Leadership Profiles Articles
on February 20, 2012
The importance of small businesses to the nation’s economic recovery has been the focus of serious debate in the 2012 presidential race, which made us wonder: How many U.S. presidents have had actual experience leading a small business? How many have done we…Read » Views: 1,878
on February 16, 2012
Although Stephen Denny helped shape big brands like Sony, OnStar, and Iomega, the marketing guru also champions small businesses. In his first book, Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath in Your Industry, he tackles million-dollar questions, such…Read » Views: 1,686
on January 23, 2012
The award-winning 2011 film Moneyball — a potential Oscar nominee for best picture — isn’t just an entertaining flick. It can also offer insight into how to run a business.
Based on Michael Lewis’s book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, c…Read » Views: 1,951
on January 17, 2012
Steve Blank, a retired serial entrepreneur, has had his share of hits and misses: He founded the business software firm Epiphany, which was later acquired for $329 million, and he’s also started duds, such as the video game company Rocket Science.
Based on hi…Read » Views: 1,742
on January 16, 2012
If you’d only known then what you know now, you would have done a few things differently, right? As the saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20″ — and perhaps your small business would have gotten off to better start if you’d had broader perspective.
To help bud…Read » Views: 1,938
on January 10, 2012
When Jess Lee left Google in 2009 for a little-known fashion website called Polyvore, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But she loved the site. On Polyvore, fashionistas create collages that mix clothing, accessories, and other items, and share them with their…Read » Views: 1,847
on December 22, 2011
Michelle Zatlyn (pictured) is a go-getter, in every sense of the word. Armed with a degree in chemistry, she worked for Google and Toshiba, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, launched two successful startups, and then co-founded the website-protection…Read » Views: 3,615
on November 29, 2011
When you’re a touring rock band, your to-do list is never done. You travel to the venue for soundcheck, give interviews, do radio promotions, perform a concert, meet fans, and then head back to your hotel for a good night’s sleep, so you can start the whol…Read » Views: 3,644