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.

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
Make More Happen

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
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
Make More Happen

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
Learning

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.

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