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Enacting the Buy-Sell Agreement
Kort Michelle
1/1/2006
Article Resource
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When growth goals and philosophies differed between original partners, the "shotgun" buy-sell agreement allowed for a fair buyout process.

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Establishing the Buy-Sell Midstream
OFlaherty Patrick
1/1/2006
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When the attempt to buyout a senior partner failed, business partners realized the necessity for a buy-sell agreement...many years after the business was founded.

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High Growth and the Buy-Sell
Kenefick James F
1/1/2006
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Whether a company is built with 50/50, majority, or minority partners, the author shares key lessons learned about buy-sell agreements as his companies grew and became more sophisticated.

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Key Buy-Sell Issues for Rapid Expansion
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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A buy-sell agreement that properly anticipates all of the challenges and dynamics of rapid expansion is a must. The author asserts many entrepreneurs often are so excited to get the company started that the details typically addressed in a buy-sell agreement are overlooked.

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Maximizing Your Buy-Sell Agreement
Kramer Christopher
1/1/2006
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The author discusses how to get the most from a buy-sell agreement, encourages entrepreneurs to detail very specifically what happens when ownership changes occur, and elaborates on the language required for valuation of the shares.

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Retaining an Attorney for the Buy-Sell
Johnson Jeremy Michaels Attorney Jonathan A
1/1/2006
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With his attorney's help, the entrepreneur author, Jeremy Johnson, shows how his final written buy-sell agreement allows his company to continue as a viable concern should some unforeseen event occur.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
Byers Tom
1/18/2006
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Tom Byers is a professor at Stanford University where he focuses on high-technology entrepreneurship education. He is founder and a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), which serves as the entrepreneurship center for the engineering school. STVP includes the Mayfield Fellows work/study program, Educators Corner website of teaching resources, and global Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education conferences. Tom is also a faculty director of the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute, a general management program for technology executives. Tom is co-author of the textbook called "Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise" (McGraw-Hill, 2005). Tom also holds a visiting professor appointment at the London Business School and University College London. Tom currently serves as a director on the boards of Reactivity and Flywheel Ventures. In addition, he serves on advisory boards or committees of the American Society for Engineering Education's Entrepreneurship Division, Harvard Business School's California Research Center, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for inner-city youth. Previously, Tom lectured at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Tom has a range of business experience including executive vice president of Symantec Corporation and founder/president of Slate Corporation. Tom started his professional career at Accenture. For his efforts at Stanford, Tom holds an endowed chair known as the McCoy University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Tom was given the 2005 Gores Award for excellence in teaching (the university's highest award) and the 2002 Tau Beta Pi Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (the engineering school's highest award). He is a recipient of three recent national teaching awards: the 2005 ASEE Kauffman Award for excellence in engineering and technology entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
Beaver Jeff Beaver Bobby
1/25/2006
VideoSeries Resource
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As VP of Products, Jeff's deep passion for the online consumer directs the website experience and drives feature and product innovation. He has played an integral role in many other aspects of the company, including research and development, manufacturing, and customer service. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.

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Two Brothers Building a Company From Scratch
Beaver Bobby Beaver Jeff
1/25/2006
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Jeff and Bobby Beaver, Co-founders of Zazzle and graduates of Stanford University, describe their story and entrepreneurial experiences in building an internet start-up. They discuss the passion, dedication and the power of small teams in achieving a vision.

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Fraser Janice
2/1/2006
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Janice Fraser is the CEO and a founding partner of Adaptive Path. She has worked in high-tech media for more than 15 years as an entrepreneur, interaction designer, and editor. She joined the internet back when the blink tag was big, and began to pioneer consumer Web applications for Netscape in 1996. Her current work focuses on leadership for user experience managers and the role of user experience in the changing landscape of product innovation. Janice has been a featured speaker at nearly every Web-centered design conference, from the Nielsen/Norman world tour to South by Southwest Interactive. She is the founder of four startup companies and was previously managing editor for IDG Communications. For many years Janice taught interaction design at San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program. Although Time magazine once called her a "grizzled and cynical veteran" of the dot-com era, she remains an unapologetic champion of user-centered design as a value-producing investment.

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