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Beyond Disruption

I share Professor Clayton Christensen’s consternation about the overuse of the term “disruption.” In this month’s issue of the Harvard Business …

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حضرت آیت‌الله خامنه‌ای رهبر معظم انقلاب اسلامی صبح روز چهارشنبه به مناسبت هفته معلم در دانشگاه فرهنگیان حضور یافتند و در دیدار هزاران نفر از …

Scaling Up is a Problem of Both More and Less

Huggy Rao and I like to refer to scaling challenges as the “Problem of More” because they always involve getting some existing seed of excellence to take root in <i>more</i> people and <i>more</i> places. The language of “more” pervades discussions of the topic. Ask any group of executives or nonprofit leaders …

19 pieces of great advice from top tech execs to help you win in work and life

That means they offer some great advice.<p>We've compiled quotes from 19 of the biggest names in tech. Some are investors; others are founders, CEOs, or executives at the most renowned tech companies in the world. Their words will inspire you to achieve more in work and in life.

MBAs share the most valuable lessons they learned in business school

Ask a group of MBAs what they think the most valuable lessons business school provided them and you'll get a myriad of answers.<p>At least, that's what we found when we sifted through the Quora thread, "What are the top five most important business lessons learned in business school?"<p>From basic …

Get Buy-In for Your Crazy Idea

Your boss told you to “think outside the box.” You and your team burnt the midnight oil and brainstormed until there were no more clichés left to describe how hard you worked. You found a great idea, prepared an amazing pitch, and still your idea was shot down.<p>We like to think that great ideas are …

Design Thinking - Putting the Customer at the Heart of Development

Learn how to use your customers' needs and wants to inject innovation into the design of your products, services and processes.

Richie Hecker: The Search for El Dorado

Richie Hecker, Chairman and CEO of Traction + Scale: Getting to product/market fit is a challenging journey, complete with diversions, distractions, mirages and false starts. How do you navigate the rough seas to find your fit? The first question you should ask is how large is the new world? …

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21 Most Memorable Lessons From Harvard's B-School Class of 2015 | Inc.com

At Harvard Business School's graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 27, the distinguished speaker was Scott Cook, the co-founder of Intuit, the $4.5-billion financial software company. Before Cook shared three of the lessons he's learned as an entrepreneur, two large screens flanking the stage …

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work – the Minimal Viable Product

I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s <i>Build, Measure, Learn</i> approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products …

Shahrzad Rafati: Don’t Fall in Love with Your First Idea

Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV: The problem you’re solving may already exist, but is it noticeable enough for potential users to care? Is your target consumer base large enough yet? Regardless of how intelligent your solution is, timing is a big factor in how relevant it will be. …

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10 ways to startup-ify your company the right way

<b>Startups are disrupting more and more industries and that has many established businesses looking for ways they can act more like startups to</b> …

How to Design With Emotion

Emotional design shows empathy for the audience a website serve.<p>As consumers, we've all become accustomed to exceptionally designed online experiences. Even if we aren't professional web designers or graphic artists, we know what looks good and reward companies that have got their aesthetics just …

What Is Value? The Costco Value Proposition

One of the greatest truths in business came from Red Skelton, a comedian whose wisdom rings true even today. He shared a triangle with the words price, quality, and speed and said pick any two.<p>Price and quality are obvious, but in the age of mobile and the Internet, speed of service may be the new …

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Why Even Great Innovations Fail

Research shows that fabulous technology isn't enough to guarantee success.<p>In the 1970s a team at the University of Sussex undertook what they hoped would become a landmark study to understand why innovations succeed and fail. They studied the chemicals and scientific instruments industries, …

How To Defeat Your Copy Cat Competitors | Inc.com

Imitation, as the clich goes, may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it is a major pain in the butt if you own a business or are a marketer who has come up with a truly great idea.<p>Unfortunately, it is also a fact of (business) life.<p>If you come up with a good idea for a new product for service, …

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>As an active investor in agricultural technology, I hear pitches from startups that have found ways to make crops bigger, stronger and more resistant to pests, usually through some proprietary formula or advanced biotechnology.<p>I …

The 3 Elements of a Strong Corporate Identity

If you asked your employees, “How do we create value for our customers?” would you get a clear answer? And would three different people have the same view?<p>The question about a company’s way to create value for customers is probably one of the most fundamental elements of strategy. Which makes it …

3 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge Through IT Infrastructure | Inc.com

When considering how your company can get ahead of its competitors, you've likely already thought of the obvious tactics, such as better marketing, better offers and greater visibility. Although these strategies can deliver some big gains, getting ahead can also be achieved by upgrading your IT …

May 02, 2018 By Heike Young<p>The growth of digital has shaken up everything we thought we knew about retail. Giants have fallen. Major new players have …

Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate | Inc.com

Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution</i>, Isaacson makes the case that the …

Business Is Personal. So, Tell People Your Story | Inc.com

"It's not personal. It's just business."<p>To understand why that might be the greatest lie in commerce since "the check is in the mail," think back to a scene you've seen a thousand times in the movies or on TV.<p>Two people have been working on a possible deal. Our hero desperately needs the agreement …

Brian Honigman: Build Marketing into Product Development

Brian Honigman, marketing consultant: If you create a product that people really want or that fills an existing need more effectively than what’s out there, the product will in many ways market itself. Setting your business up for this kind of success requires asking one fundamental question before …

Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions

By now the message from decades of decision-making research and recent popular books such as Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i> should be clear: The irrational manner in which the human brain often works influences people’s decisions in ways that they and others around them fail to …

Harvard Management Legend Clay Christensen Defends His 'Disruption' Theory, Explains The Only Way Apple Can Win

<i>This summer, his theory was the subject of a highly critical analysis published in The New Yorker by Harvard historian Jill Lepore.</i><p><i>Christensen and I had a chance to sit down recently to discuss all this and more. The following is edited for clarity and length.</i><p><b>Henry Blodget:</b> You have predicted - …

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Bill Gates Reveals The 3 Most Important Business Lessons He Learned From Warren Buffett

There are still important business lessons to be learned by America's richest man — and who better to learn them from than Gates' friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett?<p>In 2013, Gates traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. "It's always a lot of fun, …

Create a Strategy That Anticipates and Learns

The buzz around using predictive tools to analyze big data in discrete areas of a business is loud and deserved. In health care, these tools are changing the way doctors identify people at risk of developing certain diseases; in fashion, they crunch purchasing data to anticipate trends; sales and …

3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth

Some call it a depression. Some call it a never-ending recession. Some call it a disconnect or a decoupling. Some call it a not-quite recovery.<p>Here’s the truth. Econ doesn’t have a word for whatever we’re in…because whatever we’re in flouts the so-called laws of economics. Quarterly results look …