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How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes

This business professor explains his no-fail solution for pitching your startup idea in record time.<p>One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In …

Why Executive Teams Shouldn’t Write “Culture Decks”

Boston is teeming with entrepreneurship. The “startup renaissance” that followed the financial crisis of 2009 has led to as many acquisitions as it has public companies.<p>For the founders and CEOs of many startups, the recent influx of additional tech giants to Boston like Amazon, eBay, and Twitter …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner On The Value Of Under-Scheduling

Strategic thinking doesn’t find itself. It needs time–about 30 to 90 minutes–and space. LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner shows us why.<p>Jeff Weiner is a busy dude.<p>As the CEO of LinkedIn, he has a constant pull of to-dos, and as leaders often do, he has days of meeting after meeting after meeting. Realizing he …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology

By Meg Carter3 minute Read<p>Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to …

Happiness

The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better

LinkedIn can accelerate your career–if you understand this key to the site.<p>For its founder Reid Hoffman, launching LinkedIn ten years ago was like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down–but what vehicle hath he wrought upon the working world?<p>Writing at <i>HBR</i>, social media …

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …