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Advice -  In the process of building my company, I would often find myself jolted awake at 3 a.m. wondering if there was some regulation we were not compliant with. And how would I even know? So I’d grab my laptop and start searching...
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Management -  The No. 1 reason most Americans leave their jobs is because they do not feel appreciated. Many executives view employee recognition programs as investments rather than expenses — businesses with limited funds may not be able to...
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Advice -  When building a business or product offering, it is comparable to building a house.  First you lay the foundation, then the rough carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, flooring and finishings, in that order.  God...
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Advice -  Talent is only one part of what makes a great developer.Over the last decade, I’ve hired more developers than I can count. Naturally, I’ve made plenty of mistakes: I started out hiring the smartest, most experienced people I...
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Management -  Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every...
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Advice - You’ve got a startup idea, a plan of action and the capital to start out. All you need now are a few employees to help you keep everything going. So you read a few resumes and schedule a couple of interviews. But once you’ve met...
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Advice -  We are all in a rush these days. As founders, we want to literally do more faster all the time. As we rush, and get a lot done, sometimes we don’t do things right.  We forego quality in exchange for speed and quantity. Yet it...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs are too stubborn to seek a mentor for guidance: They have so much confidence in themselves and their ideas that they don’t see the need to ask anyone for advice. The best entrepreneurs, however, actually claim...
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Advice -  In my role as an advisory board member for several startups, I am always excited to see that initial surge of revenue from a great rollout campaign. Unfortunately, many passionate entrepreneurs read this initial surge as success, and...
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Advice -  In business, and in your personal life, the ability to anticipate and overcome criticism is one of the biggest differentiators between leaders, who make things happen, and followers, who may have great ideas but never seem to get...
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Advice -  Businesses have always relied on mentoring to bring new people into the fold and transmit culture, expertise and values from experienced managers to rising talent. It’s only relatively recently, though, that we’ve started...
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Advice -  One thing I’ve learned from the 5 tech companies I’ve built over the last twenty years is that building a business is a lot like an experiment. You’re mixing together different ingredients, which together could create something...
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Advice -  Way back in Lesson No. 13 we talked about how to create a good company culture. But, I recently read a research report on the topic from The Alternative Board (TAB), shared with me by their CMO, Jodie Shaw. This topic was summarized...
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Advice -  It only takes one person come up with a great startup idea, but in my experience as an investor, it is a rare entrepreneur who has all the skills and resources to build a business as well as a solution. Yet, I meet inventors and...
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Advice -  When it comes to building a successful startup, Silicon Valley sets the standard. With immense talent and capital, it’s no wonder that no other place churns out more startups.But you don’t need a lot of capital to build a...
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Advice -  Despite her $80 million net worth and tremendous success as a businesswoman and TV personality, “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran is no stranger to failure. She received straight D’s throughout her academic career and held 20...