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Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Business Executive 2.0: Managing the Budget

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Stephanie Bergeron

The lines between the profit and non-profit sectors have been blurring. The resource constraints and competitive pressures have yielded a non-profit landscape resembling the profit sector. We have seen a melding of these two business models.

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.

Here's Why KPIs Are Linked To Your Success

Mike Harden | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for a long time. Investopedia defines KPIs as a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.

User Experience (UX) Trumps SLAs

Sarah Deane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

Expectations and UX are the two core elements defining success in Enterprise today. Together they are changing the way we buy, consume and supply technology. UX can help address both the value and the use of products.

4 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.

Star Trek's Troubling 50th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.

Young People, Employment and Enterprise -- An Opportunity for System Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Getting your first job, setting up your first business, taking your first degree are opportunities that should be available and accessible to all young people in the UK, but as we know truth is they are not.

How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind.

Will Facebook at Work, Work?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Here is the second episode of The Future In 5, the video series where I share my ideas, insights, and commentary on the future of work in five minutes or less!

The Social Enterprise... Dead or Alive?

Ted Rubin | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

Lately I've been noticing some angst among advocates of the social enterprise movement -- namely that they think it's not living up to its promise.

Becoming a Creative and Cultural Entrepreneur

John M. Eger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

The emergence of creative enterprises is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. According to a 2013 United Nations Report on The Creative ...

Lamb's-Head Stew: The Local Treat That Got This Widowed Mom off the Street

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

At 44, she doesn't take this work for granted -- it's been a long road from selling food off a street cart to owning her own restaurant.

10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Richie Etwaru

Exceptional leaders systematically and pragmatically go against the status quo. They thrive in counter intuition. As technology commoditizes, the herd gets larger and larger, so go in the opposite direction.

School Days 2.0: Connected, Borderless, and Highly Inclusive

Joseph Bradley | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

The same educational mode has persisted since the 1800s -- if not since Aristotle. Students and their classmates sit within the same walls and absorb rote knowledge from one teacher at a time. And woe to those who fail to show up for the morning bell or to follow the lesson plan!

More Than a Lemonade Stand

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Mention entrepreneurship at the elementary school level and you are likely to hear someone say, "You can learn everything you need to know from running a lemonade stand." While one can learn a lot from lemonade stands, entrepreneurship itself is often much more complex.

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

7 Reasons Virtual Conferences Will Transform Industries Worldwide

Michal Tsur | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Until a couple of years ago, I never seriously considered attending or launching a virtual conference. It seemed to me that I would miss out on the ma...

How Video Should Be Adopted in the Enterprise

Michal Tsur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Video has become the new de-facto medium of choice for people online today. Specifically within the enterprise, video has seen very significant growth over the past 18 months.

Lean in: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Edition

Women 2.0 | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Women 2.0

Today, I am the co-founder of an enterprise software startup but at birth, my parents were still in high school. I lived in a trailer in a town with a current per capita income of $18,112, 6.8 percent of families living below the poverty line, and a crime rate 23 percent higher than the rest of the state.

Scott Bakula Talks Star Trek

Bryan Young | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

For a lot of fans, Enterprise must have seemed to be the red-headed step-child of Star Trek shows. However, the show has been re-issued on Blu-ray and stands up as a worthy entry into the Star Trek franchise.

These Companies Offer Big Discounts To NRA Members

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

It pays to be a member of the NRA. Major corporations, ranging from Wyndham Hotels to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, participate in the National Rifle As...

NASDAQ, Walmart Offer a Dose of Reality on Green Business

Mike Bellamente | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Mike Bellamente

It can be argued that a corporate sustainability program will only go as far as its meager budget allows. How can we be asked to change how consumers behave and investors invest?

How To Innovate Faster Than the Fastest

Ethann Castell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Ethann Castell

The world is moving fast these days, but to truly innovate you need to move even faster than the fastest competitors. So how can cloud computing give you the speed you need to stay ahead of your competition?

Stop Killing Your Business! 5 Mistakes to Avoid in 2013

Scott Steinberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Companies need to learn from past mistakes to keep moving forward and innovating. That's not to say past ideas that worked well should be abandoned entirely, but a business needs to constantly ask, "How can we improve this idea? What worked last time? What didn't?"