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Great articles from the web about business, leadership, entrepreneurship and adding value through your work and/or profession.

The career advice I wish I had at 25

The career advice I wish I had at 25

linkedin.com

What if you could go back and tell your 25-year-old self what to do different? Here are some ideas from the perspective of a person at age 50.

The Fundamentals of Leadership Haven’t Changed

The Fundamentals of Leadership Haven’t Changed

hbr.org

There are the six primary elements. Count on Harvard Business Review to help us get back to basics.

How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’

How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’

nytimes.com

The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast. (What is that like?!)

How Best Buy Survived the Retail Apocalypse

How Best Buy Survived the Retail Apocalypse

theweek.com

Best Buy has done what Sears, Toys 'R' Us and other big names have failed to do. What's their secret? Staying out of debt certainly helped.

People Don’t Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

People Don’t Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

medium.com

The year was 1957. Despite efforts from marketers, Pepsi was being outsold by Coke 6-to-1, even as it was at half of Coke's price. One person changed all that.

The Psychology of Selling

The Psychology of Selling

medium.com

It isn't complicated. Your business can do a lot better just by focusing on these four truths of why people buy what they buy.

Strategy First. Then Relentless Tactical Execution.

Strategy First. Then Relentless Tactical Execution.

thinkgrowth.org

What most people don't know about success in business (and life) is the interplay between strategy and tactics. Both are essential.

Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup

Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup

theringer.com

The World Cup 2018 has winners and losers, but it is informative to understand why the United States Men's National Team did not even qualify to attend.

The Power of Listening in Helping People

The Power of Listening in Helping People

hbr.org

Starting off with feedback - any feedback, even positive - is a quick way to be sure the other person doesn't hear or heed anything you say. It is the biggest mistake managers (even the best intentioned) make.

Lessons In Crisis Management From Facebook And Starbucks

Lessons In Crisis Management From Facebook And Starbucks

forbes.com

Lessons learned from the recent public relations scenarios involving both Starbucks and Facebook offer takeaways in crisis management best practices.

Why Knowing Billy Durant Is the Key to the Success of Your Business

Why Knowing Billy Durant Is the Key to the Success of Your Business

medium.com

Billy Durant created a market leading company, then he was fired by his board. He came back with a competitor and created a $10B company ... and was fired again. Parts of Billy's story apply to every entrepreneur and biz owner.

The Greatest Sales Deck Ever

The Greatest Sales Deck Ever

medium.com

Zuora’s sales deck is brilliant. Here’s why - a complete page-by-page deconstruct of what to do when making ANY pitch.

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

hbr.org

Stop assuring people that you’re “ethical” and “fun.” Those words do nothing to specify what is distinctive or uniquely valuable about your organization.

How Domino's Transformed Into An E-commerce Powerhouse

How Domino's Transformed Into An E-commerce Powerhouse

forbes.com

When you think about best web experiences, you probably don’t think of pizza companies first ... but in this case, you should.

Simon Sinek - You Don't Even Know the Game You Are In

Simon Sinek - You Don't Even Know the Game You Are In

youtube.com

Discusses the "millennial problem" and the difference between being a leader and a "manager." #CultureMatters

Bootstrapped Farmgirl Flowers Is Taking On The Flower Industry

Bootstrapped Farmgirl Flowers Is Taking On The Flower Industry

forbes.com

Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco will clock $15 million in revenue this year. They got there without venture funding or a host of other supposed must-haves for a startup ... like compromising quality or hiring contract workers.

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

catalyst.nejm.org

Ongoing improvement culture benefits from healthcare leaders who are willing to improve their leadership skills through self-reflection and personal change.

Forget Fancy Mission Statements - How a Credo is Better

Forget Fancy Mission Statements - How a Credo is Better

forbes.com

A great credo can give your employees a defined purpose, focus, and direction. But most of all, it can unite your employees as a family. Here are 5 steps to take in creating your own.

Company Growth: Why Everything Breaks at 25 Employees

Company Growth: Why Everything Breaks at 25 Employees

getlighthouse.com

Explores the symptoms of how companies struggle growing past about 25 employees. What's missing from both this article and most companies? These problems stem from trying to manage human dynamics with the same command-and-control style that may appear to "work" with smaller groups. The solution is to build a values-based culture.

Lead Generation - How to Do it Right and Avoid Costly Mistakes

Lead Generation - How to Do it Right and Avoid Costly Mistakes

typeform.com

Target hunting, brain hacking, tribe building. Not an ancient ritual. It’s the modern-day way to generate leads online. Learn nearly everything about getting leads here.

Does Yelp Manipulate Ratings Based on Advertising Revenue?

Does Yelp Manipulate Ratings Based on Advertising Revenue?

clark.com

Yelp has long faced allegations that it extorts businesses into paying to display good reviews. Now a forum user is stepping forth with details of his brush with a Yelp salesperson.