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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

What Makes Someone An Entrepreneur?

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity</b> <i>which profiled America’s best entrepreneurs</i>. <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author, Geoffrey N. Smith, and I came up with, the ones that have stood the test of time.</i><p><i>Here, in the next part of</i> …

How to Reduce ‘Infant Entrepreneur Mortality’

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, intellectuals have had to ask themselves, ‘Does Capitalism Still Work?’<p>I have explored this question for several years now, beginning with a seminal column I wrote for Forbes: Capitalism’s Fundamental Flaw. Two particular problems stand out. First, Capitalism …

The Mobile Shopping Life Cycle

Mobile is turning “path to purchase” on its head. One of the most time-honored marketing concepts, that notion that a customer takes a predictable journey toward a sales transaction (in its earliest definition, starting with <i>attention</i> to a product, then moving to <i>interest</i> in it, then <i>desire</i> for it, …

Being an Entrepreneur When You’re Not Extroverted

“You really hate people,” said an ex to me during intermission at the theater, as we discussed our weekend plans. He, as always, wanted to get groups of friends together. I wanted, in contrast, a night to ourselves. “I do not hate people,” I said, angry and sad that it was <i>this</i> conversation again. …

Twelve Rules for New Grads

What advice would you give new college graduates about launching themselves into the workforce? Beginning May 12, 2013, I facilitated a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The hundreds of responses offered a wealth of advice and insight about what it takes to make a successful transition …

In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

In 2010, one of us was sitting in a room at the Harvard Business School with Eric Ries and a number of budding entrepreneurs. They were pitching their ideas and plans to Eric and their peers; once the pitch was complete, the group would then brainstorm. One of these young entrepreneurs in …

How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners

Every employer can tell stories about an applicant who sounded like an A-player at the interview but ended up a dud once at work. Good candidates prepare, of course, but rehearsed interview answers can make it hard to separate the winners from the spinners.<p>Gauging an applicant’s true colors and …

The One Word That Shouldn't Exist in an Entrepreneur's Vocabulary | Inc.com

No.<p>The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept.<p>I said it.<p>Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of itself will seem cliche. Stay with me.<p>When I was little I had a role model for entrepreneurship - my mom. She was a natural leader. She was president of …

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The Graduation Advice We Wish We’d Been Given

<i>In this time of hope and decorative mortarboards, we reached out to some of our favorite writers, asking them: What do graduates really need to know about the world of work? Their answers are below.</i><p><b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> <br>Associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University …