How do you grow a massive company? Get the executives to think innovatively.

How do you get corporate executives to think innovatively? Treat them like entrepreneurs.

How do you treat executives like entrepreneurs? Tie their compensation to performance. Drop their salary to $1 and compensate them with stock options and performance-based bonuses.

For proof that this works, here’s a list of 10 high-powered executives with $1 salaries and the cutting-edge companies they’re working for.
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Think about the last thing you Googled. You were probably looking for the answer to a question, a product to buy, or a person to contact.

What you found was a series of links. Then those links took you to a web page. And that web page had an answer, a product, or an email form. This is otherwise known as content.

You want people to visit your website, right? People seek content. A blog is the best way to add content. So, you need a blog.

Still not convinced? Using a few stats and some eye-opening algebra, I’ll show you why your site needs a blog with tons of content.

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The purpose of web design is two-fold.

One, to put an image in your visitor’s head so they’ll remember visiting your site. Two, and more importantly, to get your traffic to take a particular action.

Every page needs to have a goal and every design element needs to make that goal obvious. Use these golden rules to make sure your web design is responsive and ahead of the game.

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A few weeks ago, Nick Scheidies asked me if I wanted to go on a walk. I had a long day, I was tired, and I wanted to go home. But a walk seemed like the right thing to do.

For those of you who don’t know Nick Scheidies, we were co-authors of this book.

So we started our walk with no aim, mission, or purpose other than to talk. About an hour and three miles later, that walk got serious, real serious. Nick helped me realize how arrogant and selfish I had been with my entrepreneurial aspirations.

Let me explain.

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The best advice that you’ve probably never taken is to hire people to do the work for you. I’m guilty of it too, for two reasons.

One, having people work in your business is like hiring a nanny to raise your kid. It’s hard to find people you can trust to do a good job. Two, employees are way more expensive than you think.

To figure out the real cost of an employee, I took a look at 20 of the world’s largest companies to see how much they’re spending per employee.

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