Why You Shouldn't be Calling Yourself a Thought Leader

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on June 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM EDT

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Thought leader is a term used to describe individuals or companies that are recognized as experts and an authority in selected fields of specializations. It's a great honor to be among the businessmen and entrepreneurs to earn that title. But, you shouldn't call yourself a thought leader out loud or in public - even if others consider you to be.

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Topics: management, entrepreneurship, leadership

Reinvent Yourself - Be Seen as a Creative

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on June 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM EDT

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Creativity has become one of the most valued personal characteristics in the modern business world. However, not everyone is born with this trait. This still doesn't mean you can't be perceived as a creative individual, even if you're not essentially known as one across your organization.

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Topics: management, leadership, personal branding

Employee Training Made Easier

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on June 1, 2017 7:15:00 AM EDT

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Good employee training is essential for every small business. It helps increase your profits, and companies that conduct internal training as an ongoing process tend to reach their business goals more successfully.

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Topics: management, training

Leadership Lessons From the Bravest

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 31, 2017 6:30:00 AM EDT

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Jocko Willink and Leif Babin were members of the US Navy military elite (SEALs) during the battle of Ramadi in Iraq. They are also the authors of the book called Extreme Ownership, how US Navy SEALs lead and win, in which they share leadership concepts that are used within the US Navy SEALs.

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Topics: management, leadership

Rethinking The Financial Markets As Evolutionary

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM EDT

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In economics and finance, investors are perceived as rational actors focused on maximizing profits, and markets are anticipated to operate near a state of perfect efficiency. However, in reality, market sentiment creates radical swings like we've all seen. In order to understand how financial markets change, the purely efficient view has to be reconsidered.

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Topics: trade, finance, economics, markets

Why You Need to Understand Financial Statements

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 26, 2017 11:13:45 AM EDT

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Small business owners often don't make the right use of financial statements. They don't fully understand what they are, and can't read them properly. Although most people assume the business owners know these numbers, they usually don't have the knowledge they need for understanding and planning for their business throughout the year.

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Topics: management, finance, strategy

Monitoring of Solid Economic Indicators Instead of Relying on Instincts

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 26, 2017 11:13:01 AM EDT

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Many business leaders are known to make decisions based on instinct and put a lot of trust in their inner voice. Richard Branson reportedly said, “I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics". However, this might not be the best growth strategy tactic if you're a small business owner. If your instinct turns out to be wrong, you don't have a corporate cushion to catch you when you fall.

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Topics: finance, economics, strategy

How Changes in Your Thinking Affect Your Strategy

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 25, 2017 2:12:43 PM EDT

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Behind every successful company, there's a flawless business strategy execution. But in these days of digital transformation, if you're looking to disrupt the markets it's not enough to focus only on creating the best business model.

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Topics: management, entrepreneurship, strategy

Corporate Short-Termism Vs Long-Termism

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 24, 2017 1:09:19 PM EDT

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A short-term approach at the corporate level has been the subject of debate for a long time. Research has been done, and systematic measurements of long-term and short-term thinking has provided us with evidence that companies with long-term views outperform their short-term peers across many fields.

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Topics: management, economics, strategy

Our Simple Thinking is No Match for Complexity in Business

Posted by B3 Alliance, Inc on May 23, 2017 1:01:13 PM EDT


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The human brain has a tendency to think linear - it just wants to make straight lines to simplify understanding. Although many situations this thinking serves us well, business is full of highly complex situations straight lines can't fix. Are you able to recognize them to logically process the situation, or do you rely on your gut?

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Topics: management, strategy, cognition, bias

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