.<p>Almost every single cryptocurrency in …

12 Habits of Business Owners Who Get Paid on Time | Inc.com

In a perfect world you could invoice a client and get paid immediately. Unfortunately, we don't live in such a world. That's why business owners of all-sizes must develop good accounting practices to stay on-top of their invoices so that they can get paid on-time.<p>I'm the CEO of Due, an invoicing …

Small Business

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. Have one you'd like to recommend? Leave me a …

Entrepreneurship

The 1 Mistake Hiring Managers Make in a Job Interview (It's Extremely Common) | Inc.com

<i>By Craig Hickman (</i><i>@HickmanCraig</i><i>), Author, Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, Partners In Leadership</i><p>Quick, out of every 10 hires made by your company, how many turn out to be good? If you're like most companies, your response to this question is probably half the time. …

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Transfer Pricing | Inc.com

In 2004, I attended a leadership workshop at Texas Instruments. At the time, I was the general manager of a $100 million business unit. The CEO attended one of the sessions, and we had an opportunity to ask him questions. Being a team player (or at least, I believed I was), I asked him how my …

Why introverts make for better employees

All you shy ones, prepare for a confidence boost<p>Have you ever found yourself overcome with silence in the middle of a meeting as the more confident, …

Five Tips For Adopting a More Efficient Running Style

Perform better and prevent injuries with these tips<p>By Christine Blanchette<p>To get the most out of your running performance and to help prevent …

Eight Surefire Ways To Fail At Sales

Every entrepreneur knows the minimum price of admission to be a successful company is to offer a product or service that fulfills its promise and meets customers’ needs. Yet, every year we see many solid businesses struggle despite having such an offering.<p>How can that be? It’s a legitimate question …

Cryptocurrency Exchange ShapeShift Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Startup

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired bitcoin hardware wallet startup KeepKey.<p>Announced today, ShapeShift will continue to use the KeepKey …

The single most powerful question to ask in an interview — and how top candidates answer

<b>· 'Practical hiring' is the technique of testing candidates' self-awareness.</b><p><b>· After they present a product or presentation to you, ask them, "What would you do differently?"</b><p><b>· Candidates that can answer immediately and thoughtfully are the ones that can identify more efficient processes and strive</b> …

Do You Even Realize How Your Burnout Culture Is Hampering Your Growth?

Teams that go the extra mile every day inevitably slam into a wall.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>As …

10 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Never Do | Inc.com

You don't have to be a genius to be a smart entrepreneur; you just have to make smart choices. It's the overly-impulsive entrepreneur who suffers the consequences of poor choices; the individual who doesn't take the time to look at the big picture.<p>Do you identify with any of these behaviors? When …

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures | Inc.com

I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really understand their pressure points, and how important emotions are compared with logic.<p>The ability to persuade people to do something different is literally a make it or break it skill for me in my …

Public Speaking

Bitcoin is back above $4,000

Bitcoin is back above $4,000 a coin on Wednesday, as the digital currency pars back losses.<p>Bitcoin fell below $4,000 late on Tuesday after a sensational rally on Sunday and Monday that saw the cryptocurrency break the $4,000 and $4,500 mark for the first time.<p>The digital currency was down as much …

Accor Wants To Get Big In Luxury By Thinking Small

For many, the definition of creating a luxury product or service is tolerating inefficiencies and adding extra expenses in order to make something a bit different, more personalized, that stands out. Words such as curated, artisanal and custom come to mind. The payoff, of course, is being able to …

Hospitality

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring a Single Employee | Inc.com

Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the expectations of investors are much higher. Investors want to see working products with paying customers before writing you a cheque.<p>But what should you do if you're a non-technical founder with no way of building your idea …

San Francisco

1 Hard Truth Good Leaders Know About Managing People | Inc.com

Got a mirror handy? You might need one. In a recent post published on Chief Learning Officer, leadership expert Ken Blanchard (who has authored over 60 leadership books) shares this gold nugget of insight. He writes:<p>In <i>Good to Great</i>, Jim Collins sets up an interesting metaphor using a mirror in the …

Leadership

Cryptocurrency’s Movers and Shakers

Who are the most influential people in cryptocurrency? Which startups or platforms are poised to change the fast-growing marketplace over the next …

Cryptocurrency

Want a Competitive Advantage? Build Your Culture | Inc.com

Every company has a corporate culture, whether they know it or not. The culture comes down to how people work together within the organization to get things done and affects nearly every aspect of the organization. Companies have two choices: let the culture form itself, or choose to shape it into …

10 blind spots that are all too common in execs — and how to eliminate them

Without self-awareness, we move through relationships and experiences disconnected, unaware of how others receive and perceive us, and unable to take full responsibility for our outcomes.<p>Conventional wisdom would lead us to believe that leaders with the most experience and the most seniority would …

Emotional Intelligence