Growth Strategies

When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point
Personal Improvement

When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point

Comparing yourself to others is often just a distraction when it comes to achieving self-improvement. Winning isn't everything.
Max Ogles
The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent
Inspiring Your Team

The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent

By keeping your list of potential new hires evergreen you are well positioned whether business gets abruptly better or a hole on your team abruptly opens.
David Ciccarelli
'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder
Learning From Mistakes

'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder

A customer service letter addressed 'Dear Mr. Human' follows another dispatch last July in which various automated fields had been left completely blank.
Geoff Weiss
The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees
Make More Happen

The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees

Also: How to maintain workplace confidentiality.
Gael O'Brien
Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.
Growth Strategies

Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
Peter Lehrman
What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.
Holiday Shopping

What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.

As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals.
Krystina Gustafson
3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale
Inspiring Your Team

3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale

Size is a consideration all of its own. A company ready to grow has to carefully examine what got it to that point to determine if it is still useful.
Mindy Hall
7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices
Make More Happen

7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices

If entrepreneurial companies are to thrive, then creativity has to become a major component of their DNA.
Maite Baron
Don't Drive Your Business Without Data
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Iman Jalali
With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage
Make More Happen

With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.
Matt Straz
The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time
Economic Conditions

The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time

Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.
Chris Matthews
The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies
Profits

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality? Here, we explain.
Tim Ferriss
How to Determine What You Should Charge Customers
Billing

How to Determine What You Should Charge Customers

Ask these five questions to get a better sense of how much you should be charging.
Dorie Clark
Listen and Learn From These 9 Emerging Entrepreneurial Podcasters
Podcasts

Listen and Learn From These 9 Emerging Entrepreneurial Podcasters

These podcasts use the radio format to deliver ideas and inspiration tailored to the needs, and schedules, of entrepreneurs.
Kimanzi Constable