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The Myth of the Visionary Leader

In his book “Real Leaders Don’t Follow,” Silicon Valley management consultant and former senior executive Steve Tobak busts many of today’s most popular leadership and entrepreneurial myths. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen sees himself as a visionary, an idea man; that much is clear from his book, Idea Man: A Memoir[…] Read On

Calling BS on the Leadership Business

It wasn’t that long ago that you rarely heard words like “entrepreneurship” and “leadership” in business conversation. People just started businesses and ran companies. That’s what they did, so that’s what they identified with. Their jobs. Their work. Their companies. Not labels. To my knowledge, that hasn’t changed. But somehow,[…] Read On

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How Facebook Exploited a ‘Vulnerability in Human Psychology’ to Addict Billions

Finally, a social media pioneer fesses up to the truth in a startling revelation: that Facebook’s founders weren’t just consciously aware of their product’s addictive potential; it was the goal of Mark Zuckerberg and company to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible.” And they succeeded[…] Read On