mentors

How to Win a Business Plan Competition

How to Win a Business Plan Competition

  The Wharton Business Plan Competition, for example, awards $20,000 in cash and $10,000 in legal services to its top entrant. Harvard Business School’s tr... »

Look Before You Leap: advice for professionals considering a startup

Look Before You Leap: advice for professionals considering a startup

  I spent the first 25 years of my career in large multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporations. I managed thousands of people in dozens of countries ... »

Why Hiring Unicorns Will Kill Your Startup Faster than ‘B Players’

Why Hiring Unicorns Will Kill Your Startup Faster than ‘B Players’

  Regardless of their level of experience or expertise, most entrepreneurs can agree that unicorns are majestic, magical creatures that absolutely do not e... »

Sh*t You Should Never Say to a VC in a Pitch

Sh*t You Should Never Say to a VC in a Pitch

  Raising money from venture capitalists can be a lot like dating. Certain topics are simply off-limits — like talking about why your ex left you. Venture ... »

Startups: How to Avoid Death by Enthusiasm

Startups: How to Avoid Death by Enthusiasm

  This is heartbreaking: An entrepreneur puts mind, time, and energy into founding and running a new venture, and then recklessly sabotages the startup’s c... »

How to Cope with the Sadness of a Successful Exit

How to Cope with the Sadness of a Successful Exit

  My fingers trembled as I fed page 34 of 72 into the fax machine, deftly pressing the head of each page into its creaky jaws so that this cheap machine wo... »

You’re No Longer a startup…so now what?

You’re No Longer a startup…so now what?

  This post is presented by FedEx. Congratulations! If your startup has made it far enough to expand and still keep its doors open, then you have already p... »

How Groupthink and Denial Can Ruin Startups

How Groupthink and Denial Can Ruin Startups

  I’ll admit it, the title of this article is downright curmudgeonly. But between visioning sessions, collaborative software development and Linus’ Law of ... »

Seven Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

Seven Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

  A good mentoring relationship allows both mentor and mentee to develop new talents and build self-awareness. In business settings, the mentee can become ... »

Who Do You Call When No One Has the Answers?

Who Do You Call When No One Has the Answers?

  Where the smartest CEOs turn for guidance and perspective when company building gets personal. First of all, Dan Caulfield would want you to know that he... »

Finding the Right Mentor for You

Finding the Right Mentor for You

  Some entrepreneurs may make it look easy to talk your way into the good graces of a great role model who will help you grow your business, but it isnR... »

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