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Growth Strategies

Partnerships

The 5 False Expectations That Could Destroy Big-Brand Partnerships

On the surface, startups and big-name brands are businesses with a similar overarching goal: to make money. But crack the exterior, and you'll find that's about all they have in common.
Employees

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Ways Telecommuting and Flex Time Help You Recruit the Best Workers

Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world.
Innovation

Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.
Human Resources

What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Millennials

To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It

Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea.
Customer Service

Spare Me Your Platitudes. Customers Are Tired of Insincere Support.

Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right.
Brainstorming

How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.
Movies

With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.
Charity

Four Ways to Better Involve Your Company In Charitable Activities

I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Tips on Building an Epic Customer-Support Team

When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a ro...
Take It From The Pros

The Truth About Intelligence and the Many Paths to Greatness

In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute.
Human Resources

What the Data Tells Us About the Contemporary HR Director

Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management.