The Playbook

Learn by doing -- or from those who have done it before.

How Introverts Can Be Better Leaders

Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, a technology non-profit, explains how she overcomes anxiety about public speaking and networking events.

Do You Have a Good Business Idea? Here's How to Know

Tough Mudder co-founder Will Dean recommends you take outside input about your business idea with a grain of salt.

Don't Be Too Cheap While Bootstrapping Your Company

Sharefile founder Jesse Lipson explains why you don't want to be too strict about your spending habits when bootstrapping.

Chobani Founder: Talk to Investors Early (Even If You Bootstrap)

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, recommends you learn as much as you can about financing options, even if you don't initially take them.

A Surefire Way to Motivate Your Employees as You Grow Your Company

Tekscape founder Dave Smith explains how he helps employees find structure within their workdays.

The Power of Word Choice to Build Your Brand

Dermalogica co-founder Jane Wurwand explains how language can help you create a distinct personality for your brand.

The Leadership Shift That Led Michael Jordan to His First Three-Peat (and Maybe the Second Too)

Wharton professor Adam Grant explains three fundamental styles of social interaction and how basketball star Michael Jordan made a shift in his that helped him win two sets of three consecutive NBA basketball championships during his career.

Why You Should Be an Early Adopter

Ben Huh, founder of The Cheezburger Network, explains why he always buys every new Apple, Google, and Amazon product.

Why You Should Choose a Provocative Company Name

Brendan Synnott, co-founder of Bear Naked, explains how he comes up with brand names that connect to customer emotions.

How to Cope With Tragedy

Srikumar Rao, author of Happiness at Work, explains how entrepreneurs can free themselves from carrying the burden of their uncontrollable misfortunes.

How to Know When Your Business Is Too Complex

Dave McKeown, COO of Predictable Success, explains how to identify the moment your business has become too complex to operate seamlessly.

How to Address Team Tension as Your Business Grows

Leadership advisor Anese Cavanaugh explains it's essential to deal with interpersonal tension as it develops--not ignore it.

Marcus Lemonis: Little Mistakes Can Have Big Consequences

Putting your hand in the company cookie jar? Not on Marcus Lemonis' watch.

The Secret to Overcoming Your Weaknesses

Brandi Temple, the founder of children's clothing line Lolly Wolly Doodle, says you need to be smart enough to know when you can't accomplish every task.

How Ethics Training Could Help Solve World Problems

Leila Janah, founder of technology non-profit Sama Group, believes business leaders can play a larger role addressing social and environmental issues.

Marcus Lemonis's 3 Keys to Good Business

Getting dirty is the key to getting rich, according to the host of CNBC's The Profit.

Start a Career in Social Entrepreneurship

Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, a technology non-profit, says you should focus on the difference you want to make.

How to Bring Tremendous Meaning to Busy, All-Consuming, Daily Tasks

Srikumar Rao, author of Happiness at Work, explains how focus on your broader purpose and avoid getting caught up in day-to-day business activities.

Why You Should Be Terrified of Technology Investing

Stakes are high in the world of investing. Now is the time to play, says Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's 'The Profit.'

How to Manage a Volatile Stock Price

The Container Store founder explains how he has kept company morale high, despite an erratic stock price.

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