Archive for July, 2013

From Mowing Lawns to Building Companies

July 9th, 2013 - Comments Off on From Mowing Lawns to Building Companies

Last week I summarized the top pitching turnoffs for my company. Now, we’ll talk about what we want to hear instead: “We are serial entrepreneurs (mostly engineers), and have uncovered a massive opportunity (in a space we care about – …

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Preparing Your Story

July 1st, 2013 - Comments Off on Preparing Your Story

I tremendously value entrepreneurs who get out of bed every day trying to change the world.  My team and I at The Webb Investment Network try to ensure we treat all of them with dignity and respect, as almost everyone …

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Ending the Tyranny of the Open-Plan Office

July 1st, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Venessa Wong It’s official: Open-plan offices are wildly distracting places to work. About 70 percent of U.S. employees now work in open offices, according to the International Management Facility Association. But the collaboration-friendly environment with minimal cubicle separations “proved ineffective if …

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Guerrilla Market Your Life

July 1st, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Brad Keywell In the 1960s, long before Kris Kristofferson became a country music legend, he was struggling to find someone to give him a chance. The former military pilot had been sending tapes for some time to Johnny Cash, who tossed them …

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