Business Strategy

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

Self-improvement

The CEO of Gap Took a 5-Year-Old's Complaint From Idea to Major Change in Just 2 Weeks

Feedback like this is a gift. It's great to see one CEO who knew what to do with it.<p>A couple of weeks ago, a young girl named Alice Jacob wrote a letter to fashion retailer Gap, Inc., asking for the store to consider more variety for the clothes it offers to girls, instead of "just pink and …

Management

The Holy Grail Of Investing - A Barbell Approach

After a nine year bull run, the market is overvalued.<p>Traditional balanced approaches will underperform in a rising rate environment.<p>A lopsided …

Stocks

Success Secrets From One of the World's Richest Restaurateurs

Tilman Fertitta didn't become a billionaire overnight.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars sits down with Tilman Fertitta, CEO and chairman of Landry's, Inc. one of the nation's largest restaurant companies, to talk about his passion for business.<p>"When I was in college …

Management

Richard Branson Finally Admits What He Really Thinks About the Death of Virgin America (It Isn't Pretty)

This took a while.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Forget the unctuous ra-ra letter to the staff.<p>Forget the politics, the rueful expressions of sadness and the wistful reminiscences.<p>That was all PR.<p>Richard Branson loathes what …

Management

Couple CEO Make Unique Business Model Work by Following These 7 Simple Rules

What you get from this skin care company is special...but it is all in their business model.<p>Starting a business may be easy, but maintaining a successful company over time requires dedication.<p>I had the chance to interview Andrea and Chris Scott who started a unique skin care company, skoah, in …

Management

Why It’s Okay to Cut People in Airport Lines

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Parenting

Why the Golden Rule Of Business is: Don't Run Out Of Money

Plenty of businesses show record profits and are also facing bankruptcy. How could that happen? They ignored the Golden Rule of Business<p>A friend of mine recently started his own business. As a first-time entrepreneur, he asked me if I had any advice for him. I told him that he had just three things …

Business

How Subduing Sweat Became a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Michael Luscher started POINT 3 Basketball in 2010 and has built it to generate 7-figures in sales.<p>Michael Luscher was not cut from the cloth of a traditional entrepreneur, but he has officially made it in the apparel business, growing POINT 3 Basketball into a multi-million dollar company focused …

Management

6 Lifelines That Could Save Your Failing Business

Do you know why your company's in trouble? Go back to the drawing board for a fresh approach -- and ask for help when you need it.<p>Business failure is indeed a reality. Many entrepreneurs have failed in the past, and the sad truth is many more will fall short in the future. If you're reading this …

Small Business

Whole Foods Is in a Heap of Trouble (and the Reason Why Is Surprising)

It was growing organically. And then...<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>One minute Levi's was jeans. And then it wasn't.<p>One minute Whole Foods was organic. And then something happened.<p>Other supermarket chains -- ones that you …

Whole Foods

Thinx Exec Miki Agrawal Wrote Creepy Blog Post on ‘Burning Man’ Orgy Tent

The founder of the “period-proof underwear” company Thinx has already spent the month fending off allegations of sexual harassment, sexism and …

Conservative POV

Andrei Iancu Of Irell & Manella, On Generating $1.59M In Revenue Per Lawyer

Despite Irell & Manella’s conservative size and footprint – around 130 lawyers and just two offices in Southern California – the law firm has built a multinational brand that attracts some of the best lawyers and clients in the industry. Tracing its roots back to 1941 when it started out as a tax …

Leadership

The harsh realities of leading through change

Implementing any kind of change will most likely be met with scepticism and unhappy staff, but these leaders explain why trusting your decisions and doing what’s best for the business is crucial.<p>In 2011, Waterstones was in serious trouble. “It lost £37m in the year that I joined,” says managing …

Rackspace

First Solar and SunPower Make a Strategic Shift at Just the Right Time

Moving from developing solar projects to selling components may be the best move for solar companies today.<p>One of the biggest strategic changes both</b> …

Renewable Energy

JC Penney: For Contrarian Investors Only! - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>J.C. Penney</b> (JCP) is soaring today–and if you know a reason, please let me know–but if you want a reason not to buy the stock, you can …

Stocks

Mark Cuban Believes Health Care ‘Should Be a Right’

As the fight over Obamacare and Trumpcare continues to swirl, billionaire investor Mark Cuban made clear his views on health care in a recent …

Health Care

MKS Instruments Leveraging Its Strengths And Pursuing New Opportunities

MKS is looking to leverage its acquisition of Newport to move into other segments of the semiconductor equipment industry, as well as address larger …

Stocks

Branding Firm Sullivan Expands Its Services by Acquiring Digital Design Studio Four32C

The New York-based brand engagement firm Sullivan today announced its acquisition of digital design and user-experience studio Four32C.<p>The …

Advertising

Singapore marketing leaders cite 'serving customer better' as impetus to going digital

Singapore ‘line of business’ (LOB) leaders are expecting digital technologies and priority on technology-related skills as necessary for the future …

Business Planning

Mind Your Business Podcast: Why Businesses Should 'Own The Dirt'

Last week, my guest on Mind Your Business, was Lou Mosca, who is CEO of American Management Services, which helps businesses arrange financing (Lou is also a Forbes contributor). Throughout the show, which airs live at 1 ET on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM 111, Lou and I took calls from …

Small Business

The Completely Spot-On Productivity Hacks From 8 Top Entrepreneurs

Want to run a multimillion or -billion-dollar company while achieving work-life balance? Learn to rely on the daily lunch meeting.

Productivity

How To Find Wide Investment Moats The 'Easy Way'

Wide investment moats is a phrase first coined by Warren Buffett.<p>Finding moats is critical to long-term investing and creating a margin of …

Investing

McDonald's Just Announced Something That Could Be a Brand New Avenue for Its Business

Why just be a bricks-and-mortar burger chain?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>McDonald's is trying everything.<p>Yes, even fresh meat.<p>Its business has struggled of late and it's turned its imagination toward anything that might …

Black Market

Effective Operational and IT Strategies: Development & Implementation | Bridge Strategy Group :: Management Consulting :: Chicago

While viewed as the undisputed sector leader, a global wholesaler and distributor wanted to be the best of the best across all distributors and …

Management Consulting

Wydr Hires Pepperfry Ex-Head of Operations as VP Operations

Prior to this, Alok played a key role in managing operating cost, improving contribution margins, planning, setting up distribution network, …

Business Planning

5 Ways to Hack the Funding Game for First Time Entrepreneurs

Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of EverlyWell, shares her strategies for raising your first round of funding<p>As the founder of a newly launched startup, I can personally tell you that you'll face countless hurdles -- from developing a business plan to building a team -- to acquiring customers and so …

Management

Madras Brand Solutions names Mark Cerame head of strategy

Global creative and content agency Madras Brand Solutions has named Mark Cerame as its head of strategy, rounding out its management team in New York …

Business Planning

How Losing His Vision Motivated This Founder to Turn a Failing Business Into a $150 Million Giant

Shortly after he purchased ODC Construction, Isaac Lidsky discovered the Orlando-based business was hemorrhaging money. But his disability helped him see clearly how to turn it around.

Management

Mark Cuban Actually Agrees With Donald Trump On This One Dealmaking Principle

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have said it. Chris Voss and Mark Cuban have said it: No deal is better than a bad deal. Compromise is a bad deal.<p>Compromise destroys businesses, crushes deals and destroys lives. It is the idea that I can give up what I want, you can give up what you …

Management