Break Through 5 Roadblocks to Growing Your Business

Break Through 5 Roadblocks to Growing Your Business

What keeps many businesses from growing? In larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. Closely held and entrepreneurial companies, on the other hand, are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to…

Look Up: A Poem That Will Inspire You to Put Down Your Smartphone
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Look Up: A Poem That Will Inspire You to Put Down Your Smartphone

In private and in public, we’re glued to our smartphones — often at the expense of having a conversation with real human beings in front of us! In fact that was one of the motivations behind the development of Google Glass by Sergey Brin. Brin asked why should we be looking down all the time?…

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd

Youngme Moon of the Harvard Business School created this video introducing her new book, DIFFERENT, an intimately drawn meditation on the meaning of business differentiation. She teaches one of the most sought-after courses in the school’s curriculum, and has published some of the best-selling case studies in the world. How is your business different?

Can a Company Have Co-CEOs?
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Can a Company Have Co-CEOs?

Co-founders, family-owned businesses, and professional service firms often have this arrangement. There can only be one real head of the company, no matter what title each person has. If employees aren’t clear about who’s going to make key final decisions, it creates indecision and anxiety. Verne Harnish (author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits) recently wrote…