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4 Things Highly Successful People Do To Get Ahead

Michael Stewart | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michael Stewart

Disruption is the new normal, and that will not change anytime soon. Now is the time for those who are willing and able to show up differently.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Believe it or Not, Your Non-Profit Is a Brand

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Brand seems to be a dirty word in the nonprofit/NGO space. Organizations shy away from it because "it's a private sector thing" or "it only applies to organizations that have money for marketing."

Stop Building Lists, Start Building Relationships

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Hilary A. Doe

Stop building lists and start building relationships -- you'll create strong communities and movements in the process.

Strategic Planning: Hire a Referee So You Can Be a Player

Ray Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

There's an ambient contradiction in your desire to make your deliberations candid, open and egalitarian while at the same time insisting on serving as the head 'traffic cop' who just happens to have the biggest title in the room.

Phenomenology in the Real World: From Default Thinking to Sensemaking

Max Benavidez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

By taking the holistic nature of cultural context and its relationship to emotional resonance regarding products and how and why we make decisions, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen developed what they call the sensemaking method.

How Do You Value an Impression?

Ross Resnick | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Ross Resnick

Imagine that the local ice cream truck of your childhood is rolling down your street. His haphazardly painted truck is blasting a mélange of slightly...

Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Original work is great, but be sure to observe those who are already doing it right through a social landscape analysis. Then enhance your content from there.

If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sitting On It

Michael Ramah | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

Those clinging to the false security of the conventional model should take a long hard look at the fragmentation that is confounding the advertising industry.

A Weak Winner

Lubna Najjar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Lubna Najjar

How about the times you failed on your way to the top and how those situations taught you to do it better? How about the times you said 'no' when you should have said 'yes' to a business deal or a decision of profit building potential?

Five Ways to Cope With Unexpected Setbacks in Business

Ute Wieczorek-King | Posted 05.08.2014 | Small Business
Ute Wieczorek-King

In business, small things that appear outside your control can happen all the time, such as the awkward customer who is never happy regardless of what you do, or the company that's not paying your invoice despite frequent reminders.

A Primer on Corporate Mobile Communication

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Lisa Chau

According to the study, only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work and this problem costs businesses almost $550 billion per year.

The Strategy of Sochi: Did Censorship or Friendship Define the Winter Games?

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Sochi was a showcase for soft power strategy and there is no doubt that influence plays were being run.

The Secret to a Hopeful Planning Session

Ted Harro | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Today's work leaves little room for new efforts. So any senior team that wants to create a great organization has to get ready for new initiatives by regularly clearing the decks.

Is Innovation the New Donation?

Jeremy Wilson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Jeremy Wilson

Over the last ten years businesses have been on a quest to humanize, to become closer to customers. This changing role is leading consumers to ask not only, 'How can you make my life better?' they are asking 'What are you building to make the world better?'

The NICE Initiative 10 Takeaways for Female Entrepreneurs, Part 1

Penina Rybak | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"I like to help women help themselves." -- Louisa May Alcott "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -- Aristot...

5 Entrepreneurial Lesson's Learned From Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

Katie Lance | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

I compiled five of my favorite "Barbara takeaways" that I think will resonate with anyone but particularly those of us who are entrepreneurs, working hard on our business but also leading a full life with family and children.

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

Anthony Tjan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

The truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for "non-traditional" competitors.

Design for Startup Companies

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

What impact does great design have on a startups' success, and how can they best apply design when on a shoestring budget? It is a mistake to think that plowing design resources into a visual identity, as usual, will do the job.

World-Class Performance: The Commitment. The Pursuit. The Achievement.

Michael G. Winston | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Michael G. Winston

The Olympics inspire us as do few other events in the world. The pageantry, the drama, the coming together of different people and cultures are a spectacle to behold. We also learn a lot from these premier athletes and from the games themselves.

Life Is A Game. This Is Your Strategy Guide.

Oliver Emberton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Oliver Emberton

You might not realize, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

The 5 Things We Know About Google's Five Year Plan

Jeremy Wilson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Jeremy Wilson

Almost everyday there are stories covering Google's new projects or the evolution of it's many products. With so many initiatives it can be hard to step back and look at where the web behemoth is really heading.

The Paradox of Breakthrough Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Creating breakthrough innovations require designers to live on the edge in order to sustain an extended exploration of concepts. Since working with br...

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

Missing Steve Jobs. The Vision Time Machine

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.

The Communicators and the Strategists

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Martin Varsavsky

I have been fortunate to meet some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and I would like to share an observation with you.