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Bloomberg BusinessWeek recently profiled Jorge Lemann, the Brazilian billionaire who controls majority stakes in Burger King, Heinz and Anheuser-Busch; turns out Lemann has more than a few claims to being the 'most interesting man in the world.'
It should have started a subscription streaming service sooner.
Once upon a time, Apple was the beacon in the consumer's eye. Not only did it possess a leader more charismatic than any rock star, it positively dominated complete swaths of consumer[...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures emphasizes that slow-and-steady wins the race. But more importantly, "fast and shiny" loses -- almost always.
The issue is one of chasing fads, whether it's copying Pinterest's UI, maximizing [...]
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures wants you to know that leadership is important...but not as important as getting the product right.
So, if your users are not scaling, don't call in the management consultants just yet: make sure you're actuall[...]
According to Brad Feld, the job of CEO can be distilled to a few action verbs. Actually acting on those action verbs...that's another story.
1. LEAD: by example.
2. SET: the vision for the company.
3. RECRUIT: the very best talent. Even if t[...]
According to Paul Graham of Y Combinator, you shouldn't be scared or even defensive if an investor is aggressive about finding out your reputation amongst other investors; he/she is basically just admitting they're mediocre at their job.
TechCrunch ran a "Fail Week" series of video interviews with successful VCs and entrepreneurs last week, and Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures is particularly proud of his interview. His lessons can be summed in one motto: Don't Get Cocky.
Courtesy of TechCrunch, we have a video of Ashton Kutcher at last night's Teen Choice Awards, shouting inspirational platitudes at a room full of squealing kiddies.
I'm not hatin'; Kutcher gives some well-worn but valuable advice about how "th[...]
And you wonder why no one wants to work in the music industry.
I want you to click on the above link. Yes, take the time. That's the dirty little secret of the web, nobody ever clicks through, no one wants to waste anothe[...]
If you haven't yet mastered the art of snake-oil salesmanship, Paul Graham of Y Combinator has some good news for you: you don't have to be a good liar to raise startup capital. The key is to "make the truth good, then just tell it."
In a recent b[...]