Critical thinking is the ability to use intelligence, knowledge and skills to question and carefully explore situations and arrive at thoughtful conclusions based on evidence and reason. The critical thinking approach is a powerful analytical method which helps managers and entrepreneurs to consider intended and unintended consequences of behaviors on their teams, organizations and communities.

On September 7, 2001, Jeffrey R. Immelt was named chairman and CEO of General Electric, the industrial giant founded by Thomas Edison 123 years ago. In that half week, Immelt’s world cascaded from an era of “benign growth to one of unprecedented geopolitical and economic risk.”

When it comes to differentiating yourself in the sea of solutions available to prospective clients, something I call “The YOU Experience” is what sets you apart.

This year, major companies like Facebook Inc., Google Inc., StubHub and Airbnb have changed their logo and company branding. Is it time for your company to do the same?

Author and entrepreneur Evan Carmichael wrote: “If there is something in common between the world's highly successful entrepreneurs ... it is their winning mindsets.” But what really do we mean by this term?