Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

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.

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters
Networking

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Popular wisdom says your sphere of influence -- your communications and social network -- should be big. Popular wisdom is wrong.
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs

A refreshingly objective perspective on what it takes for startups and small businesses to make it and the percentage that actually do.
Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs

You either want to accomplish great things or you don't. If you don't expect and push for it, you don't get it.
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Where Does Innovation Come From?
Innovation

Where Does Innovation Come From?

A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.
The Most Important Career Choice You'll Ever Make
Leadership

The Most Important Career Choice You'll Ever Make

Ready to reach for the stars and tackle every obstacle that stands in your way? Advice from someone who's been down that long hard road.
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7 Surprising Truths About Mentors
Leadership

7 Surprising Truths About Mentors

You may think you're in control and everything happens for a reason, but more often than not, things that matter are influenced by others.
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The 6 Steps to Conquering Those Big Projects That Drive You Nuts
Leadership

The 6 Steps to Conquering Those Big Projects That Drive You Nuts

If you want to accomplish great things, you've got to go out on a limb from time to time.
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Great Entrepreneurs Do What Can't Be Done
Leadership

Great Entrepreneurs Do What Can't Be Done

There is always a way to get things done. Nothing is impossible. That's what can set you apart.
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Does Personal Branding Really Help Your Business?
Leadership

Does Personal Branding Really Help Your Business?

Remember that serious entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on developing and marketing their products and services, not themselves.
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How to Deal With Self-Doubt
Leadership

How to Deal With Self-Doubt

There's actually nothing to fear from self-doubt -- as long as you deal with it instead of making believe it doesn't exist.
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How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China
Leadership

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

How an English teacher turned a vision, a bunch of friends and $60,000 into the world's most valuable Internet commerce company.
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Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.
Leadership

Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.
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Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence'
Leadership

Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence'

Self-awareness is a very good thing in life, but it's all too easy to mistake what lies on the surface for the genuine feelings buried deep below.
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Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook
Leadership

Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Remember when everyone said Tim Cook would change Apple after Steve Jobs? He did. For the better.
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The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Leadership

The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

All the advice you need to know boils down to these ideas to help you differentiate and beat the competition.
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