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Why Mobile Matters

Why Mobile Matters

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 5 years, it’s not exactly news that there has been a surge in the adoption of smartphones and tablets. It seems everywhere you look these days, a mobile device is attached to someone’s hand. I’m fairly certain my 2-year-old nephew knows how to swipe right. […]

The Founder of FedEx Shares His Top 10 Rules for Success

The Founder of FedEx Shares His Top 10 Rules for Success

He’s the founder, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx. In 2014, Fortune Magazine ranked him 26th among the list of “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” He has an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion. He’s Frederick W. Smith, and here are his top 10 rules for success. 1. Believe. He was crippled by bone disease as […]

Success Is the Biggest Benefit of Being Adaptable

Success Is the Biggest Benefit of Being Adaptable

Adapting to changing conditions is an essential part of running your life — and your business. The business landscape changes all the time, and you have to be ready for it. Without adaptability, you are going to find yourself in serious trouble. Adaptability isn’t just a problem for you. It’s a problem with the entire […]

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics

Infographics are still one of the best ways to turn dull information into sharable content. While the concept of infographics is nothing new, how they are created, shared and used for online marketing and branding continues to change. As CEO of How to Start a Blog, I love using infographics in my own content creation and […]

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

Microsoft announced Monday that it would acquire professional networking site LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. In an email to LinkedIn employees, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explained why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft. Weiner mentions Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership as a driving factor. “The […]

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

It looks like the old playground taunt “girls rule, boys drool” is all grown up. According to an article in February’s Monitor on Psychology magazine, where I’m an editor, the leadership styles that are “in” today may come most naturally to women. In one study of 7,280 people, for example, women scored higher than men […]

Are You a Wantrapreneur?

Are You a Wantrapreneur?

You have a brilliant idea that you just know is the next “big thing.” So you register an LLC, order top-of-the-line business cards, design the perfect website. You even write a 50-page business plan. But months and months go by, and you still haven’t made that first dollar. Sound familiar? It’s the story of thousands […]

How To Promote A Culture Of Smart Risk-Taking

How To Promote A Culture Of Smart Risk-Taking

There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of articles that have been written about how making mistakes and learning from them, is one of the major keys to success. As leaders, we’re often asked to be tolerant of mistakes so that we create a learning organization, rather than one that has a fear of failure, […]

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

In the UK, about 4.5 million of us are registered as self-employed. Given how many of us work for ourselves, it’s pretty surprising how little we are told about the working life of the self-employed – and how to survive it better. Nobody teaches you how to be self-employed. Everyone just does it, and makes […]

5 Things You Don’t Need To Tell Successful Women

5 Things You Don’t Need To Tell Successful Women

We are in awe of the world’s most accomplished. From the outside, they make the extremely difficult look effortless. Looks can be deceiving. One of the greatest illusions is the notion, success comes easy. Not everyone will have the same opportunities, resources and access afforded to them. However, time is the great equalizer. No matter […]