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Blog Profile / Anthony Tjan


URL :http://blogs.hbr.org/tjan/
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Venture Capital
Posts on Regator:40
Posts / Week:0.2
Archived Since:January 21, 2010

Blog Post Archive

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

The three kinds of purpose behind most great business success stories.

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

It's not what business you are in today, but what business you should be in tomorrow.

The Indispensable Power of Story

Learning to communicate in a way that connects with others.

Becoming a Better Judge of People

Ten questions to help you understand the "why" and "how" behind a person.

Have the Courage to Be Direct

It's time to get past the human tendency to avoid conflict-causing topics.

The Most Important Job Interview Question

You're not just judging them; they're deciding whether to work for you.

The Power of Subtraction

Don't be afraid to cut back on your priorities, your people, and even your customers.

Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?

It takes guts to launch a business, and guts can be learned.

Great Businesses Don't Start With a Plan

You want to start a business. So you need a plan, right? No. Not really. As part of the research for a book I’m co-authoring — Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck, due out in August from HBR Press — my colleagues and I interviewed and surveyed...Show More Summary

Don't Send That Email. Pick up the Phone!

Around this time last year, I wrote about how we need to get back to allowing conversation to occur without texting, emailing, browsing, Tweeting, Facebooking, or doing whatever else zeros and ones can do these days on smart phones, iPads, notebooks, etc. Show More Summary

Listen to Your Frontline Employees

A basic prerequisite for business success is to know — really know — your customers. There’s a variety of traditional research methods aimed at better understanding customers: usage analysis, conjoint analysis, cluster analysis, roundtables, panels. Show More Summary

How Leaders Lose Their Luck

While researching our forthcoming book — Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck — my co-authors and I made a fascinating discovery: a surprising number of company founders and business-builders attribute much of their success to luck. AlmostShow More Summary

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