CEOs and Board members know networking is absolutely essential to their success. So, for the CEO or member of the ELT stepping out for the first time in…
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The Old Job Spec is Simply Outdated
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The 17th century Dutch tulip craze is often portrayed as a cautionary tale for both individual and institutional investors. University students learn…
A reader emailed me with a question from my previous blog post, “What I Learned at Microsoft.” What’s the difference, they wanted to know, between…
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"The IPO window was virtually shut in Q2 2022, and VC-backed public listings reached a 13-year quarterly low with eight completed," PitchBook notes in…
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My time at Microsoft was one of the highlights of my career. During my nine years there I was on the original Excel team, helped bring out OS/2, started…
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This week I depart from my typical blog post about startup challenges and solutions. I have posted a video that’s inspirational. Taken during U-Dub’s…
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Recently I experienced two instances of latter stage companies squelching ideation in favor of “focusing” on current products and business…
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When startups fail, it’s usually due to decisions related to hiring and compensation. It starts with the first major decision: forming the founding team…
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First off, in this blog post I have a personal confession to make: I play the guitar and sing. In fact, in the distant past, I’ve performed publicly…
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All the people who work at your company are, of course, its most vital resource. As a resource, your employees contribute to and retain institutional…
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During the last two weeks – which have been particularly challenging for me from a business perspective – I have revisited the writings of Clayton…
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