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Get Your Culture Aligned for Success

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Kurt Abrahamson, CEO of ShareThis and veteran of Google's AdSense, knows that any business--from startups to major corporations--needs to get its people aligned in order to carry out strategy.[twistage 51b30cefbc1ec]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Get Your Culture Aligned for Success

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Scott Kurnit

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  When I announced the MBA Mondays series on People and mentioned I would end with a number of guest posts, I got an email from my friend Scott Kurnit, founder of About.com and Keep Holdings. Scott said, "Culture that is something I have thought a ton about. I'd love...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Scott Kurnit

JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Enterprise Technology Analyst Orange Silicon Valley San Francisco, CA Why it’s cool: Orange is one of the ten largest telecommunications...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

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When I introduced this series on People, I stated that it was going to have a bunch of guest posts because there are many people who know a lot more about the people side of business than I do. One of them is Susan Loh who is Head of Talent...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

Inkling will sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores

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iPad textbook publisher Inkling is partnering with college bookstore provider Follett. Starting this fall, Follett will sell “hundreds of Inkling titles” in its over 900 college bookstores — including Stanford and UC Berkeley — and on its website. Titles include popular undergraduate textbooks as well as specialized MBA, medical and...
Inkling will sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores

Pushing Big Innovation? Launch First, Listen Later

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The customer is always right, but you need to get those innovations into the market before you can get any feedback, says Dan Kurani, CEO of Thumb.[twistage 5023a86a031c2]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Pushing Big Innovation? Launch First, Listen Later

Corporate Entity

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I'm taking a turn on MBA Mondays today. We are moving past the concepts of interest and time value of money and moving into the world of corporations. Today, I'd like to talk about what kinds of entities you might encounter in the world of business.First off, you don't have...
Corporate Entity

Are You Taking Enough Risks?

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Mistakes are common when you're taking risks. David Frankel, CMO of EDGAR Online, has tips on how to deal when they happen.[twistage dce122d5ad1e2]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Are You Taking Enough Risks?

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Donna White

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Now we start the guest post part of this MBA Mondays series on People. First up is AVC regular Donna White. In this post, Donna explains that recruiting is fun if you approach it the right way. I know many founders who don't really enjoy recruiting so this post is...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Donna White

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

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A revenue model is the system design by which a business monetizes its services. That comes from Wikipedia. I like that definition. Short, sweet, and to the point. I am going to spend the next couple months talking about revenue models for online businesses. We've started off this series by...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models
Show me the Honey! E-commerce startup sweetens online shopping by saving you money
Do software engineers earn more than MBAs?

The Management Team - Guest Post From Phil Sugar

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Continuing our MBA Mondays series on The Managemet Team, we are deep into the guest post phase. This guest post comes from AVC regular Phil Sugar. I've never met Phil, but his comments here at AVC tell me that he's a very experienced entrepreneurial manager. And so I reached out...
The Management Team - Guest Post From Phil Sugar

The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities

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This is the first of a series of MBA Mondays posts on the topic of The Board Of Directors. I want to dig into the role and responsibilities of the Board as a way to kickoff this series. But first a few disclaimers. I am not a lawyer and I...
The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities

Change Is Good--But Don't Forget To Ask Why

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Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership, says changes and pivots in business are fine, you just need to be clear about why you feel you need to make them.[twistage bbf006d9a528f]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Change Is Good--But Don't Forget To Ask Why

MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

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I hate to see employees leave our portfolio companies for many reasons, among them the loss of continuity and camaraderie and the knowledge of how hard everyone will have to work to replace them. Many people see churn of employees in and out of companies as a given and build...
MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

Women 2.0: Four Secrets to Building (or Rebuilding) a Great Team

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About the guest blogger: Julia Hu is the Founder & CEO of LARK, a consumer electronics startup that helps couples sleep better together with the LARK product (now in Apple stores across America). Prior to LARK, she was National Sustainability Chair for global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, and ran...
Women 2.0: Four Secrets to Building (or Rebuilding) a Great Team

Key Business Metrics

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The past five MBA Mondays posts have been about accounting concepts, financial statements, and related issues. I don't know about all of you, but I'm a bit tired of that stuff. So I'm moving on to something a bit different. Every business should have a set of metrics that it...
Key Business Metrics

The Bakery launches to cook up an ad-tech focus to startup acceleration in London

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Here’s a different take on startup acceleration; rather than working with a diverse range of companies, The Bakery is working to focus on advertising and marketing, matching big name brands with new technologies. The Bakery is supported by The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), the Tech CIty Investment Organisation...
The Bakery launches to cook up an ad-tech focus to startup acceleration in London

Problems Are Good; Impossible Problems Are Even Better

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Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer believes anything is possible--and that's one of the keys to beating the competition.[twistage ab42cb3c0e438]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Problems Are Good; Impossible Problems Are Even Better

Predictions: MBA sales, future products, smartphone growth

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Despite a mixed consensus on how well Apple may do when it reports its calendar second-quarter (fiscal third-quarter) revenues next week, analysts are throwing in their final predictions on both the financial outcomes and what the near-term future holds for the company. Neilsen says Apple and Google will continue to...
Predictions: MBA sales, future products, smartphone growth

Because It's Standard

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Case studies are true stories that teach lessons. And one of the great lessons I got in my career was care of a lawyer named Morty. This is a reblog of a post I wrote in Feb 2007. I thought about it last week in an email discussion with a...
Because It's Standard

MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

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This is the third post in the MBA Mondays series on People. The number of people you have in your company at any time is a very important part of getting the company building process right. Too many and you will slow things down, burn through too much cash, and...
MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

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We are kicking off our next series on MBA Mondays with an assignment. We are going to peer produce an exhaustive list of revenue models for web and mobile businesses. Then I will publish that list and use it as a template to do this series. I am not going...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models
Class is in session for Cornell Tech's first batch of students

MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

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When I asked everyone where to go next last Monday, I got a ton of great suggestions. But at the top of the list, with 24 upvotes was this one by Robert Holtz: How about the job of recruiting talent? Finding/attracting the right key people, where to go to find...
MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

MacBook Air specs leak as WWDC announcement nears

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Apple is expected to unveil a whole new Mac lineup during its Worldwide Developer Conference, and details surrounding new MacBook Air laptops are beginning to emerge. Following a report regarding Apple’s new MacBook Pro and Mac Pro computers from earlier on Monday, 9to5Mac claims to have received preliminary details...
MacBook Air specs leak as WWDC announcement nears

In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

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Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean....
In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

Great Entrepreneurs Will Listen To You But Will Follow Their Own Instincts

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I told this story in the comments to saturday's video post, but since not everyone reads the comments and I want this to make it into MBA Mondays, I figured I would turn it into a case study. In the early days of Tumblr, I used to bug David Karp,...
Great Entrepreneurs Will Listen To You But Will Follow Their Own Instincts

MBA Mondays Series: The Board Of Directors

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John Revay sent me an email suggesting I write a post on The Board Of Directors. I've got a better idea, a whole MBA Mondays blog series on this topic. I have come to enjoy the series format for MBA Mondays. It works well. So I will write a a...
MBA Mondays Series: The Board Of Directors
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