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Business Values

What Is Quality Worth to You? Is Your Business a Mercedes?

Janet Odgis | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Janet Odgis

Imagine that your business is a car. Which model is it? Is the engine well-tuned, the driving experience comfortable, is it made as well and are the components guaranteed to last for years? Can you perform like a Mercedes?

Can Etsy Keep its Edge Post-IPO? 3 Ways to Defy Capital Market Norms

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.

6 Ways to Live Your Entrepreneurial Dream Life

John Bowen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

We can break through the barriers and start living our lives based on our deepest values. So says Mary Morrissey. Her expert insights on the spiritual side of success have given her audiences with The United Nations, The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela as well as numerous corporations and entrepreneurs.

Time to Put Your Money in Motion?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many indicators suggest that our economy is nearing record levels, and now's an excellent time to assess a possible move.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

Why Should Companies and Employees Have Shared Values?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Scott MacFarland

The brand starts with the employees, which are the catalysts for a healthy company. What they say, how they act, how they talk to customers, and more importantly, how they buy into the company value system is critical.

Stop Building a Business -- Start Building a Culture

Alba M. Alemán | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alba M. Alemán

Things like values, culture, vision, discipline, a well-articulated plan, and traditions are important aspects of building a business that often get lost in the shuffle or replaced by much more exciting things, often known as distractions.

Conscious Business, Crowdfunding and Social Impact Investing

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Through thousands of Intuitive Readings, I have learned that there is a new organizing principle which, when embraced as a core value, ensures richer success in the new capitalism.

Throw Out Your Plans for 2013: Business Is a Journey

Dov Seidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

A journey takes two directions. It's a deep internal examination of our values, and an external demonstration of those values. Both require new thinking, and here are some ways to start.

(Almost) Everything We Think About Employee Engagement Is Wrong

Dov Seidman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Dov Seidman

By understanding the true source of super-engaged workers, our companies and their leaders can have their business lunches and enjoy what they eat during these collaborative, inspirational and productive sessions, too.

Thinking About Values in Tension

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

I see a growing number of corporations, non-profits, governments and start-up companies asking themselves the hard questions about how to balance their short-term business issues with long-term institutional values, even when this does not yield easy answers.

Top Women Leaders' Higher Ambition Creates Equal -- If Not More -- Value Than Men

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

I applaud all higher-ambition leaders. And maybe now that the concept has made it into the Harvard Business Review, women's natural style of understated and values-based leadership will gain more respect.

The Next Wave of Business Management

Paul J. D'Arcy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul J. D'Arcy

For companies that are knowledge leaders, the rise of mobile devices, new applications, social media and ubiquitous broadband are the foundation for the next wave of business management and employment change.

The Power of Collaboration

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey B. Swartz

In a perfect world, we'd all have the time and money and resources to be able to run our businesses successfully. Unfortunately we don't live in that world.