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5 Principals to Building a Successful Business

Socrates believed that persistence—above trust, genius, or education—was the characteristic that most frequently led to success. I’ve adhered to that philosophy since I first read it and have applied it to many aspects of my life—both personally and professionally. It helped me navigate my way through Vietnam as a special operations officer in 1969-1970, and it has guided me throughout…

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Do Europe’s Problems Really Impact Us?

We are constantly being reminded of the economic challenges impacting members of the European Union. It is no surprise that the economic upheaval in Greece and Italy, in particular, are accelerating and impacting other countries worldwide. The prospective impact on the U.S. financial markets could be significant and far reaching, including a potential disruption in the venture and private equity communities.…

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3 Tips to Keep Your Business On Track in any Economy

Global economic uncertainty, high unemployment, increased government regulation, and issues like healthcare reform are creating a lot of daunting headlines. Those issues are also being blamed for everything from a narrowing pool of investors to the prolonged economic slump. With headlines giving us many reasons to worry, it’s easy to understand why company executives can feel overwhelmed. However, while potential challenges,…

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Week in Review: VentureBeat, ThingWorx 2.0, and AHS Adds Two

The technology industry made headlines this week as Google enjoyed the public release of Google+ and Google Wallet, while Facebook announced changes to their platform—bringing innovation to how people interact and share their lives. Amidst this global recession, some companies have managed to grow in leaps and bounds, and many look toward Internet kings like Google and Facebook for inspiration.…

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5 Books Every Entrepreneur and CEO Should Read

Five books that I’ve read stand out as ideal tutorials for any entrepreneur or CEO. Whether you are launching a business, or looking to elevate your business to the next level, each of the books addresses major themes to help your business grow. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers, by Geoffrey A. Moore — This book outlines…

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