Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:24:00 -0400A number of years ago, I read a book by business guru Tom Peters about what he called Management by Walking Around, also known as MBWA. The short version of the concept begins with the premise that most managers and leaders only come out of their offices when something is wrong. Employees who are approached by a manager then become nervous, knowing there is a good chance they are about to be reprimanded or criticized for a problem or mistake.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:11:00 -0400Yesterday's DDoS attack represents a "new normal" for entrepreneurs. Here's what you need to know.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:24:00 -0400Creating a new product is an exciting venture, especially if market and consumer research has revealed a need, but comprehensive solutions aren’t available yet. Customers want solutions for their problems, but they can’t quite identify what they need. This is where you come in. If you launch a product and market [...]
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:42:00 -0400Silicon Valley's Keith Rabois shares valuable career advice that's helped him catapult his career.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:49:00 -0400Dell EMC presented a surprisingly united front at Dell EMC World 2016 in Austin, TX.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:33:00 -0400Do you have employees who are on salary? Do those employees ever work more than 40 hours in a week, for whatever reason? If the answer is yes to these questions, your world is about to get more complicated and probably more expensive. Please stay with me. I need to get [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:14:00 -0400Tyler Perry's newest Madea movie ditches his usual elements of tragedy for a broadly amusing holiday comedy with wider appeal.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:20:00 -0400Airbnb is going head-to-head with New York state over a new law.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400In the world of pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, every click literally counts. Literally. If you’re serving other customers with PPC services, the stakes are high. Getting your clients the clicks they need to boost their business is integral to your success. If you can't get your customers enough clicks, you could lose [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:25:00 -0400It's not just the Presidential election where passions and rhetoric are running hot and high. The battle to use technology to improve the efficiency and transform private jet charter has competitors each claiming victory. We sort through fact and fiction for you.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:01:00 -0400A Harvard Business School grad who grew up with a chronically ill mother launches a platform to ease the burden on the growing population of people--most women--who take care of sick and elderly relatives.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:00 -0400Unsure of what is holding you back from taking the next step in your career? Feeling fearful about changing industries or starting your own business? This is Fear Factors, a Q&A series with female entrepreneurs and executives who share their journeys beyond fear to success. Thirteen years ago, Leslie Josel left [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:18:00 -0400The main consideration for angels is to de-risk the investment and create tighter alignment between the investor and entrepreneur. For example, oftentimes the higher funding and valuation an entrepreneur asks for is needed to achieve monumental milestones with many potential pitfalls that could derail progress along the way. A lower risk, more aligned approach is for angels to fund smaller milestones that are focused on solving a specific problem, generally at a lower valuation.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:16:00 -0400Small business owners face two big questions around training decisions for employees: What if you train them and they leave? What if you don’t train them – and they stay? Cary Hanson, owner of Hansen’s Plumbing and Mechanical in Ventura, California and my blog co-author for today, first heard those questions from [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:42:00 -0400Zappos.com’s recent announcement to launch a tiered rewards program spotlights some of the advantages online-only merchants have in the competitive loyalty arena. Here’s how Gilt, Amazon and others are proving this out.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:31:00 -0400These ten traits that can cause driven professionals to stall and hit a wall in their careers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:03:00 -0400Cartoon by Joe Heller Mentioned in a new Op-Ed on CNN is that the United States is partnering with private companies to send humans on an expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s. President Obama wrote an op-ed for thecable news network outlining his hopes of sending humans "The Red Planet" [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:03:00 -0400
Back in the day, co-workers used to email each other rather than leaning over the cubicle wall. Times certainly have changed ... or have they?
Americans love privacy so much, weshare it with everyone. Cartoon byChris Britt.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:14:00 -0400Making failure a key component of business success
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:00 -0400"No Days Off, I'm a Workaholic" -Wale, Nigerian-American Rapper
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400A little known four-person firm caller LMRKTS in New York just eliminated $430 billion in overlapping foreign exchange trades in 25 minutes.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400
Just as Amazon changed the way we shop and Apple reinvented the music biz, digital disruption is going to soon affect every aspect of your money: how you earn it, save it, invest it and spend it.You'll want to keep close tabs on the 50 companies listed here. They are the small firms destined to have a big impact on your financial future and possibly upend your portfolio.
App links to debit and credit cards,rounds up each purchase to nearest dollar, investing extra pennies in a portfolio of ETFs.
Bonafides: 1.3 million users
Founders: Former ETrade exec Walter Cruttenden, 65, and son Jeff, 29
Funding: $32 million from Greycroft Partners, Sound Ventures
Addepar, Mountain View, CA
Cloud software lets advisors analyze and manage all of a client’s assets, including hedge funds and private equity, on desktop and mobile.
Bona fides: More than $300 billion in assets already managed on platform
Funding: $65.8 million from David Sacks, Peter Thiel and Valor EquityPartners
Payment platform by passes rickety old infrastructure to power global e-commerce across six continents for companies such as Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify.
Bona fides: On track to process $45 billion worth of transactions in 2015
Funding: More than $270 million from General Atlantic, Index Ventures,Temasek, Felicis Ventures and Iconiq Capital
Threat to: WorldPay, Chase Paymentech and other old-line payment processors
Affirm, San Francisco
Finances purchases with instant loans at interest rates of 0% to 30%.
Cofounder & CEO: Max Levchin, 40, a co-founder of PayPal and Yelp
Funding: $325 million in debt and equity from Spark Capital, Jefferies,Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures &[...]