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Best Beats First

Best Beats First

From: jimcollins.com Date: August 2000 Direct Link: http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/best-beats-first.html[blockquote]The Idea: Being first to market or building a leading position does not guarantee long term success. In today’s fast pace world, being first seldom proves to be a sustainable advantage and usually proves to be a liability.... read more
A Better Way to Think About Risk

A Better Way to Think About Risk

From: hbr.com Date: December 2014 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2014/12/a-better-way-to-think-about-risk[blockquote]The Idea: We all suffer from conscious and unconscious biases which is why we underestimate risk in all facets of life.  How should we navigate risk in our business and personal lives?  Learn more! [/blockquote]Excerpt: Few people would question... read more
7 Value Creation Lessons from Private Equity

7 Value Creation Lessons from Private Equity

From: strategy-business.com Date: January 2012 Direct Link: http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00102?pg=all[blockquote] The Private Equity industry has often times been criticized for being mercenary, focusing on short term value versus a longer term (holistic) view point.  Right or wrong, they understand value creation for the stakeholders.  The following are seven... read more
Is Complexity Killing Your Sales Model?

Is Complexity Killing Your Sales Model?

From: bain.com Date: January 2013 Direct Link: http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/is-complexity-killing-your-sales-model.aspx[blockquote]The Idea: Your customer’s needs have changed.  In today’s market customers are looking for specialists not generalists to fix their problems.   Are you offering the “right” solution and measuring the “right” metrics? [/blockquote]Excerpt: For decades, scale economies ran like... read more
Is It Time to Rethink Your Pricing Strategy?

Is It Time to Rethink Your Pricing Strategy?

From: sloanreview.mit.edu Date: July 2012 Direct Link: http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/is-it-time-to-rethink-your-pricing-strategy/[blockquote]The Idea: This is a Sloan Review article on pricing strategy which is filled with principles for maximizing your profit, price positioning and overall corporate financial strategy.  The article is not “free” but the outcomes are priceless. [/blockquote]Excerpt: Renowned investor... read more
Putting Sales at the Center of Strategy

Putting Sales at the Center of Strategy

From: hbr.com Date: October 2014 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2014/10/putting-sales-at-the-center-of-strategy[blockquote]The Idea:Research indicates that less than 10% of companies’ strategic plans are effectively executed and that firms deliver just 50% to 60%, on average, of the financial performance their strategies promise. Learn how to set yourself apart... read more
9 Public-Speaking Lessons From The World's Greatest TED Talks

9 Public-Speaking Lessons From The World's Greatest TED Talks

From: forbes.com Date: March 2014 Direct Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2014/03/04/9-public-speaking-lessons-from-the-worlds-greatest-ted-talks/[blockquote]The Idea: Most people love TED Talks for the “ideas” and the “experience” that accompany each piece.  The author evaluated over 500 of the best TED talks, interviewing speakers, researchers and neuroscientists uncovering the keys to success.  Here... read more
The Authenticity Paradox

The Authenticity Paradox

From: hrb.org Date: January 2015 Direct Link:https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-authenticity-paradox[blockquote]The Idea: Why do so many leaders struggle with authenticity?  We all understand that candid transparency (or personal disclosure) is risky business even though it offers opportunities for team development. When we don’t emotionally risk (or... read more
Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs

From: www.americanexpress.com Date: Feb 2013 Direct Link:https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/top-41-tips-from-game-changing-entrepreneurs/?intlink=us-openf-nav-mostpopular[blockquote]The Idea: This is an article of 41 pithy ideas entrepreneurs have shared over the years.  Here is one to wet your whistle.  Build a network of company “alumni.” As long as people leave your company on... read more
The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

From: ted.com Date: June 2010 Direct Link:http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability[blockquote]The Idea: There are hundreds of advanced leadership training programs but they all suffer from a blind spot.  They don’t acknowledge that he best leaders and trusted advisors demonstrate authentic vulnerability.  It is a simple as... read more
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