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Options Acceleration
11/8/2007
Summary:

While vesting schedules may be similar from company to company, certain events or situations add a level of complexity. Dick Costolo the founder of Feedburner, explains the nuances of options acceleration: single trigger, double trigger, full acceleration, and partial acceleration.

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How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
11/8/2007
Summary:

Straight talk about hiring from the co-creator of Mosaic, which made widespread use of the Web possible. Inventor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares lessons learned, such as what to value when evaluating potential employees, how to manage the hiring process, and what to do if you make a mistake. Very practical and very readable.

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Retaining Youth
11/8/2007
Summary:

Recruiting, hiring, managing, and retaining young employees (Generation X'ers and Millenials) means understanding what motivates them and how they think. This article offers up in a straightforward way the myths and realities of taking on this challenge.

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Compensation for Outside Directors
11/8/2007
Summary:

Experienced entrepreneurs are commonly tapped to serve as outside directors for promising early-stage companies. VC and blogger Brad Feld provides some rules of thumb for compensating these valuable assets.

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Compensation for Board Members
11/8/2007
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In a young private company, a number of dynamics combine to make board membership appealing: appropriate vesting schedules, single trigger acceleration, retention efforts, handling reasonable board expenses, and more. Here is a detailed explanation of how to bring them all together for the best results.

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Employee Options and Grant Size
11/8/2007
Summary:

When bringing new employees on board during startup, there are a number of considerations in establishing financial incentives such as options. FeedBurner founder Dick Costolo elaborates on the issue and provides advice.

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Reflections on Mentors
1/19/2007
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Mentoring is a valuable developmental process that generates relationships of trust, growth, and more focused performance. Brad Feld reflects on the mentoring relationships that have helped him to shape his professional career and the success of his ventures.

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The Basics of Mentoring
1/19/2007
Summary:

To have next-generation leaders within growth businesses, mentoring is a proven method of developing staff for succession. The process creates an environment which can lead to higher levels of profitability, employee retention, increased revenue, and job satisfaction.

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The Seven Demands of Leadership
1/25/2007
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Effective leaders can be groomed to manage adversity and sustain high-performance. Based on research conducted with more than 40,000 leaders across industries and sectors, the Gallup organization has identified specific abilities that can lead to success.

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What's to Be Done About Performance Reviews?
1/19/2007
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Controversy continues over whether or not the performance review process is an effective tool for motivating and improving employee performance. Yet many entrepreneurs make the assumption that the evaluation process will lead to a better-performing organization. Too often, the purpose of employee reviews is unclear -- to both leadership and the employee -- and training in the process is generally not provided.

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