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Giving decisions to people closest to the action can transform any organization says Dennis Bakke in The Decision Maker. In a decision-maker organization, the leader leads by choosing a decision-maker based on their proximity, perspective, experience and wisdom. But since we are all human, the decision-maker must ask for advice. Show More Summary

A Progress Report on Silicon Valley's Gender Problem

Entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa explains the small but important step the Valley is taking in fixing its lopsided gender ratio.

Family Dollar on Dollar General's $9B Takeover Bid: No Thanks

Family Dollar believes Dollar General's bid will not get past antitrust regulators.

The Cities Where People Get the Most (and Least) Sleep

Jawbone analyzed thousands of its customers' sleeping habits, and the results reveal a lot about how people work and play according to where they live.

Fed Officials Are Discussing Giving Less Help to Economy

As economy improves, the Fed discusses ways to scale back the help it's providing a steadily improving economy.

Rule No. 1 of Business Growth? Create Customer Reactions

Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue says, above all, customer responses will fuel your business success. Here's how.

The Birth of Bowlmor, Bowling Juggernaut

The ability to spot the business potential in a divey bowling alley led to the biggest bowling company in America.

Effective Leadership Requires This One Key Trait

Bren Brown, the bestselling author of "Daring Greatly," explains why the best entrepreneurs all do one thing that doesn't exactly come naturally to them.

7 Steps to More Effective Delegation Starting Today

Delegating work to others can multiply your effectiveness many times over. But you've got to delegate the right way first.

Building a Company the Hard Way

Most of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. launched using founders' savings, sweat, and prayer. They wouldn't have it any other way.

Maintaining Outsourced Development Quality

Many firms that outsource want to reap all the savings from cutting costs on developers without accounting for the additional overhead they’ll need to manage developers who aren’t right down the hall. All the informal code reviews, requirements clarification, etc. that was done real-time and face-to-face must be made explicit and conducted remotely…often across multiple […]

7 Questions For: BlackV Club

The brand-new company launched to widespread skepticism for its "Yo"-like, ultra-minimal approach to retail. (Guess what they sell.) But its founders assure Inc. this is no joke.

8 Best Practices For Text Message Marketing (Infographic)

Before you start texting your customers like crazy, be sure to follow these rules.

7 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do (and Feel Good About It)

Inc.com columnist Minda Zetlin outlines step-by-step how to effectively influence everyone around you.

What Jay Leno Can Teach You About Growing Your Business

Most comedians do the same thing when it comes to developing new material. Here's why this practice can help you, too.

More on why projects fail

This post on top reasons for IT project failure by Ron Sheldrick has up on LinkedIn for a while. Here were my two cents, nothing new if you’ve followed for a while: @James Pastor [a fellow commenter] hit on the scope issue early on in this thread. Back in my SAP days we found that poor knowledge […]

10 Years Ago Today: 3 Crucial Lessons From Google's IPO Filing

When Google went public, its S-1 filing served as its company culture manifesto in a big way. Here's what you can learn from it.

How the Secret Power of Negativity Can Help You

Positive thinking can only take you so far. To really succeed, you need to embrace some negative thinking as well.

3 Types of Focused Leaders

Where the leader looks, so goes the team and the company. Consider where you are focusing your efforts.

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