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Characteristics of creative leaders

Characteristics of creative leaders

While their behavior and personalities differ, a few common characteristics of creative leaders include being explorative, independent, and purposeful.

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Nature, nurture or act? What defines entrepreneurs?

Nature, nurture or act? What defines entrepreneurs?

How do entrepreneurs pair effectuation with causal reasoning to build the most successful businesses and how you can replicate their practices?

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Why you should work at a startup

Why you should work at a startup

Startups allow you to find your passion and purpose while teaching you about autonomy and mastery. Find out more reasons why you should work at a startup.

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Getting your market entry timing right

Getting your market entry timing right

Good timing is taking advantage of external trends and events as they emerge. Learn how to optimize your market entry timing.

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The quest to build a perfect team

The quest to build a perfect team

In 2012, Google began a quest to build a perfect team. After studying over a hundred teams for more than a year, here is what they learned.

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Cohesive decentralization

Cohesive decentralization

Learn about cohesive decentralization and the seven key factors that build successful teams and ensure that each team can thrive and survive.

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Why you should foster a culture that welcomes dissent

Why you should foster a culture that welcomes dissent

Your organization might prefer consensus and harmony, but creating a culture of dissent clarifies opinions and emboldens everyone’s thinking.

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Social capital and profitability

Social capital and profitability

This article examines the role of social capital in business settings and its effect on innovation outcomes as well as overall firm performance.

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Social change requires slow entrepreneurship

Social change requires slow entrepreneurship

Slow entrepreneurship requires a long-term strategy and patience. Social start-ups can use slow entrepreneurship to stimulate creativity and energy.

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Innovation through clean sheet redesign

Innovation through clean sheet redesign

Clean sheet redesign is the method of rethinking existing businesses from the ground up. For established companies, this is a great way to innovate.

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Making money doing good

Making money doing good

The societal assumption is that making a profit and doing good sit on opposite ends of the spectrum. But making money doing good is easier than it seems.

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Platform thinking for operational excellence

Platform thinking for operational excellence

Platform thinking expert Sangeet Choudary shows how online platforms can create new markets and reinvent consumer and producer interactions.

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