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What Your BI Dashboard Isn't Telling You

Business intelligence and analytics dashboards are valuable tools that have long helped businesses monitor their performance.<p>In most cases, these …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

Data Visualization

Warren Buffett's Secrets to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

We all know Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. He has literally made billions of dollars through the savvy investments he's made over the years through his firm Berkshire Hathaway. But with all that money at risk, it makes you wonder how Mr. Buffett could ever get …

Self-help

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Navigating the Dozens of Different Strategy Options

<i>In this adaptation from the new book, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy (HBR Press, 2015), BCG strategy experts make sense of the all the different, and competing, approaches to strategy: Which strategy is right for your business? When and how should you implement it? The practical tool offered here</i> …

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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. …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

10 Traits of a Drucker-Like Leader | Inc.com

Peter Drucker is to management literature what J.R.R. Tolkien is to fantasy fiction. Drucker did it first. He did it best. And almost every theme explored by today's practitioners was prefigured in his writing.<p>Earlier this year I reached out to Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker …

Leadership

10 Bizarre Interview Questions That Work | Inc.com

A good interview question can give you insight into a potential hire's critical thinking process, communication skills, and ability to think and execute on their feet.<p>But with the the amount of prep they do these days, there's a good chance that your candidate has probably already heard just about …

Employment

Israeli Startup Maverick Wants To Be “WordPress Of Digital Marketing” To Help SMBs Compete With Major Brands

The early Dot Com promise was that the web puts small and large businesses on a level playing field. But as the platform has matured, that promise has turned out to be somewhat hollow, not least in the area of online marketing. Small businesses, let alone ‘mom and pup’ shops, often don’t have the …

A Management Strategy That Will Blow Your Mind (and Lead to Massive Profits) | Inc.com

I have a friend who has an astonishingly different view of why he is in business. It is rare. And it is refreshing. He really is anchored in this view and his company is doing very well. He feels that his company is doing well because of this view he holds.<p>Others say, "Not so." They say his company …

7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have | Inc.com

Being a CEO is an incredibly lonely experience.<p>You're constantly under pressure and unsure about whom you can trust, which leads to wasted time and riding a roller coaster of uncertainty. Battling a never-ending list of expectations, you can make this struggle worse by neglecting your health and …

Loneliness

The Single Sales Practice You Must Master | Inc.com

One of the hardest things to learn in sales is to leave well enough alone. The trick, once you actually make a sale, is to shut up and leave. Don’t keep talking; don’t overstay your welcome; don’t get greedy; and don’t try to gild the lily. Get the goods and get out.<p>But there are two basic tools in …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Smarts: 30 Lessons I Learned in 30 Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at LewisHowes.com.</i><p>It was a warm night outside Caffe Dante, my favorite Gelato spot in New York's Greenwich Village. I usually go there alone. I walk through Washington Square …

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Sales | Inc.com

When you run a company--especially a start-up--it can be a 24-hour job. But no matter how busy you are, there's one crucial part of your operation you should never ignore: sales. Not every entrepreneur instinctively understands this part of the business, but if you keep these four things in mind as …

Business Strategy

8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss | Inc.com

I remember all of my bosses. Some were bad. Most were good.<p>But only one was truly <i>memorable--</i>in the best possible way.<p>Memorable bosses possess qualities that may not always show up on paper but do always show up where it matters most: in the hearts and minds of the people they lead.<p>Here are eight …

Employment

How to Let Go of a Grudge

Think about the last time someone really did you wrong. Maybe a family member forgot your birthday, or your boss passed you up for a promotion. Now, take a moment to notice what you’re feeling. Does thinking about the event make your heart beat faster or your breathing become shallow? Does it leave …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

Most Audacious Companies: Morning Star | Inc.com

Morning Star, the world's largest tomato processor, is flatter than a pancake leveled by a steamroller. There are no managers. No directives from above. No promotions. No titles.<p>Instead, there is the philosophy promulgated by Morning Star's founder (don't dare call him CEO), Chris Rufer. More than …

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