Lucian Butnaru

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This Wall Street bank is minting startup founders

Just ask Spencer Rascoff: the former Goldman banker spent years working at various startups before joining Zillow Group's founding team.<p>He ascended through the ranks, beginning in 2005, before becoming CEO of the home-sales site.<p>Business Insider tracked down 29 other men and women who worked at …


21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

The Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace by the Numbers

The FBI shut down the online drug marketplace Silk Road on Wednesday morning, just a few hours after agents arrested the site's alleged …

Android lock screen ads earn cash for consumers

Advertising space on smartphones has now become prime real estate, and a new startup called Locket is enabling consumers to sell their lock screens …

My Agile Suitcase at Agile 2013 in Nashville

Slides of session at Agile 2013 conference in Nashville. It was facilitated by Martin Heider with Pecha Kuchas of Arlo Belshee, Johanna Rothman, Michael Sahota, David Hussman & Bernd Schiffer presenting their Agile Suitcases they would bring to waterfall island.

Agile Development

Startup Metrics, a love story. All slides of an 6h Lean Analytics workshop.

2013 Social + Mobile Statistics

Social and mobile are more important now than ever. This presentation explores the importance of social media and mobile statistics as they relate to your marketing and content strategy.

18 Game-Changing Customer Service Stats

Did you know it is 6-7 times more costly to attract a new customer than it is to retain an existing customer? Learn 18 interesting stats that will change the way you do customer service.<p>Learn how to enhance your bottom line with stellar customer service with our free ebook:

Customer Service

The Tendency of Mobile Designs in 2013

Even when you created excellent Mobile designs in 2012, these slides might still be worth for you to read, as by the time you think you should change or update new styles, the new mobile design trends are already here !<p>Savvycom is an international software development company specializing in mobile …

Mobile First London 13 August

Mobile First seminar presented by John Campbell and Mark Baillie at the BFI Southbank on the 13th of August.

South Bank

4 Simple Ways to Turn Facebook Fans Into Paying Customers

You’re sharing great content on Facebook.<p>You have tons of Fans who Like, share and comment on everything you post.<p>But why are none of them are becoming pay customers?!!<p>My guess is that you’re not creating content that drive sales. You don’t want to make posts that are funny, but have nothing to do …

Visual Design Basics: The Building Blocks of a Great Slide

Want a quick version of Simple Design? Check out the three building blocks to a great slide.

Visual Design

Rapid Product Design in the Wild, Agile 2013

My Agile 2013 session 'Rapid Product Design in the Wild'. In August 2012 Red Gate attended Kscope, a conference for Oracle developers. Instead of doing the usual product demonstrations, we turned our stand into a live lab and took Agile development processes out of the office and in front of our …

The 2 ways to build a $100 million business August 2013

With tens of thousands of new start-ups being created every year, the potential of a company to truly scale and become a large, stand-alone business is more crucial than ever before. A great product is always the foundation but a clear distribution strategy becomes essential to cut through the …


15 Small Business Tips to Hiring Rock Star Talent

Small businesses often tell us talent is their most valuable asset. With a lean, efficient team, every person is critical to success. But finding ‘rock star’ talent is a challenge - from identifying people who fit with your company’s unique values, to competing with big companies’ brands and perks. …

Should your company go agile?

A frank talk about some of the reasons companies go agile. We use some reports to show successes and failures. Then we tell a story of our failures and what we've had success with.<p>To get exclusive access to a new techniques from us each month, sign up to our newsletter:

Agile Development

Where to find your next read: Book recommendation sites you should know about

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Looking for new books to add to your summer reading list? You probably already know to check sources like …