How to measure your success. What you measure gets done, and vice versa. We all want to achieve success. But how do you measure success?

How to Measure Your Success

What you measure gets done. This is a known principle in life, and in business in particular. Conversely, what you don’t measure you will not achieve. That’s true for your fitness training, as well as your weight loss program. It’s equally true for your business goals, including financial targets, market share, and product quality. But […]

Authentic pride is a strong source of motivation. It has a great, long-term effect on our performance. So how can leaders make their people feel proud?

The Power of Authentic Pride

Pride and fear are two of our deepest feelings. They are both also powerful sources of motivation. And yet, pride has a greater, more positive longer-term effect on our performance. Legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, said: “Fear may work in the short term to get people to do something, but over the long run I believe […]

Lies, damn lies, and alternative facts. Trust is the foundation of leadership. But we let our political leaders get a way with lies.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Alternative Facts

We’ve been recently introduced to a new term: alternative facts. A “creative” way to rename false facts. I prefer to use the more common term: lies. Lying is a part of human nature. Prof. Dan Ariely has done an extensive research on why we lie. His conclusions in a nutshell are that “Everybody has the capacity to […]

How to deal with criticism effectively. Leaders must learn to accept and deal with criticism. They need to view it as an opportunity for improvement.

How to Deal With Criticism Effectively

In the past several months we have all been witnessing the worst example of how to deal with criticism. This public person, who aspires to lead a country, seems incapable of handling any form of criticism. He immediately lashes out, usually with a vicious and often insulting attack at his critic, or rival. Needless to […]

Why being a mentor will make you a better leader. Effective leaders develop their people. A good way to acquire this skill is to actually be a mentor.

3 Reasons Why Being a Mentor Will Make you a Better Leader

To be effective, leaders need to develop their people and help them realize their potential. This requires leaders to take the role of coaches and mentors. A good way to develop this important leadership skill is to actually be a mentor. For the last three years, I’ve been a mentor in a unique entrepreneurship accelerator […]

some valuable tips, based on extensive experience, on how to increase your startup's chances to raise money from investors.

How to Increase your Startup’s Chances to Raise Money

Perhaps the most critical and challenging element in building a startup company is securing its funding. The number one cause of premature death of startup companies is running out of money. Therefore, startups CEOs spend a big chunk of their time on fundraising. It is their highest priority, and seems like a never ending task. […]

The Real Benefit of Unlimited Vacation Days

 Photo credit: infocus.london   I recently read an article that celebrated a high-tech company that decided to give its employees the great benefit of unlimited number of vacation days. The company leaders expect this move to lead to better results for the company.   I too applaud this move, and believe that it will lead to better […]

The Social Impact of Technology Innovation

  More than a billion people are living with disabilities (source WHO).    One of the main problems for people with disabilities is their lack of independence. Their dependency on others is excluding them from our society, from employment opportunities, and adversely affecting their dignity and self-esteem.   Assistive Technology (AT) has been proven to […]

useful and valuable tips for entrepreneurs on the importance of preparing the founders prenup agreement, and what are the key elements to include in it.

The Founders Prenup Agreement

Founding a startup company is much like getting married. In fact, the relationship between founders is as important, intricate, and complex as that of a married couple.   Indeed, much like a marriage, the quality of the relationship between the founders can determine the success of the venture.   Therefore, it’s very important to select the right […]

A useful criteria for how to select your target market, out of several potential options. What is the right criteria to use in making this crucial decision.

How to select your target market

Often startup companies develop a technology that has multiple applications and potential markets. Most entrepreneurs have learned that a startup company must focus on a single market, at least in its early stages. I would argue that this holds true for latter stages too.   Trying to address multiple markets, with conflicting customer needs, can spell […]