A new trend in international development has paired some unlikely business partners: development finance institutions and impact investors are working with large multinational corporations to fund projects that advance both development and business agendas.
American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.
Whether it is a Mom-and-Pop business or a multi-national company, they both share a common need -- reliable tech support. But we are facing a crisis in this country because there are more jobs available in technology than there are highly skilled people to fill them.
When Brian O'Kelley was fired from Right Media after its sale to Yahoo because of a major disagreement about the direction the company had been being taken in, he considered whether he should retire or maybe become a venture capitalist. Instead, later in 2007, he decided to start something new.
What could have been a crushing humiliation that put him off media entrepreneurship for life instead become a learning experience that spurred him forward. "Success and failure are two sides of the same coin," he now says, succinctly.
CHICAGO -- Embrace failure. It's often possible to learn more from mistakes and pitfalls than from victories. That's the advice of Laura Desmond, CE...
Small business owners like myself (and most of my clients) hate it when Microsoft releases a new version of their Windows operating system. Of course, new versions of Windows means new features and capabilities that will hopefully help us run our businesses better.
It's 2015, people, time to really put some thought into that Father's Day gift. Sure, another tie is great, but some dads no longer wear ties to work. Instead, they carry mobile phones and chargers and listen to music on the go and yes, they even help out around the house.
To predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.
Watch the consumer. Always keep an eye on how she is changing. That's the advice on how to thrive and survive in the media business from a veteran and a luminary who has shepherded TV networks, designer goods e-commerce sites and now a venture fund.
More than most people, Keith Reinhard knows that persistence pays off.
To create an innovative culture and climate, managers need to make sure that all employees know that innovation is a job requirement. It should be woven into the fabric of the business and given a prominent place in job descriptions, procedures and performance evaluations.
Why so much activity stirring around the boundaries of gender? And why now? As cultural insight mavens, we see something fundamental taking place. Some people are calling it the Fourth Wave of feminism. Fed up with everyday sexism and forged by other forms of activism, women are empowered by social media and other communications technologies.
A change of this magnitude will create the need for more programs, services, health care and other opportunities. Specifically, Koplovitz expects the delivery of health care services online will blossom.
When Martin Sorrell bought in to WPP in 1985, it was the start of a journey that would end up making the world's largest advertising holding group. What most people probably don't know, however, is that, along the way, Sorrell nearly made a very costly mistake.
Interpublic Group CEO Michael I. Roth took an unusual path to the top of the ad industry. He was a tax attorney and then an insurance executive and was running Mutual of New York before he came to IPG in 2005.