Leadership has always been about people; and the best leaders excel at inspiring greatness in others. Say what you will, but we live in absolutely a magical era. The hyper-connected app world has both enriched our lives and stretched our thinking; but perhaps most important of all, it's given each of us an opportunity to step up and lead. Although there's no shortage of leadership advice, I was particularly impressed by the message of the brilliant new book - Touchpoints - by Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant and Leadership maven Mette Norgaard. They emphasize that leadership is strictly personal, and the most effective leaders are the ones who personalize leadership models that embody their true essence. To be consistent, leaders need to master what they call 'head ~ a very clear mind for leadership; heart ~ clear and authentic intentions; and hands ~ incredible competence.'
- How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage — When MeUndies thinks about their underwear subscription service they compare themselves to Netflix. What the streaming pioneer did for TV, the Los Angeles startup wants to do to your underwear drawer. The goal is to provide monthly subscribers with the staples they love while delivering elements of surprise - Think briefs with donuts and dinosaurs - right to your doorstep.
- Michael Serbinis: What I've Learned — Visionary Entrepreneur, investor and CEO and Founder of the new healthcare startup, LEAGUE, Michael Serbinis shares what he learned building three disruptive startups, selling two of them and working with Kimbal and Elon Musk.
- Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team — On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your Own Superhero Cape and Invent Your Own Insects. After sharing Seedling with everyone I know, despite few of my friends having children, I wondered why the brand struck a such a meaningful chord with me.
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