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Startup101: How Do I Divide Equity Among My Cofounders And Employees?

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So you have just spent six months building a prototype with an early team, punting the question on how to divide the company. Now you are looking to raise external capital essentially forcing you...
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Three forces that shape innovation beyond conflict and change

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Scared to lose your job? afraid to be left behind? Learn to read through the digital revolution and how to keep your seat in the future! Leveraging Innovation will be the most valuable human skill...
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The Problem and Opportunity of Organizational Debt

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What is ‘Organizational (Org.) Debt’? As a rule, startups and companies in hypergrowth have two traits in common - high ambiguity and a fast pace. These are true regardless of product or industry category. While...
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Why are we talking about pivots?

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Being adaptable is more important and long lasting for success. Here are eight steps to be a more adaptable person and organization. There are a lot of articles and talking heads using the word “pivot" as...
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5 things you should know about Disruptive Innovation that most people don’t understand

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Do you really understand the principles described in Disruptive Innovation by Clayton Christensen? Here is a quick guide to help you. In January 2020, the business world lost a great thinker and practitioner about why...
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Get Yourself Together: A Story of Mind Mapping

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What if there was a way to get yourself together, to make sense to your business/personal life and move forward with serenity. The short answer is yes there is a way and it’s called...
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Startup Outside A Tech Hub? 3 Arguments For It

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So you are not in a top startup ecosystem like San Francisco, NYC, London, Beijing, Tel Aviv or Bangalore? Many investors will tell you that your company will suffer in terms of hiring, business...
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10 Life Lessons From 10 Years in the Gym

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One wrong step and they plunge. Gracefully the two climbers made their way back to the ground. There they were, adventurous and strong. Both with an impressive set of abs and pretty girlfriends waiting for them. It’s not...
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Why Are Startups Taking Longer Than Ever To Go Public?

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Technology startups since the past decade are staying private for much longer. During the dot-com boom (and bust) of the 2000s, many software and internet companies were going public as early as four years...
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Having A Hard Time Reconnecting With A VC? 5 Practical Tips

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  Many previous articles have talked about how to connect with investors, including how VCs can suck but you can minimize the pain, doing your own diligence on them, and working with smaller versus larger...
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Leader or Follower? Both!

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One doesn’t have to look far to see the perceived division between leaders and followers. Motivational posters, overly-hyped and overpaid event speakers, social media memes, and even our own expressions force us to decide if...
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A Good Life is Habit Forming

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Overthinking is overwrought. Just a few simple habits will make a great difference throughout the day. That’s the premise of Amy Landino’s book, “Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and...
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Five Tips to Start and Stick with Your Goals

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“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” —Pablo Picasso I...
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Five Habits You Should Stop to Be More Successful

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Success comes from hammering away at your craft until other people take notice. And then keep doing it at a high level until people appreciate what you have to offer. And then, unless you’re...
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Vertical, and the horizontal knowledge illustrative embodiment of preconception at the talent stage

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One of the most innate, yet rewarding idiosyncrasies of any primate is standing competitive. The perception of accomplishing the ample ahead of the rest is vital, like the two newly hatched bird chicks competing...
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Nine Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Success Without Realizing It

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I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other. -Craig D. Lounsbrough Finding...
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Plant Basil as an Entrepreneurship Practice: How planting help you learn patience

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Growth is one of the internal rewards of any entrepreneur. When you see the growth, both quantitative and qualitative growth, you experience the joy you have expected. However, growth happens through the passage of...
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Would You be Your Own Fan?

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Building a fan base starts from a niche and expands through connections, engagements and sharing. It takes work and dedication. Few people know that better than brand strategist and marketer Nsimbi Joshua. He is passionate...
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AI and Dynamic Pricing – Secret Weapon of Tech Giants Today

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One price for everyone! The invention of price tag took place in the 1870s to maintain the fairness of everybody looking to buy the product they love. Dynamic pricing had always been the norm...
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Smart content takes blogs to next level

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If you want to learn about blogging, contact someone who does it for a living. One such person is Leslie Samuel. He owns Become a Blogger, hosts the Blogging with Leslie podcast, heads training at...