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Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs
Founders

Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs

Research shows that founders have a long-term vision for their companies that hired CEO typically lack. The return of Jack Dorsey to Twitter is a high-profile example.
Adam Root
6 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs
Startup Mistakes

6 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Want to avoid turning into one of those dorky characters on 'Silicon Valley'? Here's how.
Zach Halmstad
Ralph Lauren Is Stepping Down as CEO
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Ralph Lauren Is Stepping Down as CEO

The company has appointed Stefan Larsson, Old Navy's global vice president, as his replacement.
Subway Co-Founder Fred DeLuca Dies at 67
Subway

Subway Co-Founder Fred DeLuca Dies at 67

The sandwich entrepreneur opened his first location at just 17.
Kate Taylor
How to Apply For Reid Hoffman's Stanford Class on Successfully Scaling Your Startup
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How to Apply For Reid Hoffman's Stanford Class on Successfully Scaling Your Startup

Many entrepreneurs will apply. Few will make the cut. Here's the inside scoop.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Ways to Smoothly Transition From the Startup to the Scale-Up Phase
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4 Ways to Smoothly Transition From the Startup to the Scale-Up Phase

Do you want your company playing toddler soccer, strictly focused on the hustle? That doesn't make for a very successful business.
Jim Deters
Don't Ask for a Meeting Just Because You're 'In Town Tomorrow'
Communications

Don't Ask for a Meeting Just Because You're 'In Town Tomorrow'

Most people plan their days weeks in advance, and assuming someone will meet with you on short notice is just kind of rude.
Alex Iskold
7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup
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7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup

Because there are so many unknowns after a business starts, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions.
Martin Zwilling
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
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3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
Adam Callinan
How the Founder of Squarespace Mastered the Tricky Role of CEO
Leadership

How the Founder of Squarespace Mastered the Tricky Role of CEO

Anthony Casalena started the website builder in his dorm room in 2003. Eleven years and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue later, he's still running the company.
Laura Entis
Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Dies at 95
Comcast

Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Dies at 95

Roberts founded Comcast in 1963.
Chris Matthews
Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes
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Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes

Advance homework and preparation is key to every good first impression.
Martin Zwilling
8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock
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8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock

Every entrepreneur needs to understand the following basics, to be addressed at a company's formation.
Martin Zwilling
Shocker! Entrepreneurs Often Are Not CEO Material.
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Shocker! Entrepreneurs Often Are Not CEO Material.

An entrepreneur who serves as CEO of a company he launched has found the two roles are very, very different.
Murray Newlands