That's not going to get you very far when you sell stuff, raise money, look for a job... What if instead, you created a reputation as the person or organization that can honestly say, "you can't get this from
This week, Jack Ma, the son of Chinese performers, is making history with the biggest tech IPO ever seen. Google’s worth at IPO was just over $50 billion. Facebook’s was just over $100 billion. Jack’s Alibaba will be over $200 billion. What can we learn from Jack? Jack’s who
Getting fired might not be the most ideal way to learn a lesson, but the drive that comes later may be exactly what some people need to elevate into heights of success they could only reach after a bad burn.Once it happens, there are two things you can do: you can either mope around feeling ashamed
In most companies, people are the single largest expense. In fact, total human capital costs average nearly 70 per cent of operating expenses. But unlike the physical assets that chief financial officers (CFOs) have long measured and managed, people are difficult to control and predict.
Direct response ads pay for themselves (at least they do when they work). Socially acceptable paid-for interruption leads to response, and the response (a sale, generally) generates revenue and you can run the ad again. Google's business is driven
Startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to seek inclusive access to market-based finance and this predicament is hurting them the most. Catastrophe lies ahead unless we take decisive action soon at various levels.
Sometimes coming up with the great idea is the easiest part. Then once you get the courage to strike out on your own, the real challenges begin. One of the most difficult aspects to starting a new business is when (and how) to raise money.
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What has been the most interesting sales promotion you have engineered so far?
Our experience with Titan Exchange Offer has been very encouraging. So much so that we have been doing the promotion since 2004. The offer was conceptualised from the insight that Indians love to
I’m on vacation in Mexico this week, with limited Internet access, but here are a few immediate thoughts on Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, a messaging start-up. I won’t pretend to be an expert on WhatsApp, or on what distinguishes its technology from that of other similar s
Regardless of industry, most of us enter the workforce with a few basic goals and aspirations: career satisfaction, financial independence and a steady paycheck.
As time goes on and time-cards get punched, however, it becomes apparent that the source of real job satisfaction
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