Business Briefs

Managing Boards for CEOs (

Investor Barry Schuler gives vaulable tips for CEOs about “managing up” the board. Great read.

The Myth of Overnight Success for Start ups (

George Brandt provides great advice on what it takes to succeed as a start up. He lists valuable steps to take to ensure you put your best foot forward for making your new business a success.

Three Key Life-Changing Habits to Be Successful (

“When it comes to being successful, high achievers have a number of habits in common. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be right up there with them.”

Microsoft buys Nokia Phone Division for $7.2 Billion (

“The two companies announced late on Monday that Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s phone-making unit for about $7.2 billion in total — including patents — allowing the (now) former Finnish phone maker to expand its presence and technologies in other markets.”

How Entrepreneurs Think (

“Entrepreneurs are barrier breakers whose optimistic view of the world combined with their creative thinking has the ability to address even the toughest of challenges, including the government’s approach to innovation.” (Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell)

Top Qualities for Modern Employee (

“…changes in the way we work are being fueled by new behaviors and new technologies. In fact, there are five trends which are shaping the future of work. To keep pace there are five qualities that the modern employee needs to possess…” (Jacob Morgan, Forbes contributor)

Former Windows Exec Joins VC Ranks (Commerce Times)

“Former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, who shocked the high-tech industry when he abruptly parted ways with the company shortly after Windows 8 was launched, has joined venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner…

Career Path for 5 Billionaire Entrepreneurs Spotlighted (

“From their humble beginnings, all of these self-made billionaires have changed course scores of times…”

Updating the Use of Press Releases (

“The content and structure of press releases have a far greater influence on the visibility of the message, and as competition for attention increases, the formula for a successful press release is changing…”

Top 50 Fastest-Growing Online Jobs (
“2013 will be viewed as a year of unprecedented disruption, with tectonic shifts in the design and manufacturing industries as they struggle to adapt to the unstoppable rise of crowdsourcing and 3D printing,” CEO Matt Barrie explains. “But with disruption comes opportunity, and over the next couple of months there is a unique window for any entrepreneur with an innovative business model to build a billion-dollar company…”

Position Yourself as an Industry Expert at Your Company (Forbes)

“If you’re not establishing expertise, your competitors will. One of the easiest ways to pitch your team is to show them what similar positions are doing at your competitors’ offices…”

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