Archive for July, 2014

Protecting Your Company from Itself: Why You Need HR

July 24th, 2014 - Comments Off on Protecting Your Company from Itself: Why You Need HR

By Ben Horowitz & Shannon Schiltz One of the ways to damage a fast-growing startup is to not have an HR person. But when is the right time to bring someone on? What qualities should you look for? How can …

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My First Big Break, as an Intern at IBM

July 17th, 2014 - Comments Off on My First Big Break, as an Intern at IBM

I owe much of what’s happened in my career to a professor, a flier and some stalker-like persistence, which led to my first big break. In school I majored in criminal justice, and I worked outdoors at a local nursery …

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Do You Feel Pressure Or Do You Apply Pressure?

July 14th, 2014 - Comments Off on Do You Feel Pressure Or Do You Apply Pressure?

By Ben Horowitz To whoever think their words affect me is too stupid And if you can do it better than me, then you do it —Kanye West, “Cold” One obvious yet under-appreciated law of business physics is: For any given …

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A Manifesto for Rebooting Management

July 14th, 2014 - Comments Off on A Manifesto for Rebooting Management

Being an entrepreneur is all the rage. People want to work for themselves instead of the man(or woman). The problem with that is that companies still provide the most opportunities. There are more openings, there is often a clear career …

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LinkedIn Founder: How to Fix the Way We Work

July 8th, 2014 - Comments Off on LinkedIn Founder: How to Fix the Way We Work

By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha & Chris Yeh  In an era of at-will employment, company loyalty is scarce and long-time ties are scarcer. “It’s just business” has become the ruling philosophy—especially when layoffs hit—and workers are encouraged to think of …

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4 Tips for Startups Looking to Partner

July 8th, 2014 - Comments Off on 4 Tips for Startups Looking to Partner

There’s more in all of us and there’s more in all of us together. When we combine wisdom and efforts—and the right intentions—amazing things happen. We see this proven time and again in the technology industry. This is what the open-source …

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8 Rare Gems from Heidi Roizen on Building a Fulfilling Life and Career

July 7th, 2014 - Comments Off on 8 Rare Gems from Heidi Roizen on Building a Fulfilling Life and Career

Heidi Roizen is one of those names in Silicon Valley that everyone learns at some point. That’s what happens when you spend 14 years running your own company, then building developer relationships as a VP for Apple. Today, she’s an investor with DFJ Venture and teaches …

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At Zingerman’s, Pastrami and Partnership to Go

July 5th, 2014 - Comments Off on At Zingerman’s, Pastrami and Partnership to Go

By Jennifer Conlin It was a typical Wednesday morning at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, a restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich., that offers nine varieties of macaroni and cheese and smokes its own hogs for pulled pork. But on this particular morning, in a …

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