THE EO BLOG
Monthly Archives: November 2010
How adventure, celebrity and sheer determination helped the entrepreneur build the Virgin empire.
If you decide to tackle an engineering challenge or to venture into the scientific unknown as an entrepreneur, you’re embarking on a real adventure – difficult, fascinating, often risky. Sometimes you and your team might feel quite alone, while at others you might choose to partner with friends or even competitors. It’s important to remember that we all learn from and build on others’ accomplishments.
- 12 Ways to a Great Corporate Culture – Inc.com: What’s the value of a great culture? Here, 12 business leaders, including Jill Lashack Strahan, discuss how a great culture translates into a strong company.
- Black Friday – An Alien’s-Eye View – FastCompany.com: How’s this for an opener? “More Americans will be shopping this year on Black Friday,” divines Reuters, “or at least that’s how it looks from outer space.”
I remember going to work six years ago at Weatherchem, my plastic caps and closures company. Before going to my office, I walked around the factory floor to say hello. John, an employee, stopped me on my rounds.
“Mr. Weatherhead,” he asked. “Is it true you’re retiring?”
- Why Are the Rich So Good at the Internet? – FastCompany.com: Pew Internet has released a report finding that income is the strongest predictor of whether, how often, and in what ways Americans use the web.
- Six Questions to Help You Pick the Right Small Business Credit Card – FoxSmallBusinessCenter.com: For entrepreneurs, a credit card can be a lifeline or a noose.