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. […]
Nowadays most companies are doing SEO, PPC, and Content Marketing. Yet sometimes the company’s are not getting the leads they need. Some businesses get leads — but not quality leads, or they don’t get the leads that fit their expectations. The main reason a company doesn’t get the leads they need is that they are […]
Narrowing your list of options to speakers within your industry is a great way to ensure your keynote session will pack a punch.
It can be challenging to realize that you are in the midst of a moment of personal growth when it comes to business. As the day-to-day of your professional life moves more quickly, you are likely to evolve in your career. Sometimes you change in your leadership role without even realizing a transformation has occurred. […]
When you hear “connected community,” it’s natural to think of the internet. While the internet is undoubtedly a conduit for connections, the actual concept goes much deeper. From public safety and transportation to civic engagement and economic development, access and efficiency are at the root of connected communities. Learning how connected communities can bolster your business. […]
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
Corporate social responsibility isn’t a fad. Luckily, there are countless ways to improve the world while improving your business.
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 global staffing expert shares his tips for leading winning teams, no matter where they are.
The AI conversation focuses too much on the artificial and not enough on the intelligence. The advantage is the work it empowers.
Global spending on digital transformation — or the digitalization of business practices, data, and products within organizations — is projected to reach $2.3 billion by 2023. With the future seeming ambiguous, will companies embrace digital transformation? What should companies reimagine in this transformative phase now to be relevant later? In a survey of more than 1,000 executives […]
Stereotypes in advertising are bad for business. As brands ignore women’s perspectives, women fight to make their voices — and consumers’ — heard.
Now that Dropbox is shuttering its email app, you’ll need alternatives.
Why Google’s Project Loon, Facebook’s Internet.org, Stellar and other projects are so important.
In business, the misses can be just as important as the hits.
Do you know what kind of business you have?
Eric Schmidt and Travis Kalanick share insights, and even bizarre stories.
Put another way: Get ready for the bubble to pop, or at least freeze over.
The tech community’s political proclivities—in six charts.
Score one for the sharing economy.
What running large teams in a harsh desert environment can teach business executives.
Here’s Google and Udacity’s spin on getting a MBA.
The right talent changes everything.
Guest author Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for Nginx. A wise person once said that you build what you know, and you know what you build. While these weren’t the exact words uttered by computer programmer Melvin Conway in 1968, the sentiment is there. His sociological observation, dubbed Conway’s law, posited that […]
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.