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The new, younger face of startups

The new, younger face of startups

Nathaniel Bagnell, 25, ditched a solid, high-paying job as a computer programmer last year to co-found a business analytics company. A few floors down, in a Toronto startup building humming with activity, Klever Freire, 30, has also quit his day … Continued

6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood

6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood

Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. I started my first company when I was 25.  I was a reluctant entrepreneur. My sales abilities outgrew three companies, … Continued

Warning: Your Workplace Can Improve By Adding Joy. Yes, I said Joy

Warning: Your Workplace Can Improve By Adding Joy. Yes, I said Joy

Creating a sustainable and successful workplace is a challenge that every start-up must deal with. Knowing what traits you want your workplace to have is a good place to start. Richard Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations and … Continued

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here’s How To Set One Up

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here’s How To Set One Up

WANT TO FOSTER CREATIVITY? SKIP THE FOOSBALL TABLE AND OPT FOR A WAR ROOM INSTEAD. GOOGLE VENTURES’S JAKE KNAPP SHOWS YOU HOW. PLUS: A PEEK INSIDE GOOGLE VENTURES’S OWN WAR ROOM In the last two years at Google Ventures, I’ve … Continued

Icelanders can now each claim $400 worth of Auroracoin, the country’s new digital currency

Icelanders can now each claim $400 worth of Auroracoin, the country’s new digital currency

At midnight this morning in Iceland, digital currency fell from the sky. The developer behind Auroracoin, a digital currency designed exclusively for Iceland, has made $125 million worth of coins redeemable by Iceland’s 330,000-or so citizens. That’s about 31.8 Auroracoins, … Continued

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success.   With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think … Continued

GOOGLE IS RIGHT: WE WORK BETTER WHEN WE’RE HAPPY

GOOGLE IS RIGHT: WE WORK BETTER WHEN WE’RE HAPPY

New research confirms what Google already knows—greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality. Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. In the laboratory, they found happiness made people … Continued