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15 Ways You Can Rise Above the Competition

The old adage, “If you’re not first, you’re last,” couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to business success.Being first-to-market may …

Business Strategy

54 Amazing Business Ideas and Ways to Make Money

Right at the start let’s consider the incorrect ways to think about business ideas:<p>Mystery – There is nothing mysterious about great business ideas. …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

To Encourage Innovation, Make It a Competition

The competition format has fueled major successes in business. Fortune 500 companies like AT&T and American Express often sponsor online creativity contests to inspire innovation among their customers, while Kickstarter and other crowdfund platforms have ideas compete to win funding. And …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Find Out Which of These 3 Learning Styles Fits You Best

Are you a good listener? Auditory learners, who make up 30% of the population, prefer to take in information via the ears. A majority, though, learn …

6 Ways to Build Bigger Biceps | Men's Health

6 Great New Moves to Build Your Biceps<p>Do you have flex appeal?<p>Build Your Biceps<p><b>YOUR BODY HAS APPROXIMATELY 640 MUSCLES</b>, depending on who's counting. But just as your grade-school teacher gave special attention to the class "pets," you have an oversized affection for your biceps. They're relatively …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

5 Best Ab Exercises | Bosu Ball Workout

The simplest and most important dashboard for early stage startups.

This blogpost is part of a small series of posts that cover the basics of startup metrics. My personal goal is to help early stage startups more …

Product Management

Digital disruption is forcing businesses to change how business is done

Social, mobile, real-time, cloud, geo-loco, ephemeral, wearable, AR, makers, sharing economy, beacons, IoT, second screen.<p>Walk into any coffee shop in San Francisco and you’ll hear one or more of these buzzwords voiced more than you’ll hear “please,” “thank you,” or “you’re welcome.” But that’s …

27 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises (No Crunches!)

Abdominal exercises to burn fat, flatten your belly, and strengthen your core.

Workouts

Chest Exercises: 10 Ways To Perk Up Your Pecs

If you ever thought about working towards a toned or chiseled chest, here's a healthy reason to start.<p>"The more weight you carry on your body the …

Value Steam Mapping

The Perfect Marriage of Strategy and Action

ActionStrategy helps tribes, state/local governments and small businesses create a strategic plan, align stakeholders and track/measure results with a SaaS-based online tool. The result is an organization devoid of Fake Work, one in which everyone understands and embraces the strategy for amazing …

Leading Change vs Change Management

Visualizing Business Models and Value Propositions In Private Banking And Wealth Management

Recently Arvetica facilitated a training workshop for a client on the topic of "Visualizing Business Models and Value Propositions in Wealth Management". The aim of the event was to train participants in applying innovative and visual methods to analyze and compare business models and offers in in …

Power of visualization and its impact on communication

Guest lecture delivered at the Touro College, New York on "Power of visualization and its impact on communication".<p>We can greatly improve people’s thinking process if we make it easy for them to use all their senses and both the right and left sides of their brains. Our dual-sided brains are wired …

15 Things That Could Cause Small Business Failure

It’s sad. 8 out of 10 businesses fail. And many of the causes can be prevented. This list can help you put together a plan to make sure your business …

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

The Art of Crafting a 15-Word Strategy Statement

In the January issue of HBR, Roger Martin sets out some rules for avoiding common mistakes in strategy making. As he writes in “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning“, the first rule is “keep the strategy statement simple.” Rather than a long, often vague document, the company’s strategy should …

Can’t Find a Steve Jobs? Hire an Innovation Organizer Instead

Improving innovation is one of the key competencies that companies often look for when replacing a CEO. Yet committees responsible for recommending candidates often grapple with finding the right person for the job when an innovation emperor like Steve Jobs isn’t available.<p>A study of more than two …

Stay Interviews: Hold On To Your Best Employees for Less

As the economy improves, employees are feeling more comfortable with their career prospects. A new Glassdoor survey found that two in five employees …