Best of the web reads: Cute kittens climbing the money tree
Friday, August 23, 2013/
They’re everywhere on the internet and often appear in your email inbox –cute animal pictures with funny captions. Ben Huh is the founder of Cheezburger and the man credited with making these meme pictures mainstream. He tells Entrepreneur what he learned from failure, the best advice he received and who he’d most like to have dinner with.
Ditching the office to work from home is the dream of many. When Paul Michelman decided take the plunge, he was advised when setting up a home office to keep work life and home life separate. It didn’t quite work out that way but he’s not complaining. He explains why in a piece for Fast Company.
In an age of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, communication is becoming shorter and sharper. Some have suggested we’re in danger of losing the art of conversation. Farnam Street blog has a refresher for good conversation, including bringing out the cleverness of others, cutting out conversation “stops” and some advice from the Roman philosopher Cicero.
What makes a great leader? Jeff Immelt, chief executive and chairman of one of the world’s largest companies, GE, says it’s one of the things he’s asked about most often. It is critical leaders are self-aware and stubborn, while also being responsive to those around them. In this LinkedIn post, he shares the questions he always asks about GE’s top leaders.
From the frontlines
Why you should find the right role for the right person — not the other way around Bruce Stronge Outfit founder
Five lessons from five startups: What this entrepreneur learnt from 20 years in business David Lye Price My Car founder
From stagnant to sophisticated: Why startups are best positioned to champion the AI revolution Geraldine McBride MyWave co-founder
Learning from adversity: How Katt Srinivasan went from rock bottom to e-commerce entrepreneur Katt Srinivasan The Bargain Avenue founder
Bitcoin isn't a boy's club, women just aren't getting involved Chantelle de la Rey Amber co-founder
Managing a remote workforce is simple, writes Hometime co-founder William Crock William Crock Hometime co-founder