Elements of a CEO

Are CEOs born or made? According to entrepreneur-turned-top venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, most of the tricky skills needed to excel are drummed into leaders through years of experience. Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims “it generally takes…

Leadership

Leadership is less about your needs, and more about the needs of the people and the organization you are leading. It should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation, the particular requirements of the people involved and the particular challenges facing the organization. There are many different leadership styles. In this piece, we’ll…

NLP in Business

Do you value excellence in business? One definition of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the study and replication of excellence. As such, it has many applications in the business arena. NLP was originally developed in the 1970s by linguist John Grinder and programmer Richard Bandler. They created a language for decoding the communication skills of…

Are you Cheap or Frugal?

There’s a fine line between being frugal and being cheap. Frugal people understand that paying more doesn’t necessarily mean better value. People who are cheap wouldn’t pay more regardless of the value. Those whose all of his or her belongings were purchased at garage sales, are probably cheap. Here’s how to save money, but avoid…

How to Invest

Make informed decision Proper research should be done about the company/stock before money is placed in it. Very often, this is not the case with most retail investors. The average investor (or rather gambler) just invest based on gut feeling alone. A company/stock should be analysed from both quantitative and qualitative aspects. This may involve…