Monday, November 29, 2010

Article of Interest: Best Business Books for 2010

According to Strategy & Business, which I follow religiously, this is no time to be hunkering down and waiting for business as usual.  You've got to make things happen and spur innovation in remarkable ways.

In order to do that, reading helps enormously to foster breakthrough ideas.  Set aside quiet time to read, ponder and plan out what you want your business to look like in 2011 and beyond.

Here's a list that offers a good start

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Article of Interest: Thinking About Taking Your Business Global?

There are many factors to consider before you take your business global and Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell covers five of them exceptionally well.

Read her contribution:

Preparing Your Business to Go Global

Since WPO is a global organization, you can quickly drive results for your company internationally by first connecting peer-to-peer (member to member) within WPO.  Take a serious look at how you can do business in the UK, Canada, Peru, South Africa and the United States -- locations of WPO chapters throughout the world. 

Posted by:  Women Presidents' Organization Chicago

Monday, November 15, 2010

Resource of Interest: shatterbox

For young people who love what they do, this site's for you: 

Shatterbox wants you to wake up in the morning and love what you do. So we’re going to introduce you to lots of people who do and help you find how to get there yourself.

And as you grow your business well beyond the million dollar mark, we want you.  Only women presidents and CEOs need apply:  Women Presidents' Organization.

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Posted by:  Women Presidents' Organization Chicago

Monday, November 08, 2010

Article of Interest: Freeing the Social Entrepreneur

Does this sound all too familiar?
Social entrepreneurs are often reluctant to relinquish control and create strong leadership teams. Unless they make this important transition, the organizations entrepreneurs worked hard to create are unlikely to scale or have the desired impact.
Whether you run a social enterprise or a business poised to scale up, this article will help you vault your company into high-growth phase.

Read the entire article at Stanford Social Innovation Review:

Freeing the Social Entrepreneur
by Chantal Laurie Below and Kimberly Dasher Tripp

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