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How To Build The Right Team For Your Growing Startup
May09

How To Build The Right Team For Your Growing Startup

I’ve been spoiled throughout my career of building teams in large tech companies. I’ve had all the luxuries: infinite resources, time, and large pools of qualified candidates. At Google, we always had a steady stream of graduates from top schools flowing into the organization in entry-level…

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5 Steps To Define Your Sales Funnel
Mar26

5 Steps To Define Your Sales Funnel

Most business owners want to grow as quickly as possible. While there is no one-size-fits-all acceleration model, having a clearly defined sales funnel early can help. In fact, behind every decision our company makes today is the original white-boarded funnel from our early days. The purchase funnel is…

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[Startup People] Scott Austin Grew MSFT’s Xbox Live Marketplace From $100M To $800M
Jan08

[Startup People] Scott Austin Grew MSFT’s Xbox Live Marketplace From $100M To $800M

Scott Austin is the Chief Product Officer at Porch, where you can get inspired by the best home projects your neighbors have completed, see what any home project will cost, and find the best service professional your neighbors and friends recommend. Previous to Porch, Scott grew MSFT’s Xbox Live…

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3 Startup Lessons From A NFL Coach
Sep20

3 Startup Lessons From A NFL Coach

With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I’m reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that – a hero. Since he took the reins in Seattle in 2010, Pete’s taken a below-average team and turned out a Superbowl contender…

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Crowdsource All Of Your Home Repair Needs With Porch.com
Aug28

Crowdsource All Of Your Home Repair Needs With Porch.com

The first time you make improvements on your house can be really scary. Where do you get your supplies? What’s a fair price for a contractor? How do you know he’s not going to rip you off? How do you budget? Those are only a couple of questions that come up for every homeowner when they’re making home…

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