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What does "Lean" mean? This article provides the basic background, terminology, and insight entrepreneurs need to understand how specific, proven processes lead to reduced costs, improved quality, and delighted customers. It also briefly considers the next logical extension of Lean Manufacturing (Lean Thinking), which allows service companies to benefit from the hard-won lessons of manufacturers.
SHANGHAI -- Books these days regularly cheer innovation. You rarely go to a conference without hearing how important it is. Copying others has a bit of a stigma.
A technology entrepreneur loses his shirt on his first company, regroups and starts a second, and lives to advise others about how to get it right.
It sounds like a privacy breach waiting to happen: Take some of your company's most classified information — employee records containing Social Security numbers, salaries — and put it on a bunch of remote servers that let you access the data via the public Internet.
This entrepreneur thought he had built in adequate legal protections to ensure his partner in a new venture would not get full control of the business. When the partner was ready to sell the company, however, the entrepreneur discovered he didn't have the leverage he needed to stop the company's sale.
Passionate about her business and experienced in number-crunching, entrepreneur Carol Frank nonetheless neglected to patent her product and to insist on a signed contract from her supplier. Next thing she knew, a competitor was copying her design. In the litigation that followed, the U.S. Customs and Frank's insurance company turned out to be surprisingly helpful.
Getting the best out of temporary workers requires that entrepreneurs treat them as neither employees nor pariahs but rather take a middle ground, says the founder of a staffing service.
Many patents are valuable assets and are worth the time and money spent in obtaining them. This topic overview asserts entrepreneurs should undertake an objective analysis of a potential patent's value prior to filing an application to avoid investing in a possibly worthless asset.
When getting ready to engage with a strategic partner, entrepreneurs should enter into a written agreement when working with these partners to ensure, among other items, the proper assignment of invention terms and various representations and warranties.
Michael Gallegos has always believed in giving back, but he only recently discovered the importance of giving back to entrepreneurship.
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