Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting
Steve Tobak is management consultant, executive coach, columnist, and former senior executive of the high-tech industry. As managing partner of Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting, he's been a trusted strategic advisor to executives and business leaders for more than a decade. Contact Tobak.
If you're the type of person who only sees the bright side of life, be prepared to not be able to face the reality you need.
If you're thinking of self-publishing your first book, this just might change your mind.
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Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.
I went out on a limb and made a commitment no one else would make. That made all the difference in my career.
You can talk the talk and even walk the walk but it takes far more courage and strength to do the right thing in spite of personal risk.
Stop screwing around and calling it work. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
The vast majority of successful startup founders find their passion, their partners, and their product ideas at work.
It's a new year. If this is the only time of year you devote to fixing your problems, you're in rougher shape than you think.
Generic advice doesn't always work because there are some things, some very important things, you simply have to figure out for yourself.
Sony's reaction to the cyber attack against "The Interview" caused far more harm than anything the hackers leaked.
Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.
Bad hires can be a disaster, but even seasoned managers have a hard time consistently hiring the best talent.
One phenomenon is responsible for more failed businesses, blown careers, and financial debt than you can imagine. And it's practically an epidemic among the entrepreneur crowd.
Everyone procrastinates. But if you spend your life avoiding doing what matters, that's not procrastination. That's denial.
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