Rene S. Garcia

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Agency Creates Greatest Ad for an Executive Assistant in History of Executive Assistants

Rich Silverstein is apparently not an easy boss to have. The notoriously demanding co-founder of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco is …

Associated Press News

Hyundai Hates To See 'Burn Notice' Fade Into Miami Sunset

Hyundai has had a great marketing partnership with <i>Burn Notice</i> for three years. And as the USA Network spy drama speeds to the end of its final season this summer, Hyundai wants to make sure its sponsorship goes out with a bang, not a whimper.<p>“We’re sorry to see the show go,” David Matathia, …

George Clooney zaps hedge fund billionaire as 'carpetbagger'

Actor George Clooney attacked one of Wall Street's most famous hedge fund managers, billionaire Daniel Loeb, accusing him of criticizing Hollywood studios for their business practices, while failing to understand the movie industry himself.<p>"(Loeb) calls himself an activist investor, and I would …

Investing

Can new corporate structure help education startups overcome industry distrust?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: OHiShiapply<p>More investors may be fawning over education companies, yet among educators themselves, entrepreneurs don’t …

How Picky Should You Be When Looking for a New Job?

In today’s economy, many people are applying for jobs that they don’t necessarily want, but would accept if the jobs were offered. While it’s …

Employment

5 Signs That Your Internship Is Actually A Low-Paid Job To Nowhere

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn aren’t the only ones pursuing hot internships this summer. But look here before you leap at what appears to be a great opportunity.<p>Congratulations on finally landing a highly coveted internship!<p>As you prepare for your first day on the job you dream of private meetings …

How to Get a Customer Excited | Inc.com

Sales messages always consist of a claim or a series of claims that you're making about yourself, your firm or your product.<p>For a sales claim to be effective, the customer must believe it, remember it, and want to take action based on it. Therefore, every sales claim must pass three hurdles:<p>Is it …

Customers

How to Hire a Great Marketer | Inc.com

Most companies can benefit from a savvy marketer. Whether you're a start-up in desperate need of a competitive strategy or a growing company just looking for someone to coordinate your existing programs, you want to hire an A-player highly capable of identifying insights and managing projects that …

Marketing

How to Charm a Complete Stranger | Inc.com

We all know the feeling: you want to meet someone -- maybe it’s that pretty person across the party, maybe it’s that big-time player in your industry -- but actually going up to him or her and moving from total stranger to warm connection just seems so stressful and awkward. As a result you sit on …

Self-help

5 Dumb Myths About Start-Ups | Inc.com

Even experienced entrepreneurs sometimes cleave to broken beliefs about how the business world works. If you're not careful, it's easy to absorb the myths that small companies are at a disadvantage compared to larger ones.<p>Here are the most common five misconceptions about start-ups, along with the …

Business Strategy

Leadership Challenge: How Lovable Are You? | Inc.com

Most leaders emphasize strength, competence, and credentials at work, but, according to a recent <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article, that's exactly what you don't want to do.<p>Similar to <i>Inc.</i>'s special report on the 7 Traits of True Leaders, in which <i>Inc.</i> editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan argues that the most …

Leadership

Not Too Shabby: Coursera Gets Another $43 Million in Funding | Inc.com

Online education platform Coursera announced today that it has raised $43 million in Series B capital--which brings the company's total funding to a cool $65 million. Not bad, considering a year ago its total funding was only $22 million.<p>Coursera received this latest funding from several big-name …

Coursera

Get Your Timing Right | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog.</i><p>This is final part of a series that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too.<p>We developed this at our first company and called it PUCCKA--the overall methodology is described …

Credit Cards

4 Tips to Land (and Nail) That Dream Meeting | Inc.com

You’re just a small business, but you have big dreams and an awesome product. If only you could get it into the hands of the established player that could bring it market and make you a mint. But you can’t just give that dream partner’s busy CEO a call, can you?<p>Probably not, but you can send them a …

High Level

5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate | Inc.com

There is such a push for leaders to delegate to their subordinates that it would be understandable for a business owner or CEO to think her job IS delegating. Maybe if you're Larry Ellison or Jeff Immelt it is, but for the rest of us mortals, the job of CEO has a lot less glamor and a lot more …

CEOs

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant | Inc.com

For the 23 million small businesses in America, technology is key to leveling the playing field with big corporations.<p>We asked some of the small business owners of the year how they use it to get ahead.<p>Connecticut's Chris Runyan is the owner of six GameXChange franchises, which sell, purchase, and …

Sea Level

Plum Organics CEO: 'The Entrepreneur in Me Said, "Yes!"'

Neil Grimmer talks about how he met the Babies "R" Us buyer who wanted to bring healthy organic food to every baby in America--and then fulfilled an order in just three months.

Organic Food

Got a Great Worker? Don't Promote Him | Inc.com

It’s great when an employee does a superior job, isn’t it? The person does good work, shows up on time and is pleasant to work with. Over time, it’s natural that we would want to promote the person. The progression seems logical, obvious, a way to reward good work.<p>But more often that you might …

Normative

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This | Inc.com

What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or improvements on how everyday products and services are delivered. Being innovative helps, but it's not the deciding factor.<p>How about access …

Entrepreneurship

So You Graduated and Want to Start a Company... | Inc.com

We all know what it's like to soul-search, but no one does it quite so well as recent college graduates, many of whom entertain dreams of Mark Zuckerberg-sized success. We asked 13 successful young start-up founders (not so long out of college themselves) to share their wisdom with new graduates …

Entrepreneurship

Make Your Team More Collaborative: Just Move the Furniture | Inc.com

How many millions of web pages and minutes of meetings have been devoted to the question of nurturing collaboration? Many.<p>But perhaps, despite this endless chatter, spurring your team to work together is simpler than all this discussion suggests -- one secret of encouraging collaboration may be …

Transit

4 Tools That Make Social Media (Almost) Painless | Inc.com

I have a confession to make: I don't love social media. Unlike my husband, who spends the last half hour of every evening on Facebook because he loves the way it connects him to everyone he knows, or my stepson and his girlfriend, who whip out their smartphones and connect whenever the conversation …

Widgets

10 Things Leaders Should Never Do | Inc.com

If you ask 10 CEOs, board directors, and VCs about the most preventable causes of failure for executives and business leaders, you'll probably get 10 different answers. Most will focus on lack of skills, capabilities, or experience.<p>In reality, the answer has nothing to do with abilities or …

Leadership

Leadership Secrets from Successful CEOs | Inc.com

There's no one right way to be a good leader. One style of leadership might work well in one company, but not in another. Ultimately, leadership styles are a personal reflection of each individual leader. They are, in a sense, a reflection of each person's inner genius. With that in mind, I …

Leadership

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

That 200-year-old French exam everyone says is obsolete? It looks a lot like the SAT

The waiting game is on in France. More than 600,000 people in France have just wrapped up the test needed to secure a high-school diploma, the <i>baccalauréat</i> (better known as <i>le bac</i>) and results should be out next week. Today’s New York Times reports on general disillusionment with the exam, saying it …

Education

News Corp.’s Amplify is latest with a MOOC for the high school crowd

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>High school kids across the country are getting the chance to make potentially thousands of new Facebook (s FB) friends. That’s …