Do you believe you were born with the skills that make you a successful entrepreneur? If so, you're in good company, according to a Hiscox poll, which found that 13% of entrepreneurs attribute their success to formal schooling or prior work experience. But about 90% of respondents say they have previously worked for someone else, making it hard to tease out just how much of their skill set is truly innate.
Never completely dump a problem in the boss's lap, but rather offer possible solutions and then get his or her feedback, Jason Seiden writes. "Followers ask for help. Leaders take ownership," he writes.
Fans selected at random will pay $1,000 each to spend the night of June 25 with some of Michael Jackson's possessions on exhibit in Japan. "The idea may sound a bit odd to Western cultures, but in Japan the tradition of being with the remains and possessions of passed loved ones on the anniversary of their passing is an important ritual," said Hiroyuki Takamura.
Ad shop Crispin, Porter + Bogusky is trying to fund pay increases for its minimum wage-earning interns by selling their talents on eBay to the highest bidder -- provided they aren't asked to work on accounts in categories that conflict with current Crispin clients. Winning bidders will be entitled to a creative presentation but not finished executions.