Archive For The “Business Tips” Category

Skills and behaviors that enable entrepreneurs to succeed

Skills and behaviors that enable entrepreneurs to succeed

Research at Harvard Business School by Lynda Applegate, Janet Kraus and Timothy Butler takes a unique approach to understanding the behaviors and skills of successful entrepreneurs. through HBS work knowledge What makes the entrepreneur successful? Is this the brilliant technique of Bill Gates? The obsessive attention to the user experience of Steve Jobs? The vision,…

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Turn a thousand customers into a million

Turn a thousand customers into a million

In the second part of a series on growing startups, Thales S. Teixeira explains how Uber, Etsy and Airbnb have grown from a thousand customers to one million. Thales S. Teixeira and Michael Blanding Few companies have been more successful in recent years than Uber, Airbnb, and Etsy, who together have reshaped the way we…

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Why entrepreneurs need to build on trust

Why entrepreneurs need to build on trust

NEW BOOK: Legal and social institutions that support entrepreneurs are often not well established in developing countries. Tarun Khanna’s new book explains how companies can compensate for this by building trust. AUTHOR INTERVIEW EXTRACTION DELIVERY AUTHOR INTERVIEW Why is trust important for starting a business in developing countries? Interview with Dina Gerdeman Fear swept China…

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“Do not show with empty hands” and other tips to find the right job at startup

“Do not show with empty hands” and other tips to find the right job at startup

NEW BOOK: Finding a job in a start-up is not the same process as finding a job in an established business. Title? Who needs titles? Jeffrey Bussgang’s new book, Entering StartUpLand, is an important guide to finding a job and being productive in a new business. Contains a book excerpt. Many books offer advice on…

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