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The Art of Firing
8/16/2007
Summary:

Firing an employee isn't easy--at least, it shouldn't be. Well-known author and consultant Guy Kawasaki offers 11 considered guidelines to making the process productive for all concerned: the departing employee, fellow employees, and you, the entrepreneur.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Art of Recruiting
8/2/2007
Summary:

Recruiting the best people begins with the having the best attitude--hire better than yourself--and, truth be told, doesn't end even after they're on the job. Ten practical tips delivered in classic Kawasaki style can deepen your insights and improve your skills.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Care and Feeding of the Creative Class
8/2/2007
Summary:

This article is specifically about managing creative people. But nearly any entrepreneur can benefit from a better understanding of the creative process and what motivates copywriters, designers, and programmers to perform at their very best. After all, the public face of your company might someday be in their hands.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The Competitive Intelligence Handbook
8/23/2007
Summary:

In effect a promotion for "The Competitive Intelligence Handbook," this link is nonetheless of value because it provides the first four chapters in full, including an overview of the industry and some axioms entrepreneurs should understand. Links to other resources are a practical bonus.

Go To Source (www.combsinc.com)
The Essence of Leadership
8/23/2007
Summary:

Managing the day-to-day, conceptualizing a better future, and making it happen form the foundation for the "essence" of leadership: "Leaving your footprint in your area of passion." This article is a perceptive discussion about leadership and lists the eight qualities required to lead "paradigmatic change."

Go To Source (hbswk.hbs.edu)
The Five Biggest Network No-Nos
8/23/2007
Summary:

Even if it's "in place," your network requires continual vigilance and improvement. This article provides five "no-nos" that will help you keep up to date and up to speed by avoiding big mistakes.

Go To Source (www.optimizemag.com)
The Nonstop, 24-7 CEO Salesman
8/23/2007
Summary:

An exhilarating ride with Pat Cavanaugh, sales rep supreme and CEO of the promotions company he founded in college, this lengthy article can't help but make you a better salesperson. It provides information, insight, and inspiration for entrepreneurs who need to sell. And who doesn't?

Go To Source (www.inc.com)
The Parallel Entrepreneur
8/23/2007
Summary:

Serial entrepreneurs start a company, move on, and start another one. Parallel entrepreneurs do that, too, but with several companies at once. This VC blogger likes the idea, for the most part, and explains why: Such diversification can be synergistic.

Go To Source (avc.blogs.com)
The Passion for Greatness
8/23/2007
Summary:

What's been the key to your success? Luck, you say? No way. More likely it's been consistent focus, demanding practice, and whole lot of hard work. The lesson here: The best get better by practicing longer than their competitors and with a deliberate purpose to learn every time.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
The Price Is Wrong
8/23/2007
Summary:

An overview of pricing based on value to the customer instead of cost to the producer, this article provides both theory and examples of the theory at work. It's a quick, useful read.

Go To Source (www.forbes.com)

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