How to Drastically Increase Your Company’s Productivity in Just Three Months

Overwhelmed with to-dos, meetings, and reminders? Get on the fast track to better productivity in 90 days. This three-month plan will help you gradually increase your efficiency by helping you identify where you're spending too much time and offering suggestions that will streamline your operations.

True Story: How I Took on New Employees for my Startup

Back in 1993, Palo Alto Software had been mostly consulting with a stubborn insistence on software products that were not paying for themselves (yet). I was troubled with the risk and fixed cost of hiring people to help with my then-fledgling software company.

Why Self-Evaluation and Job Descriptions Matter Even More for Startups

One of the most challenging aspects of working for a startup is also the thing that makes it so exciting. As the company grows, roles and structures change. For better or for worse, your job description can change dramatically in mere months.

Customer Zombies

A recent study from Colloquy found that more than 50% of customers who initiate a loyalty program failed to return. Customers become zombies when they lose interest in the company, product or service.

If You Want to Disrupt Your Market, Look to the People on the Sidelines

A huge opportunity for entrepreneurs lies in taking advantage of that very slice of the market: The people who are sitting on the sideline, waiting for you to show them why they should even buy a particular type of product or service at all. This is disruptive innovation at its best, and it's an increasingly viable way to achieve business success.

Driving Change: Would You Be a Successful Chief Innovation Officer?

So how do you know if leading innovation is right for you (and your organization)? How do you know if you have what it takes to be the chief innovator at your company?

You Can Be a Customer Service Hero (Don’t Miss the Opportunity!)

Want to find more opportunities to shine? Don't just look for problems or wait for emergencies—make it a point to give customers a little more of your time. Customers who receive extra will go away feeling that you are a hero.

Is It Too Late to Reinvent Our Universities?

As a dad, entrepreneur, optimist and Idea Monkey, I'll start by submitting three empowering concepts that colleges should have embraced 10 years ago, and with the proper leadership, they could absolutely be dominating today.

Why You Need Business Interruption Insurance

Business Interruption Insurance (BII), which is intended to compensate the company for income lost in the event physical damage renders it inoperable for a period of time, can provide so much value in so many ways.

Fuse American Culture with Your Own to Succeed

A laid-off MBA turned successful entrepreneur, Reema Khan explains the advantages of American culture for immpreneurs.

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