One Chief Officer Too Many?

One Chief Officer Too Many?

In less racially enlightened times the description, “too many chiefs and no indians” was used to describe a top heavy management team or work situation.  While I would not recommend using this particular phrase today, entrepreneurs would do well to mind...
Entrepreneurial Bluffing

Entrepreneurial Bluffing

An entrepreneur recently told me that his food industry startup was about to close its Series A investment round but would make room for me were I interested in participating.  I was intrigued.  So, I asked for a copy of the term sheet . . . which did not arrive for...
Benefits, A Point of View

Benefits, A Point of View

Offering a new or improved benefits package is a time proven way to attract new employees and retain existing ones.  After all, who wouldn’t want a dental insurance plan that is 75% paid by his or her employer?  Or, perhaps, a 401K plan with a 50% company match, up to...
We Treat You Like Family

We Treat You Like Family

Commitment culture companies, where every employee is part of the family . . . until he/she is written out of the will.  By Zoom, no less. Take the case of AirBnb, whose founders frequently preached about building a business that valued people, trust and social goals,...
Adios, Industry Trade Show

Adios, Industry Trade Show

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the world does business. Restaurants, shopping malls, mass transportation and sporting events, to name just a few, will differ from what we remember. Some will cease operating entirely. Let us hope that industry trade shows...
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