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A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Reed Hastings

8 Key Components of Technology Roadmaps

A technology roadmap (also known as an IT roadmap) is a document which outlines the plan to reach short-term and long-term goals through the use of technology solutions. This type of roadmap typically provides key information which helps organizations make better decisions around technology …

What My Failed Presentation Taught Me About Pitching Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Best Business Plan Software of 2018

Business plans are more than just the paperwork you need to fill out for funding. A good business plan helps you identify your mission, your value …

10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment

Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and Angel investor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investors need to develop and pitch a plan -- preferably written -- that answers every potential investor …

Sustainability

13 questions you need to ask in an interview before joining a startup

Joining a startup can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it's also a risky move, since a lot of startups end up failing. One way to avoid joining the wrong startup is to ask the right questions during the interview and figuring out if it's a good match for you.<p>We went through the Quora post …

Employment

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Develop a Successful Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Here's where the most startup 'accelerators' are — and how much they help

In an effort to spur startup activity, many U.S. urban areas have developed tech centers and innovation districts, lured venture capital funds, and launched incubator programs and facilities.<p>The latest trend in the tech startup economy is the creation of so-called "accelerators," which act like a …

Venture Capital

Does Your Startup Idea Solve a Problem?

> Does Your Startup Idea Solve a Problem?<p>Views5439<p>Stop me if you’ve heard something like this before: I’ve got a great idea. It’s going to make …

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first …

Project Management