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A heartwarming slice of life: Pizza made and served by the deaf:


San Francisco has some of the best restaurants anywhere - and one of the most unique. Mozzeria, ranked among the top pizza places in the city, is also one of the first to be entirely owned and operated ...


50 Questions Angel Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs:


Entrepreneurs need to be prepared when pitching their startup companies to angel investors by anticipating the questions they will receive. The failure to have thoughtful and reasonable answers to these ...


5 Tips For Making Your Whole Team A Marketing Machine:


As the rate of change continues to increase in business and technology, the more I'm convinced that marketing is the primary key to success for a new venture. Yet I find that many technical founders don't ...


Working Alone, Together in Whitefish, Montana:




Managers: This is the best way to tell someone they didn't get the job:




5 Ways to Measure Whether Your Idea Will Become a Great One... or Fail Miserably.:


Everything begins with a problem. Something happens (or doesn't happen) that highlights a problem that either already exists or could exist. And more importantly, the need for a solution is born. The ...


Future of IT Work: Can people keep up with innovation?:




New Google Harassment Policy Falls Short of Worker Demands:


Google announced changes to how it will handle claims of sexual harassment among employees, including making arbitration optional for individual harassment and sexual assault claims. While ...


Why Companies Should Blow Up Best Practices:


Strategy and innovation consultants Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach have learned one sure thing after decades of working with different companies: Relying on best practices does not guarantee future success. ...


The Ideal Board Meeting Blog Series:




Why Companies Should Encourage Employees to Vote:


Business has a political responsibility to encourage employees to vote. Despite the fact that the United States is the largest, most powerful and longest continuously existing democracy in the world, ...


'How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services' by Tom McMakin and Doug Fletcher:


The real-world guide to selling your services and bringing in business How Clients Buy is the much-needed guide to selling your services. If you're one of the millions of people whose skills are the ...


Former Cisco CEO John Chambers on Why Firms Need to Change:


John Chambers isn't just another overnight success story who is ready to talk about his golden-paved path to the executive suite. Growing up dyslexic in West Virginia, he worked hard to overcome ...


8 Key Elements To Make Your Social Venture Profitable:


I applaud the resurgence of a focus by new ventures on saving the environment and having a positive social impact. Yet, when you are pitching to investors, this has to be balanced by generating enough ...


Startup Daivergent connects autistic workers with jobs suited to their skill set:


At Springwise, we have seen companies use tech to help hire the homeless and reduce employment discrimination. Now a new company is helping people with autism find employers. There is a high unemployment ...


It's time to stop spending billions on cheap conference swag:




There Are 2 Types of Investor Questions. Here's How to Nail Both:


Research shows that investors put female founders on the defensive more than they do their male counterparts. Now there's a strategy to turn the conversation around. By Kimberly WeisulEditor-at-large, ...


Does Your Company Have a Data-elitism Problem?:


Digital transformation is a buzz phrase at the forefront of many business plans today. Data, of course, is at the heart of it. But who has access to that critical data for decision-making? If your data ...


Make Meaning in Your Company:


Guy Kawasaki, founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, believes that those companies who set out to make a positive change in the world are the companies that will ultimately be the ...


Strategy Sells Businesses And Buys Them Too - 11/1 - Webinar:


This webinar will discuss buying and selling an established business. We will discuss the time it takes and the financial planning needed to successfully sell a business for top dollar. Buyers will ...


Goodworks Ventures - Attention Entrepreneurs Who Want to Excel: Add More Women to Your Boards:


We were having a bit of a catch-up and the "socialpreneur" was commenting about the new make-up of his board. For the first time since its founding, he said, half of the board was comprised of women. ...


"The Onlys": There still aren't enough women at the table :


She's part of a group that a new survey from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co. calls "Onlys": women who are often or always the only female in the room at work. One in five women place themselves in this ...


You Don't Just Get Fired at Netflix. What Happens Instead is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. There's a Raging Debate):




Labor Department Looks To Incentivize Disability Hiring:


Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Labor is looking to incentivize inclusive hiring practices among employers who ...


The single most important interview technique that nearly everyone leaves out:


Of all the things that I look for in people when hiring-for the matter in anyone I choose to build a relationship with-there is one that is without doubt the most important. It is the rock solid foundation ...


5 Key Elements Of A Winning Business Strategy Today:


Does your business have a visible positive strategy, or do your customers and employees still see your primary focus as closing more sales and killing competitors? Certainly that has been the strategy ...


Levi CEO Chip Bergh wants you to give your employees time to vote:


CEOs have a "moral obligation" to take a stand on political and social issues, Bergh said at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. On November 6, employees of Levi Strauss & Co. won't have to choose ...


Managing People Is the Hardest Part of a Leader's Job:




Why Companies Should Let Employees Work Remotely And Travel More:


"While working remotely and employee volunteer programs are both on the rise, there are still many companies and leaders that haven't realized the value of letting your employees commute less and ...


5 Reasons Why Your Startup Should Join An Accelerator:


"To be, or not to be" a startup accelerator alumni. This is a question that often co-founders end up discussing, during the early days of the startup journey. There are some co-founders who believe ...

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