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Management Buzz 9/01

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This story appears in the September 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Free advice is worth what you pay for it. But in some cases, it's worth far less than that. Here's some of the worst advice two entrepreneurs ever received:

Jim Pyle, 45, co-founder of consulting firm Your Corner Office LLC in Houston, is quite happy with his 80 employees. In a past entrepreneurial venture, however, he wasn't so lucky. Six months after hiring a peer's suggestion for a sales manager, Pyle found out his new employee had a drug problem. Lesson: Be more thorough in searches and hire a recruiter.

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