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How to Grow: 21 Tactics to Acquire Customers

I hate the term growth hacker, but I love the concept. The idea that you can grow a business from 0 to thousands of customers without much of a …

Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring

You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now.<p>Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a …

Employment

A Term Sheet Written In Plain English? Put That In Your Silicon Valley Pipe And Smoke It

From the painstakingly obvious why did nobody think of it before department: London-based early-stage VC Passion Capital has updated its standard Term Sheet so that it’s written entirely in plain English. For those of you who have never had to navigate a venture capital Term Sheet, the document …

Why wealthy tech entrepreneurs are pouring their money into water

What happens when you mix 40 technology entrepreneurs, a charity visionary and a week-long field trip where many of the group will see their donated …

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don’t <i>successful</i> people and organizations automatically become <i>very</i> successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases:<p>Phase 1: When we <i>really</i> have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.<br>Phase 2: When we have …

Nikola Tesla Pitching Silicon Valley VCs

Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.<p>Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.<p>"What we have found is that if an …

Silicon Valley

Twitter CEO Costolo on Improv, VCs and Burritos

Long before taking the helm as CEO of <b>Twitter</b>, Dick Costolo was an aspiring comic at Chicago’s famed <b>The Second City</b> improv company. It was a fact no …

Losing The Team

Boards can be pretty patient. They can put up with a lot of failings, particularly in the early days of a startup when the product isn't where it …

Black market Disney World: Wealthy moms 'paying $1,000-a-day to skip lines with disabled woman who poses as a family member'

• Manhattan mother claims she hired a tour guide using a motorized scooter<br>• Says she and her family managed to skip queues at Orlando theme park<br>• Company …

Building a Culture That Works

<b>The CEO as the cultural epicenter</b> <br>As a former CEO and senior executive, there was a time when I did not quite understand the profound impact a CEO …