Philosophy

Franchise Players

Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind

Yogurtland's philosophy sold Sung Ok on the fro-yo franchise's business model.
Inspiration

10 Reasons to Remain Inspired When the Wind Blows

A career consultant shares some advice gleaned from motivational writer Jim Rohn.
Self Improvement

Even Warren Buffett Relied on a Mentor

Learn from the best. Great entrepreneurs rely on mentors. Do you have an advisor?
If I Knew Then

TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good.
Innovation Now

How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.
Workplace Diversity

Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.
Women Entrepreneurs

Martha Stewart Slams Sheryl Sandberg: 'Too Much Time Is Spent' Leaning In

The domestic diva said Sandberg's 'Lean In' philosophy misses the mark by encouraging women to take on corporate equality rather than setting their sights on entrepreneurship.
Company Culture

When Employees Live a Company's Core Philosophies, Profits Follow

A 'transfer of ideas' must be done with care so each individual understands and appreciates the firm's values.
Inspiration

How Jamaican Billionaire Michael Lee Chin Inspires This Teen Entrepreneur

Success is tough enough in big, wealthy countries. This teen 'trep from a tiny island nation is studying the example of a local hero.
Success

You Are the Secret to Your Own Prosperity

There is no need to ask for a raise when you increase the value of what you have to offer.

The Power and Peril of Your Daily Choices

Your daily decision-making can determine your sucess, or failure, in business and life.
Design

Designing a Better Office Space

The newest trends in workplace design highlight employee choice, wellness, lifestyle amenities and opportunities for mentorship.
Philosophy

2 Principles That Will Change the Life of Your Business

Whatever your business, Integrity and service are your best offerings.
Company Culture

5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

Culture is not an app you can install and master but a garden you plant, tend and, when needed, weed and prune.
Sales

The 5 Irrefutable Principles of Selling

The more you are willing to give, the less you will need to "sell.''