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Entries by Steve Blank from 08/2011

Bonfire of the Vanities

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Business

When I was in my 20s, I was taught the relationship between marketing and sales over a bonfire.

Going Out With His Boots On

| Posted 08.11.2011 | San Francisco

The legacy and achievements of Peter Douglas are all the things you don't see in the 1,100 miles of California coast; wetlands that haven't been filled, public access that hasn't been lost, scenic areas that haven't been spoiled.

There's Always a Plan B

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth. 
 -- Mike Tyson One of the key distinctions between an entrepreneur and an operating execu...

Hiring: Easy as Pie

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Small Business

Having sat through hiring discussions as an entrepreneur, board member, and now an interested observer, here's what I've concluded.

It's Not How Big a Startup is -- It's How Well it Performs

| Posted 08.30.2011 | Small Business

What makes startups succeed or fail? More than 90% of startups fail, due primarily to self-destruction rather than competition.