Entrepreneurs

The CFO-CIO relationship is becoming increasingly bumpy. Executives who have worked in both finance and technology offer advice on smoothing things out. Last summer, a joint survey by Gartner and the Financial Executives Research Foundation found that 42% of IT organizations report directly to the CFO....

These seven behaviors threaten to stop innovation dead in its tracks. I call these the innovation killers. The innovation killers are almost always neatly disguised as protectors of the organization. Few people use these behaviors to try to kill innovation outright. Their intentions are always good...

Negotiation may well be the single most important and yet least understood business and life skill. Most people see negotiation as a conflict between adversaries, a way to one-up an opponent through manipulation. With over 30 years of running businesses, I can tell you that...

I have had the privilege of knowing the folks at Aver Informatics since the team consisted of the two founders and the plan was on the back of an envelope. It has been quite a ride over the last few years, a ride that,...

Five considerations to define a healthy balance within ERM
Where does the board’s role begin and end regarding risk? A company's core objective is to create and increase wealth for its shareholders. Collectively, directors provide leadership toward this objective through two primary functions: 1) decision-making and...

Tech companies shower their employees with perks like dry cleaning, massages and haircuts. But there is one group for whom working at a tech company can be much more difficult than working elsewhere: parents. Facebook hosts all-night hackathons. Google has weekend laser tag retreats. Many start-ups...