10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Managers take on the role of a coach, more than anything, letting employees set goals and determine how they should be assessed. Entrepreneur and Marketer, VP of Marketing at When I Work – Click here for original article. Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits.

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Tech Coast Venture Network

Managers take on the role of a coach, more than anything, letting employees set goals and determine how they should be assessed. Entrepreneur and Marketer, VP of Marketing at When I Work – Click here for original article. Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits.

From Call Center Agent To C-Suite Executive: How This Amazing Woman Did It

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Her positive attitude and willingness to take chances rapidly propelled her to the coveted and influential position of Coach. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles!

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Meet the Xconomy Awards San Diego Digital Trailblazer Finalists

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This is part of a series of articles about the finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego. San Diego’s prowess in computer science, medical devices, and life sciences makes it a natural hub of innovative digital health companies.

You Are Never Too Old To Learn To Surf (aka: Don’t Be Afraid To Suck)

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! As noted in this article by Jeremy Dean, there are a number of beneficial psychological effects associated with humility.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! That’s why I am reading this article. Get A Coach. Even Stephen Curry Needs To Practice.

Unlike You, Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Can Go Both Ways

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Article first published as Unlike You, Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Can Go Both Ways on Technorati. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Like the CEO of a BDC, indoor volleyball coaches can rest their players and strategically replace a player during a match.

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Don’t Let Your Startup O.D. On Cash

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach.

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6 Keys To Marketing That Many Entrepreneurs Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, this article was driven by a startup press release I saw a while back, highlighting a startup’s “geo-fencing technology” as a new basis for discount coupons. I like the guidance from marketing coach David Newman’s classic book “ Do It! Marketing is everything these days.

George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! I love that there are no coaches, and kids learn how to learn by teaching themselves.

5 Keys To Business Culture That Are Counter-Intuitive

Startup Professionals Musings

In the popular press, it’s easy to find articles that will convince you that companies with a good culture, such as Google, do it by lavishing perks and benefits , including some combination of free meals, trips and parties, financial bonuses, gyms, and a dog-friendly environment.

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How To Maximize Your Value At A Startup: Your Greatest Ability Is Often Your Availability

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His willingness to add value wherever his coach needed him most, not only helped his teams win three consecutive World Championships, but it also allowed Bert to extend his career by making himself Indispensible. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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free weekly Infochachkie articles! This frugality was evidenced by the fact that everyone at Microsoft, even Gates, flew coach until well into the late 1990s. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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The Importance of Realism in Startups

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I made many classic first-time mistakes which serves both as my warning signal of which teams to avoid funding (if I perceive they will make critical mistakes often led by hubris) and also as my source for coaching others. I’ve done a lot of video interviews.

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This Entrepreneur Fought America’s Toughest VCs… And Won

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Adeo Ressi is a serial entrepreneur turned investor and entrepreneur advocate.

Steve Blank Discusses: The Ideal Venture Capitalist

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free weekly Infochachkie articles! Board skills (Startup coaching, mentoring, strategy, operational/growth). Steve’s article struck a particular chord with me.

Commission Junction Co-Founder Lex Sisney Applies A Scientific Approach To Analyzing Your Business

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This article originally appeared on Forbes HERE. As part of UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Lecture Series, serial entrepreneur, CEO Coach and Author Lex Sisney shared a preview of his newly released book, Organizational Physics: The Science of Growing a Business.

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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But you realize that you can be more helpful as a coach. And yes, I sleep better at night as a coach. They are forwarding you set another mother f **g link to an article about your competitors. It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep.

Insights and Opinions: The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups. Read all of Steve's article, The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators.

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Get Free Drinks, Upgrades And Smiles When You Travel

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Recruit Cal Ripken, Not Reggie Jackson, To Your Startup

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If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! Some People Are Indispensable, But No One Is Irreplaceable. Reginald Martinez Jackson was also often referred to as a “hotdog” for his self-promotional antics and lackadaisical on-field play.

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The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

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I think the issue I have always had with investment bank pitches was best summed up in this article about Y Combinator in which Paul Graham apparently made the following quotes. We are judging how well you are coached on stage. The real point of my article seemed to be broader.

Interview: Seth Epstein of SocialStay

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Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

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These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new professionals readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge to knowing, but many never make it over the knowing versus doing gap. by Erica Peitler, a well-known leadership performance coach.

The 7 Attitudes of Innovators

Frank Addante

Be your best: John Wooden was one of the greatest coaches in American sports history. As head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period. My junior high school basketball coach never told us to win a game, and somehow we ended up in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. We were not the biggest school or the best school, but our coach had the heart of John Wooden and always said, “Be your best”.

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Be Careful About Being a Meddling Startup CEO

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In practice it can be a fine line between sparring partner / coach and stepping over the line to brute-force persuasion. It is not uncommon for a board to learn about the CEOs fund-raising activities by having a friend forward a press article announcing a raise or the “leak” of a fund raising. recently wrote a post talking about how some VCs meddle in operating company decisions or some executive teams are too reliant on VCs to jump in and make hard calls for them.

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Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers

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I think my mentality to banker pitches was best summed up in this article about Y Combinator in which Paul Graham apparently made the following quotes. The other quote from the article is this: “The other thing they say is that they can’t tell on Demo Day which are the good start-ups.

Entrepreneurs Need To Bridge The Knowing-Doing Gap

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new entrepreneurs readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge to knowing, but many never make it over the knowing versus doing gap. by Erica Peitler, a well-known leadership performance coach.

Insights and Opinions: New Grads, Save Yourself and Start A Company

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Frank Peters , angel investor and podcaster at the Frank Peters Show , says: start your own company, in the latest article in our Insights and Opinions section. "Is What do you do if you're a new grad, and are still finding it tough to find a job in technology?

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Every Dollar Spent At A Startup Should Yield A Return

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If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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Angel Investing – The Most Underrated Skill: Access to Buyers

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article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). Think of investing as lifecycle management: sourcing, coaching, funding (through others) and exiting). This is the fifth & final (I promise!)

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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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They offer leadership conferences, regular content articles on leadership, board pack templates and the like. In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years.

The 7 Attitudes of Innovators

Frank Addante

Be your best: John Wooden was one of the greatest coaches in American sports history. As head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period. My junior high school basketball coach never told us to win a game, and somehow we ended up in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. We were not the biggest school or the best school, but our coach had the heart of John Wooden and always said, “Be your best”.

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7 Guidelines For Entrepreneurs To Do The Right Thing

Startup Professionals Musings

Another article indicates that 80 percent of customers continue to base some portion of their buying decisions on their perceptions of the company’s ethics. Be a coach, rather than a dictator.