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Promising Signs Your Ego is in the Right Place for Leadership

It has been present as long as I can remember.  As a 5-year-old playing sports, a 13-year-old running for class president, an 18-year-old deciding on colleges, a 23-year-old playing professional golf, a 28-year-old getting married, and now, as a 33-year-old leading a family and a company… “it” is always something I have battled.  Until recently (thanks Ryan Holiday), I didn’t know how or even why I needed to overcome “it”. By “it” I’m referring to the enemy that lives inside of all of us all - ego.

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IKEA's Founder is the Master of Frugal Innovation

Ingvar Feodor Kamprad was born in 1926 on a small farm in the Swedish province of Småland. He had an austere upbringing and the lessons he learnt in thrift stayed with him throughout his life. At the age of six the boy started a business selling matches to neighbours.

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The Impact of Marketing Strategy on Business Performance

The world is flooded with a variety of businesses. Let’s be honest, a brand that successfully markets itself is more likely to be a successful brand. Businesses often have a notion that the growth and profit of a business depends completely on the kind of business products/services you offer. But this is not the only factor that determines a business’s success. It is the way you present your business to the audience.

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To See the Future, Think Both/And

Whenever a new game-changing technology is introduced, our instinct is to assume that the current technology we are using will quickly become obsolete and will vanish from our use.

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5 Tips for Branding your Small Business

Several brands, both national and multinational, have created a very competitive market that has led to the demand of branding for small businesses. Branding is “what your customers perceive of you” right from your product, image, reputation, design and the way you talk about your products or services.

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Six Reasons Why Innovation Teams Fail

Once you have identified a great idea for a new product or service innovation what do you do? Many firms put together a cross-functional team (XFT) and tell them to bring the product to market. It seems like a good approach. They have budget, people, and empowerment. What could possibly go wrong? Lots of things. Here are six common reasons why XFTs fail to deliver.