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Derek Lidow

Derek Lidow

Guest Writer / 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.

stages

Leading a Startup in Stage Four: Self-Sustainability

The travails of stage three have been surmounted; finally things are going well. Now it's time to disrupt your own company.
Business Moving Forward

Leading a Startup in Stage Three: Growing Strong

Smoothing the lumps and wrinkles out of your enterprise is a grinding process, but the company that does is sturdier for it.
Inspiring Your Team

Leading a Startup in Stage 2: Operational Validation

Learn how to negotiate this treacherous ground and achieve operational validation.
Finding Customers

How to Find Real Customers for Your Startup

Tips for mastering the tricky first step of turning your idea into a viable business.
Growth Strategies

The 4 Stages of Enterprise Maturity: From Startup to Self-Sustaining

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.
Entrepreneurial Psychology

5 Questions to Help You Find Out Why You Really Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Your strongest motivations arise from the things that are the source of your happiness or that protect you from primal fears. Explore them.
Corporate Culture

Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.
Crisis Management

Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis

With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do.