Archive for December, 2013

Why Startups Are Easy to Start but Difficult to Make Successful

December 30th, 2013 - Comments Off on Why Startups Are Easy to Start but Difficult to Make Successful

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. And the good news is that thanks to technology sharing models like Rackspace and Amazon Web Services and platforms provided by companies including Apple and salesforce.com, it’s easier than ever to build a company and sell new products …

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The complete guide to setting goals

December 21st, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Vickie Elmer Welcome to the season of setting goals—a two-month period when businesses, families, and individuals explore aspirations for the year ahead. Stephen Covey’s perennial classic, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People offers the following wisdom on goals: Be proactive and begin with …

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How To Hire More Engineers In Less Time

December 21st, 2013 - Write a comment »

By Bryan Schreier Editor’s note: Bryan Schreier is a partner at Sequoia focusing on consumer and enterprise companies. He represents Sequoia on the boards of Dropbox, Hearsay Social, Inkling, Qualtrics, Thumbtack and TuneIn among others. Follow him on Twitter @schreier. Got 990 free hours? Not likely. …

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Determine Your Startup’s Core Work First

December 16th, 2013 - Comments Off on Determine Your Startup’s Core Work First

It doesn’t matter if a startup is housed in a garage, a dorm room or at a kitchen table, but there is one rule: there is no better situation than people being physically present. However, some rules are meant to …

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Problems Get More Potent With Age

December 9th, 2013 - Comments Off on Problems Get More Potent With Age

The oft-cited and much debated saying is: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” There are some who believe any press is good press, while others rally against the phrase, claiming it’s not true and using it as unwelcome license …

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Making the Kaleidoscope More Colorful

December 2nd, 2013 - Comments Off on Making the Kaleidoscope More Colorful

Mark Twain famously said, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible.” Of course there are new ideas and I am fortunate enough to live in the epicenter of innovation where I see new and astonishing …

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