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Consequences Of Freedom

William E. White | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
William E. White

With Independence Day looming, we hear a lot about "freedom." The holiday is our national celebration of freedom and the word echoes through our consciousness like no other. But this year, I hope we stop and really consider the meaning of freedom.

Everything You Need to Know About Starting an SaaS Company

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Quora

What does Jason M. Lemkin want everyone to know when starting a SaaS company? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

How Playing Video Games Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Ross Resnick | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Ross Resnick

When I was a kid, I frequently tried to explain to my parents why video games were very important to my development. I vividly remember discussing thi...

Worried About Undemocratic Electoral Politics? The Founders Weren't, and Party Leaders Aren't Either

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

The system, especially at the primary level, has been widely declared to be "broken."

How to Raise Capital as a Solo Founder

Ajay Yadav | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Ajay Yadav

Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet. Fundraising is a mind game as much as anything else.

The UnChristian Quest for a Christian America

Lee C. Camp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

Some of the basic and elementary theological reasons the very notion of a "Christian America" is problematic (pat me on the back; I am restraining my language) include the following:

On Moving and Being Moved

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Connor Diemand-Yauman

Earlier this year, I was sitting through a tired keynote on the future of online education (if I had a nickel...). The speaker was awkward and reserve...

Craigslist Founder Answers A Question He's Always Wanted To Be Asked

Quora | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

3 Steps for Building a Kickass Startup Before You Can Legally Drink

Richard Werbe | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Richard Werbe

Creating a startup has been described as jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down (Reid Hoffman). I hadn't heard this analogy when I ...

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Christian Founders do not a Christian Nation Make

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

American political discourse regularly features the assertion that the United States was founded as a Christian Nation. The debate around this issue often pivots on the religious proclivities of the founders themselves.

Best Practices for Young Leaders: An Interview with Two Founders Under 25

Claire Topalian | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Claire Topalian

I had the opportunity to catch up with two young founders recently: Nadya Nguyen, founder and CEO of Hidrate Spark and Andrew Torba, founder and CEO of Automate Ads.

Going Against the Flow: Nasos Topakas, CTO of Art.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Charu Sharma

Nasos Topakas brings more than 20 years of software engineering and executive technology management experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer at Art.com Inc. Before joining the team, he served as CTO for SendMe, CTO at StubHub, and VP at Charles Schwab & Co.

Why Accelerators Are the Best Way to Grow Your Startup

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Sunnie Groeneveld

What do Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, Heroku, and Stripe all have in common? They all started at the world's best startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Founde...

Self-Management Trumps Passion in Design-Driven Startup Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Although all startup founders of design driven startups are passionate - still ninety-two percent of them will fail within three years, according to a...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Salesforce.com. Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

Was the U.S. Founded as a Christian Nation? "Not in Any Sense," According to the Founders

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

An American presidential election season brings an increase in the assertions that the United States was founded as a Christian Nation. Such statemen...

"That Killer Instinct"

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Joan Gelfand

Inspired by a stellar review in the New Yorker of David O. Russell's new movie, "Joy," I headed out for the theater. The script, the New Yorker's (unnamed) film critic reported, "captures the magical moment when Joy's private inspiration finds public expression," and, "the core of the film is Joy's mastery of the killer instinct and her deft plotting of bold confrontations." My kind of flick.

Startup Insider: How Splunk CEO Michael Baum Exited 6 Different Companies Over 25 Years

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many entrepreneurs can say that they've made it to the billion-dollar startup club. For serial entrepreneur and investor Michael Baum, it's been a long 25-year journey that he hasn't really looked back upon.

7 People Mistakes Founders Make

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

While every executive will have their own approach based on their education, experience, fears and aspirations, they should build people up and put the business ahead of their own desires. But too often, that is not the case.

Welcome to 2016: Move Over Millennials, Here Come the Founders

Michael Kempner | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Michael Kempner

In recent years, PR firms have devoted considerable resources to crafting communications campaigns targeted at the all-important "Millennials" age bra...

Going Against the Flow: Chuck Cohn, Founder & CEO of Varsity Tutors

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.26.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

Chuck Cohn founded Varsity Tutors in 2007 at Washington University in St. Louis. Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement.

The Creative Founder: Their Role and Purpose in a Tech Startup

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

The next time you begin to doubt yourself or your role in business as a creative, think back to all that you've done to help shape the brand, the company's culture and how it is perceived, all the while remembering that you are equally important and equally necessary to its success.

One Millennial's Take on the New Generational Divide

Zara Khan | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Zara Khan

Through a nationwide survey, anyone born after December 2000 was invited to suggest and choose from names including the Navigators, the Builders, and the Bridge Generation. The whole affair left me feeling... pretty strange.

Some Like It Hot (and Some Iced): Tips on Start-Up Mentorship and Success From Recon Strategy

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Svetlana Dotsenko

We met near the MIT campus during a hot summer day in Boston, when the sun turns on the heat to compensate for all of the winter lows. Nikhil ordered his iced coffee, and I started with a broad question about how to define start-up strategy.