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The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values

Businesses can outperform their competitors when they're direct reflections of their founders' unique vision. To illustrate, consider this two-part pop quiz:- Which company is infused with a zen-like commitment to simplicity? Hint: It bucks the status quo and forges new frontiers (or, ...

by Natasa Lekic  | June 22, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

6 Valuable Lessons About Money From the World's Most Famous Billionaires

Find out what Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Jack Ma think about managing all that cash.

 Managing your money, for both your business and in your personal life, can be a daunting prospect. With the new year, many of us are thinking about how we can best allocate our resources and set budgets that will help reap the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 13, 2018 08:00:00
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The Best Entrepreneurs Are Dreamers Who Can Match Their Vision With Reality

It's your job to think big, but you need to fit your big ideas into the framework of a successful business

Your job as an entrepreneur is to do what other people won't. It often feels like you have to achieve the impossible, overcoming one obstacle after another.Most people could not do what Steve Jobs did, Elon Musk is doing and Richard Branson has done for decades. An entrepreneur's role ...

by Scott Oldford  | April 26, 2018 12:00:00
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Steve Jobs Was an Arrogant You-Know-What. Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison Aren't Teddy Bears, Either

These five controversial leaders who are/were polarizing, and why that may have been what made them so successful

We all like to fantasize about great leaders being ideal models of humanity in every category: They’re strong, smart, noble, calm . . . right?They're easy to get along with, and, what's more, almost anyone who meets them sees plainly that they’re cut out ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Steve Jobs Invented the iPhone But Warned It Was No Substitute for Networking Face-to-Face

Science is repeatedly confirming what Jobs knew intuitively

The most recent data from Statista re-affirms the explosion of social networks. And you already know that exponential boom has been nothing short of a revolution in the business world.With social technology, it’s easy to intuitively suppose that face-to-face networking is going out of ...

by Shakir Akorede  | December 20, 2017 08:00:00
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Steve Jobs Shares the Secrets to Successful Team Leadership in This Throwback Video

The Apple co-founder reveals what he really thinks about professional managers

Though Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died six years ago, his outsized influence is certainly still felt. A recently surfaced video interview with the late CEO -- which based on his haircut seems to place him in the mid-1980s -- shows him sharing ...

by Nina Zipkin  | December 13, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids Tech-Free -- and It Should've Been a Red Flag

Gates recognizes technology as useful for a student's development, not as entertainment

Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains.Research has found that an eighth-grader's risk for depression jumps 27 percent when he or she frequently uses social media. Kids who use their phones for at least three hours a day are ...

by Chris Weller  | October 28, 2017 08:00:00
News and Events

And the most admired tech founder is... Elon Musk

The man who can take us to Mars tops the new survey from CB Insights

What are the traits you respect most in a leader?Whether it’s a composed demeanor, an understanding of human nature, integrity or a laser-focus on setting and achieving goals, there are many effective ways to lead and inspire trust and confidence.Last month, CB ...

by Nina Zipkin  | December 02, 2016 12:00:00
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What Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Eleanor Roosevelt taught me about fear

Much can be gained from our fears.

Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan and Eleanor Roosevelt walk into a bar—there’s probably a really good joke there. The three admired and celebrated figures from different walks of life and eras do have one thing in common—their ability to put fear in its ...

by Marty Fukuda  | July 02, 2016 01:00:00
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The most powerful advice entrepreneurs ignore

Ego and pride prevents entrepreneurs from reaching out for help.

Study any successful entrepreneur and nearly every single one will point to a mentor as the key ingredient to their success.Getting a mentor is arguably the most powerful piece of advice any budding entrepreneur can receive when embarking on a career in ...

by Graham Young  | June 21, 2016 10:00:00
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6 reasons why Steve Jobs was truly one of a kind

He was not a known philanthropist but he was a visionary.

Steve Jobs was not regarded a philanthropist. He ended the Apple’s corporate philanthropy program shortly after he returned to the floundering company in 1997. The late-Apple CEO, who grew up in Silicon Valley, was worth $8.3 billion (P383.75 billion)  in Apple stock at ...

by Carolyn Sun  | June 06, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

8 'greatest' commencement quotes from business leaders

Once in a while, hopeful graduates get a speaker who's not only entertaining but also drops wisdom like a grenade and brings hungover graduates out of their seats.

Commencement speeches are not typically renowned for their riveting content or brevity, but, once in a while, hopeful graduates get a speaker who is not only entertaining but also drops wisdom like a grenade and brings hungover graduates out of their seats.These ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 30, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

5 habits you should steal from other entrepreneurs' morning routines

Because your mornings play a huge role in your success.

Your morning affects your entire day. What you do or do not do each day will influence how productive you are, how energetic you feel, what you accomplish and, ultimately, how successful you are as an entrepreneur.Related: 5 morning rituals to keep you productive all ...

by Neil Patel  | February 29, 2016 10:00:00