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Thiel recently published Zero to One, a book based on a startup course he teaches at Stanford, which summarizes his philosophy and gives four rules for creating a great business. Continue reading

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Though competition is an unavoidable aspect of business, its effects can potentially foster or deter innovation depending on a leader’s management style. Celebrating success and discouraging failure is a familiar binary for most, but what would happen if a business decides to reverse that paradigm? What if we celebrated failure, and discouraged dwelling on our successes? Continue reading

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The most effective approach to change does not start or end in the C-suite. It happens at the heart of the organization, where mid-level managers and their teams build the momentum to implement and lead change. Executives initiate and support change, the rest of the organization lead change. Continue reading

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Microsoft's Latest Vision of Future Productivity

I came across the latest vision of future productivity from Microsoft today and thought I would share it with you, along with a whole series of previous videos from Microsoft taking a look at the same subject area, ranging from 2009-2015. It is interesting to see what has changed and what has stayed the same over those six years in their view of the future. Continue reading

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Leaders must involve their entire organization in the vision, and promote an honest and open climate to achieve a meaningful shared vision of the future. While it may be easy to focus the lens inward, leadership is never about you… it is about them. The people you lead, and the teams who put their trust in your tenure. Continue reading

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15 Startups to Watch in 2015-2016

Digital analyst Brian Solis assembled a list of 15 startups he believes will stand out this year while also sparking new trends. From the sharing economy to AR/VR to 3D Printing to Messaging to Enterprise Collaboration and more, this list will help you see and appreciate top trends happening in Silicon Valley and around the world now. Continue reading

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I’ve read some interesting articles lately which all seem to point to one key conclusion, which is that disruptive innovation is actually what happens to large companies, not something they can plan to do to others. It’s like shareholder value – a dumb idea if that is what drives you. Continue reading

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