Who Wants To Play The Hiring Games?

May 30th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was a time that “gaming the system” was considered a bad thing, not so true these days. There’s a growing trend that we’ve been watching here within the startup-hiring ecosystem where companies are using contests or gaming as part of their hiring process. I saw this personally at NYC Tech Day [...]

The art of the startup pivot

April 4th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We have a great guest blog from Karan Jain today. Karan recently participated in the Lean Startup Machine‘s Dc workshop March 23-25, and came out with a new appreciation for the power of the pivot. We thought this would be great insight for you- enjoy!   Pivots are everywhere or how I learned from my [...]

Founding a Startup – Finding a Co-Founder

January 27th, 2012 by admin

Founding a startup isn’t easy.  One of the keys is finding a cofounder to collaborate with.  As life challenges go, it’s as challenging and important as finding a spouse if you want to start a family.  If you’re studying up on how to found a company, and how to find a co-founder, you’ll run across [...]

Do you have what it takes to be a founder?

November 1st, 2009 by admin

(Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This column originally appeared on his blog.) When my students ask me about whether they should be a founder or cofounder of a startup I ask them to take a walk around the block and ask themselves the following series [...]

Should Startups Compromise When Hiring?

June 22nd, 2009 by sfredrick

Dharmesh Shah shared some thoughtful insights recently on “Why Startups Should ALWAYS Compromise When Hiring.”  It’s true that any new hire brings a balance of skills, traits, experience, and relationships.  Finding the right balance (or compromise) is the key, and this needs to be done in the context of both the specific job and the [...]