Archive for June, 2014

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Reid Hoffman

June 28th, 2014 - Comments Off on A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Reid Hoffman

By Tren Griffin 1. “The top investment is worth the total amount of all the other projects and more. You’re looking for the one high water mark, not the average. People don’t come to you looking for singles.”  Venture capitalists focus …

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Your Greatest Startup Opportunity Might Be Around the Corner

June 24th, 2014 - Comments Off on Your Greatest Startup Opportunity Might Be Around the Corner

By Mike Bergelson Ben Horowitz, a varsity-league entrepreneur who is now an equally successful venture capitalist and author, reports that, “As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every two hours and cried.” Having co-founded and run …

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Your Company Is Not a Family

June 17th, 2014 - Comments Off on Your Company Is Not a Family

By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh  When CEOs describe their company as being “like family,” we think they mean well. They’re searching for a model that represents the kind of relationships they want to have with their employees—a …

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Incubators, Accelerators, Venturing, and More How Leading Companies Search for Their Next Big Thing

June 17th, 2014 - Comments Off on Incubators, Accelerators, Venturing, and More How Leading Companies Search for Their Next Big Thing

By Michael Brigl, Alexander Roos, Florian Schmieg, and Drake Watten Most corporate-executive suites are packed with all manner of state-of-the-art technology. But one low-tech instrument is in demand in nearly all of them: a periscope. Not a literal one, perhaps, …

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What My Father’s Early Departure Taught Me About Business

June 14th, 2014 - Comments Off on What My Father’s Early Departure Taught Me About Business

In many ways, I didn’t have a typical upbringing. About a week before my seventh birthday, my father passed away suddenly after a stroke. It happened within seconds. I was watching as he took his final breath. He had no life insurance …

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6 Rules for Managing Through the Highs and Lows of a Startup

June 13th, 2014 - Comments Off on 6 Rules for Managing Through the Highs and Lows of a Startup

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. People become enamored with the idea of pursuing their own passion and being the controller of their own destiny. But that’s a romanticized version of what really happens. Most entrepreneurs fail. But it’s not just the statistics thatshow …

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The 39 Best Pieces of Sales Advice You’ll Hear This Year

June 10th, 2014 - Comments Off on The 39 Best Pieces of Sales Advice You’ll Hear This Year

Wiley Cerilli started his sales career peddling coupons door-to-door. Unsurprisingly, he describes it as “pretty much the worst job ever.” “People would generally hate you no matter what you said,” he remembers. But he did take one valuable lesson from the …

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