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Empathy Rules In Whatever Jungle You Do Business.

We’ve been in business long enough to know that terms like empathy can feel a little squishy to the more traditionally-minded executives among us. Because we have more access to more data than ever before, it’s easy to lean on that data, since shareholders, investors, and the C-suite like to see hard numbers rather than what they perceive as vague banalities about needs and desires and the like. 1,512 more words

Brand Bounces

Quote of the Day | 04.01.15

All of us would like to believe that we are incredibly perceptive and responsive, but the truth is that most of us stay stuck in the same ruts in our lives until something shakes us out of them.

– Samuel R. Chand

How Creative Is Our Leadership?

Creativity can be frightening. Creativity brings change, and change makes us uncomfortable. 

While change is Biblical (e.g. repentance), we do not always understand change and, thus, stifle creativity. 159 more words


Wall Street and Silicon Valley Form an Uneasy Alliance by ANDREW ROSS SORKIN


Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have done their best to resist or reduce Wall Street’s entreaties, but it appears that a new relationship has begun to develop. 13 more words

Steven McGugan

Silicon Valley Bank Strengthens Its Roots by NATHANIEL POPPER


Silicon Valley Bank has maintained a competitive edge among start-ups and venture capitalists by understanding the local culture — jeans and all. 12 more words

Steven McGugan

Participative Leadership

As a part of the panel on the Leadership Platform on the Un-Radio show on CliffCentral.com we often discuss the deficit in Leadership, this deficit is always defined as and related to a lack of trust within organisations. 503 more words


Struggling American Apparel Begins Layoffs by HIROKO TABUCHI


The retailer’s chief said about 180 workers, mainly in manufacturing, were being told this week that their jobs had been eliminated.

Published: April 2, 2015 at 12:00AM… 8 more words

Steven McGugan