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.

Want to Be Successful? Keep It Real.
Leadership

Want to Be Successful? Keep It Real.

Executives who have lost touch with reality have sunk many once-thriving businesses.
3 Lessons From Pepsi's Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest Ad
Brands

3 Lessons From Pepsi's Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest Ad

If your business isn't politics, keep politics out of your business.
Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs
Social Entrepreneurship

Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs

You'll have way more to give back and a far better chance of achieving an impact by starting out in the business world.
Jessica Alba's 'Honest' Mess
Brand Reputation

Jessica Alba's 'Honest' Mess

Your brand is your promise. As The Honest Company is finding out, it's the one promise you can't afford to break.
Why 'Big Risk, Big Reward' Is a Myth
Risk

Why 'Big Risk, Big Reward' Is a Myth

The notion that entrepreneurs have to risk everything to be successful is nonsense.
What Trump Doesn't Understand About China's Entrepreneurial Culture
China

What Trump Doesn't Understand About China's Entrepreneurial Culture

China doesn't want to be the world's technology manufacturer; it wants to displace Silicon Valley as the world's technology innovator.
In Defense of Uber, Amazon and Meritocracy
Uber

In Defense of Uber, Amazon and Meritocracy

Uber's highly competitive culture has come under fire, just as Amazon's did two years ago. Their critics have it wrong.
4 Takeaways From the Rise and Fall of Nasty Gal
Entrepreneurs

4 Takeaways From the Rise and Fall of Nasty Gal

If you just want to get in, make a quick million or two, and get out, entrepreneurship is not for you.
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
Make More Happen

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'
Personal Development

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
Failure

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.

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