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.
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.
How to motivate your people to do great work and create an environment where they actually like coming to work.
There's a universe of opportunity out there for those with the same sort of ambition and drive that I had, but only if you follow the right path and don't go astray.
Learn to live simply. You will find rewards in surprising places.
Everyone makes mistakes, but the online world makes them a lot more visible. What not to do, if you want to keep your job.
Starting a Business
There are certain basic minimum tasks you need to be successful. Fail at these and your business fails, too.
Contrary to popular belief, great business leaders are not defined by who they are but by what they do.
If you really want to make it big on your own, be the best version of you, not some false replica of someone else.
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