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How Helpfulness Drives Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

Most leaders are aware of the link between employee engagement and business results. We've seen studies like Aon Hewitt's 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement, which showed that a 5% increase in engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenues.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

Bold Vision: Jon Fisher of CrowdOptic

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Deborah Stambler

There are certain qualities we associate with entrepreneurs. Smart, risk-taking and innovative are a few that come to mind.

Memo to Small Business: RingCentral Will Take Your Calls

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.24.2012 | Technology

Small businesses have always had a simple but nonetheless nagging problem: answering their phones with a consistent, professional presence.

Are VCs Playing Small-Ball Rather Than Swinging For The Fences?

James E. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James E. Anderson

I've sometimes thought of the venture capital industry as a bunch of bettors standing around a roulette wheel. There are enough people and enough money to bet on each number. On every spin of the wheel, most will lose their bet, but one person will also win a 35:1 payout.

Nate C. Hindman

Befriending A 'Venture Bank' In The Hunt For Cash | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are venture bankers schooling first-time entrepreneurs and opening up their Rolodexes simply out of the kindness of their hearts?