"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

The Hard-to-Swallow Truth About Branding

July 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Branding, Entrepreneurs

Tweet The Hard-to-Swallow Truth About Branding If Starbucks can lose its brand mojo, do you think your brand can remain immune to erosion? Plus, the 5 questions you must ask yourself right now. By David Brier From FastCompany.com Businesses too often do “what’s worked.” That’s a good practice, as long as it continues to work. Unfortunately, […]

Opinion: Startups Should be Colocated

Tweet Startups Should be Colocated By Francine Hardaway From FastCompany.com Editor’s note: This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that expert’s views alone. Long before I went to China and got to know Mark Suster, I read and admired his blog.He’s one of the new generation of open, transparent VCs. So […]

Turning a Part-time Passion Into a Full-Time Enterprise

Tweet Turning a Part-time Passion Into a Full-Time Enterprise A part-time business gives you the opportunity to develop your business model and learn from your mistakes. As your business grows you reach a pivotal moment: Do you maintain the status quo or push the envelope and go full time? By Susan Solovic From FastCompany.com Twin […]

Teaching Kids to Take Charge by Infecting them with “I Can”

July 10, 2010 by  
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Tweet Kiran Bir Sethi at a Ted Talks conference shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents. The founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, Kiran Sethi has launched […]

Book Review: The Radical Leap by Steve Farber

July 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet Book review: The Radical Leap by Steve Farber From Fast Company Book Club Managers love the business-fable genre because it’s the most nonthreatening way to impart information and reinforce learning. Farber, the former “official mouthpiece” of the Tom Peters Co., mouths off plenty in this business fable/coaching manual designed to inspire a softer, more […]

Are Women Visionary? by Jean Baker of the Red Lantern Group

September 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Advice on Success, Blog, Careers, Success

Tweet Are Women Visionary? Knowing my interest in women’s leadership development, Jeff Garrison, of JCG Consulting, recently sent me an article that appeared in the January 2009 edition of Harvard Business Review. The title of the article, Women and the Vision Thing, looked at a survey that found that as a group, women scored higher […]