Author: Doug Hardy

Doug Hardy
Writer
Doug Hardy

Doug Hardy is an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist focused on management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and human capital topics as well as narrative nonfiction. He is the author or co-author of nine books and scores of online and offline articles. After years in book and magazine publishing, Hardy moved online in 1993, leading online editorial groups at The New York Times Magazine Company, Monster.com, and ATT New Media. He is a veteran speaker to business and consumer gatherings, and a content marketing consultant as well as a certified career coach.

A New Definition of Success
Living Entrepreneurship
A New Definition of Success » Losing a dear aunt to cancer helped Kelly Murphy Greeley realize that her career could be more meaningful and fulfilling if she were working for a cause.
Slow Money Investing Takes Root
Amplifying Social Innovation
Slow Money Investing Takes Root » An emerging cadre of enterprising investors and entrepreneurs is committed to turning this situation around, and making money in the process. Food entrepreneurs are revitalizing dozens of old businesses, and starting hundreds of new ones, based on sustainable farming and food production methods.
Mentors: An Entrepreneur’s Most Valuable Player
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Mentors: An Entrepreneur’s Most Valuable Player » While much is made of the critical importance of finding a mentor, the term can seem as broad as the spectrum of human relationships.
Debating the Exit Strategy
Living Entrepreneurship
Debating the Exit Strategy » For the venture-minded entrepreneur, an end might be a successful business … but then what? What are the different paths to “done” for an entrepreneur starting out? Is it going public, getting acquired, starting a spin-off, or expanding to multiple locations?
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist
Amplifying Social Innovation
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist » The four tenets of conscious capitalism concern purpose, stakeholders, leadership, and culture. How is this different from the terms visionary or socially responsible business? Raj Sisodia: We used the word conscious to convey the idea of being fully mindful, fully awake, seeing the bigger picture, understanding all the consequences of our actions, having a finer…
How to Ape Guy Kawasaki
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
How to Ape Guy Kawasaki » Guy Kawasaki might balk at the label Legendary Marketing Guru, but his 1.2 million social media followers are voting with their tweets—his writing on marketing, evangelizing, social media, and more spreads far and wide.
Big Business, Startup Mentality
Living Entrepreneurship
Big Business, Startup Mentality » The oft-told story of a small startup innovating to greatness stands in contrast to the narrative of a large company caught in the innovator’s dilemma: protecting its current business by ignoring opportunities that could disrupt the status quo. In corporate environments, intrapreneurs fight bureaucracy, outdated processes, groupthink, and sheer inertia.
Amplifying Impact with AltruHelp
Amplifying Social Innovation
Amplifying Impact with AltruHelp » Mathew Paisner is not your average social innovator. He heads AltruHelp, an organization that helps businesses and colleges increase volunteerism by connecting their people to personalized volunteer projects.
Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Reform
Living Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Reform » Immigration is a hot-button issue but, whatever their feelings about comprehensive immigration reform, business leaders and advocates are pushing the message that the political snarl over immigration is hurting American business by preventing the world’s best and brightest from working here.
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part II
Amplifying Social Innovation
Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part II » Social investment platforms are as diverse as the challenges they seek to address. They share a common goal of having a positive effect and supporting social causes, but approach community engagement and fundraising differently.