Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Does Every Senior Leader On Your Team Have A Backup?

Feld Thoughts

I said some version of the following statement several times in the past few weeks. Assume aliens came down and one of your senior leaders was taken away to their home planet. Do they have a person reporting to them who could step into their role, even if it’s only temporary? If you are the CEO, this includes you. It’s remarkable to me, even in companies that are over 100 people, how the answer to this question is no.

7 Critical Tactics To Lead Your Business To A Better Future

YoungUpstarts

by Otto Scharmer, author of “ The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications “ This is a relentlessly turbulent time for business, with quicksilver shifts that can upset even the strongest organizations and throw firmly established plans far off course.

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Dedicate Time For Learning & Get Better at Anything

ConversionXL

Do you want to get better at your work? Are you even trying? Putting in the work and meeting with mentors will get you far, but dedicated time for learning WEEKLY will increase your chances significantly. You have the time to learn!

Five Mistakes Every Start-up Should Avoid

YoungUpstarts

Many budding start-ups fail because of small mistakes that its founders commit in the nascent days. These are the five common mistakes every start-up should avoid to run smoothly. Choosing the wrong people.

Startup Tips for Becoming More Financially Responsible

The Startup Magazine

If you want to become a more responsible with your finances, there are a number of ways to do so. The more financially responsible you are, the better prepared you will be in the future.

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Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Becoming a Landlord

The Startup Magazine

Renting out properties is a great source of income and can be a hugely profitable business in the long run if you develop it properly.

How To Publicize Your Credentials When Starting A Business

YoungUpstarts

More and more people across America are taking the bold and potentially lucrative move of starting their own business, whether operating as a sole trader or at the head of a small enterprise.

What ‘Being An Expert’ Really Means Today Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Recently during one of the live coaching webinars I run for my Laptop Lifestyle Academy members, an important topic surfaced, one that shows up again and again as a common excuse for someone to NOT start a business. In fact, it is so common I’ve already addressed it once before, The post What ‘Being An Expert’ Really Means Today Online appeared first on Yaro.blog.

Combining Machine Learning And Logic/Hybrid Models Using Machine Learning

YoungUpstarts

When most of us think about artificial intelligence, we probably think about robots that clean homes and work in factories. The general understanding related to how artificial intelligence works and is structured has largely been a construction of Hollywood Sci-Fi films.

In Just 2 Words Elon Musk Gave Writing Advice Every Business Leader Should Follow

Inc Startups

Cutting out confusing technical terms and replacing them with clearer language can lead to more effective communication and higher productivity.

And When My Time Is Up, Have I Done Enough: Fred Wilson’s Post on ‘Time & Money’

Hunter Walker

Like many in the venture community, especially us newer investors, I enjoy Fred Wilson’s “process” posts, where he shares a POV on the practice of our profession.

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

Inc Startups

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.

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How to Design a Landing Page That Converts

The Startup Magazine

With marketers spending most of their time driving traffic to their blog pages and websites, it is hoped that their target audience will visit their page and sign up as a customer. However, if the landing page does not entice a customer, there will be no sales, which means you are wasting your time.

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurship is a journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But, is it your journey? Innovate

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ROL: Return on Luck

Jeff Hilimire

In what is now one of my favorite business books, Great by Choice , Jim Collins introduces the concept of Return on Luck (ROL). He describes ROL as such: Our research showed that the great companies were not generally luckier than the comparisons—they did not get more good luck, less bad luck, bigger spikes of luck, or better timing of luck. Instead, they got a higher return on luck, making more of their luck than others. The critical question is not, Will you get luck?

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3 Unique Advantages of Introverted Leaders (Backed Up by Science)

Inc Startups

Leadership and success are tied to how well you manage a team. Introverted and extroverted people manage differently, and it's good to know why.

SAP: Past, Present and Future

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. User conferences are fine, but I always feel we intrude there on customer time. In the past, SAP has done such summits in silos – focused on a products. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

2 Powerful, But Simple Methods for Reducing Stress in the Workplace

Inc Startups

Workplace stress is an issue that is steadily rising each year. However, there are simple steps that companies can take to reduce employees stress. HR/Benefits

The Right Way to Build an Online Community: 3 Rules From Investor and Flickr Cofounder Caterina Fake

Reid Hoffman

3 rules to build an online community the right way from Caterina Fake: Think about the community—not the tool—you want to build. Shape the conversation from day one… and continue to engage after that. Know who you are, who you’re for, and what you stand for. Read the full post on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurship Links entrepreneurship masters of scale technology

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Inc Startups

Why performance evaluations suck.

SAP: Past, Present and Future

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. User conferences are fine, but I always feel we intrude there on customer time. In the past, SAP has done such summits in silos – focused on a products. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Tweeted the World's Worst Productivity Tip

Inc Startups

Replacing PowerPoint meetings with group reading sessions is just another way to waste our valuable time. Productivity

Pence visiting North Carolina campaigning for GOP, tax law

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to North Carolina for some Republican fundraising and promoting President Trump's tax overhaul law

7 Ways Business Leaders Get Stuck (And How To Get Back On Track)

Inc Startups

In a rut? Unable to scale? Communications breakdown? Time to make a change.

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Federal regulators assess $1 billion penalty, other restrictions to Wells Fargo

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A historic $1 billion penalty was assessed Friday to Wells Fargo & Co. by two federal regulatory agencies

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Yes, You Must Like All Your Employees (or Be Really Good at Faking It)

Inc Startups

So much of the pervasive discontent at work comes down to one problem: Employees are worried their boss doesn't like them. Everyone wants the people who exert power in our lives to like us. If you take action to be more likable yourself, you also end up liking others more.

Cooper declares state of emergency in Guilford County; Pence tours east Greensboro

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Damage assessors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will join other damage assessment teams from local and state governments and the U.S. Small Business Administration

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Inc Startups

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras. Innovate

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Bell holds off Gragson to win Xfinity race at Richmond

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) AP) — Christopher Bell grabbed the lead out of a restart to begin the final stage and held off teammate Noah Gragson to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night

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Stop Playing Golf and Going to Happy Hours. Do This Networking Activity Instead

Inc Startups

Making networking an experience, a workout, something people are excited to do is key when making impressions. Networking

Third person charged with murder in deadly sweepstakes robbery in Burlington

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BURLINGTON — Police have arrested a third person in connection to a deadly armed robbery at a sweepstakes parlor April 8

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How Some New College Graduates Are Pulling Over $1 Million a Year (Courtesy of Elon Musk)

Inc Startups

Researchers in this one industrycan expect huge salaries and bonuses. Technology

Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Jimmie Johnson's alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are his fellow NASCAR drivers

This NASA Astronaut Owes His Success and Work Ethic to This 1 Thing

Inc Startups

As a kid, Scott Kellycouldn't do his homework yet he still went on to become an astronaut.A book by Tom Wolfe made the difference.

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