Category Archives for Business Development

What Jeff Wiener Taught Us About LinkedIn’s Focus on Hiring Top Talent in 3 Words

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner recently revealed his plan to look for talent in non-traditional places. The qualities Weiner is looking for include “passion and fire, a great work ethic, perseverance,

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Credibility and Business Consistency

“Say, you don’t happen to know a good sports massage therapist?” my colleague asked as we finished a meeting. “That’s exactly what I was talking about earlier today!”

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Let’s Do It Again! What Causes Repeat Business

If you are willing to do this 3-minute exercise with me, I can help you overcome the hidden hurdle to getting repeat business. Are you up for it? Great. You may travel for business like I do and find

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Innovation

Invention or Innovation? Jacob Morgan on Recognizing the Difference

The terms invention and innovation have become noticeably vague in the age of information, and defining their separate characteristics has become quite the challenge. Yet, business executives on a global

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Disruptive Technologies for Simple Industries

It’s impossible to ignore – disruptive technologies are changing the face of modern industry, and that doesn’t just mean large corporations, but small businesses, too. Despite how prevalent

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Startup is a Business Phase, Not a Destination

When many people think of startups, phrases like “immature,” “risky,” and “small-scale” tend to come to mind. Yet, despite these descriptors, many startups outgrow

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Energy Forecast

Renewable energy is a critical topic in the US economy. Around the world, forward-thinking engineers have successfully employed solar power, wind power, and water power strategies to make the process of

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How Partnering with Startups Can Become Your Bridge to Disruptive Innovation

In this article in Innovation Excellence, Steve Glaveski examined the reasons why larger companies should partner with startups to drive innovation, rather than taking more traditional routes. According

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Avoid These 5 Common Entrepreneurial Pitfalls

If you’re seeking out entrepreneurship because it will give you the chance to be the boss, you may be in for quite the surprise. Jason Demers, in a recent article for Entrepreneur, suggests that while

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6 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Set Themselves Apart

Amanda McCormick explains that while there’s no well-defined roadmap to success as an entrepreneur, there are few things entrepreneurs can do which can make that road seem infinitely more accessible: They

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