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COVID-19 – Accelerating The Destruction Of Corporate Arrogance

Modern capitalism inherently makes it harder for companies to adapt to technological changes the larger they get. And COVID-19 has exponentially accelerated the way things were going, points out Jospeh Heller, CEO & Founder of The/Studio Technologies.

Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?

There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. The reality is neither solution will go away, and it's a mistake to pit one against the other, says Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb.

What Ten Promising Startups Taught Us About Marketing New Products

This past August, Mass Innovation Nights launched its 11th MIN FOODIE event in Somerville, Massachusetts. Looking at the winner and the runners-up in the event, three big lessons stand out on how companies can differentiate themselves in crowded markets - Stephen Wunker, David Farber, and Jessica Wattman, authors of "Jobs to Be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation" shares.

The Missing Link: Revolutionizing Performance Management Through Execution Management

Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “Front Line Heroes“ says that he has been haunted and vexed by four enigmas over the years. Recently her had a breakthrough and discovered components that, together, make up the missing link.

Make Your Brand A Wallflower: Why Social Media Demands You Step Back

In this age of conversation, brands need to speak with a human voice in the noisy marketplace, insists Kevin Lund, author of "Conversation Marketing: How to Be Relevant and Engage Your Customer by Speaking Human". 

No Need To Reinvent The Wheel?

Many European companies have failed to generate organic growth. It’s not that growth isn’t important or that there isn’t any money to invest. The problem is that the methods used to guide a new innovation down the road from just an idea into a real pile of money are so limited, says Pekka A. Viljakainen, author of “No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age“.

Is Your Company A Courage Brand?

When unlocked, courage can be any willing company’s competitive advantage, says Ryan Berman. The author of "Return on Courage : A Business Playbook for Courageous Change" shares how you can approach courage for your brand.

Ten Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is Like Marriage

1. Finding the right partner, with the same ideals and vision, is critical. Otherwise it can be disastrous. 2. You have to register with the...

When Small Businesses Meet Big Opportunities

While SMEs may be driving economic growth, they’re doing it mainly from within their own borders. Could it be that exporting overseas is simply not worthwhile? Or is there actually a significant reservoir of untapped growth potential for SMEs? Raj Subramaniam, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, FedEx Services, ponders.

Five Must-Do’s For Women Seeking Greater Influence In 2017

In business as in politics, women know how to work together to increase value for everyone, and the more influence we have, the more good we can do, says Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, author of “Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life".

Not Having Enough Fun? Take An Oasis And Get More Done

Having fun is more valuable to your life — and your career — than you likely realize. The author of "The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done" argues that create an oasis of fun in either your personal, family or work life.

The High Price of Failure

I was house-hunting recently - a norm for those getting married ^^ - and was alerted by a property agent to a place in...

Shame, Guilt And Envy: Poisons Or Massive Gifts?

Author of "90 Days to Life: A Journey from Turmoil to Triumph" Ruble Chandy looks at the emotions that are shame, envy and guilt are and how they shaped the human race.
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Strength In Difference: The Power Of Neurodiversity

For early-stage startup entrepreneurs and small business teams, establishing a process to incorporate neurodiversity in the workplace will be imperative.

5 Automation Trends That Are Impacting The FinTech Industry Right Now

The FinTech industry is rapidly moving toward automation as a source of efficiency. Chris Grey, co-founder and COO of CapLinked looks 5 automation trends that are impacting the Fintech industry right now.

Discovery: How Sales Sets Customer Success Up To Succeed

Conducting solid Discovery sessions with prospects who become customers is extremely valuable and important in building a relationship with them, says Tim Conder, VP of Customer Success at Bolstra.

5 Essential Branding And Design Tips For Your Company’s Event 

Is your company planning to throw a big event? Valentina Fonseca Krug shares some tips for event design and branding for your next event.

5 MarTech Trends For 2022

Jordan Buning shares a few martech trends for 2022 he believes could help push your business to the next level.

Should Your Brand Use AI?

In determining how your business should use AI, you need to find a balance between AI and human tools, to deliver a superior customer experience, says Darshan Mehta.

Paying Your Nanny… Using Software

by Paul Byrne, Managing Director of Thesaurus Software Hiring a nanny can seem like a simple process – choose the right nanny to suit your...

6 Ways To Overcome The Fear Of Failure In Business

One of the most common things holding back many people from reaching the success they deserve is the fear of failure. The fear of failure is more common than we think, but overcoming it is very possible. Jacqueline Whitmore, author of “Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals” shares six tips to start the process.

7 Habits Of A Happy Brain

You can replace unwanted habits with new habits by building new pathways in your brain, says Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of "Habits of a Happy Brain".

Top Five Digital Health Trends For 2013

Melissa Thompson, CEO of Talk Session shares five trends she thinks will dominate the healthcare front in 2013.

IF You Want A Truly Successful Career, Try Doing Just 5% More Than You...

Why do some people seem so successful at whatever they do in their jobs or their careers? The truth is that highly successful people are not any different from us. What they do have in common is that they understand the concept of “5% More”, says Michael Alden, author of "5% More: Making Small Changes to Achieve Extraordinary Results".

When The Mobile Evolution Turns To Revolution

The democratization of app building has created a new paradigm, says Scott Hirsch, founder and CEO of Appsbar.

11 Strategies To Help Enterprising Women Take Advantage Of Right Now

If you’re ready to jump on the elevator and push the “break the glass ceiling” button with your fellow women, read on for 11 tips from Vickie Milazzo, author of "Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman", to help you get where you want to be.

Three Questions To Help SMBs Embrace Mobility And The Cloud In 2016

Implementing a mobile and cloud strategy can be a daunting task, especially for SMBs without a dedicated IT manager. Eugenio Ferrante, General Manager of Parallels Asia Pacific shares his experience working with SMBs through his role at Parallels, and identifies three questions as typically a good starting point to help SMBs identify their specific challenges and evaluate the mobility and cloud-based tools they may need to overcome them.

Employee Volunteer Events: A Day Of Giving Is A Day Of Receiving

An employee “Day of Giving” is an effective way not only to enhance the company image but also to strengthen ties between management and employees.

10 Life Lessons From Leading Women

To become part of the "women-helping-women" movement that's sweeping the nation, and indeed the world, we first must access our personal power, says Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD, an author of "Leading Women". Here, excerpted from her book, are 10 actions you can take right now.

How Audience Testing Can Help Ensure The Success Of Your Business Name

Audience testing is a great way to see beyond your own mind and get an idea of how others respond to your ideas. This invaluable feedback can grant peace of mind and help you choose a business name with confidence, shares Grant Polachek, Director of Marketing at