There is a huge debate right now about whether working from home can be effective.
On the one side of the debate: Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) recently told her workers that they are no longer allowed to work from home. Michael Bloomberg (mayor of NYC) has said that working from home is "one of the dumber ideas I’ve ever heard".
On the other side are companies like 37signals (of the project management software Basecamp), whose founders wrote a bestselling book called Remote about the remote working phenomenon. Richard Branson also talks in his blog about how "one day offices will be a thing of the past".
Blame it on the media when people seem to think that their hot tech startup will make them a billionaire by their mid-20s.
Being a startup ourselves, we are very interested in the factors that contribute to a startup’s success so we created this infographic. This also includes some research on projections for the best sectors to start your new business.
When starting a business, if there is one thing we can learn from successful CEOs — aside from having a killer product like the iPhone, or an incredible marketing that can convince people that it’s okay to spend $4 on a cup of coffee—is that recruitment may be the most important skill to have.
Most successful CEOs are great recruiters.
Take Starbuck’s Howard Schultz for instance, who now employs more than 150,000 employees, or “partners” as he calls them, to operate a massive chain of 20,366 stores all over the world. From a small roasting business in Seattle, Howard Schultz transformed Starbucks into the largest coffeehouse company in the world. He did it in less than a decade, and he did it with lots of help.
Here are some recruitment tips we've gathered from the world's best CEOs.
"Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and move on."
Chairman and CEO of Starbucks
After becoming the world’s most valuable company in 2012, Apple is having a serious drop entering 2013, despite strong earnings and high expectations. Early this year Apple lost the market cap crown to Exxon Mobil with a market cap of $420 billion, while Google showing steady rise, with its stock reaching all-time highs of its own.
Will Google overtake Apple this year? What about the rest of the tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook? Check out our new infographic and tell us what you think.