Thought Leaders

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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
Entrepreneurs

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
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
Is Codependency Hurting the Way You Lead Your Company?
Growth Strategies

Is Codependency Hurting the Way You Lead Your Company?

For the sake of moral or team-building, we often let problems slide. But that attitude only causes more issues down the line.
Sandi Krakowski
Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers
Growth Strategies

Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers

Tap into the enduring power of storytelling to get your message across.
Denise Brosseau
Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)
Marketing

Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

With transparency gaining steam, entrepreneurs should consider jumping on the bandwagon. The founders of ethical-fashion startup Zady share advice on how to do so.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
Instincts, Not Data, Will Push You Forward in 2014
Marketing

Instincts, Not Data, Will Push You Forward in 2014

Here are three reasons why marketing officers should think of people first.
Ian Lurie
6 Characteristics Great Thought Leaders Share
Growth Strategies

6 Characteristics Great Thought Leaders Share

Looking to lead your industry? Find out if you have what it takes.
Denise Brosseau
Leave It to the Dogs to Build an International Brand
Marketing

Leave It to the Dogs to Build an International Brand

The founders of dog-product company Kyjen dishes on how their brand is able to stand out in a crowded market.
Melanie Spring
Baby's Next Doctor Visit -- Through Instant Message?
Entrepreneurs

Baby's Next Doctor Visit -- Through Instant Message?

Entrepreneur McKay Thomas started in pool tables, moved on to baby goods and is now focused on a healthcare app that gives moms a direct line to doctors. He talks about what inspired the new venture and why he thinks most face-to-face doctor visits are overrated.
Sarah Max
What Brands Can Learn About Storytelling
Growth Strategies

What Brands Can Learn About Storytelling

Shane Snow used his journalism background to found an online platform connecting writers and corporate clients. In the process, he's learned how good, old fashioned storytelling can boost branding.
Sarah Max
It's Time to Embrace Your Brand
Marketing

It's Time to Embrace Your Brand

As we enter a new year, here are four things to consider about how your company is perceived both internally and externally.
Les Kollegian and Charles Van Vechten
Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere
Growth Strategies

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Entrepreneurs often view competitors as their arch enemy, but often rivals will make their own startup stronger. Here is five reasons why.
David Mandell
Want a Brand That Lives? Put Some Heart Into It
Marketing

Want a Brand That Lives? Put Some Heart Into It

For the entrepreneur behind Walk2Connect, turning his passion into a career he loves involved building a brand that has "a beating heart behind" it.
Melanie Spring