Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow

Steve Tobak is a management consultant, columnist, former senior executive, and author of Real Leaders Don’t Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Press, October 2015). Tobak runs Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting and blogs at stevetobak.com, where you can contact him and learn more.

Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built
Theranos

Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built

Thirteen years, a thousand employees, $700 million of venture capital, 40 wellness centers. Six million blood tests. Zero revenue. This is how it happened.
How Artificial Intelligence Startups Struck Gold
Success Strategies

How Artificial Intelligence Startups Struck Gold

Their founders aren't any smarter, luckier or more privileged than you or me.
This Is What It Takes to Be the Best at Anything
Make More Happen

This Is What It Takes to Be the Best at Anything

Beating the competition and conquering any field requires mastery of two things: form and function.
The Myth of the 'Serenity Prayer'
Make More Happen

The Myth of the 'Serenity Prayer'

You have the power to change far more than you realize about yourself, your life and your fortunes.
Why 'Fail Fast, Fail Often' Is All Hype
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Why 'Fail Fast, Fail Often' Is All Hype

Learning from mistakes is natural and taking risks is what entrepreneurs do. That doesn't mean you fetishize failure.
The Online Media World Is in for a Big Shakeup
Media Companies

The Online Media World Is in for a Big Shakeup

If you create content -- and who doesn't -- your world is about to change.
This Is How You Solve the Stickiest Career Dilemma
Career Growth

This Is How You Solve the Stickiest Career Dilemma

Here's a hint: If you believe in yourself and are willing to take risks, nobody can tell you what you can and can't do.
The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2016
CEOs

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2016

Failing honestly is not a bad thing. Misdeeds that harm stakeholders are.
Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier
career advice

Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier

If you stay true to yourself and let your life unfold organically, everything will work out fine.
Here's Why You Should Quit Reading and Start Doing
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Here's Why You Should Quit Reading and Start Doing

Contrary to what you may have read, we learn more from experience than from books and blogs.
Will You Thrive in the Trump Economy?
Donald Trump

Will You Thrive in the Trump Economy?

If you make an honest living, you will love Trumponomics. If not, it's about time to start.
Why Experience Makes You Fearless
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Why Experience Makes You Fearless

People who seem fearless are not. They're just experienced.
Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better
Theranos

Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better

Very wealthy people dazzled by founder Elizabeth Holmes stampeded to invest huge sums. Now they want their money back.
Why Millennials Have Their Priorities Screwed Up
Millennials

Why Millennials Have Their Priorities Screwed Up

It's great to live in the moment, but if you want to live a great life, you have to focus on long-term goals.
Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It
Success

Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It

You succeed by following your own unique path, not someone else's.

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