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Don't Tell Me Your History In Chronological Order

February 20, 2013 by Brad Feld

I’ve realized that spending half of an interview listening to someone tell me their story is a total cop out on my part. It lets me shift out of evaluate mode and be passive during the interview process.[read more]

Is Freelancing More Secure than Traditional Employment?

February 20, 2013 by Steve King

Based on our interviews and focus groups, there are several reasons why a growing group of independent workers think independence is more secure. The primary reason is they're not under the control of a single employer or boss. Because they have a multiple clients and/or revenue streams, they feel they are much less likely to lose all of their income like they would if they lost a job.[read more]

Baby Boomers: Essential to Your Startup?

January 1, 2013 by Gust Blog

The buzz from startup executives, especially high-tech ones, has long been that startups are no place for Baby-Boomers (1946-1964) – you must have the high energy and crazy determination to work 20-hour days to succeed. Only the under-35 age group need apply. But times have changed and Boomers might help to grow your business by taking advantage of some key roles...[read more]

Are Your Employees Getting Happy Feet?

January 24, 2012 by Holly Green

The employment pendulum seems to be swinging back to the employee side. How do you keep employees from getting “happy feet” when their job options increase?[read more]

Endure, Engage and Get Intimate… Words of Wisdom for Weathering the Economic Storm

October 22, 2008 by Robin Carey

I had the pleasure of moderating a webcast panel today, sponsored by SAP, about “How to Keep Your Best Customers and People in Tough Times” with Bill Dunkelberg, Paul Greenberg and Tim Crane.  Good stuff about finding opportunity in chaos (capturing new customers from imperiled competitors) and reaffirming relationships with...[read more]

The goal of non-competes?

December 4, 2007 by AlexanderMuse

There are several conversations going on pertaining to ‘non-competes’.  Bigan Sabet started the meme in a post titled, "Eliminate Non-Competes" and many others have commented including Fred Wilson in a post titled, "Thinking about Non-Competes".  The meme was started in context with a recent court ruling in California that took...[read more]