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.

This Is Why Social Media Analytics Are Essentially Worthless
Social Media Metrics

This Is Why Social Media Analytics Are Essentially Worthless

All that data tells you is how you're doing on one platform over time, not if it's time or effort well spent.
Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else's
Leadership

Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else's

Don't fall into the trap of letting others' opinions dictate your actions.
The Virtuous Cycle of Work, Achievement and Reward
Success Strategies

The Virtuous Cycle of Work, Achievement and Reward

Our culture is obsessed with quick and easy ways to achieve fame and fortune. There is no such thing.
10 Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later
Lessons

10 Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

There are some truths you only learn the hard way. How hard is mostly up to you.
Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself
Career Growth

Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself

As our culture becomes ever more cautious, employers are desperate for people who think critically and creatively.
Why Technology Disruption Is Not Better for Entrepreneurs
Disruption

Why Technology Disruption Is Not Better for Entrepreneurs

Respect the persistence and profitability of old-school businesses.
This Is How to Manage Your Career Like a CEO
Career Growth

This Is How to Manage Your Career Like a CEO

Make every opportunity count, know your limitations, and don't be your own worst enemy.
Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?
Twitter

Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?

Social media, once a bastion of open discourse, is under mounting pressure to define and remove "hate'' speech.
6 Lessons From the Demise of Gawker
gawker

6 Lessons From the Demise of Gawker

Gawker was crushed by a libel suit brought by Hulk Hogan and financed by Peter Thiel. Gawker founder Nick Denton is no victim; he did this to himself.
If You Really Want to Make it Big You've Got to Hustle
Work Ethic

If You Really Want to Make it Big You've Got to Hustle

Many dream of leisurely success but only those who enjoy working very hard achieve it.
Trump's Business-Friendly Economic Agenda
Donald Trump

Trump's Business-Friendly Economic Agenda

Trump's plans for tax and regulatory reform could benefit entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporations alike.
Everyone Says 'Do What You Love.' This Is How You Do It.
Careers

Everyone Says 'Do What You Love.' This Is How You Do It.

It sounds romantic but finding work that you enjoy going to and leave feeling good about is the essential edge for success and happiness.
Why Do We Idolize Entrepreneurs?
Ethics

Why Do We Idolize Entrepreneurs?

Some of our most celebrated business leaders are just as unethical as the next guy … maybe more so.
How to Destroy Your Career, Ted Cruz Style
career advice

How to Destroy Your Career, Ted Cruz Style

Be a pro and take the high road when you lose out on a job or promotion.
The Gaping Hole in Shark Tank's Get Rich Advice
Make More Happen

The Gaping Hole in Shark Tank's Get Rich Advice

While it is true that owning your own company is a proven path to wealth, a job that teaches how to run a company is the best start.

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