In 2008 Howard Schultz returned to Starbucks and steered it through the financial crisis. Last year, Schultz sat down with Inc.'s Lewis Schiff.View the video on Inc.com at: http://www.inc.com/lewis-schiff/howard-schultz-starbucks-founder-chief-executive-what-it-takes-to-win.html
Hackers unearthed a new Facebook payment app that will soon let the social network compete with Apple and Paypal. But will customers bite?
Getting away may seem like the perfect solution to chronic stress, but the author of a new book says the counterintuitive truth is you're better off staying home.It's summer and the sun is shining outside your office window.Starting and running a business is hard work, so it's no surprise that you may register your stress, check out the weather, and conclude this is a great time to take a vacation.As sensible as this train of thought sounds, science suggests that the chronically stressed may be wrong in thinking that the best medicine is to get on a plane and see someplace new.That's according to John Coates, author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust. He took to Fast Company recently to explain that our hard-wired instincts when it comes to stress may actually often cause us to take actions that make the situation worse.Distinguishing between short-term fatigue brought on less than inspirational tasks and chronic stress, Coates goes on to suggest that when faced with the latter, our natural impulses often betray us. He writes:When we are mired in stress, what we desperately need to do is minimize the novelty in our lives.
Your company's social media activities are like an open book. As such, what you say may be used against you the next time you try to borrow money.Two puzzling and challenging aspects of business--funding and social media--are about to come together to become even more vexing than either taken separately. Lenders have begun to look at social media to vet borrowers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Although this new trend seems largely focused on consumers, businesses too, particularly smaller ones, could face loan rejections because of their social media activity.How It WorksHow could what you do on a social network influence a lender's decision