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Monthly Archives: February 2016
Four Things Businesses Overlook When Moving Employees to a New Position
By Marissa Levin, an EO Baltimore member and CEO of Information Experts
So often when we’re thinking of expanding, we turn our attention to the external hiring process. In many cases, however, who we need is already with us. It seems logical to move a proven employee from one position to another. After all, we know their work styles & capabilities, and they know our culture, customers, & products/services. Plus, we trust them.
But wait. Before we make changes, how do we know they will be just as successful in a new role?
Categories: FINANCES Inspirational members WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Tags: #EOBeyondBorders clients eo baltimore information experts marissa levin
What We Can Learn From Uber’s Logo Debacle
Logos and brands are important. Everyone recognizes the app with the blue background, and a white, lowercase “f”: Facebook. We know the app that contains a yellow background, with an outline of a ghost in the center: Snapchat. What about the app with the grey “U” on a sleek, black background?
The dust has settled, the commentary has been published, and almost everyone—from branding experts to the average Twitter user can agree—Uber’s rebrand leaves much to be desired, and that’s putting it nicely. As Uber attempts to sail out of this latest media storm, what are the next steps it should take to remain a Silicon Valley darling, and what can other brands learn from Uber’s rebranding mistakes?
Categories: FINANCES international Lessons Learned Make a Mark PR/MARKETING Public Relations
Tags: #EOBeyondBorders brand business forbes jason cieslak logo uber
Candy Crush: Leadership Lessons from a Downloadable App
What may seem like an innocent app, the game on your phone can actually teach you about leadership.
Candy Crush – I constantly play it on my phone, and it can be quite addictive. I’m only one of the 93 million people playing daily. And sure, it’s a simple game on a phone, but the truth is that leaders can actually learn a few lessons from playing:
Categories: Guest contributors Inspirational Technology WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Tags: #EOBeyondBorders accelerator app candy crush EO Accelerator inc leadership lessons
Leveraging the EO Network
Tang Ching Leng, Managing Director of Sinwah Industries
When incoming EO Malaysia Chapter President, Felicia Lim, was cracking her head over the ideal venue for our latest Strategy Summit, the location of Jakarta, Indonesia, wasn’t even on the short list. In fact, Hanoi, Vietnam, was our final choice after weeks of painstaking planning. A luxurious hotel by the countryside was booked, and various outdoor activities that tickled the soul were lined up. We were locked and loaded for the time of our lives!
Categories: EO News Inspirational international members Networking Partnerships WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Tags: #EOBeyondBorders connect indonesia malaysia network tang ching leng
The Four Cities Every Startup Should Invest in Visiting
When you’re growing your startup, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned meet and greet. Whether you’re scouting potential investors, suppliers, or customers, making connections with people who can help take your business to the next level is often easier done with a handshake and a smile than an email and an emoticon.
Categories: FINANCES Guest contributors LEADERSHIP Networking
Tags: aleda schaffer cities entrepreneurs' organization invest startup
The Power of People: How We Recast Our Expertise into Valuable Incentives
This article was written by EO Vancouver member Calvin Johnson.
I’ve been an EO member for 15 years, but it wasn’t until 2014 that I became involved with the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). I had served many roles previously on the BC Children’s Hospital Board, but I wanted to transition into something that engaged young entrepreneurs – and I found one. Our chapter president approached me and asked if I would be interested in creating a competition, with the catch that we’d never participated in GSEA before. I’d say, “Be careful what you wish for,” but this turned out to be an experience unlike anything else I’ve done in my career.
Categories: Best Practices general Goal Setting Guest contributors Lessons Learned Partnerships
Tags: #EOBeyondBorders Calvin Johnson Daniel Dubois eo gsea eo vancouver hootsuite
Sam & Sophie: Two Siblings Looking to Learn Abroad
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett
Today, EO is excited to launch our #EOBeyondBorders campaign, filled with stories, pictures and videos that capture our rich, vibrant and diverse global community of students and entrepreneurs. Throughout the month of February, readers can look forward to inspiring and insightful stories about cross-cultural experiences impacting entrepreneurs and their families.
To kick-off our campaign, we’d like to share the stories of two siblings, Sam and Sophie, who are part of the EO Youth Exchange (EOYX) program.
Categories: general Goal Setting Interview MyEO Experiences Networking
How to Succeed in Engineering Consulting
By Andrew Armstrong, an Octane blog contributor
Are you an engineer who likes analyzing problems, solving them and working with all types of people? Engineering consulting might be for you. It’s easier than ever for an one-person operation to get started, with the help of cloud-based collaborative tools and simple, low-cost methods of communication.
Here’s a look at why engineers branch out into consulting, the best ways to get started and how to ensure success.
Categories: FINANCES Guest contributors LEADERSHIP Productivity
Tags: andrew armstrong consulting engineering entrepreneurs' organization tips