J. Stone

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The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

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See The Many Robotic Faces of Fritz

Fritz is a smooth talkin' guy. On occasion, he's a little awkward and needy — passive-aggressive, even. Sometimes, for lack of better words, he's …

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships

The most extraordinary professional relationships are built by ordinary actions like these.<p>Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that …

Why Great CEOs are Unfair

Not all employees perform equally and therefore, they should not all be treated equally. As a CEO, there are time when being unfair is justified.<p>I recently read a study which estimated that 65 percent of employees do just the minimum to keep their job. 17 percent don't even do that much and don't …

5 Key Factors in Evolution of New Orleans Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (Part I)

In the last few weeks I’ve been in the middle of a number of discussions, talks, debates and arguments about the entrepreneurship ecosystem and I have another one coming up towards the end of this month at IC2 in Austin. I keep pondering about what the ecosystem can be when it goes beyond the …

3 Ways You Need to Give Up Control

C'mon, control freaks: Your start-up needs fresh and innovative ideas. To get them, you're going to need to let go of the reins a bit.<p>You could say, no matter what industry you're in, an entrepreneur's primary business is innovation. Success depends on your ability to create that better mousetrap …

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn

Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.<p>Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it's communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just …

How to Be Happy as a Digital Entrepreneur

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

Break Through Your Mental Bureaucracy

To what extent do you compartmentalize? Or rather, do you ever put things into categories to understand them? Psychologists define compartmentalization as a defense mechanism that we use to avoid the anxiety that arises from the clash of contradictory values or emotions. For example, a manager can …

Forget Your Industry's Best Practices

While "best practices" sound ideal, they're not enough to make your business succeed. You need to innovate.<p>I often advise companies on the implementation of technology or the rollout of marketing campaigns. Companies, especially larger ones, always want to know industry "best practices" for their …