Make Your Own Luck: 12 Practical Steps to Taking Smarter Risks in Business

Humans are gambling animals—and not just when we invest in the stock market. Every time we take an action—deciding which job applicant to hire, which product to launch— we are betting our time, reputation, effort, and money in the hope of achieving some future result.

Some people base their business bets on dumb luck, but the great ones. Eileen C. Shapiro and Howard H. Stevenson have … [ Read more ]

Bet This! A Gambler’s Guide to Leadership

ileen Shapiro thinks that betting is a part of everyday life. Check out her four tests (and one proxy) for action-based leadership.