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Don’t Let This Hidden Challenge Derail Your Business

Many people brace themselves for the dreaded “plateau” in their fitness programs–and devote a lot of effort to jumpstarting their progress if it slows. New research suggests that solo entrepreneurs may want to think the same way about their business growth. Otherwise, their sales may flatline after their fifth year in business. Nation1099’s new Career Freelancer Status Report found …

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Planning and Forecasting for the Professional Services Firm of the Future

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball that allows you to gaze into your firm’s future? Once you looked into it, you’d instantly know whether you’ll meet your annual revenue target. And if you don’t like what you see, you can change course and then take another look. Economic uncertainty, new regulations, and …

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Digital Transformation Success Is A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy

Psychologists and teachers understand how the power of high expectations leads to extraordinary achievements, as well as the reverse, in which low expectations are fulfilled with failure. Is this the case with digital transformation as well? Is it doomed by low expectations? Fear pervades digital transformation efforts, a new survey shows. Ninety-five percent of IT …

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Facebook’s New Global CMO Is HP’s Antonio Lucio, A Marketing Chief Who ‘Brings Heart’ To Brands

Antonio Lucio, global chief marketing, and communications officer at HP Inc., is joining Facebook as global CMO. Lucio, one of the Forbes World’s Most Influential CMOs and one of the most revered executives in the advertising and marketing industry, will bring to Facebook a wealth of experience, expertise, and global perspective rooted in stints at …

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IIM-A, other top B-schools moot IIT-like joint placement committee

Talks are on between some of the top B-schools, including Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, MDI Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur and IIFT Delhi to form an All India B-school Placements Committee on the lines of the All IITs Placement Committee. The discussion was part of the agenda at Maitri, …

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Don’t Just Attack Incumbents, Court Them — With Eyes Wide Open

Startup entrepreneurs often fashion themselves as disruptors of established markets, who can better serve dissatisfied customers. Increasingly, though, the path to success includes a partnership of convenience with a large incumbent firm. Some entrepreneurs meet incumbents through formal innovation exchanges, where they get exposure and feedback. One innovation exchange, for example, paved the way for …

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How To Leverage Your Personality For Success, According To The Creators Of Launch Pop

Wondering if your business will be successful? Despite the changing landscape and new influx of people launching side hustles and creating their own YouEconomy business in pursuit of financial freedom, many still hear the sobering phrase, “90% of startups fail.” Cambridge Associates researched over 27,000 venture-backed startups and found the adage to be inaccurate; the …

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