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The Lowest Cost & Most Effective Path to Better Cybersecurity

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The best and most overlooked action for robust cybersecurity might be the least expensive. Among the many challenges organizations face in 2020, cybersecurity (or the lack thereof) has dominated the news cycle. Ultra-sophisticated criminals are...
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Top Rules for Startup Founders

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When setting up a company, most founders are so focused on getting the business off the ground, that they can easily forget of dotting their Is and crossing their Ts. Here are some essentials to...
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5 Reasons Why Poor Business Communication is a Cybersecurity Issue

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Communication is the lifeblood of business. Ideas won't form without collaboration, and deals don't get done without negotiation. Successful teams understand the importance of everyone being on the same page, and this "flow" won't happen...
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Freelancers ride to the rescue of struggling companies

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Working from home might be new for displaced office workers, but it’s typically the locale of choice for freelancers. With the worldwide economy at a reckoning, more and more gig veterans are riding to...
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Welcome new hires as they make themselves at home

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In-person interactions have given way to remote work in many corporations around the world. Managers are picking and choosing the best of Zoom, Webex or other applications to see them through the “new normal.” This...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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How to bounce back to even greater success

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One of today's entrepreneurship catch phrases is resiliency. How well can businesses bounce back from tsunamis of economic disasters?  Melissa Lamson, chief executive officer of Lamson Consulting, and Meghan M. Biro, analyst, brand strategist, podcaster...
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5 Principles for Business Value and Artificial Intelligence

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How to unlock business value with AI by focusing on user experience and enterprise value levers Extracting business value is hard. I mean really hard… And when it comes to advanced analytics that process is...
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The Ins and Outs of Advisory Boards for Startups

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As outside general counsel to dozens of startups in the technology, life sciences, medical device, clean energy and innovation economy, we are often asked about the utility and purpose of advisory boards. Setting up an...
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Technology rescues relationships from hiring Day 1

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Confronting a difficult economy, talented people have tough times finding jobs. Getting lost in the hiring process makes matters worse. Organizations of a certain size and more have an added need not to lose outstanding...
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The Problem and Opportunity of Organizational Debt

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What is ‘Organizational (Org.) Debt’? As a rule, startups and companies in hypergrowth have two traits in common - high ambiguity and a fast pace. These are true regardless of product or industry category. While...
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How to build a sales team in a startup?

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Most businesses start off as a one man or woman band meaning as a founder you wear many hats and do whatever it takes to get your company off the ground. At some point during...
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Rewards await those with good imagination

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While practicing crisis management, when does the referee blow the whistle for piling on? In the real world, that apparently never happens. Saying “in this together” and “challenging times” borders on copyright infringement.  Yet, people...
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Great hiring is as basic as the fundamentals

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Hiring used to be so simple. Then the world changed, and remote work was no longer a luxury. Taking on new people switched into the digital sphere. There has been a lot to keep...
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Virtual reality reaches out to save relationships

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From the Grass is Not Always Greener file, it turns out that working from home is not idillic. Indeed, toiling apart from the team might unintentionally undermine working relationships. “Remote working has brought with it...
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Journey of improvement starts with well-being

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A general health crisis drives home the importance of integrating wellness into work culture. Past platitudes have become new imperatives for employers.  “Our job is to set up the environment so people can continue that...
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How to manage great teams—and yourself

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Teaming is a science. Systems theory, physics and practice have shown how people work together.  Dr. Janice Presser is a pioneering practitioner of teaming science and its underlying theory. The cliche is to say she...
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The Difficult Job of Making Decisions

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How many important decisions did you make lately? Difficult, isn’t it? Most of us would likely underestimate this number; It mainly depends on what the term “important” evokes to you. Generally speaking, an important...
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Opportunity awaits the innovators

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Willingly or kicking and screaming, companies have turned to innovation to succeed in the face of massive global changes. If Tom Hammond has any say in the matter, human resources will take advantage of the...
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Corporate survival hinges on their culture

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Wrenching change and gut checks rule the day as companies lurch from one unforeseen challenge to another. Besides the massive human toll, corporate cultures are shaken at their foundations. With businesses stressed and their workforces...