Archive for May, 2013

Avoid Excessive Dilution

May 28th, 2013 - Comments Off on Avoid Excessive Dilution

Entrepreneurs are always focused on raising money, but that doesn’t mean they should always be set on accepting money. There are several valid reasons for turning down funding. Here are the top three: You should not accept money if you …

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Mentoring Is No Longer the Company’s Responsibility

May 24th, 2013 - Comments Off on Mentoring Is No Longer the Company’s Responsibility

Research demonstrates that when looking at career mentoring in terms of objective career success, better mentoring resulted in greater compensation, greater salary growth and more promotions. Other studies have found that people gained more clarity about their ‘‘professional identity,’’ meaning their …

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Six rules for holding on to top talent and staying innovative

May 21st, 2013 - Comments Off on Six rules for holding on to top talent and staying innovative

Guest post for Washington Post In 1978, when I started my career as a security guard at IBM, employers viewed their employees as property—static entities that wouldn’t dare stray. Back then, businesses professed to know what was best for their …

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Fail Early — But Hopefully Not Often

May 13th, 2013 - Comments Off on Fail Early — But Hopefully Not Often

Failure happens. Unfortunately, it happens a lot. The fact is, most companies fail. Data from the Small Business Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently show that approximately half of new startups no longer exist after five years, and …

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Remembering Helen Webb

May 12th, 2013 - Comments Off on Remembering Helen Webb

GUEST MENTOR Maynard Webb, founder of Webb Investment Network: My mom passed away 28 years ago.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her. But she left a mark on everything I’ve done and …

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Is Your Job Driving You Nuts?

May 6th, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Fred Kofman Be a team player but focus on your job. Take risks but don´t fail. Think out of the box but follow procedure. Tell me the truth but don´t bring me problems. Value employees but fire average performers Help customers but spend less time with them. Work more hours but mind your …

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How Graduates Can Get Ahead

May 6th, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Jack and Suzy Welch How can ambitious graduates entering the corporate world quickly distinguish themselves as winners? First of all, forget some of the most basic habits you learned in school. Once you are in the real world — …

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