Teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity at Princeton University, author of Startup Leadership
Derek Lidow is the author of Startup Leadership
and teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity at Princeton University. He was the founder and former CEO of iSuppli Corp.
The travails of stage three have been surmounted; finally things are going well. Now it's time to disrupt your own company.
Smoothing the lumps and wrinkles out of your enterprise is a grinding process, but the company that does is sturdier for it.
Learn how to negotiate this treacherous ground and achieve operational validation.
Tips for mastering the tricky first step of turning your idea into a viable business.
At each stage, you must undertake specific tasks, acquire new organizational skills and expand your leadership competencies to meet the demands of a changing and growing business.
Your strongest motivations arise from the things that are the source of your happiness or that protect you from primal fears. Explore them.
Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.
With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do.