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JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it's time to deliver.

Spotlight on Scalability

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career.

Communicating Acquisition

When it comes time sell your company, one of the toughest issues is communicating the process to employees. One positive way to do this is to establish a company culture rooted in honesty and openness, which can allay employee anxiety during a potential company sale.

Partnering in Middle Age

A mature business facing altered circumstances might need to bring in a partner rather than just an employee, writes the author, who poses a series of questions for founders to address prior to making what could be a difficult leap.

5 Must Haves of an Entrepreneur

Greg Waldorf, CEO of the online matchmaking service eHarmony.com, describes the essential components of a successful entrepreneurial career.

Embrace Uncertainty

Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard appreciates how uncertainty is a constant force in the lives of entrepreneurs. Sharing stories from his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Packard captures how life is a series of decisions made without complete information.

Permanent Beta

Serial entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman shares the importance of taking intelligent risks, building thoughtful networks and continually adapting your skills to navigate a fulfilling career path.

Business Model Generation

Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.

Mergers and Acquisitions

This article, first in a series of seven, defines the terms and types of corporate marriage. Know the rationale for merging in various industries and the goals entrepreneurs seek to achieve before you take the plunge.

Joint Ventures and Partners

A search for a joint-venture partner requires a thorough review, extensive due diligence and a list of key objectives and goals. This article explains how to go through the process.

The Big Picture

Rory O'Driscoll chats about "Scaling Your Company: The Big Picture."

Starting to Scale

Rory O'Driscoll discusses "Scaling Your Company: Starting to Scale."

Negotiating the Deal

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

What to Know About Venture Capitalists

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Your First Meeting with a VC

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Is Venture Capital Right for You?

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Exiting the Company

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Venture Capital - Intro

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Finding and Approaching a VC

Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.

Negotiating the Deal

Ian Sobieski, investor and managing director of the Band of Angels Venture Fund, highlights the benefits and specialties of angel investors, underlines the keys to finding and engaging an angel, and defines how to get the most out of your relationship with your investor after the deal is made.

Funding Growth

Matt Blumberg discusses "Startup CEO: Funding Growth."

A Panorama of Venture Capital

Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics.

Funding Growth

Matt Blumberg discusses "Startup CEO: Funding Growth."