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Taso Du Val is CEO and a co-founder of Toptal, which provides companies with elite software engineers and developer teams on a full- or part-time basis. I recently asked him about what challenges face young companies that have found initial success, and what that means for the CEO’s focus and behavior.

So, a company has found initial success, but now the task is maintaining and expanding upon that.[…] Continue Reading »

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and e-mail lessons. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.[…] Continue Reading »

The majority of popular leadership advice falls into one of two categories:

  1. Leadership for the small-business owner (which usually deals with entrepreneurialism, sales, financing, and other basic management and business skills)
  2. Leadership for managers in big organizations. For example, at least 50% of Harvard Business Review website articles mention at least one of the same handful of big companies (i.e., Apple, Wal-Mart, IBM, General Electric, etc.)

However, not a lot has been written about how your leadership needs to shift as your company transitions from small to big.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Gurbaksh Chahal, an Internet entrepreneur and best-selling author.

The key to a flourishing company — whether it’s a startup or a larger, more established business — is hiring the right people who want to see you and the company succeed, said Gurbaksh Chahal, an Internet entrepreneur.[…] Continue Reading »

Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Dweck has conducted extensive research on how a mindset can affect a person’s behavior and method of learning. I spoke with Dweck about her book and how different mindsets can affect a company’s ability to grow and innovate.[…] Continue Reading »