background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Top 150 Management &Leadership Blogs - Agile Management.


Money. Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever · 14 Clicks - StumbleUpon. I’m a big fan of quotes.

Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever · 14 Clicks - StumbleUpon

I could read them all day long. Some quotes can shift your entire mindset on something while others are just nice to bring up in conversations. I’ve spent the last two years (off and on) compiling 101 of my favorite entrepreneurship quotes around success, failure, leadership, wisdom, humor, money, practicality, motivation, and a smattering of entrepreneurial proverbs. Success Quotes Failure Quotes “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Leadership Quotes “Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.” Wisdom Quotes “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Humorous Quotes “I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.”

Money Quotes “Formal education will make you a living. Practical Quotes. Leadership Body Lnguage. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. July 22, 2011 by Akira Hirai Daniel Pink’s book, Drive, explores some misconceptions about what drives human behaviors.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

For example, one commonly held belief is that if you provide larger monetary incentives, people will perform better. This turns out to be true for simple, mechanical tasks, but false when applied to complex tasks that require conceptual reasoning. For the latter, better outcomes are achieved by providing autonomy, providing people with the opportunity to master the subject matter, and creating a sense of purpose. This brilliantly animated video summarizes some of Dan’s thinking.

Other articles by Akira Hirai. Filed under: Economics, Strategy About Cayenne Consulting. When Others Fail, Just Empathize - Management Tip of the Day - May 13, 2011... Create a Killer Business Plan - Martha Stewart Community. You've got the idea, now package it well!

Create a Killer Business Plan - Martha Stewart Community

The way you present your company and vision will determine whether you get the right financial partners and the right deal. Marketing Your IdeaLife is marketing. We're constantly being pitched to as consumers, yet we also market our products, our ideas, and ourselves personally and professionally. But where do so many early-stage entrepreneurs go wrong? They fail to sell their start-up effectively. As a former entrepreneur and a start-up consultant today, I've certainly seen more business plans than I care to remember. Make your business plan shine with the three "Cs" to success: Be ConciseA concise plan provides a simple explanation for why the business is a great idea, as well as how it will be executed. Be CompellingThe goal is to make your company appear to be deeply compelling. Be CompleteYou must have a trusted third party review your plan to ensure it addresses all possible issues an investor may have.

Wow! Hiring is Obsolete. May 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Berkeley CSUA.)

Hiring is Obsolete

The three big powers on the Internet now are Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. Average age of their founders: 24. So it is pretty well established now that grad students can start successful companies. And if grad students can do it, why not undergrads? Like everything else in technology, the cost of starting a startup has decreased dramatically. The less it costs to start a company, the less you need the permission of investors to do it. The most interesting subset may be those in their early twenties. Market Rate I once claimed that nerds were unpopular in secondary school mainly because they had better things to do than work full-time at being popular.

The Small Business Checklist. killer resources for entrepreneurs. Employee Recognition Appreciation Award Ideas - StumbleUpon. Sincere thanks never grow old.

Employee Recognition Appreciation Award Ideas - StumbleUpon

Ongoing, meaningful rewards and recognition provide an effective, low cost way of raising morale and encouraging higher levels of performance. Here are 86 ideas to help you embed employee recognition into your everyday work. (Adapted from the University of Michigan) Employee Recognition Ideas (no cost) Post a thank you note on an employee’s door. Employee Recognition Ideas (minor to moderate cost) Plan a surprise picnic. Employee Recognition Topics.