Iman Jalali

Iman Jalali

Chief of Staff at ContextMedia, Angel Investor, Startup Advisor and Former TrainSignal President
Iman Jalali is chief of staff at ContextMedia in Chicago. Previously he served as president of TrainSignal, which was sold last year to Pluralsight. He is actively investing in and advising startups in Chicago.
Why Some CEOs and Entrepreneurs Make Horrible Leaders
Leadership Qualities

Why Some CEOs and Entrepreneurs Make Horrible Leaders

Their confidence inspires them to take risks. But if these executives don't learn to properly interact with the teams that support them, they will fail.
Startups, Share the Top Job Candidates You Turn Down
Hiring

Startups, Share the Top Job Candidates You Turn Down

This modest proposal could result in a win-win for companies and job seekers alike.
Don't Drive Your Business Without Data
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
A Reality Check for Anyone Eager to Work for a Startup
Working at a Startup

A Reality Check for Anyone Eager to Work for a Startup

Brutal hours, low pay, stock option souvenirs, smart people with good ideas routinely going broke. You can fall in love, again, with your day job.
Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips
Conferences

Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

You can still get some valuable networking and learning experiences without attending an event.