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Recognizing Opportunity When it Isn't Knocking
Monday, January 30, 2012 9:23 PM
When opportunity knocks, most of us are quick to answer the door. But are we as fast to spot opportunity when it isn't insistently banging? Recognizing opportunity - be it a new business prospect, a smart career move, or any high risk, high reward gamble - can often make the difference between status quo and a status upgrade. Is it possible to hone one's... Read More...
Is the Business Card Dead?
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 2:17 PM
When was the last time someone handed you a business card? In some circles, business cards are going the way of the mimeograph and typewriter. In others, the business card still has relevance. Alive or About to Kick It? Harvard Business Review editor Susy Jackson examines the health of the business card in her tongue-in-cheek article The Business Card Is Dead... Read More...
Start-Up Don’ts from The Creator of the World’s Best Selling Toothbrush
Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:20 PM
Serial entrepreneur John Osher invented a $5 electric toothbrush that became the world's best seller in 15-short months. Osher then sold the company for $475 million dollars: talk about a smile. Clearly Osher was doing plenty right when he built his toothbrush company. Yet the entrepreneur is almost as well known for his business "don'ts." Osher... Read More...
Start-Up 101
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:57 PM
Launching a start-up requires constant juggling. Keep your eyes on the right balls with six tips for starting out from senior contributor Norm Brodsky. Brodsky's advice boils down to six core principles: Don't assume you know what customers want. Pursue the right customer, not all customers. Consider an on-demand business model to keep debt down... Read More...

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