Articles from across the Web on entrepreneurship, leadership, and other stuff.

How Bad Leadership Spurs Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business Review
“What do 70% of successful entrepreneurs have in common? They all incubated their business ideas while employed by someone else. Indeed, most people start their own companies — or go freelance — in order to stop working for others. Why? Because most managers are simply unbearable. Year after year, Gallup reports that most employees are unhappy at work, and that the number one reason for dissatisfaction is their boss.”

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent, Forbes
“Trust and transparency have become popular workplace demands as employees seek to be aware of what is real and true.   People have grown tired of surprises and want to exist in a work environment that allows one to have greater clarity of thought – by eliminating the unknowns that continue to creep into our minds with each decision we make or relationship we foster.”

Don’t Freakout About Facebook’s Mobile-Ad Revenue, ReadWriteWeb
“News outlets breathlessly reported last week that Twitter was projected to overtake Facebook in mobile-ad revenue for 2012. But they missed the bigger picture.”

10 Leadership Lessons from Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, Forbes
“Jeff’s open and compassionate leadership style keeps the company focused on growing at the rate of two new members every second (that translates into 175 million registered users in more than 200 countries) while reducing the business mantra to just two words: “Next Play.”

Bounce Back From Startup Hiring Mistakes, Upstart Business Journal
“Hiring for a startup is a challenge. The team dynamics are vitally important, especially since the group is often so small that one staffing mistake can turn a happy workplace into a war zone. With that in mind, we asked members of our Young Entrepreneur Council what was the most common hiring faux pas they’ve experienced—and how they rectified the situation.”

5 Things Brands Should Consider When Running Mobile Video Ads, iMedia Connection
“In “Messaging, In-App and Mobile Internet Strategies 2012-2017,” Juniper analyst Charlotte Miller stated, “Mobile advertising gives marketers the chance to reach consumers on a more personal level than any other types of advertising. Creating immersive and entertaining experiences to attract the attention of the consumer is essential for marketers wanting to take advantage of the massive increase in app usage.”

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Undaunted By Failure, Examiner
“If you haven’t had a failure, you aren’t pushing the limits. If you are really an entrepreneur, you are a risk taker and less cautious by nature, so failures should be expected. Wear you startup failure as a badge of courage. Don’t go after failure, but embrace it when it does happen and grow from it.”

Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups, ReadWriteWeb
“Need funding for your startup? Don’t load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you’re generating, not the traffic.”

Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?, TechCrunch
“I recently read Ben Austen’s WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to put together my thoughts about the tradeoffs of being a successful entrepreneur. Austen’s article draws a caricature of Jobs and puts forth a series of false choices. After reading it, you might be convinced that you can either be a jerk and successful or decent and mediocre.”

What Recruiters Wish Job Seekers Knew, Forbes
“A lot of job seekers wonder what happens behind-the-scenes in the hiring process. I asked a diverse group of recruiters from private sector to non-profit, from start-up through Fortune 500, from business to creative: What do you wish more job seekers knew?

Project Management Tips For Launching A Startup, Web Design Ledger
“Any Internet-based startup will require a lot of attention during the early phases of development. To launch a successful product you’ll need a targeted market share and a solid idea of what you’re looking to accomplish. For startups this often leads to monetization, building a community, or offering a unique service to the public.”

If You Want To Be The Donald Trump Of Startups, Learn To Code, Fast Company
“The Donald built an empire because he knew what every piece and process cost him. If you can’t say the same for your software, you won’t.”


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