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Category Archives: Corporate Culture

  1. Entitled Much? The Yahoo! Memo That Irked America’s Tech Community

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    February 24, 2013 by Ismail Elshareef

    Marissa Meyer, Yahoo!’s CEO, stunned her company’s 11,500 employees when she sent out a memo on Friday that read in …
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  2. Seven Practical Themes From The Lean Startup Conference

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    December 8, 2012 by Ismail Elshareef

    Earlier this week, I attended my very first Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. I was invited to sit on …
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  3. Lean Innovation: How to Become an Effective Innovator [UPDATED]

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    June 13, 2012 by Ismail Elshareef

    Yesterday, I gave a talk on Lean Innovation at the very first Edmunds Tech Conference. Before I started my talk, …
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  4. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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    January 8, 2012 by Ismail Elshareef

    Jobs is a Four Letter Word Many people might mistake this book for a mere biography of the man that …
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  5. Highlights from Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored Event in San Francisco

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    November 4, 2011 by Ismail Elshareef

    Great conferences don’t need to span two or three days. In fact, they can be done in one day as …
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  6. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

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    November 2, 2011 by Ismail Elshareef

    Important History All Entrepreneurs Should Know I read this book when it first came out back in November 2010 and …
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  7. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

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    September 30, 2011 by Ismail Elshareef

    Startups are a “human institution” first and foremost. If the right team isn’t in place, you do not have a startup. Nurture those talents and don’t waste their time. Only then will the trappings of success adorn your business and you.

  8. The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing by Lisa Gansky

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    February 13, 2011 by Ismail Elshareef

    A Look at How Sharing Defines The Success of Businesses in the Future The book discusses the increasingly recurring themes …
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  9. What Top Engineers Want

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    October 24, 2010 by Ismail Elshareef

    Good insight into what top talent is looking for in a job. The economy might be bad, but not for those who bring their technical and interpersonal talents to work with them everyday. Yes, technical acumen alone no longer qualifies you as a “top talent.” You need the interpersonal skills to back it up.

  10. Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li

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    October 18, 2010 by Ismail Elshareef

    How do you lead effectively in a world that is extremely connected and where ideas flow fast and with passion between individuals? How do you manage control in an era where grievances about your business are broadcast the moment they’re experienced? Business leaders will get their answers reading this book. Moreover, I think the ideas in this book are beyond the scope of business and leadership; They are pointers for being an effective Open entity in today’s world.

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