Technology has become both a blessing and a burden. Our devices allow us to work from anywhere, be flexible, and, in theory, strike work-life balance. But the double edge to that connectivity is that people are increasingly working late into the evening, responding to texts at 10 p.m. or checking reports during family events. In […]
While leading a business doesn’t indicate anything about one’s athleticism, both athletes and entrepreneurs draw from a similar set of skills in order to achieve the same end: a cohesive, peak-performance team. Much of what athletes accomplish on the field has more to do with their mindset than bodies. Over the years, I’ve worked with […]
What would you guess is the world’s most in-demand field? Healthcare? Data science? Accounting? Believe it or not, it’s customer success. According to LinkedIn data, the ratio of jobs to current workers is 32.5 percent for customer success managers. For perspective, that ratio is 31 percent for data scientists and barely 1 percent for mature […]
With Thanksgiving just behind you — and what you’re thankful for still top of mind — it’s only natural to be thinking about gratitude and giving back. Giving Tuesday, which is just three days away, is vital for nonprofits. If organizations prepare for Giving Tuesday well, they’ll raise more money during this annual fundraising day, […]
Transitioning from an internship into a high-paying career is hard. In the data science world, the competition for employment is intense. While there still are a lot of unfilled roles out there, most of them require something slightly more than just a textbook education. The best way to make the leap from a university education […]
Let’s assume that you are very good at what you do. You have a lot of clients, you’re in demand, and your skill set allows you to make a good living. In fact, you might be so good that attracting clients and making money isn’t even that much of a big deal. When someone comes […]
Humble. Genuine. Kind. Gracious. Unassuming. Not the typical traits you’d associate with one of the NBA’s all-time greats, which is exactly what endears Warriors coach Steve Kerr to his community. It is also why I’ve chosen to share leadership lessons from Steve. No matter how you know him, you know Steve Kerr is a leader. […]
What matters is that employees feel included.
Most leaders have been bombarded by the idea that business partnerships are vital to their success. Partners can extend a company’s reach, add new audiences, enhance its value, expand its capabilities, and even boost its reputation by association. Marketing Week pointed out that behemoths like Amazon and Adidas have grown larger as a result of […]
When someone you value considers moving on
Dell Technologies this Tuesday announced the formation of a new IoT solutions strategy, a new IoT division and a $1bn commitment in IoT R&D. Chairman and CEO Michael Dell called IoT “the infrastructure of the next industrial revolution. And that’s what we’re co-inventing with our customers and our partners,” The company’s new IoT Division, led […]
There’s always a tinge of “TBD” that accompanies the role of an early stage startup CTO. There’s a reason the position comes with that “up in the air” feeling. Early stage companies can’t immediately hire someone with the tech and executive know-how needed to handle the job. Most startups appoint a lead developer or some other tech go-to […]
Outdated technology practices will keep your company mired in competitive quicksand. To remain competitive, address these five tech mistakes.
A group of successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneurs Council weighs in on the potential impacts of this technology
About 4 million Baby Boomers leave the workforce each year. This is a major concern for business leaders, considering Boomers make up a quarter of the country’s workforce and many hold leadership positions. As some of their most valuable team members transition into retirement, employers are beginning to feel the strain and need to develop […]
Bad news doesn’t always flow upward. Here’s how to learn the truth.
All too many founders assume that, as they grow their team roster, their diversity will naturally improve. In reality, companies build on what they have.
In this digital age when all the information in the world is readily accessible at our fingertips, the secret to digital transformation and innovation is not data — it’s questions. If you can ask the right questions and reframe the issues your organization is facing in the right light, then you can challenge assumptions and inspire true innovation […]
Entrepreneurs share advice about what is most important when choosing a board.
But other cities are shooting up the global ranks, report says.
Will this geek take the pivotal role on The Hill?
Guest author Rob Leathern was the founder of Optimal. Please Educate Your Startup Team About Equity I believe that the uncertainty around stock options and equity at startups often works unfairly—to the company’s benefit. As founders and CEOs, we don’t create a safe environment for very smart, technical people to not get embarrassed asking what […]
What the Apple cofounder told the Facebook CEO when the social network was young.
A panel features women working on solutions.
A Stanford course on growing a product idea to a big company.
Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. In an early-stage startup, you may not have much in the way of cash to offer new hires. While you’ll often hear advice about how to structure equity for technical hires, deciding how to compensate other key hires—from cofounders to sales staff—isn’t as […]
Taking apart tech’s work-life balance “problem.”
Larry Page wants to defy his search business’s gravity.
It can’t be about salary—so what do you do?
Bullying is passé. Here’s how to build a modern work culture that works.
A global staffing expert shares his tips for leading winning teams, no matter where they are.
How customer demand for honesty, transparency and service drives modern business.
How Netflix and others tackled markets that didn’t exist.
For new companies, the rules keep changing.
When Silicon Valley dream jobs turn into nightmares.
Women, gays, and immigrants form a new majority at the top.
How political candidates’ education plans could benefit Silicon Valley.
The search giant humanized the Web. Now it needs to do it again.
Because it could blow the rust off government services.
Pinterest’s percentage of women in tech roles hasn’t changed in a year.