In a lecture at Stanford’s business school, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner talks about the most important lessons he has learned in his years investing in new ventures.
Get even more done with some of these new and updated applications.
Whether you’re an avid user of personal productivity apps or you’re downloading one for the first time, consider this refreshed list of options. – Laura Montini
Sales contests can be a valuable opportunity to coach members of your sales team and get them to work together better.
Stop for a second to think about what really motivates a salesperson . Recent research from Aberdeen Group found that the No. 1 motivator is money. (Shocker!) Following that is competition with peers and recognition for a job well done.
If you aren’t first, you’re last. Don’t let your company get left behind.
No business can afford to blindly follow the crowd. Your company needs to be driving innovation , not sitting in the passenger seat. You need to be ahead of the trends.
I recently talked to RED Interactive Agency ’s CEO, Brian Lovell, and president, Donny Makower, about leading the way. RED
The Quantified Self movement has tremendous potential in the workplace–just don’t use data analytics technologies to monitor people’s bathroom breaks.
People are going crazy for self measurement. Fitbits and FuelBands track our activities and sleep. Mobile apps have gone far beyond counting calories to support mood tracking, time spent meditating, and the progression of chronic disease. There are bathroom scales that feature Bluetooth so they can tell your phone
A banking license? For a social network? Here’s why Facebook’s latest move is more forward-thinking than it seems.
Facebook wants to bank its financial future on more than online advertising . In fact, the company wants to become a bank.
According to the Financial Times, Facebook is awaiting authorization from Ireland’s central bank to become an “e-money” institution, which would allow users in that country
While CEOs understand the value of meticulously maintaining their company’s image on the Internet, most don’t pay enough attention to their own.
If I had a dollar for every CEO I’ve met who thinks his online presence is unimportant, I’d be a one-percenter. In today’s column, my colleague Sam Ford, co-author of Spreadable Media , argues why it’s critical for every CEO to pay close attention to his
There are three kinds of decision makers–but only one type gets the best results.
While it might be true that good leaders excel at consistently making good decisions , great leaders try to involve others in the process, at least when there’s the time and opportunity to do so.
That’s according to John Canfield, management consultant and author of Think or Sink: A Parable
A new book tells women how to boost their self-assurance, but the advice is good for men, too.
I just listened to one of the most interesting interviews I’ve ever heard on NPR, It was a talk with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance–What Women Should Know .
High achievement isn’t just about what you do, it’s also about what you believe, says HubSpot founder Dharmesh Shah.
Here at Inc.com, we frequently round up things you can do to be more successful . That makes sense–we all want to know what we can do to achieve more, but as Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah recently pointed out in one of his LinkedIn Influencer
Here’s what happens when a luxury-goods company ignores a customer’s valid and stunning complaints. One million YouTube views later, Porsche is dealing with much more than Nick Murray’s lemon.
If I asked, “Which luxury-car company most recently extinguished a big engine-fire problem?” you would probably say Tesla. You would be wrong.
Last month, Porsche reportedly issued a recall for all 785 of its 2014
If you say or do something that offends your customers or the public, your efforts to save your company and your leadership position have to be authentic and fast.
The litany of executives, public figures, and politicians whose careers have unraveled because of a discriminatory statement, extramarital affair, crime, or even controversial personal beliefs, shows just how easy it is to fall. But when controversy or disaster strikes, you
It’s grotesque, but income inequality isn’t as harmful as we think.
Last weekend the New York Times published its annual list of executive compensation, with Oracle’s Larry Ellison topping the charts at $78.4 million (and Disney’s Bob Iger in a distant second, at $34.3 million). Pay packages have increased by an average of 9 percent since 2012, continuing a steady and spectacular rise even as average wages
Sorting through your inbox can be a huge time suck. Here are a few ways you can make the process more efficient.
While sending emails might feel
Aereo’s CEO says the Internet is changing every industry, and that’s a good thing.
For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers in New York and 10 other markets can watch shows live or
Instead of just waiting for the work week to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.
Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays ). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: I have had enough!
Your company’s purpose is important to employees, so you probably better let them know about it.
Every company, at some level, has a purpose. How well you are able to communicate yours internally could have a major effect on your employees’ engagement levels.
That’s one of the more striking findings from a new survey from Deloitte. To put it in terms of numbers, 73
Odds are very high that many of your employees are disengaged, but you have the power to change that. Forget about awards and bonuses. Here are the five gifts that keep on giving.
According to research conducted by the Gallup Organization, only 30 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs–that is, they are “involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and contribute to
A roundup of the day’s news, curated by the Inc. editorial team, to help you and your business succeed1. Attention, App Developers
Dropbox has been quietly snatching up small app platforms to help the cloud storage company become more of an app platform itself. Recent acquisitions, which have happened at a rate of roughly one per month, include Loom, Zulip, and Hackpad, among others. App developers eyeing an exit