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Starting Up In A Downturn - 10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Salmon live most of their lives swimming with the current. However, once they reach reproductive maturity, they make an arduous journey upstream, often jumping up waterfalls, in order to reach the spawning grounds of their birth.
Salmon do not decide to make their epic trek based upon weather conditions, the flow rate [...]

The Turn Of The Screw - An Underkill Approach To Negotiating Your Startup Employment Package

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Author Henry James understood the impact a ghost could have on a story. He also recognized that two ghosts haunting two children was even more effective than a single ghost and a single child, as his character Douglas notes in the 1898 novella, The Turn Of The Screw:
“I quite agree – in [...]

Jedi Mind Tricks That Can Drive Sales At Your Startup

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

In the first Star Wars film, released in 1977, the seemingly humble Ben Kenobi is confronted by a squad of Imperial Storm Troopers. With a slight hand gesture and a confident stare, he convinces the Storm Troopers that there is no reason to search his vehicle and to leave his droids [...]

What Do Bill Gates And Karch Kiraly Have In Common? They Can Go Both Ways

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Karch Kiraly (pronounced “cartch kur-ai”) is an anomaly. He is the only person to win Olympic gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball.
Just as Karch is a rarity, so are entrepreneurs who are equally facile at startups and Big Dumb Companies (BDCs). Many of these gifted few are household names, [...]

Innoventors – How Entrepreneurs Change The Rules Of The Game

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Not all flops are failures. Take Dick Fosbury’s for instance. He began experimenting with alternative, unconventional methods of high jumping as a high school sophomore. Rejecting the straddling approach, which had been the standard for the prior forty years, Dick tweaked the old-fashioned scissor kick, eventually morphing it into a new [...]

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