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. […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Nine entrepreneurs explain how to weed out the bad advice from the good.
Hear from nine entrepreneurs about what would make them give up on their startups.
You might be surprised at some of the stories these entrepreneurs have to tell.
Entrepreneurs dish on how they formed relationships with the mentors who most influenced them.
Failure is a great teacher, they say. So are these entrepreneurs and the decisions they now regret.
The economic downturn crushed many startups, but some thrived. These are their stories.
Sometimes, startups do things right. Check out these eight examples.
When a startup stars to become successful—and outgrows its all-hands-on-deck philosophy—the founder’s job is to make sure that the company can properly scale to cope with the new reality.
8 now-successful entrepreneurs share the real reasons their first start ups didn’t make it—and the lessons they learned from those failures.
Are startup founders really hiring entrepreneurs, or just ambitious team players? What’s the difference, anyway?
Who’s your hero? Who do you want to emulate, and why?
There comes in a time the life of many startups when it starts to become clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new?
Now is the best time in history to start your own business. But depending on what kind of company you’re building, you have to figure out if your idea is poised to capture a trend—or doomed to miss one and face a much tougher road to success.
It takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what else it takes until they’re well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn’t considered at all.
In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. But when it comes to core technical skills, more and more entrepreneurs are opting to partner with technical cofounders rather than hiring someone for an in-house position. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company?
The ends justify the means, according to Machiavelli in The Prince back in the early 16th Century. The concept is hardly to news to countless startup founders who find themselves facing intense pressuresto survive and grow their companies in extraordinarily challenging conditions. Hopefully, the struggles and compromises are worth it in the end.
It takes a unique kind of job candidate to work at a startup. Rather than staying on task in a cubicle in corporate America, startup team members must juggle endless responsibilities and pass through multiple company positions each day. And when you’re putting a team together for the first time, job descriptions don’t even exist yet. So how…
Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology—they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration.