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Executive Skills

From Rebel to Multimillionaire—A Recipe for Success

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Compassion vs. Corporation—How Repurpose is Fueling Global Change

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Meccano: A Hundred Years and Still Building

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From Near Bankruptcy to a Billion-Dollar Company—All Because of a Silly Bright Idea

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beMatrix: the European Award-Winning Company Reveals Its Formula for Success

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Innovation & Invention—from the Himalayas to Detroit

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Shofur—from Zero to Five Million Miles

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Business Advice from a Knockout Artist

In the fifties, George Foreman grew up in the slums of Houston, Texas. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and ran with street gangs. A life of crime was written in the stars. Today, George is worth $300 million. What went right? ...

The Sweet Taste of Success: The Rise of Halo Top

A little ice-cream company went from ten employees to nearly $50 million in revenue and changed an industry in the process. Fundamental to their growth: understanding their core “public.”...

Superfast + Super Good = Supercool How MOD Pizza Cracked the Code

Who would start a new pizza chain in 2008 smack in the middle of the great recession? Answer: A bold and socially conscious husband-and-wife team from Seattle, who decided to innovate the traditional pizza experience for a new millennium. ...

Raising Prices in a Bad Economy

When currency exchange rates go down, small businesses often make mistakes in setting prices, which can lead to serious problems. This article contains practical advice on what to do in such a situation. We must think of inflation as an economic condition that will persist for some time and, most likely, get worse. Thus, trying to “wait it out” is a bad strategy....

Motivate Your Team in 30 Minutes

What should you do when your team’s motivation suddenly drops? How do you revitalize your juniors with positive energy?...

Catastrophe and Raw Survival in the Age of Unicorns

[UNICORN: A tech startup that reaches a $1 billion market value as determined by private or public investment. The term was originally coined by Aileen Lee, founder of Cowboy Ventures.1]...

How to Bring About a More Orderly and Productive Work Environment

Is your workplace in need of increased efficiency, productivity and prosperity? There are many vital tools that must be in use to make this happen, and one of those tools, believe it or not, lies in having a disciplined and orderly system. And what exactly do I mean by that? Let me give you an example to illustrate it clearly....

Anna Bissell—America’s First Female CEO and Why She Was a Sweeping Success

Who had it better—the turn-of-the-century executive or today’s tech-savvy managers? Without a doubt, the workplace of yesterday had its drawbacks—from working conditions to lack of technology, and of course the horse-and-buggy transport system was a bit slow. But then again, there were certain advantages to the lack of electronic interruptions generated by cell phones, text messages and e-mails (and rush hour just wasn’t much of a problem)....