Thought Leaders

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5 Traits to Look for When Seeking a Transformative Marketer
Marketing Strategies

5 Traits to Look for When Seeking a Transformative Marketer

The marketing exec adept with established brands is probably not the right leader for a disruptive product in a new category.
Anthony Kennada
Should You Market Like Chipotle or Be Conversational?
Content marketing

Should You Market Like Chipotle or Be Conversational?

Small businesses should skip the thought leadership pieces in favor of playing up their local roots and focusing on product, personality and people.
Perry Evans
Planning a MOOC? Keep This in Mind
Project Grow

Planning a MOOC? Keep This in Mind

Thinking of teaching your own massive open online course? Our expert shares lessons drawn from first-hand experience.
Linda Lacina
My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course
Think Like Cleveland

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

A business professor reveals the countless hours required to stage an online course for thousands of students from around the globe. Trust us, it's not for the faint of heart.
Jane Porter
The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation
Public Speaking

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
Carmine Gallo
5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game
Growth Strategies

5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game

Knowing how to leverage data can help a company better gain new users, tap into existing users and increase revenue.
Jon Salm
An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable
Leadership

An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable

Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, talks about how he had to confront his biggest fear in order to grow his operation in his new book, ‘The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.'
Catherine Clifford
The Secret Entrepreneurial Lessons of a Liberal Arts Education
Entrepreneurs

The Secret Entrepreneurial Lessons of a Liberal Arts Education

It turns out, the basic college degree is worth more than it seems.
Steve VanderVeen
Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist
Public Speaking

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

If your presentations have 'emotionally-charged events,' your message will stick with your audience.
Carmine Gallo
Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities
Entrepreneurs

Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

Contrary to what is often portrayed in the media, being a woman entrepreneur in the tech community has its perks. Here are a few lessons I have learned about how to capitalize on being a female entrepreneur.
Deena Varshavskaya
Do as Successful Thought Leaders Do
Growth Strategies

Do as Successful Thought Leaders Do

Looking to lead your industry this year? Take a page from the book of the most influential thinkers to expand your thinking and engage others.
Denise Brosseau
When to Say No to Venture Capital
Finance

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
Michelle Goodman
How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating
Productivity

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

We look at one of the great comedian's secrets behind his remarkable productivity and consistency.
James Clear
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What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Tick
Leadership

What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Tick

Comparing traits of successful people is an exercise in futility. But understanding habits is quite useful.
Steve Tobak