How to Keep Friends and Influence Yourself

“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied. — Dale Carnegie Comparing yourself to others is a toxic habit according to Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm. It’s one you should make a promise to stop doing. Jordan says comparing yourself to other people becomes a never ending battle, and one you won’t win. He says we …

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The Paradoxes of Scaling

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs Kellogg School of Management Professor Mohan Sawhney sat down to discuss the paradoxes of scaling and the importance of timing your transition correctly. As companies scale, they must shift from being opportunistic to becoming strategic. Professor Sawhney has worked with a range …

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Effective Story Telling with Philip Bloom

If my film makes one more person miserable, I’ve done my job. — Woody Allen Filmmaker Philip Bloom sat down with Harvard Business School to discuss effective story telling. He’s spent the last 27 years perfecting the art of telling stories. According to Philip, in the film industry, as in business, connecting with your audience requires more …

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Lean Startup: Smaller Version of a Large Company?

Sweat equity is the best startup capital. — Mark Cuban Lean is not a substitute for passion and speed and energy, but it allows us to be incredibly frugal with time, resources, dollars, and people, according to Steve Blank, Columbia University Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship. He says we’re told, in so many words, startups are nothing more …

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