When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it like a gift. It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of the bottle, you need to identify its nuances and understand its valuable characteristics. Show More Summary
One company offers employees the freedom to choose how many vacation days they take.
Real estate executive Llorn Kylo is a modern-day prospector whose experience shows how white-hot the business of legal marijuana is. As the CEO of Cannabis-Rx (OTCQB: CANA), Kylo is angling to help purveyors of legal weed set up shop by providing them with commercial space, capital and advice. Show More Summary
Before Scott Leonard wrote his new book about how entrepreneurs can truly take a break from the office, he lived its message firsthand by taking a three-year working sabbatical that entailed sailing around the world with his family,Show More Summary
Al Franken, the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former Saturday Night Live funny man, yesterday sent Netflix CEO Reed Hastings a letter asking him to take a public stance on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable....Show More Summary
A St. Louis startup that has developed technology to computerize license plates is hoping to land a contract with the state of California, which would give it a major influx of revenue. Rachel Hankerson, founder and CEO of International...Show More Summary
Last Monday morning at 1 a.m., Vern Raburn finally got the last call and signed the last document that made it official. After six weeks of intense due diligence work with Google, the Titan Aerospace CEO was finally signing the papers to sell the startup to Internet powerhouse Google. “This has been done in record time. Show More Summary
Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's former chief operating officer, may have been ejected from the executive suite, but now we know that he floated off with a $58 million golden parachute, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission...Show More Summary
Tech entrepreneur Gary McNamee remembers the moment he committed to his next business idea: during mile 21 of the Boston Marathon in 2010. Over a grueling winter of treadmill training, McNamee had been considering filming the entireShow More Summary
Electricity prices surge. Why a Kickstarter campaign failed. Can "liking" a brand online void a consumer's right to sue?
I've been spoiled throughout my career of building teams in large tech companies. I've had all the luxuries: infinite resources, time, and large pools of qualified candidates. At Google, we always had a steady stream of graduates from top schools flowing into the organization in entry-level positions. Show More Summary
How far would you go to protect your users' privacy? What if it just so happened, that by no choice of your own, one of those users ended up being Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top secret information about the United States government's...Show More Summary
Kickstarter campaigns are almost as ubiquitous as wet weather here in Seattle, so it can be difficult for even good campaigns to get noticed. Despite that, Seattle entrepreneur Mina Yoo managed not only to get her invention the $20,000...Show More Summary
Good timing alone isn't enough to launch a company, but it sure counts for a lot. And in the past four months, everything has fallen into place at the right time for Connell McGill Jr. and Pavel Khodorkovskiy, cofounders of energy-use...Show More Summary
Even more employees leave before the end of their first year. Forty percent of employees who left their jobs voluntarily in 2013 did so within six months of starting in the position, according to data recorded and processed by the workforce insights arm of credit reporting agency Equifax. Show More Summary
The rock legend's PonoPlayer portable music device raised $6.2 million, becoming one of the most successful campaigns ever on the crowdfunding website. Neil Young is on a mission to rescue the art of recorded sound, and thanks to his recent Kickstarter effort, he might pull it off. Show More Summary
Trips to the bank may soon be a thing of the past. New imaging technology lets you take a snapshot of a check with your smartphone and use that to make your deposit. Mitek Systems says it has partnered with more than 2,000 financialShow More Summary
Leading up to oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, the scrappy company that brought broadcast channels to computers through the cloud, explains itself. As the days tick down before Aereo presents its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, Aereo is going on the PR offensive. Show More Summary
Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.
Owning a franchise is a great way to start your own business. A franchise usually does not require expert knowledge to run, because it comes with a business plan that has already been proven to be effective, as well as backup support. Presently, there are an extensive variety of franchise opportunities available out there, but […]