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Join Global Tech Investor Paul Singh In Missoula For Montana Tech Tour June 27-29:


The Montana Tech Tour was designed to put a spotlight on our amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem that we're building here in multiple communities throughout the state. We are delighted to showcase ...


6 Ways Leaders Use Silence To Increase Their Power (And You Can, Too):


Sometimes, words are not all they are cracked up to be. Silence can yield more power than words. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, "Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence." Leaders ...


7 Lessons From Building a 6-Figure Business in High School:




Podcast - Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible?:


People are responsible for their individual actions. But what about the company as an entity? In a new book titled The Moral Responsibility of Firms, authors Eric Orts and Craig Smith and contributor ...


"How Western Civilization Could Collapse":


The title above is also the title of an article by Rachel Nuwer in BBC Future, a fascinating examination of the causes of societal collapse using research on this issue from a wide collection of experts. ...


5 Tips for Developing Great Leaders:


The strongest organizations are not built overnight. It takes time to identify and develop tomorrow's leaders, and companies that put in the work will realize more benefits than just having a succession ...


Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur:




$1 billion startup Automattic is closing its San Francisco office and having everyone work from home:




Managing Your Lawyers as Your Startup Grows:


Five ways to better manage your legal counsel. As a former lawyer and business person working as a venture capitalist to help startup founders reach their ambitions, I know that handling legal ...


Every business owner needs an exit plan:


Is your business for sale? I ask nearly every business owner this critical question when we initially meet. The majority have the same response, "Yes, at the right price!" This is a positive response ...


'Human Project' study will ask 10,000 to share life's data:


In October 2014, when Leo Bereschansky dreamed up a ring that lets users signal for help, he didn't realize he'd soon be on a mission to find a hired gun. But with hardware and software components to ...


10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company :


So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing ">business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably excited and nervous ...


Behind Amazon's success is an extreme tolerance for failure :




Startup success for Stanford students yields riches -- and a return to the dorms:


They burned through their $20,000 grant. The pitch rounds to show off their nifty, patented solar device were greeted with polite pity. And a lunch with a rival clued them in to just how far off target ...


After decades of innovating, Jeff Bezos admits he needs new ideas:


Jeff Bezos is soliciting your Next Big Idea. On Thursday, the Amazon CEO posted a "request for ideas" -- a call to action of sorts -- on Twitter. He asked the general public (or at least his 222,000 ...


Two Simple Concepts for Thinking about the Future:


Every business decision is an effort to create a better future: a future in which your operations are faster, more precise, and more profitable. If you can make that happen, you can sell more products ...


10 Qualities Separating the Extraordinary Salesperson Apart From the Pack:




5 Indications That Your Startup Is Poised For Success:


Every startup wants to be a predictable success, yet so few ever achieve this enviable position. In reality, getting there is not a random walk, and requires an understanding of the stages that every ...


Do These Four Things To Make Your Boring Presentation Sound Interesting:


All that data needs to be in there--what can you do? Well, this. By Anett Grant Full Story: https://www.fastcompany.com/40430912/do-these-four-things-to-make-your-boring-presentation-sound-interesting?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=leadershipdaily-top&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=06152017 ...


Elements of Enduring Companies by Sequoia Ventures:


Starting a business is rough. Most startups fail. Your best chance to thrive is to find the right community, the right partners, and the right network of support from the very beginning. We love nothing ...


What to know about good video presentations:




Technology start-ups founded by women hire more women, study finds:


Technology start-ups with at least one female founder have more women employees than major technology companies and twice as many women employees as start-ups with no female founders, a survey has found. The ...


Need funding for your technology idea? Talk to HHS!:


Small businesses are encouraged to submit their technology ideas to HHS for funding consideration. Researcher-initiated ideas are proposed via the SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations (also called ...


Bacon Bouquets? Women-Owned Small Business Makes It Happen:


The biggest issue we have with Bacon Boxes is having a big enough facility to distribute for the demand. We had a 357 percent sales increase from our first Valentine's Day to our second. by Amy ...


Tony Hsieh Reveals The Secret To Zappos' Customer Service Success In One Word:


Tony Hsieh is sporting a Mohawk, the first I've encountered atop a gainfully employed billionaire. I ask the Zappos CEO, who sold out to Amazon for $1.2 billion but continues to run his operation largely ...


If you want your company to innovate like Google, your job is to manage the chaos:


Many companies loudly proclaim their desire to innovate, but how many know what it actually takes? The most innovative companies don't tell their employees how to innovate. They suppress traditional ...


The Myth of the Silicon Valley Locale - True Ventures invests in Missoula, Montana-based submission management startup Submittable :


Today, we're announcing our Series A investment in Missoula, Montana-based Submittable https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/13/submittable-series-a/ http://www.submittable.com . Submittable http://www.submittable.com ...


A Look at the Demanding Schedule of Elon Musk, Who Works in 5-Minute Slots, Skips Breakfast and Avoids Emails:




USDA Seeks Applications to Help Socially Disadvantaged Ag Producers and Rural Business Owners:


     USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to help socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and rural business owners. "The cooperative business model is a growing trend ...

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