Maya J

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The Big Pivot: Doing Business in an Extreme World

For its 30th anniversary, Inc Magazine created a list of 30 books that all managers should own, covering 70 years of strategy thinking from Drucker …

Outlaw Innovation

#sxsw #badass<p>Move over Silicon Valley - let's let the real pirates and gangsters play. In this panel, we'll hear stories about innovation from …

The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader

Self-aggrandizement and even plain old greed has become standard fare in the executive cafeteria. And yet CEOs wonder why their employees and the public exhibit such a high degree of mistrust toward business and business leaders. The truth lies in the way many CEOs talk and behave.<p>Real leadership – …

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You

I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments. Here are the highlights of my LinkedIn advice from previous articles, along with additional tips and tricks, many of which remain unspoken by the people at LinkedIn. With this checklist in hand, you can make …

How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story?<p>It happened 18 years ago, but Kevin Allison remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was up on …

Stop Blaming, Start Innovating

In the quest for greater employee engagement, management can easily fall into the trap of blaming the workforce for not stepping up and doing more to contribute to innovation. Conversely, it is common for employees to think, “It’s our leaders’ fault. If only they would do this or give us that, we …

This Cambridge Researcher Just Embarrassed Siri

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>Siri held lots of promise when Apple introduced it in iOS 6. However, in the two years since Siri’s release, the …

Smooth Operators: This MIT Startup Gets Every Last Drop Of Ketchup Out Of The Bottle

It’s 2014 and ketchup is still getting stuck in bottles. So, for that matter is mayo, sriracha sauce, toothpaste, body lotion and all that other good stuff that just ends up trapped at the bottom as viscous gunk. In the sauces category alone, about 1 million tons of food gets thrown out each year …

Study: You Like That Picasso Because Your BFF Does

The success of art has a lot to do with peer pressure, not necessarily quality, according to a Princeton researcher.<p>Here’s a sad thought, courtesy of scientific inquiry: What if quality has absolutely no bearing on artistic success? We tend to think of famous art as popular because of its inherent …

Big Data: A new frontier

Big data is nothing new. Organisations have been handling and analysing large data sets for decades. The explosive growth of internet usage and …

The World-Changing Ideas Of 2014

Bold predictions for the companies, people, and ideas that will impact our lives in the next 12 months.<p>Forecasting the future is never easy. We were, of course, supposed to have flying cars by now–and yet here we all are, still stuck in traffic on the ground. But lack of personal …

Cash vs equity: How to get the best deal from an exit

Cash is the ‘global tradable’; liquid with a defined and stable value, subject to protecting it against inflation and potentially exchange rate …

US officials probe Wall Street bond sales

The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an inquiry into claims that major investment banks, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, have favoured the biggest investors in sales of debt by companies including, Verizon and Apple<p>US regulators have begun looking into whether major Wall Street …

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Harnessing flexibility: A 3-step approach for SMEs

But at the same time our responsibilities and requirements have grown too – in scope as well as in their complexity. ‘Flexibility’ is the order of …

How Patagonia’s New CEO Is Increasing Profits While Trying To Save The World

Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia six years ago, the badass-by-nature company has tripled its profits. And no, it hasn’t sold its soul.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p><i>Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia as CFO in 2008,</i> …

Upbeat Buffett eyes big acquisitions after record Berkshire profit | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett (BRKa.N) on Saturday signalled he plans to make more large acquisitions for Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) to expand his conglomerate, which posted a record profit in 2013 with the help of a recovering U.S. economy.<p>Warren Buffett, Chairman of the Board and CEO …

"We're part of the Facebook reject club." -- WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton. Both founders were turned down for jobs by Facebook, which announced this week that it's buying their company for billions of dollars. WhatsApp's other founder Jan Koum signed the $19 billion Facebook deal on the door of his old welfare office. http://onforb.es/NdP8fI

The One Thing That The CEOs of T-Mobile, WME, Box, And Tesla All Have In Common

For brash underdogs, smack talk sparks better products that raise their fortunes and force their competitors to change<p>Sometimes innovation begins with a product breakthrough. And sometimes it begins with a slightly menacing 55-year-old man bellowing in a thick Boston accent, “Please! Stop the …

India will need to keep raising policy interest rate - IMF | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India will need to continue raising its policy interest rate given the sticky nature of inflation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.<p>Visitors are silhouetted against the logo of the International Monetary Fund at the main venue for the IMF and …

Lessons In Resilient Leadership From the World's Most Luxurious Train

Rovos Rail is touted as “the most luxurious train in the world,” as it makes its way from Cairo to Cape Town with stops along the way in Victoria Falls, Dar Es Salaam, Namibia, and Durban. I had the chance to test this assertion during one of their shorter journeys, on a three-day trip from Durban …

How To Negotiate Your Salary

I mentioned to an advertising honcho friend of mine that I was thinking of writing a story on how to negotiate for the best salary in job interviews. My friend, who is in his 50s–we’ll call him Don–was inspired to write me a 10-point memo on how he’s done it. Don likes to play hardball.<p>Don’s tips …

The 9 Keys To Leading With Dignity

<i>This is Part Two of the series on leading with dignity. Part One here.</i><p>I began this two-part series with a thought provoking question: “What role does dignity play in leadership?” But as I dug deeper to find the answers, this <i>what</i> question became a <i>how</i> question: “HOW do we lead with dignity?” To find …

Timeless Leadership Lessons From a Young George Washington

Surrender, humiliation, and poor management are not what comes to mind at this time of year when we salute the memory of George Washington. We honor instead the Father of his Country, the leader of the Continental Army, the modern Cincinnatus who surrendered his sword and general’s commission at …

How To See Career Failures As Learning Opportunities

When I was a young girl and started taking gymnastics lessons, I hung a poster on the wall of my bedroom showing a gymnast doing a split leap on the balance beam. The caption on the poster was an anonymous quote that stated: “If it’s to be it’s up to me.”<p>Then, when I was 12 years old, I suddenly …

Why Most Collaborations Still Fail (And 5 Ideas For Turning The Equation Around)

While “collaboration” is the world’s favorite buzzword, it seems, we need only look around to see evidence in every direction of collaborative intentions that have epically failed. U.S. Congress. Countrywide and Bank of America. AOL and Time Warner. Spring and Nextel.<p>If collaboration is such a high …

The Invention Machine: Cleveland Duo Churns Out Ideas Worth Billions

<i>John Nottingham and John Spirk are the most successful inventors you’ve never heard of, with a can’t-lose business model that would make Edison blush.</i><p>The closest thing in America to Thomas Edison’s New Jersey laboratory is a decommissioned Christian Science church in Cleveland. It’s here that John …

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no <i>natural</i> connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which …

Don't Let Your Career 'Just Happen': Plan For The Unexpected

As I braved arctic temperatures on my way into work today, I was struck by the similarity between careers and the weather.<p>In her capricious way, Mother Nature inflicted weather extremes on us this week. On Friday, my children were home enjoying a snow day, by Monday the snow was washed away by …