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Shadoka founder Faisal Hoque is one of the

“Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology”
“Top 100 Thought Leaders”

American Management Association (AMA) named him as one of the “Leaders to Watch in 2015”.

He is the author of several books on entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and management. We regularly contribute to Fast Company, Business Insider, and the Huffington Post. Our insights have also appeared on the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Leadership Excellence among other publications.

Highlights From Fast Company

How Lego Survived Against All Odds—And You Can, Too
Survival in life or in business has always been about the human journey. Find out how Lego and its founder Ole Kirk Christiansen found the strength to rebuild over and over again with persistence, purpose, and reinvention.


How To Create A Culture of Innovation
An innovative culture begins with accepting that the world really has changed and being open to more changes to come.


10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People
It is safe to say that more and more entrepreneurs are artists, and artists of all kinds are entrepreneurs. Creativity is the common theme that drives both entrepreneurs and artists alike. But creative people are often also paradoxical. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative.


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Highlights From Business Insider

10 Things Everyone Should Know Before Becoming An Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are often very hard on themselves. For many, even though it may be easy to show compassion to others, it may be hard to accept, embrace, and be compassionate toward ourselves.


9 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life And Career
The more we humanize the way we think and work, the more progress we can make in these arenas. If we understand the mental and emotional drivers of innovation and creativity, we can be more innovative and creative.


An Entrepreneur Explains How Writing On Sundays Makes Him More Successful
A decade ago, when I started writing, I was motivated by my businesses to build thought leadership brands. But over the years, as I got deeper and deeper into writing, the greatest satisfaction came from writing for myself, from my heart.


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Highlights From Huffington Post

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing
The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day — at the world’s biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups. So why does leadership fail?


To Exist Is to Change
In some cases, it is natural mortality, as the product or service is no longer needed, but the secret reason rarely mentioned is the reluctance or inability to adapt to change. Why? What’s so bad about change?


Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People
The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens ”to rebound, recoil.”As a character trait, resilience is a person’s mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness or depression.


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Highlights From LinkedIn Pulse

Rethinking Leadership for Creativity & Innovation
How do we lead in ways that help people to grow, rather than tell people to grow? To want to work, rather than have to work? By leading and managing roles, not people.


5 Tips For Working Smarter, Not Harder
Working smarter requires a combination of critical thinking, discipline, and techniques that we can employ for making continual progress.


The Fearless Are Busy Creating Their Future
Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths—often in the face of adversity. You can practice and cultivate these personality traits, thank goodness, and it even gets easier over time.


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