What Dog Sled Teams Can Teach us About Leadership

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My wife and I had the opportunity to experience a dog-sled excursion while visiting the  Ice Hotel in Sweden last year.

If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough

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From: cdixon.org  
RT @cdixon: If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough http://t.co/P7PuBoNJRA My most useful career experience was about eight years ago when I was trying to break into the world of VC-backed startups. I applied to hundreds of jobs: low-level VC roles, startups jobs, even to big tech companies. I got rejected from every single one. Big companies rejected me outright or gave me a courtesy interview before rejecting me. VCs told me they wanted someone with VC experience. Startups at the time were laying
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Actions speak louder than words. Words put expression into the thought. The thought that arises be it in an individual or an organisation should have vision. Only then will these thoughts find the right words to express themselves. words spoken will have weight only if it results in an action that ushers in change. so it is of paramount importance to originate right thoughts. Right thoughts come from company of good- people, place and books. The

Averting a risky decision

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On a warm February day in Chennai seven Directors and three top managers of Spectrum Softech sat down to discuss a bold idea: to acquire Bristol Software, an English private software firm.

Sachin Tendulkar and Personal Excellence

Sachin Tendular is a global legend in the world of cricket. He is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of the modern generation, popularly holds the title “God of Cricket” among his fans.

How to encourage your employees to take risks

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From: holykaw.alltop.com   By: Josh Urich  
How to encourage your employees to take risks http://t.co/7bUiofsOlQ Whatever your business, there’s one constant: no risk, no reward. Moreover, it’s one thing if you’re a risk-taker as a leader, but what about your employees? Are they taking risks? If not, they’re not going to help you earn more rewards. Here are two ways you can help them take more risks:   Modeling : Leading by example is recognized as one of the most powerful

Brinkmanship in Delhi

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In December 2013 the Aam Aadmi Party surprised everyone in India by winning the second largest number of seats in their maiden election for the State Assembly in Delhi. And then declined to form the government when offered the chance.


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Dan Ariely, author of the books Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, recently released his third book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves. Despite its sobering central finding—that essentially everyone cheats a little when

Vinod Khosla: Maintain the Silicon Valley Vision

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From: bits.blogs.nytimes.com   By: VINOD KHOSLA  
RT @stammareddy: My favourite piece by @vkhosla: Maintain the Silicon Valley Vision http://t.co/Tyeahmc3yK #innovation #technology Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm started in 2004. His firm tries to make investments in disruptive technologies in Internet, computing, mobile, silicon technology, alternative energy and medical technology. He worries, though, that greed, not vision, may be motivating some

What Motivates People in Referral Relationships?

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Why did you get out of bed this morning? What made you wear those shoes today? What    has you going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone? What makes you attracted to that particular    businessperson? What makes you choose to go to that networking event?