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18 Business Lessons in 18 Years

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Fauzia Burke

Take time off and unplug. Took me a long time to realize that I was more productive, more creative and more enthusiastic about my work when I took regular unplugged breaks.

A Teen Finds Her Place in the Business World

Caroline Henry | Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen
Caroline Henry

I was surrounded by people I typically don't come across in my day-to-day high school world such as business school students from Wharton and successful entrepreneurs. And since I was amongst the youngest there, I found myself looking up to these people.

What Marketers Can Learn From Lance Armstrong

Jack R. Miles | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jack R. Miles

Just because your brand has equity which has been built up over a long period of time, this does not mean its reputation is safe. Reputation can be tarnished in the blink of an eye, often to the point of no return.

(Almost) Everything I Need to Know About Business, I Learned From My Dad

Julia Hu | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business
Julia Hu

On Father's Day, and every day, I thank my dad for all he taught me, and all of the opportunities that he provided me. But as I run my business -- something that would probably surprise my childhood self -- I also often find myself asking, "What would dad do?"

10 Life Lessons From Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

Forbes Woman | Posted 05.24.2012 | Women

At last week's inspiring National Association of Professional Women's 2nd annual networking conference, I had the opportunity to attend the keynote pr...

Seven Lessons for Tech Startups Making Their Public Debut

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Emmanuel Schalit

Since going public is an experience most tech startups go through, I thought it'd be worth sharing what we have learned from crossing this important milestone. Here are seven important lessons we learned about launching our startup publicly.

3 Critical Career Advancement Strategies for Introverts in Business

Lisa Petrilli | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Lisa Petrilli

Early on in my corporate career, there was a retirement party for one of the executives at my company. As an introvert, I was afraid to go.

One Lesson from Steve Jobs We Missed - Embrace Conflict

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Joan Michelson

Being nice doesn't drive innovation. As the legacies of Steve Jobs are analyzed and dissected, one of the most important ones is that Steve Jobs did not worry about not being liked - and drew the best out of people. This flies in the face of traditional corporate culture.

Principal CEO

Michael Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

Many recent studies show that a principal's leadership is just as integral to a school's success as a CEO's is to their business.

Three Ways Synagogues Can Learn From Churches

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

It wouldn't hurt a synagogue to put some restroom signs up or grab a bucket of paint and mark a few spots in their parking lot for newcomers. It would go a long way.

25 Business Lessons From It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fans of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia might chuckle at the idea of gleaning serious business advice from such a silly show. Between Frank's b...

The Barber Shop Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

When I hear people say there aren't enough opportunities and that they can't make money, I'll tell them about the simple but valuable barber shop lessons.