Pick ‘N Rolls, Play Action, and Data: Building Your Company’s Scoreboard

The next time you’re tuning into sports, pay close attention to the circumstances surrounding the data points on the scoreboard. Watch for John Wall’s pick ‘n rolls with Gortat for two points, or Tom Brady’s play action to Gronk for six points in the red zone. While scores excite us and give us a bird’s […]

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3 Real-Life Lessons from HBO’s Silicon Valley

If you’re an IT entrepreneur and haven’t seen HBO’s Silicon Valley, I’d definitely add it to your “binge watch over a rainy weekend” list. Not only is it pretty darn funny, but you can learn real-life business lessons from watching the Pied Piper startup navigate Silicon Valley. As real-life entrepreneurs, we’ve faced many similar challenges […]

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Top 3 Lessons Shared with GMU’s Class of 2016

If you’re not one of the graduates proudly dawning your robe and enjoying the crowning achievement of your college career, you’re probably sitting in the stands teary-eyed and cheering your friends and family as they march. Last week, MetroStar’s CEO and Co-Founder Ali Reza Manouchehri had the opportunity to give the commencement speech at his Alma […]

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The Successful COO — Key Traits, Role & How to Get There

What is a COO? There are many theories in the business world about what defines a Chief Operating Officer, as well as what makes them succeed or fail. The advantage of not having a clear definition of the role is that COOs have the opportunity to define the role for themselves within the context of […]

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6 Elements of a Great Company Culture [Video]

Though innovation and hard work are integral to a company’s success, culture is the glue that holds its people together. For 17 years, we’ve maintained this belief, and have groomed a resilient culture that reflects the interests, passions, and collective mission of our employees. By doing so, our company has grown from a two-man team to a company […]

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How to Build a Culture of Change Leaders

Embracing Change for Success The ability to embrace change differentiates the unsuccessful person from the successful person—and it does the same for companies. While we have all heard (and experienced) that change on individuals is stressful and hardly welcomed, today’s successful businesses are moving faster than ever. If a company can’t jive with the fast-moving […]

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