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This article is thought-provoking and will help entrepreneurs build both philosophy and practice concerning performance. For example: Should reviews be more about improving the company's results or more about improving the individual's performance? The extensive commentary from individual managers is especially valuable.
Start-ups face special marketing challenges, not the least of which can be the founder's ego. This article is an excellent in-depth review of the big sales problems startups can experience--and how to solve them.
Setting prices that yield profits means testing and monitoring. Test offers for responsiveness and for cost effectiveness. Monitor competitors to stay one step ahead (or keep up!) and suppliers to reduce costs as much as possible.
Want to graduate from entreprneur to venture capitalist? Take the VCAT (venture capital aptitude test) to see if you've got the right stuff. Hint: You need more real-world experience than crunching numbers and drawing up business models. A lot more.
The top leader at GE, Jeff Immelt, shares the 10-item checklist he uses to do his job. It will work for you and your managers too.
Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc (the first spreadsheet program for personal computers) and an accomplished entrepreneur, conducts an in-depth discussion with himself on the complexities of patent law and patent litigation. If you're headed that way, it's an informative read for you . . . and probably your lawyer, too.
This article contains sound, straightforward advice and specific "how-to's" about performance documentation that any manager or leader of people needs to have and use. Entrepreneurs: Practice and preach!
Well-known and well-published futurist Dr. James Canton predicts that the real-time economy of the 21st century will reveal IT as the primary enabling force driving competitive advantage. Check out Dr. Canton's top 10 IT trends for 2007.
Really about the top ten "legal" mistakes startup entrepreneurs make, this piece offers practical, important tips on doing things right the first time to avoid costly legal rework later. Must-read information for founders who think "legal" can be dealt with "later."
The premise of this in-depth, practical article is that trust impacts everything in your organization. As a result, trust is a key ingredient to your success, and you, as the top leader, must model and inspire appropriate behavior and consciously build a culture of trust.
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