Developing the CEO Within You

Professor Joseph Bower from the Harvard Business School believes anyone hoping to hold a corner office someday should be able to ask serious questions—and answer them objectively—about their own work and the work produced by the company. Becoming a CEO is all about constantly learning and improving oneself—and later, others—to establish a true role within a company, instead of merely being a placeholder. Bower also recommends that CEOs-in-training take an interdisciplinary approach to networking, thus promoting innovation within the company.

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How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)

Whatever you’re working on achieving, this video will pump you up to be better than yesterday.

New iPhone app makes you cough up for missing gym

GymPact, an iPhone app that will tear money from your pocket, should you fail to go to the gym when you promised.  The app called GymPact charges users a fee for every gym commitment they skip. The fee can range from $5 to $50 dollars. “We decided to motivate people by having money on the line, rather than giving them money, which is a very radical departure from other motivational apps and programs,” explained Yifan Zhang, GymPact’s co-founder and CEO.

 

You can see my pact here>>

Company Website>>

Reuters Article >>

Seth Godin: How to Win In The “Forever Reession”

Seth Godin is a genius in marketing, here’s a crucial clip of him on a Canadian talk show discussing what we can expect in 2012 (hint: the Industrial Economy continues to crumble and the winners continue to create their own opportunities). This is powerful stuff once you stop fighting it, the revolution is apparent to all but the most stubborn and entrenched.

Le Web: “If You Don’t Fail, You Haven’t Tried Hard Enough”

Last week at Le Web, Alexia interviewed Sean Parker and Shervin Pishevar onstage in what turned out to be one of the most-buzzed about sessions. Here is the full video. It’s a great discussion that ranges across the state of startups, venture capital, music, and politics.

IPO: Go, No-Go?

A dollar invested in Amazon.com’s 1997 IPO would today be worth about $140. A dollar invested in Webvan would be worthless. Here’s a look at some of the high-fliers and flame-outs of the Internet era. Share prices are adjusted for splits and reverse splits.

See the interactive chart>>

http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/WEBIPO1111/

What is an Entrepreneur?

Panelists from New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) reflect on what it means to be an entrepreneur.

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