10 Simple Tips To Attract The Best Clients.

Rich Gee Group

Take the necessary steps to grow your clientele — get out and network, reach out via a killer website, thrill people with your abilities, give away your intellectual capital, wear huge holes in your shoes, and lose your voice from all the talking you will do.

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Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

The “intellectual capital” brought in by high-knowledge employees will be a major, if not the primary, competitive advantage. Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. Employees are wondering, “If the company is willing to dump me at its convenience, why shouldn’t I dump the company at my convenience?”

The Corporation is at Odds with the Future

Harvard Business Review

And, if we have the intellectual capital, maybe get a pied-à-terre. A client recently asked me to comment crisply on the future. I came up with these observations. See if you can spot my error. The world is speeding up.

Do You Know What Your Company’s Data Is Worth?

Harvard Business Review

For example, at the end of its 2015 fiscal year, Apple’s balance sheet stated tangible assets of $290 billion as a contribution to its annual revenues, with approximately $141 billion worth of intangible assets — a combination of intellectual capital, brand equity, and (investor and consumer) goodwill. Between 2013 and 2015 cyber-crime costs quadrupled, with the reported incidence rate growing exponentially.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

According to Litow, the objective was threefold: to support IBMers in their service engagements, to invest the intellectual capital of IBMers in tackling social issues around the world, and to develop the expertise and leadership of IBMers through volunteer opportunities that leverage their skills and abilities. They received the Volunteer Excellence Award in 2013 and developed a volunteer tool for On Demand Community called “Mobile Applications for Kids with Special Needs.”

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

According to Litow, the objective was threefold: to support IBMers in their service engagements, to invest the intellectual capital of IBMers in tackling social issues around the world, and to develop the expertise and leadership of IBMers through volunteer opportunities that leverage their skills and abilities. They received the Volunteer Excellence Award in 2013 and developed a volunteer tool for On Demand Community called “Mobile Applications for Kids with Special Needs.”

How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line

Harvard Business Review

From 1993 to 2013 the cattle herd in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest — covering most of country’s northern region — expanded by nearly 200%, to more than 60 million head. Both are positioned to benefit through revenue increases, risk reduction, reduced cost of capital, and talent enhancement (better retention, engagement, and recruitment). Humanity has an urgent need to fight climate change, and businesses can play a key role in doing so.