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Insights on leadership, entrepreneurialism and management

  • Jacob Marley - we are all in the people business

    Mankind Is Your Business

    “Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in...

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  • Executive Traits

    Executives and Promotions

    What does one need to be promoted into the executive ranks? This was a question posed to me by a former student. Now embedded in a company, he wanted to climb the next rung of the corporate ladder but...

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  • Catching the next high tech wave

    Tech’s Next Wave

    Everyone wants to know what tech’s next big wave will be, and when it will get here. As Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, I think I can offer some viable prognostication. “When” may be more important than “what.” Foremost,...

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  • China’s Influence Through Manufacturing

    Mainland China’s government has made several provocative declarations and investments seemingly designed to turn the Eastern nation into a world-dominating manufacturer. But the mechanics of a key industry and a hyper-competitive global marketplace – the foundation of China’s past...

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  • Mergers, acquisitions and unemployment

    Mergers, Acquisitions and Unemployment

    One of the easiest ways to lose your job is when your company is acquired, or is the small fish in a merger. This ugly reality has come to the forefront again. Many industries go through radical cycles of...

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  • Business tech partnerships

    Tech Partnership Strategies

    In high tech, you partner. Someday, somehow, with someone. Partnerships are inevitable in tech. The reason is very simple: tech is complex. Nobody, not even Google, can own all aspects of a tech product; because the complexity for anything,...

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