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One Reason Women Are Poised to Be Digital Disruptors

Not being afraid to ask, "What's in this for me?" makes women more in tune with their customers, says Forrester Research's James McQuivey.<p>Entrepreneurs who want to be digital disruptors should pay more attention to how they use tech, says James McQuivey, vice president of Forrester Research.<p>During …

Forrester Research

Six Business Lessons, According to Spenser

The death of author Robert B. Parker in 2010 brought with it an unusual business challenge. The novelist, who wrote almost 70 books, the majority of them about his iconic Boston private eye, Spenser (no first name ever has been used), was a best-seller machine. Not on the scale of, say, Dan Brown …

Founders Fund Backs Its First Food Tech Startup, Hampton Creek Foods, With A $1M Investment

Founders Fund, the firm founded by Peter Thiel and other PayPal executives, famously declared that it wants to back companies with big, ambitious visions (not just dinky web startups). And that description certainly fits Hampton Creek Foods, a startup that wants to move the world from animal-based …

7 Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

Making big decisions for your company? Add these foods to your regular diet to keep your mind sharp.<p>Most entrepreneurs are accustomed to long days and hectic schedules. But if you want to make smart decisions for your company, what you put in your body matters almost as much as how many hours you …

Nutrition

8 Hot Industries for Startups in 2013

Which industries are still highly fragmented, yet seeing fast growth and have a low barrier to entry? A recent IBISWorld report spotlights eight industries with great opportunity for startup entrepreneurs in 2013.<p><i>Photo credit: Google</i>

Beyond Money: What Startups Need From Investors

As creatives, we might imagine investors to be souless suits behind Excel spreadsheets who do little more than sign checks — but that's far from …

Why Leaders Must 'Get Real' - 5 Ways To Unlock Authentic Leadership

Leadership is far less about what you are <i>doing</i>, than about who you are <i>being</i>. If you think about the people who have influenced you most over the course of your career and life, it’s likely that what impacted you most was not what they did, but about who they were being while doing it.<p><i>Genuine.</i> …

10 Dumbest Salary Review Comments

Some bosses say the darnedest things during yearly performance reviews.<p>Want to feel good about your management skills (or those of your boss)? No matter what happens, you probably won't say (or hear) anything as stupid as these real-life comments made during real-life salary reviews:<p><b>10.</b> "Yes, I …

Communication Skills

Why Taiwan Won't Let The Philippines Off Easy

Veteran Taiwanese political scientist George Tsai cringes at the anti-Philippine hysteria that swept his homeland like a typhoon after May 9. That day Taiwan began its campaign for an apology from Manila over the shooting of a local fisherman.<p>What got into us, asked George Tsai, Taiwan Foundation …

A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project.<p>7 min read<p>Entrepreneurs at the Center of Revitalizing Las Vegas<p>Las Vegas is a betting town. So it appears fitting that Tony Hsieh would place the …

Startups

How to Grow a Small Team: Nine Hiring Best Practices

I have found significant value in connecting to, bouncing ideas off of, and seeking advice from other CEOs and management team members of startups and small business. Although we come from a breadth of industries, hiring is an exercise we universally consider to be a significant undertaking. It is …

Leadership Lessons For The Cincinnati IRS Office

<i>The IRS is nobody’s favorite agency, for obvious reasons. The recent scandal hasn’t improved their stature in the public eye. My colleague Russell Raath dug deep to explore some leadership</i> <i>recommendations that the IRS should implement as they strive to weather this current storm.</i><p>In 2011 my wife and …

The Most Important Brand Strategy Question: What Would You Ask Elvis?

If you could go back in time to meet Elvis Presley and ask him only one question, what would that question be?<p>Chances are, it would be thought provoking, provocative and help you to better understand who Elvis was and what made him tick—something undiscovered that uniquely defines who The King was …

The One Word That Shouldn't Exist in an Entrepreneur's Vocabulary

Mark Suster explains why you should never be afraid to ask for what you want.<p>No.<p>The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept.<p>I said it.<p>Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of itself will seem cliche. Stay with me.<p>When I was little I had a role model …

Crossword Puzzles

Hone “Strategic Patience,” Watch Your Creativity Spike

An art history professor makes her students sit in front of a painting for three hours. P&G invents the Swiffer. Those events are more alike than you might think.<p>Deep patience. Close attention. These are not virtues often associated with college students (or some tech workers, for that matter). But …

Luxury Car Prices Fall in China Amid Government Frugality Push

Prices of imported cars in China fell the most in five months, adding to signs that demand for luxury products is slowing because of a government …

Intel chief's striking confession

<b>CEO</b> <b>valedictions</b> <b>follow a well-known script:</b> My work is done here, great team, all mistakes are mine, all good deeds are theirs, I leave the company in …

Ryanair profits at record high

Ryanair has reported a 13pc rise in full-year profits, despite rising fuel costs, but warned that it expected a slowdown in the coming year due to demand weakness in Europe.<p>The low cost carrier unveiled record annual results with revenues and post-tax profits up 13pc each, "despite higher oil …

China is finding skyrocketing house prices a tough problem to solve

Property prices in China are rising relentlessly, according to new government data, and not even strict property controls have been able to stop them.<p>Average house prices in 70 Chinese cities climbed 4.3% in April from a year ago, based on calculations from the Wall Street Journal, or 4.9% …

Housing

China: property prices rising (again) | Financial Times

While many Chinese data points attract dubious looks – last month’s curious trade release for example – one set of figures looks pretty convincing. …

Finding truth in the Keystone debate

Our national debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has reached a critical point as we await a decision. The decision to allow development of this pipeline is long overdue, and hopefully may finally come in just a few weeks or months. Despite the economic benefits its construction is sure to provide, …

Why QE, low interest rates and volatility are an explosive mix for the markets

Critics of quantitative easing (QE)—whereby central banks push down interest rates and buy up safe assets to stimulate flagging economies—have long worried about the possible unintended consequences. The point of QE is to push down the yields on safe assets like government bonds so that investors …

Stock Markets

How J.C. Penney Can Stem The Tide Of Slumping Sales

Yesterday, J.C. Penney announced a serious first quarter loss of $348 million, or $1.58 per share and a revenue slump of 16.4% to $2.635 billion as same store sales dropped 16.6%. Recently re-installed CEO Myron Ullman may be wondering exactly how he’ll prevent the JCP ship from capsizing.<p>In the …

Buy Wal-Mart, Sell Transportation Stocks

The S&P 500 is now a thousand points above its March 2009 low at 666.79, when stocks were significantly undervalued fundamentally and extremely oversold technically, but no one wanted to buy.<p>I was on financial television within days of that low and the network did a poll on whether or not they …

China Still Hurting Caterpillar As Sales In Asia Fall Hard; Latin America Thrives

Despite an improvement in the U.S., the global economy is still trying to get off the ground, as Caterpillar’s sales numbers revealed on Monday. The world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment saw retail sales of machines fall across the globe over the past three months, with …

How the New York Times can fight BuzzFeed & reinvent its future

Getty Images<p>If I ever run into New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson (unlikely as it might be) I will sure as hell let her know that she is …

Brooks Running Shoes Hit Their Stride

Brooks was a hot running brand in the 1970s and ’80s, but it also tried to be a full-on athletic company selling cleats, high-tops and a wide range of apparel. The firm’s endorsement roster included football’s Dan Marino, James Worthy of the NBA and tennis legend Jimmy Connors. “We used to play the …

Monster Beverage Loses Fizz As Momentum Hits Wall

Disappointing results and rising regulatory concerns have led to sharp downward estimates revisions for Monster Beverage, sending this energy drink company to a Zacks Rank # 5 (Strong Sell).<p>Headquartered in Corona, California, Monster Beverage is a marketer and distributor of energy drinks and …