Ricardo Marquez

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Navigating the Cultural Minefield

When Aaron arrived in Moscow to take charge of the manufacturing plant his Israeli-owned company had just purchased, he expected to settle in quickly. Although he’d grown up in Tel Aviv, his parents were Russian-born, so he knew the culture and spoke the language well. He’d been highly successful …

Why Amazon Is Copying Zappos and Paying Employees to Quit

Last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. As is the case every year, it is a tour de force of ideas and initiatives about the customer experience (Amazon Prime), disruptive technology (Fire TV), fast-growing product initiatives (Amazon Web Services), …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

With Change Agents, One Size Does Not Fit All

Have you been disrupted recently? Do you sometimes feel like your organization is flailing, barely able to keep up with the pace of change? You are not alone. Industry disruption and accelerating change are no longer remarkable phenomena requiring a special response — they are part of the …

Guess Who Doesn’t Care That You Went to Harvard?

The Latest on Hiring<p>Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree<p>Gallup<p>Sorry, Ivy League-educated dilettantes: While that framed degree may look mighty fine on your wall, most business leaders aren’t particularly keen on your academic credentials when hiring, at least according to a new …

Are You Too Afraid to Succeed?

Tim had been on the fast track. An Ivy League graduate, he had joined one of the premier consulting firms as an associate. He went on to take an MBA at INSEAD, graduating at the top of his class. Recruited by a pharmaceutical firm he rose quickly through the ranks, joining the executive team in …

How The Best Leaders Embrace Change

We all know change is inevitable. Yet in the midst of transformation, too many leaders abdicate, says Rose Fass, CEO of the consulting company fassforward. After all, it can be hard to let go of a cherished initiative, or a product line that’s been successful for years.<p>But you have to be strong …

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.<p>For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on …

Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know

<i>This is a guest post from James Slavet of venture firm Greylock Partners. Slavet’s investments include Coupons.com, Groupon, One Kings Lane and Redfin. Greylock Partners has invested in Facebook, LinkedIn and Pandora.</i><p>After years of leading teams and then, at Greylock, watching some of the best …

Is There A Shortcut To Business Execution Success?

Businesses always seem to take longer to succeed than an entrepreneur expects. Seth Godin once said that overnight success in startups takes about six years, and Seth is an optimist. Thus we all look for shortcuts. Execution shortcuts would be hidden strategies to achieve the endgame sooner, …