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Today’s Most Innovative Company: Mark43’s Smart Software Helps Police Officers Fight Crime

Mark43, the Harvard Innovation Lab grad formerly known as Nucleik, is building software designed to make hours-long paperwork sessions and fragmented records relics of police departments past.<p>The startup has just raised $1.95 million in seed funding from a number of investors including Spark …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Why Your Emails Get Replies (Or Don’t)

Why do some of your messages get prompt replies and others vanish into the aether? As Anna Codrea‑Rado contends at <i>Quartz</i>, the details are in the attention.<p>Recapping a Carnegie Mellon University study, she observes that :<p>… people are more likely to respond to information requests–whether important …

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How To Write A Follow-Up Email That Will Land You The Job

You had coffee with someone from a company you’d love to work for. So how do you snag the gig? Like this.<p>A few years back, Alexandra Franzen had a problem: She was going after a copywriting gig but didn’t have a ton of related experience. After an interview, the firm’s director said that they …

Being A Leader Means Learning To Talk Like One

Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do.<p>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder's individual vision and presence is vital to his or her …

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How North Korea became a hacking superpower

But the tactic has failed to provoke panic for one key reason: Officials doubt that Pyongyang would be stupid enough to start a nuclear war.<p>While nukes are better seen than used, and thus of limited blackmail value, dictator Kim Jong Un possesses a quieter weapon that's more readily unleashed — and …

Don't Let Mistakes Mushroom

Let's face it, shiitake happens. Here are three ways to make the most of your mistakes.<p>Let's face it, shiitake happens.<p>No, not mushrooms, but mistakes. While some entrepreneurs may have stronger attributes than others, none are infallible. When I meet other entrepreneurs, I am inspired by their …

Big Marketing On A Small Budget?

<i>A View From The Trenches</i><p>Four or five times a year, we get calls from entrepreneurs, inventors mainly, looking for marketing help. As far as I can tell, that’s about average for a small marketing agency.<p>Recently, we heard from a vibrating shoe man, a couple with a terrific new home-schooling program …

How To Be A Real Leader - Even When You're In A Fake Environment

I just read a post here on Forbes, Is Authentic Executive Presence an Oxymoron? The author, Kristi Hedges, says, in effect, <i>“I hope not, and I don’t think so – but it’s tough.”</i><p>I agree. It <i>is</i> hard to be authentic as an executive: there are many forces pushing you to be guarded, even deceptive; to …

12 Tips for Networking Like a Pro; Young Entrepreneurs Shed Insight

<i>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young</i> …

How CEOs Can Beat The Clock: 5 Tips From HP's Meg Whitman

When you’re running a company like Hewlett-Packard, with $120 billion in revenue and operations in more than 100 countries, there’s never enough time to get everything accomplished. But HP’s chief executive officer, Meg Whitman, has developed a wide range of ways to beat the clock.<p>Having also run …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …