Monthly Archives: October 2011

Emotions Running High at Midwest Lighting

One of the things that struck me about the case we’re reading this week is the role of emotions in the decision-making process for what to do with Midwest Lighting. I have seen it before: The father starts a business … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

Perhaps someone somewhere determined that entrepreneurs and teenage girls have something in common: the desire to spend money. Think about it: Getting a little allowance upfront immediately turns into movies with friends, dinners out, and yes, I did need that … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Leader as Manager

We all know there is a lot of discussion about the difference between being a manager and being a leader. What worries me, however, is that some people think that entrepreneurs get a free pass in the management department. In … Continue reading

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NYC and Getting Started

Being in New York City has gotten me thinking about what a company needs to do to get going. There are a lot of people who could sit back, give you feedback, and make you feel cruddy. They don’t have … Continue reading

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When The Big Guys Act Small

The┬áhubbub over the last couple of weeks regarding Netflix and the decision to spin off the DVD arm of the business got me thinking about agility. Sometimes, in order to move with the nature of a product life, a business … Continue reading

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