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With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?
My Biggest Mistake: One Size Doesn't Fit All

My Biggest Mistake: One Size Doesn't Fit All

When it comes to leadership, different employees take to different approaches. Having a cookie-cutter strategy can lead to disaster and in this case, losing top talent.
Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes

Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes

When Netflix raised its subscription prices two years ago, users rebelled. This time, the company is doing it differently.
Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Fail. Hope. Repeat. How a few simple steps can help you spring back if your startup fails.
What to Do When Your Company Is In Full-On Crisis Mode

What to Do When Your Company Is In Full-On Crisis Mode

Professional coach and Entrepreneur.com contributor Lindsay Broder on what you need to keep in mind when managing a startup -- and a team -- through a rough patch.
6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Do yourself a favor and avoid these costly pitfalls.
Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.
My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

Often entrepreneurs are anxious to get their startup up and running but not taking the time to make sure all the ducks are all lined up can cause a major headache down the road.
The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur behind Flickr, Hunch and Findery talks about the pain of hiring the wrong people, being surrounded by others smarter than you and always needing to be on your toes.
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

For our series My Biggest Mistake, the co-founder of GroSocial opens up about being completely consumed by his entrepreneurial endeavor and how that lifestyle had major consequences.
3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

Nobody likes that person that always denies or casts blame.
Ever Had a Boss Who Seemingly Thrived on Endless Chaos?

Ever Had a Boss Who Seemingly Thrived on Endless Chaos?

Erratic leaders, who mandate frequent deadlines but constantly change course, net few results save for finger-pointing.
Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

While many large corporations loath failure, in the startup world it is often celebrated. When failure occurs, here is how to make the most of it.
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
What's Holding You Back? 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing.

What's Holding You Back? 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing.

If your business is stalled, you may be making a few of these simple mistakes. Thankfully, these errors can be easily fixed.
Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

Unilever made the call to drop a Dove ad that called New Jersey 'the Armpit of America.'
Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets

The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.
How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

When an email for a recruitment meeting was accidentally sent to every registered job seeker in the city of Stockholm, chaos ensued.
Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this yearÂ’s Games.

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