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How to Supercharge Your Company in 100 Days

You'd be surprised what you can accomplish when you set a big goal and start the countdown clock.<p>People usually don’t believe me when I tell them how quickly we built the first version of Flightcaster, a flight-tracking app I founded in 2009. It was not a trivial piece of technology, and we …

Ev Williams’ Formula For Creating Billion-Dollar Companies

How do you make a massively successful Internet company? Remove a few steps, says the cofounder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium.<p>“We often think of (how) the Internet enables you to do new things,” Ev Williams told a recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon. “But people just want to do the same …

Evan Williams

Entrepreneurs! Take a break; it can help your business

We, as entrepreneurs, know that in order to grow our businesses we have to work tirelessly, not only in the beginning but always. And when we love …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

Runnable Aims To Be The YouTube Of Code, Only With Fewer Cat Videos!

Before YouTube, watching video on line was a hit-and-miss proposition. There were Flash video players, but many videos need to be downloaded before you could play them. And you might or might not have the player for the specific format of the video installed on your computer. So although there was …

Why Email Is Still More Effective Than Social Media Marketing

All the marketing talk these days is about social media. But research shows old-fashioned email is still far more effective than social media in attracting customers to your business online.<p>A recent study by predictive analytics firm Custora discovered that customer acquisition via email has …

How Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban And Aneel Bhusri Find Big Ideas

How do America’s best entrepreneur CEOs develop big ideas? It’s easy to assume that people like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban and Workday’s Aneel Bhusri possess some rare genius that the rest of us can’t match. Perhaps. Yet every time I profile such bosses, I’m struck by how …

7 Key Players On Your IPO 'Dream Team'

Your leadership team may be the most publicly scrutinized part of your IPO transaction. While your executives are the face of the business and should ultimately drive the IPO, don’t forget the key advisors that will form your IPO “Dream Team.”<p><b>Executive team</b><p>Once your company goes public, a …