The ROI of Innovation

As product managers, we are often asked a single question when we propose a new product: What’s the Return on Investment (ROI)? What’s the ROI of innovation? There has to be a...

Why Bad Economies Are Good For Business

Why start your own company in a bad economy? Try to ignore the gloomy media picture of the world coming to an end, a crashing economy, high unemployment, business failures and...

Valuable Lessons From Spotify’s Business Model

Spotify has been on my business model watch list for some years. They constantly leverage partnerships to build next steps for developing their business model and achieving growth. In this article,...

How The Internet of Things Is Changing Our World

Everybody talks about the Internet of Things, the IoT… but how is the IoT actually going to change our lives? The Internet of Things is creating a new world, a quantifiable and...

Women on Top in Tech – Paola Bonomo, Non-Executive Director of AXA Assicurazioni

(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Today’s interview...

This Startup Wants To Kill UBER

The world of ride-sharing startups is ripe with investment failures, technical failures and even some outright fraud, but one thing is certain: Uber is still the king of them all, controlling a...

Another Asian Financial Bust?

Globalism changed the economic order of things. Most relate globalism to free trade. However, the greater effects of globalism can come via the opening of capital flows among countries — both when...

Fueling the Affordable Smartphone Revolution in India

Smartphones have emerged as the exemplar of mankind’s quest for shrinking technologies. They embody the realization of a simple premise – that computing devices would do more and cost less. This...

Women on Top in Tech – Nicole Sturgill, Principal Executive Advisor of CEB

(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Here is...

How Startups Tackle Emerging Markets

Developing new business in emerging economies, especially rural ones, is hard. An entrepreneur has to create products and services that are able to withstand the vagaries of the emerging market context:...

Is The Social Media Bubble Bursting?

Social Media Bubble questions resurface whenever Social Media attracts bad press. For example, claims that paid ads receive low levels of engagement, or that social media is a waste of time for marketers are contributing...

Career Tips for Entrepreneurs from VC Marc Andreessen

We just came across a series of four careers advice posts by Marc Andreessen (hat tip, Satvik Beri). We’re always on the look out for thoughtful careers advice from very successful individuals...

How Important Is Instagram For Marketing?

A few years ago, blogs and industry pubs were full of hopeful predictions of how Facebook and Twitter would usher in a new age of cost-free or low-cost marketing. Brands would...

Putting Sky-High Startup Valuation Into Perspective

We have all seen statements such as "Uber is worth four times more than Hertz, and it doesn't own a single car." While there is a kernel of truth to this...

The Failure of Steve Jobs & Walt Disney

There is an awful lot one can learn from the remarkable Steve Jobs, of course, but one thing stands out to me--one single thing that can get lost among the many...

The Meaning Of Price

Buying something means paying a price. But what exactly is "price? " Price is the money someone charges for a good or service. For example, an item of clothing will cost a certain amount...

Designing Brand Identity

Defining the core of your business and projecting it to consumers is a difficult task. It requires an in depth analysis of your company, how it functions, and its dynamic. These...

Enter The Mind Of Bruce Lee

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.” Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his performances in martial arts and films. But he...

The World’s Most Powerful Women In Tech 2016

The power of female leadership is often underplayed. But recent changes in our world has opened up more opportunities for women take the top helm. Recently, more and more countries have...

Disney vs. Studio Ghibli

Disney and Studio Ghibli are often compared when it comes to making really great animation. Both continue to push the envelope of what animation is and what it means to tell...

The Secrets of China’s Tech Industry

China is a rather mysterious country, there are plenty of things that you probably don’t know. Here are some Chinese tech facts that you certainly must know! China has 1.3 Billion people,...

Apple Pay Is Transforming More Than Just Your Wallet

Twelve years ago, Apple put a lot of record stores out of business with the launch of its iTunes Store. Eight years ago, the iPhone did the same to makers of...

What is Raspberry Pi?

A number of technology innovations have been recently enabled through Raspberry Pi. What is Raspberry Pi? In a nutshell, it is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that you can plug into...

How Technology Has Changed Marketing

Communication helps businesses grow and prosper, creates relationships, strengthens the effectiveness of organizations, and allows people to learn about one another. Technologies, such as the Internet, mobile phones, social media, and customer relationship management systems...

Globalization’s Impact on Tourism

Globalization can be defined in several ways. One broad definition is: "A complex web of social processes that intensify and expand worldwide economic, cultural, political and technological exchanges and connections." Globalization can also...

Will Others Actually Find Your Startup Idea Valuable?

I love smoke tests. They’re a great way of testing whether or not there is any serious demand for our value proposition. One common form of smoke test is a landing page...

China tackles the 3D Printing Consumer Market

In Beijing’s suburban Huairou district, Chinese engineers in an economic and development zone hope to make 3D printers a household item and transform China’s economy in the process. One of about 300...

4 Teen Entrepreneurs Prove Age Is Just A Number

While most teens are texting nonstop, skipping class and missing their curfews, a new crop of super-teens is busy making their way in the corporate world, using innovative ideas, niche markets...

Everything You Ever Really Needed To Know About Personal Finance

A few days ago, I had lunch with an individual who is considering hiring me to give a multi-hour seminar to a business convention on personal finance. This person knows me...

Meet the “Tesla of Japan”

The Tommykaira ZZ is Japan’s first mass-marketed electric sports car. Made almost entirely from parts produced in Kyoto, the lean, mean machine has impressive thrust. It goes from zero to 100kph...

Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

The common notion of ‘startup success’, isn’t even close to it!

If you have been reading up digital news frequently, you already know what’s the most hep topic of conversations today — startups. Call it need of the...

Why Do People Give Up?

A lot of Entrepreneurs give up way too early than they should but why?

7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Business

Life is great when you can just kick back, relax, take one day at a time, and let the chips fall as they may....

The 80/20 Rule Applied To Business

The Pareto's Law describes the presence of the ratio 80/20 in many contexts, what about business?    

Achieving Fast, Effective & Sustainable Change

Something that ought not to be missed. In the Business901 Podcast last week, Joe asked Sarah Lewis, who is the Managing Director of Appreciating Change, a...