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Why Aren’t Foundations Actually Helping Their Grantees Like VCs?
Venture Capital firms don’t invest in industries to disrupt — they invest in industry disruptors, and many now support them operationally…
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I used to hate that I wasn’t a “real” writer. The definition of a “real” writer, of course, was a deeply elusive one, a goalpost that I…
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs in Emerging Startup Ecosystems
If you are an entrepreneur outside a mature startup ecosystem, reading this fun guide will increase your odds of surviving.
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This Female Founder Skips The Traditional For-Profit Model For Her Brand And It Works
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I didn’t start discovering real success until I stopped trying to do everything and started concentrating on just doing one thing really…
Effective Leaders Get Out Of Their People’s Way
Good leadership requires behaviors and strategies that can be quite counter intuitive.
The Perils of Crowdfunded Innovation
Your crowdfunded innovation may be desirable and viable, but is it feasible?
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How To Incentivize a Strategic Partner
Startups often face a conundrum when trying to align incentives to land a strategic partner. Here’s how to solve this issue.
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Why we have 22-hour interviews
Get the a-holes out of the building: hiring lessons we learned from a 75% failure rate