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George Deeb

George Deeb

Guest Writer / Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures

George Deeb is the managing partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting, financial advisory and executive staffing firm, and author of 101 Startup Lessons -- An Entrepreneur's Handbook. Red Rocket is also a founding member of Ensemble, an all-star powered 'Digital Services Suite.'

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Venture Capital

Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup

Nobody knows better than venture investors the challenges facing a new company. Take a hard look at the prospects for success before placing your bet.
Team-Building

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A good idea with a great team is a better bet than a stellar idea executed by a mediocre team.
Leadership Strategy

The Right CEO When You Launch Might Be the Wrong CEO When the Company Is Growing

The skills and proclivities needed when a company is launched and when it hits its stride are so different few people can manage both roles well.
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Education

K-12 Curriculum Needs a Major Overhaul to Develop Entrepreneurship Skills

We need to rethink how we teach children if we are to graduate adults who can fill the available jobs and grow the economy larger.
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