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How to Use Talent Optimization to Build a Better Business

The following is excerpted from “The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness” by Mike Zani, pp. 29-35 (McGraw Hill, July 2021).”  Through the hot summer of 2018, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, slept for nights on end at his assembly plant in Fremont, California. Musk had vowed that...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Elon Musk SpaceX Rocket (Episode 67)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the inspirational news of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch into orbit, taking Americans back into space for the first time since 2011. The launch has helped cut through all the noise and confusion we're currently experiencing as a society, lifting the spirit of all mankind. Tune in to...
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Financing Made Simple: The Truth About Small Business Financing

How many times have you heard that it’s hard to get funding? It’s a common refrain and every entrepreneur has wondered how to better raise capital. The truth is that it’s not nearly as hard as you think. Here are some common myths about funding a business and how they don’t hold up in real...
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This is Why Empathy is an Essential Leadership Trait for Entrepreneurs

The following is excerpted from "Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership" by Michael Ventura. Copyright © 2019 by Michael Ventura. Reprinted by permission of Atria, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Empathy is a squishy word. Sometimes it’s confused with sympathy or misinterpreted as “being nice.” That isn’t empathy. Empathy is about understanding....
personal branding
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The Growing Importance of Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs

For Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, personal branding through social media is a big part of a successful company. “I was focused on corporate culture before it was cool,” he told The New Yorker. “It’s common for me to walk out of a meeting and write on Twitter, ‘Just finished a great meeting with...
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What Many Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Known Earlier

I’ve researched and taught innovation strategy for 20 years, and I’ve spent a great deal of time advising startups, reviewing business plans and helping people think through their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas along the way. I’ve also witnessed how resulting businesses progressed; many were abandoned, some became modest-sized and a select few soared to multi-million-dollar...
personal growth
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3 Personal Growth Habits to Integrate Into Your Life

There is a difference between successful people and those who are not. While it’s easy to think that successful people got a lucky break or were born with a better disposition, that is hardly ever the case. They are human and have the same challenges as everyone else. They wake up with the same worries...
content management
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How Content Management Helps Your Startup Close Deals and Increase Sales

Startup life isn’t for everyone, but if you like working in a fast-paced environment, getting outside your comfort zone and quoting Elon Musk, then you know you wouldn’t have it any other way. Starting your own business can be as exciting as it is stressful, and you can count on wearing several hats at once...
hardware startup
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Launching a Product: How Promising Hardware Startups Can Beat the Odds

Once labeled the ugly stepchild of venture capital, hardware startups have historically experienced difficulties securing funding. In 2015, hardware companies received less than a quarter of the $4.5 billion VCs invested in software. The game is quite complex and there are multiple cards at play between designing, engineering, manufacturing and leading a product to market....
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3 Ways to Determine a Startup’s Success

One of the hardest parts of a startup is determining if you’ll ever find success. Entrepreneurs dream of the day their startup will turn a profit or even hit its initial milestones. Startups are the most challenging types of businesses, as they’re the ones pushing the world’s boundaries. What makes a startup different from a...