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Tinder CEO: When Working with Your Best Friends Goes Wrong

In the wake of a sexual harassment suit and the resignation of CMO Justin Mateen, CEO Sean Rad discusses a hard lesson he learned about working with close friends.<p>If anyone can speak to the pros and cons of starting a company with your best friends, it's Tinder CEO Sean Rad.<p>Rad's dating app startup …

Design Your Business Around Your Life--Not the Other Way Around

You can live the life you want by engineering your business around your life.<p>As an entrepreneur, you've probably heard it many times: "There's no such thing as work-life balance."<p>The widespread myth is that if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to log 16-hour days in a windowless …

4 Signs It's Time to Ditch Your Day Job

Not sure if you should make the startup gamble? Here are clues to help steer your direction.<p>It's not every day you hear about a successful emergency room doctor giving up his practice to run an Internet company. But back when the Web was new to most people, Dr. Ash Nashed found it to be a useful …

In Dollar Store War, You Can Buy Customers Too

In a bid for Family Dollar, Dollar General hopes to trump competitor Dollar Tree. Hint: Family Dollar wants customers.<p>Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a …

Silicon Valley Jumps the Shark (Again)

First came Yo, and then Push for Pizza. Now comes BlackV Club, another app designed to do just one thing: sell you black v-neck t-shirts.<p>Silicon Valley has produced no shortage of head-scratchers in recent months, but this one just might take the cake. Named BlackV Club, the startup is only two …

Building a Software Business? 3 Data Points Your VC Needs to Get Up to Speed

How being prepared with a few critical pieces of information can streamline your fundraising process<p>So you've hit your pitch out of the park and engaged several VCs on your shortlist--congrats! Now that you have an open dialog with prospective investors, how do you maintain momentum as you continue …

Beware Big Data’s Easy Answers

The rise of powerful and easy-to-use software (e.g., software as a service) and analytic programming languages (e.g., R) have made it possible for people across the entire organization — not just the database trolls — to ask questions of business performance. Suddenly everyone(-ish) can see just …

The Rebirth of the CMO

The chief marketing officer role is undergoing a renaissance. Overly simplistic notions – “the people who do the advertising”– were based on stereotypes that never accurately reflected the range of responsibilities that many CMOs had. Those notions are even more outdated now.<p>Instead, the last few …

10 Mind-Blowing Videos Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

In just a few minutes, a powerful video can help shape your life and chart the direction of your business.<p>When executed well, inspirational, educational, and motivational lectures and lessons are extremely powerful. Why? Because they express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, …

What Business Schools Don’t Get About MOOCs

There’s trouble in business-education paradise.<p>Recent news stories have described significant dissension at Harvard Business School about MOOCs (massive open online courses). For the uninitiated, MOOCs are courses that are taught over the internet, and which are usually open to all comers. In the …