There's one hidden cost that often goes unaccounted for when filing with Uncle Sam. In the throes of tax season, here's yet another line item businesses must consider: hidden wireless costs. What seems like a simple consideration is actually quite complex. Show More Summary
Ditch the podium, stop scanning the wall, and connect with your audience. For some reason, the old rules use every trick possible to … well, trick you. If something makes you uncomfortable, the rules immediately look for a workaround, some way to avoid the issue. Show More Summary
I was exchanging emails with a colleague that used to be at the Stanford d.school and now works with schools. He menionted Brad Bird, which reminded my of an interview that Huggy Rao and I did with him in 2008...
With Square and others getting into the business of merchant cash advances, the industry's rates--often in the triple-digits--could tumble. The Information Payments-company Square is getting into the business of lending--giving its customers a potential new avenue for finding funding. Show More Summary
It's that time of year again when the Oracle of Omaha writes to his shareholders. As always, there's much wisdom in those pages. Critics gotta criticize, and when you're as successful in your undertakings as Warren Buffett, they're going to look for anything they can find. Show More Summary
Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. When it comes to an idea gaining traction, what's more important: The idea itself, or the entrepreneur behind it pursuing...Show More Summary
Huggy Rao and I continue to be focused on the launch of our new book Scaling Up Excellence. But every now and then i can't resist doing something different I got an email the other day from Harvard Business Review...
The Dating Ring, a Y Combinator startup, plans to fly single women from New York to San Francisco to meet eligible men. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, ladies. In the latest innovation in the booming matchmaking industry,Show More Summary
Today, I was thinking back to perhaps the busiest time in my career: the first few months right after I left Thomas Nelson, almost three years ago. At that time, I was spending all day, every day buried in administrative detail—responding to emails, making travel plans, and filling out expense reports. Finally, I decided I […]
Adam Bryant has put together a great leadership companion with Quick and Nimble. There’s great advice on a wide range of leadership issues from Why Culture Matters to Alone at the Top. Here are several: Why Culture Matters: A successful...Show More Summary
A Stanford Business School professor explains why you must address conflict within your management team. "Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me." --Napoleon Bonaparte, 1804 Research over the past two decades has established the panoptic effect of power on people. Show More Summary
It’s hard to imagine but at one time, mobile service workers moved from one call to the next with only a map to guide them. These professionals were forced to quickly learn the layout of their assigned territories or risk being eventually fired. Show More Summary
If you want to start a blog to promote your business, or if you’d like to get more out of the blog you already have, here are a few good reasons to devote more time to your blogging efforts. 1. More website traffic. This goes for anyone, SEO expert or not. Show More Summary
Discover which habits, routines and protocols could be putting your business's future in danger. You may be familiar with this old story: Every Sunday for years, a man watches his wife trim off both ends of the pot roast before putting it in the pan and cooking it. Show More Summary
Researchers found three verbal "tells" that suggest a person might be lying. Two people want to sell you one something. One of them is lying. The first tells you calmly, "I promise you're going to love this." The second is much more animated. Show More Summary
The mobile payment company reportedly is testing a new initiative to loan money to its customers, but business owners should consider the payback plan very carefully before signing up. As recently as the end of last year, Square was preparing for an IPO. Show More Summary
Sure, you work hard. But do you work smart? More important, do you embrace the habits that can propel your success? What is it that separates people who are highly effective in work (and life) from those who are less so? Often it's a few very specific (and learnable!) things. Show More Summary
It's crucial to set yourself up for success at the beginning of a new venture. Start by letting go of overly optimistic myths that don't jibe with reality. Even though there isn't a formula for success--otherwise there would be a lot more of it--you want every edge you can get. Show More Summary
When you have offices in different time zones, it's important to spend time and money keeping everyone on the same page.