Strategy CAREY SMITH

What an Economic Crisis Makes Clear: Short-Term Planning Is Necessary; Long-Term Planning Is Vital

During the pandemic, a few companies thought the sales rush they enjoyed would last forever and never planned for the slowdown. Big mistake.

Strategy HOWARD TULLMAN

Be Thankful You're Still in Business. Be Ready to Get Through Some Tougher Times Ahead

Enjoy the holiday, but for entrepreneurs there's rarely a day off and there are big decisions ahead. These five tips can help you make them.

Strategy ALYSSA KHAN

Taylor Swift's Presale May Have Cost Businesses a 22% Drop in Productivity

Technical difficulties at Ticketmaster forced Swift fans to spend hours waiting to buy tickets.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the STA Rule to Be Better Negotiators

Research shows the smart approach is to go first in a negotiation.

Strategy MICHAEL WALTERS

How to Reduce Your Cost of Goods Sold When Prices Are Going Up

P&L Survival Guide, Part II: The price isn't always right.

Strategy MICHAEL WALTERS

Become a Sell-Out to Save Your Business and Retain Your Customers

You can thrive even in today's economy without raising prices. In this four-part series, we unpack how.

Strategy HOWARD TULLMAN

The Myth of the Fearless Entrepreneur

We tend to overplay the boldness of people who start businesses. But understand that fear is going along for the ride and you need to have a plan for it.

Strategy JIM SCHLECKSER

The Secret Combination You Need for Company Success

It's the balance between creativity and execution

Strategy TOMMY MELLO

Walt Disney's Biggest Leadership Secret? His Quiet Brother

The Disney empire would have crumbled without Roy. Why isn't he talked about more often?

Strategy NICHOLAS SONNENBERG

Lessons From a High-Frequency Trader: Why Business Leaders Should Be Using the Sharpe Ratio

Just like a hedge fund manager, business leaders need to constantly balance risk and reward. Why not use the same formula?

Strategy JASON ATEN

LEGO Has a Secret Museum That You Can't Visit. It's the Company's Most Brilliant Idea

It isn't just your fans who need a place to experience your brand.

Strategy RASHELLE ISIP

3 Simple Strategies to Help You Plan

Streamline the planning process with these structured approaches.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Want to Be Remarkably Successful? Focus on Creating Your Own Venn Diagram of Success

HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah calls it the Trillion Dollar Venn Diagram of Success. But it applies no matter how you define 'success'.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the 30-for-30 Plan to Overcome Procrastination

A little science, a little emotional intelligence and a whole lot of progress towards a goal you've been putting off.

Strategy MICHELLE SEILER TUCKER

Building the Perfect Infrastructure for Your Company

Utilizing Seiler Tucker Six Ps Method.

Strategy PETER COHAN

4 Vital Questions That Business Leaders Must Answer

Market size and growth? Current market share and how you will gain more? Capital required and expected ROI? Length of cash runway?

Strategy DAVID FINKEL

The Difference Between Strategic and Non-Strategic Spending and Why It Matters

Do you know the difference between the two?

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Kobe Bryant Embodied the 1 Decision That Separates Those Who Succeed From Those Who Only Dream

While one record Kobe Bryant holds seems to indicate massive failure, the reality is very different.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

30 Years Ago, This Decision Helped Make Costco the Second-Biggest Retailer in the World

Instead of becoming an everything store, Costco focused on giving customers fewer choices – and only one house brand.

Strategy SHAZI VISRAM

How to Make Your Business Stand Out in a Crowded Market

What to do when competition is fierce and losing is not an option.

Strategy JIM SCHLECKSER

Why Netflix Just Made a Genius Move

Understanding the power of customer selection.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

How Did These Stanford Students Turn $5 Into $650 in Just Two Hours? They Used the Power of First Principles, and So Can You

Sometimes finding the best way forward means boiling a challenge or problem down to its essence.

Strategy DAVID FINKEL

How to Never Have to Worry About Getting Off Track Again

The key is to make sure you're not the single source of truth in your company.

Strategy AMY BALLIETT

This One Strategy Will Recession-Proof Your Business

It can bring clarity in times of ambiguity, inspire loyalty where there was once indifference, and instill confidence amidst unease.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Want to Achieve Your Biggest Long Term Goals? Science Says Avoid the Dreaded 'Negative Lumping' Effect

Research shows falling just short of a huge goal can feel like total failure – and cause you to stop trying.

Strategy MILAGROS PHILLIPS

It Takes Courage to Start A Company. It Takes Even More if You're Black

Black-owned businesses face additional challenges. Here's how to help overcome them.

Strategy NICK HOBSON

Google's CEO Just Introduced the 'Simplicity Sprint' For All 170,000 Employees. What It Is, And Why It's Amazing

It includes 3 questions that all employees will be asked over the next 2 weeks.

Strategy HILLEL FULD

The First 3 Steps after Someone Makes a Business Introduction for you

Don't just leave a business introduction in your inbox. Instead, turn it into a meeting.

Strategy JIM SCHLECKSER

How to Lead for Each Stage of your Business's Life Cycle

Know where your business stands so you can lead from the front.

Strategy JUSTIN BARISO

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Sent an Inspiring Letter to Employees. This Was the Most Interesting Part

Starbucks chief executive says the company needs to reinvent itself. How? Enter the IKEA effect.

Strategy JOHN HALL

Increase Your Business Growth by First Outlining These 4 Things

Growing your business takes more than grit. To foster long-term growth, start by doing this.

Strategy BHARAT KANODIA

3 Game-Changing Tips for Business Success from a Trial Lawyer

Exploring the middle ground between business and litigation.

Strategy ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

3 Actions That Show Consumers You're Serious About Sustainability

Don't succumb to greenwashing: Take the intentional steps toward sustainability that consumers seek.

Strategy SEAN KIM

Follow These Timeless Principles to Scale Your Business Successfully

You've gotten from zero to one. What now?

Strategy DAVID FINKEL

The 1 Thing You Can Start Doing Now To Get Your Team To Do More

Here's how to connect the dots.

Strategy BILL MURPHY JR.

Southwest Airlines Just Revealed an Enormous Advantage. Why Doesn't Everyone Do This?

It's a $1.2 billion advantage this year alone.

Strategy MARCEL SCHWANTES

5 Rare Strategies to Successfully Lead a Company During Tough Times

Here's how to safeguard the workplace from becoming toxic.

Strategy MARTIN ZWILLING

8 Strategies For Bounding Ahead Of Competitors In Growing Your Business

There are many reasons why successful large companies can't keep up with innovative startups.

Strategy KELLY MAIN

Elon Musk Isn't Just Warning of a US Recession – He's Using the Simple 'PPP Strategy' to Weather It

What it takes as a business owner to make surviving the storm look easy.

Strategy BHARAT KANODIA

3 Courtroom Strategies for Content Creators

A public defender's hacks for creating content that sticks.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

Use the Rule of 365 to Overcome Procrastination, Hesitation, and Doubt

What you do every day for the next year is not just who you are. Chosen wisely, it's who you will become.

Strategy PETER COHAN

3 Lessons For Leaders From Stitch Fix's Strategic Fix

Identify the right problem, investigate what's causing the problem and invent a growth solution.

Strategy MELISSA ANGELL

How Google Is Bringing More Women in the Door With Its Updated Parental Leave Policy

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that we all need to be thinking about this.

Strategy MELISSA ANGELL

This Four-Part Strategy Lays Out How to Level the Playing Field for All Entrepreneurs

The path to entrepreneurship is filled with inequality. The Kauffman Foundation has a list of waysof ideas on how to address it.

Strategy REBECCA HINDS

Hybrid Work Should Be an Exercise in Design Thinking. Here's Why

How to harness hybrid work to its full potential.

Strategy HOWARD TULLMAN

Peloton Has to Get Off the Bike

A star of the pandemic, the company now has to realize that selling hardware is like swimming with bike chains around its neck. Like many companies, it waited too long to transform. Don't make that same mistake.

Strategy REBECCA DECZYNSKI

3 Ways Companies Can 'Adapt to Endure' Tough Times, According to Sequoia Capital

Now is not the time for rapid growth.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

To Avoid Making these 7 Classic Strategic Mistakes, Science Says Ask Yourself 5 Questions

Want to make better decisions? Here are seven mistakes you definitely want to avoid.

Strategy PETER COHAN

4 Tips To Help You Get What You Want

Know what your negotiating partner likes, ask them for help, let them feel they won, and treat life like a game.

Strategy YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL

8 Practices Every Business Should Borrow From 5-Star Companies

Five-star companies have earned their stellar reputations by delivering superior products and following best practices for customer service.

Strategy KELLY MAIN

Airbnb's New Booking Policy Is Smart. How the Company Announced It Is Brilliant

One minor update--especially with the right messaging--can make a major impact on market share and revenue.

Strategy KATIE KLENCHESKI

How to Better Grow Your Brand by Avoiding Founder Story Clichés

A good founder's story can help a brand connect with its audience, but if that story is a little too familiar it could lead to devastating brand consequences.

Strategy KELLY MAIN

Here's the Secret to Asking Questions the Right Way

The easy way to get good at getting good--and even hidden--information.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

The Longshot Winner of the Kentucky Derby Just Revealed a Brutal Truth About a Common Cognitive Bias

If you bet $10 on Rich Strike to win the Kentucky Derby, you made $800. But that's not the real lesson of this long shot horse's improbable victory.

Strategy MELISSA ANGELL

Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

One of America's hottest brands flamed out almost as quickly as it heated up. Now it wants to make a comeback.

Strategy BILL FOTSCH

What's Missing in the Agile Approach

The crucial element that is left out: Making your employees partners on the journey.

Strategy CHAUNCEY ZALKIN

8 Things to Watch Out for When Choosing A Coach So You Don't Get Scammed

My journey of getting burned by coaching and coming out the other end wiser and more empowered.

Strategy JOEL COMM

5 Key Metrics to Guide Your Podcast

Podcasting isn't known for its use of data. Nevertheless, podcasters should keep these metrics in focus as they create content.

Strategy REBECCA HINDS

Meetings Are Broken. It's Time For A "Meetings Doomsday"

Rescue your team from calendar chaos.

Strategy JEFF HADEN

42 Years Ago, Magic Johnson Left an Estimated $5.2 Billion of Nike Money on the Table

You probably know the Air Jordan story. But did you know Nike offered Magic stock five years before Michael Jordan's deal?

Strategy JEFF STEEN

This Is the Number 1 Reason Why 65 Percent of Businesses Fail in the First 10 Years

It's an oldie but a goodie: You can't build a product without a need. If you don't see a need, you're just building gimmicks.

Strategy PETER COHAN

5 Steps To Revive Your Company's Growth

Use intellectual humility, identify headwinds and tailwinds, focus on big problems that fit your values, create big markets, and benefit from your strengths.

Strategy DADE HAYES & DAWN CHMIELEWSKI

How a Secret Meeting With Steve Jobs Led to Disney's 'Digital Wake-Up Call'

Before acquiring Pixar for $7.4 billion, the Walt Disney Company partnered with its leader, Steve Jobs, to create a revolutionary new business model in the entertainment industry.

Strategy JEFF STEEN

McDonald's Employee Charms Customer With 1 Hilariously Simple Tactic. It's the Best Model of Customer Service I've Seen

In our eagerness to get customer service right, we often over-index on strategy and under-index on humanness -- and humor.

Strategy JIM SCHLECKSER

Why Netflix Doesn't Need a Sales Org--And You Do

There is a relationship between recurring revenue and sales.

Strategy JEFF STEEN

Study Shows 74 Percent of Introverts Don't Want Full-Time Remote Work. They Want This Instead.

Insights from Myers-Briggs indicate that self-described introverts actually want some in-office time. But the bigger lesson is one of inclusivity.


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