Editor’s Pick Breaking Bad contains a lot of valuable advice for entrepreneurs. Sure, Walter White may be a terrible boss. But consider this: Steve Jobs was a terrible boss, and look how well Apple did under his leadership.
Dick Costolo makes all the managers at Twitter go through a management course so they can be effective leaders. He shared some of this wisdom today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Francoise Brougher, former vice president of SMB global sales and operations at Google, has joined Square as business lead to aid in the company’s growth operations.
Attune announced a $20 million round of investment to expand its offerings that help fashion and lifestyle brands implement business management software.
Guest Post Training executives to think like fighter pilots can make your company better able to assess market conditions and react properly.
Guest Post Based on working with dozens on C-level executives, here are some characteristics that I have identified that contribute to producing an effective IT startup CEO.
HootSuite announced an new update to its popular social media management utility today, adding functionality that veers into intranet-light territory similar to a Yammer or a Chatter.
Last night we broke the news that HootSuite, the social media management solution for companies, acquired Loic Le Meur’s often-pivoting Seesmic. Today I spoke with Ryan Holmes about the acquisition and about the future of the social media management space.
Today HootSuite is announcing three new integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote. In addition, the company is now officially saying that “nearly five million” people are using its social media management tools globally.
Apple had a disappointing quarter, even though it was surprisingly good compared to last year. Naturally, investors punished the company by stripping more than five percent from its stock price. Aren’t you people ever satisfied?
HootSuite, the service that 79 of the world’s Fortune 100 companies use to manage their social media presence, just added apps for Instagram, SlideShare, Edocr, and Zuum in its App Directory.
[vimeo 28482397 w=640 h=360] Jay Elliot has a unique insight into what makes Apple so successful. He worked closely with Steve Jobs in the 1980s, setting up the company’s operational and managerial structure. Based on those years, he’s written a book: The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation.
Being vulnerable is often thought of as being a disadvantage in the business world, but Ori Brafman, author of “Click: The Magic of Instant Connections,” says it can actually be one of the best way to engender trust with employees in this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture, given at Stanford University. Instead of giving power away, it creates a binding, deep relationship within the workplace, one that also gives managers a “soft power” that they can use to keep the company running.
Seesmic, a client for reading status updates across Twitter, Facebook and other services, today announced it has secured a third round of funding of $4 million from popular customer relationship management service Salesforce.com, and a Softbank Group company managed by Softbank Holdings Inc.
With just 80 days till Tax Day (April 15), TeaSpiller, a service for finding and working with accountants, today announced its public launch, which provides access to over 20,000 certified accountants around the U.S.
Guest Post Jason Goldberg is the founder and CEO of Fabulis, a gay social network and previously founded Jobster and Socialmedian. He originally published this essay on his personal blog, Betashop.
Every year, some company with network-monitoring software to sell comes out with a handwringing report detailing how much time employees waste on the latest online addiction. Back in the ’90s, it was called “surfing the Web.” (The horror!) In 2006, it was YouTube. In 2007, it was Facebook. And lately it’s FarmVille and other social games.
IBM announced today that it has acquired OpenPages, which provides software to help companies isolate and manage enterprise risk elements. The price of the acquisition wasn’t disclosed.
Sprout Social, a social media management and monitoring tool for businesses, today announced its official unveiling and public availability to all businesses. The company announced in May that it won backing from Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, through their recently launched investment fund Lightbank.