How To Be A Great ManagerAs I’ve shared before, I’m very selective when it comes to pop leadership articles. However, this one lays out clarity to something that should be common sense…but often is not.
THE fiscal cliff is not really a “cliff”; the entire country won’t fall into the ocean if we hit it. Some automatic tax cuts will expire; the government will be forced to cut some expenditures. The cliff is really just a red herring. Likewise, any last-minute deal to avoid the spending cuts and tax increases [...]
Business Lessons From Casablanca A little bit of stretch for an analogy. However, I like Casablanca so much, and, Rick is absolutely an 18/8 Man…so I’m posting -Scott ————— One mistake many companies make is emphasizing short-term profit at the expense of long-term value. In squeezing every dollar out of a business today, the companies [...]
Tim Cook—unlike his predecessor, Steve Jobs—famously doesn’t crave the spotlight. So his most recent interview with Businessweek, which appears as a the magazine’s cover story, offered a rare glimpse into Cook’s life as CEO of Apple. The discussion ranged from product design to manufacturing; he announced the company will expand its manufacturing operation in the [...]
Purple Cow by Seth GodinWhat is the value of a Purple Cow?
If you’re running a venture-backed startup, don’t expect to be able to set a high salary for yourself. One founder who’s getting ready to quit his job and raise a $500,000 seed round asked on Quora: "Is a $100K salary too much for an angel/VC-backed startup co-founder?" He says his co-founder, who’s a software engineer with [...]
Although women make up a fraction of high-level corporate positions, those who’ve earned a spot at the boardroom table pull in salaries that more than rival their male counterparts. In the last fiscal year, among male (481) and female (19) CEOs at the 500 largest companies in America, women earned a median compensation of $11.1 million, while men earned $9.8 [...]
10 Money Lessons We Can Learn From BillionairesMillionaires are so 1999. Billionaires have changed the way our world works. They’ve altered the way we communicate, travel, and live. And along the way, they have made incredible amounts of money for their efforts. Learning from the 10 billionaires below is not only a good idea if [...]
Richard Branson's Five Rules for BusinessRichard Branson - Renaissance Man During a recent radio interview on the BBC, the host asked me what advice I would give to young people who want to start their own businesses. In the 46 years since I launched Student magazine, the world has certainly changed. The uncertain economic outlook [...]
Elon Musk - Day In The Life Of The Tesla And SpaceX CEO Elon Musk - 18/8 Man