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Great ideas beget more great ideas
What happens when great ideas have sex? They create more great ideas. Following in this line of
thinking is vital to producing more great ideas. Next time you're at a brainstorming impasse, look
for some inspiration from a great idea that is already out there. Tweet this!
Words from a CEO to live by
Modeling your life after simple virtues shouldn't be a hard task for most people. But many seem to
overlook this as they begin ascending the corporate ladder. Go back and reconsider everything
you know: are you working the way you intended to? Many people will find that they're not on the
path they initially set out on. For that lot, the time to make a change is now. Read this post to find
out how. Tweet this!
The most institutionalized sales myths
Following the best practices seems logical enough. But what if the practices that have been
engrained in you aren't truly optimal? In sales, there are a number of myths that have been
leading teams astray for some time. Learn about them and conquer the next sale with knowledge.
The truth behind the founding CEO
Compensation for a founding CEO can be a sensitive subject. How much is enough, and more
importantly, what is fair? A founding CEO plays a pivotal part in a company - to a point. Knowing
how to properly compensate the founder will ultimately decide how a vital chapter in a business'
saga is written. Check out this post to find out the truth. Tweet this!
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13 start-up lessons from Mad Men
Drinking in the office? Women only working as secretaries? These are not be the best practices
for an office today, but today's entrepreneurs can learn from the office culture on the hit show Mad
Men, which mocks an advertising agency 50 years ago. Read this post featured in the
OnStartups blog to find out how Mad Men inspired Hubspot to be the the #1 place to work.
Create a simple-but-effective newsletter in 5 steps
Prospects want to receive e-mail correspondences from you whether they know it or not. Crafting
something engaging and insightful - especially in the form of a newsletter - will determine whether
or not the prospects are receptive. If you follow these steps outlined in a CMI post, and execute
them appropriately, you're certain to create a successful newsletter campaign.
How reframers are disrupting business conventions
There is a revolution going on inside the minds of the top CEOs across the world. They're
changing their internal belief systems and the alterations are reverberating in the business world.
Their disruptive tactics are changing the game and many of the competitors don't even know
about it. Catch up on the latest techniques and viewpoints from HBR to stay abreast of the
That little gap between a manager and the rest of the team
Once a manager earns a promotion and leaves his former teammates, some people will think that
the manager is a lost cause. Others will look to that manager as a friend still. Others will be
indifferent. And so on, and so forth. Knowing how to manage - and how to deal with all of the intra-
office changes - is a valuable tool for any manger. Read this blog from Managewell to find out
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