Your role is to get people around you to creatively and intelligently think together. That’s the essence of effective collaboration.
In my role as a new business advisor and occasional investor, I hear lots of people talking about their dreams of “someday” starting and running a new venture. They can talk with passion about their innovative new idea, and ask lots of questions, but never seem to really get started. The challenge we all have […]
Draw on cognitive and social psychology as well as behavioral economics to show us how to think on our feet and approach business challenges with fresh eyes and mental agility.
Every business founder knows the need for a culture that promotes continuous innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and one that creates sustainable value across all functions in the business. Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment or assess when they have achieved it. They only know in retrospect too late when they don’t have it, and the business is in crisis mode.
The key to long-term business success seems to be more a discipline of innovative thinking from everyone, driven from the top.
Traditional business intelligence (and data mining) software does a very good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. This is a whole new world for small businesses seeking enterprise application opportunities, as well as social […]
The new generation of consumers know what they want, and expect to get it when they want it, from the source of their choice. Here are some key recommendations for building your branding plan
The business tenants of the sharing economy, with alternative names including collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer economy, or “we-conomy,” always imply these five basic principles and assumptions.
If you are looking for funding and customers for your new business, you need to identify your “unique selling proposition” (USP) right up front, in 30 seconds or less, to differentiate yourself in today’s information overload. That may sound obvious, but as a new venture investor, I rarely see it happening. Investor and customer attention […]