May 29, 2017 2:38:20 AM

Solitary Genius is Not Enough: How One CEO Learned Tech Leadership

Kirill Tatarinov grew up in the former Soviet Union, the son of a government computer architect. The family didn't swallow state propaganda: His grandfather once spent ten years in a soviet gulag.  

May 29, 2017 2:35:09 AM

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Shares the Key to Creating Chemistry at the Top

It’s no surprise that the most successful companies have great leadership teams at the top. Dubbed Silicon Valley’s “oddest couple” by The New York Times, together Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg have driven Facebook’s astronomical growth and supported one another along the way.

May 29, 2017 2:33:42 AM

True Breakthroughs = Crazy Ideas + Passion

“Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Airbnb all sounded crazy, before they scaled spectacularly.” That line -- from today’s episode of Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale podcast -- really struck me. The episode itself offers fascinating ideas about why getting laughed out of the room by potential investors might actually be a good sign. It inspired me to write this piece.

May 29, 2017 2:32:54 AM

5 Great Ways to Keep Your Superstars!

When giving feedback to your superstar performers, the key issue to recognize is that the “no news is good news” feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling them.

May 29, 2017 1:41:48 AM

The Value of a Moonshot

Why HPE is making a big bet on The Machine research project and Memory-Driven Computing

May 23, 2017 3:26:34 PM

9 Things That Destroy Successful Teams

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another — from grammar school all the way up through to our careers: we’re placed into a new team to complete a project, and something just doesn’t click. 

May 23, 2017 3:24:37 PM

3 Worst Entrepreneurial Habits Revealed

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse

Years ago, an acquaintance of mine was living in Canada’s Far North. He spent some time in a tiny community that was only accessible by plane.

May 23, 2017 3:22:44 PM

Keeping the Passion Alive

Originally published on LinkedinPulse.

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on America’s longest-serving CEOs. Topping the list was Leslie Wexner of L brands with 52 years at the helm, followed by Warren Buffett, at 45 years leading Berkshire Hathaway.

May 21, 2017 12:56:55 AM

10 Reasons Your Culture is Failing and New Insights on How to Fix It

After studying customer experience, digital transformation and innovation for so many years, I've found that the next big thing in business (r)evolution is culture. The other most interesting thing I've learned is that while businesses are readying or investing in change, the definition of meaningful culture is elusive or inconsequential. Yet, company culture is either the number one catalyst or inhibitor to progress. Culture needs a champion. As Peter Drucker once famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast…”

May 21, 2017 12:52:57 AM

The CEO's Guide to Increasing Diversity (And Making Money)

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse.

I realized my company had to change after talking to an African-American woman who'd just quit Redfin. When I asked her what it was like being black at Redfin, she simply said “lonely.” I wish all the people engaged in culture wars and political-correctness debates could have been there to tell me what I should have told her then.

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