Why Obama Won

Inc Startups

But he won yesterday because he managed to convince voters that he was just good enough to see the rest of the job through. In 2008 Obama won on charisma and hope. Yesterday he won on something less flashy but more enduring.

More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. The second is product management.

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Federal Reserve to Entrepreneurs: Party Like It's 1999 (While You Still Can)

Inc Startups

But this is not 1999. Dunham, managing partner of John Dunham and Associates in New York. Yes, we''re in bubble territory. And that doesn''t bode well for businesses.

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No Regrets (Mostly): Reflections from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. No: I got to participate in every aspect of my company as a true general manager.

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Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices.

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Crisis Management — From the Man Who Helped Save eBay

Redeye VC

By the time Webb stepped in as president of the company in 1999, the world’s largest auction site was going down so often it was a national news story. Maynard Webb looked out the window to the eBay parking lot. CNN’s van was still there, camped out, waiting for another site-wide outage. And as more and more dot-coms flamed out around it, it seemed doomed to fail. Webb’s job: turn things around.

How to Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Inc Startups

It’s good to change the group dynamics if you need a ''fresh start,''" Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard says. "We Looking to make a clean break with the past? Here are three research-backed tips.

Using Debt Like Growth Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I lived through this story with a company I backed in 1999 and which was sold a few years ago in a transaction that was very good for the lenders and good for the management and very bad for the early equity investors. entrepreneurship management VC & TechnologyIf you are in the venture or startup business and don’t read Dan Primack , consider changing that. He’s great.

The Parenting Of Corporate America (Or Tips On When And How To Say “No” For Project Managers)

YoungUpstarts

By Russell Harley, veteran project manager and Director at PMO. Here is where project managers step in. So do project managers need to take courses in early childhood development, in order to enhance their skills? As project managers, we too say no a lot.

5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing

Up and Running

Tony Hsieh, CEO of online clothing retailer Zappos, has made company culture a focal point in his management style. million in 1999, Zappos is now worth $1 billion. Managing a Business competition core values flexibility freelancers growing your business outsourcing strategy

Customer Data Platforms: The Next Big Shift in SaaS Marketing Stacks?

ConversionXL

As we collect more and more data, it’s becoming increasingly hard to piece together and manage that data, and more importantly, to use that data in real-time to build better campaigns. Contact Management: The Beginning. launched a contact management software.

Leaving It All on the Field

Jeff Jordan

I’d had very modest experience actually running a business when I got to eBay in 1999. Most of my management experience had been in running functional groups within organizations, such as being the CFO of The Disney Stores. Reel.com went from filing to go public in December 1999 to being closed down in June 2000, ostensibly a casualty of the end of the “Bubble”. Meg had been my hiring manager at The Walt Disney Company in 1990 when I joined their Strategic Planning unit.

Why Every Company Needs A DevOps Team Now

Feld Thoughts

Since 1999, my passion has been studying high performing IT organizations. manageability, scalability, reliability, security, and so forth). It’s a novel written in the 1980s about a plant manager who has 90 days to fix his cost and due date issues or his plant will be shut down. When I read this book nearly 15 years ago, I knew that this story was important, and that there was much I needed to learn, even though I never managed or worked in a manufacturing plant.

Launching Tech Ventures: Managing Your Online Persona, Part I

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. What are your top tips for persona and SEO management?

If the Customer is King, the Product Manager is Regent

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. You’ve identified two vexing problems confronting product managers.

Measure twice, cut once

Google Ventures

Yet as the product manager, at each team meeting I’d hear from our engineers about the growing burden FTP represented. Though FTP was the right feature for Blogger in 1999, it had become a niche feature whose time had come. Product Management This article was originally published on Medium. What you remove is as important as what you add. When Blogger turned ten years old in 2009, only seven websites in the world received more traffic.

Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.

Burnham's Beat

Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or 2006 PE Funds? 1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 The poor returns of these 1999 funds are a result of two main factors: These funds were raised at or near the height of the tech bubble. Content Managment. Network Management. Content Managment.

15 Famous Companies That Started As Something Much Different

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, Goodrich became the No. Others brand management brands business strategy change management

Christine: Zappos Shares Secrets of 75% Repeat Business

Christine.net

« Leading Brands Demonstrate Best Practices in Customer Service | Main | How The Geek Squad Propagates a Service Culture » Zappos Shares Secrets of 75% Repeat Business Zappos was started in 1999 when the founder saw that there wasnt anything as easy as Amazon.com for buying shoes.

The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015

Feld Thoughts

When I saw the proposal, I immediately thought of the web consulting rollups of 1999. A few companies got bought before the whole Internet-bubble thing fell apart, and we almost managed to get bought (for around $500 million, but that’s another story for another day.). I just saw my first proposal for a Coding School Rollup. As you are probably aware, 2014 saw the explosion of coding schools all over the US. These are typically four to 12 week programs.

Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program

SiliconHills

Zilliant, founded in 1999, makes price optimization and price management software. “We’re Zilliant, based in Austin, announced Tuesday that is has hired Steve Hale as vice president of its newly launched worldwide channel sales. Hale will lead, design and execute Zilliant’s new channel program. Its channel partners will sell Zilliant data science solutions.

How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

Six years later, he managed to land a contract with IBM to provide their IBM PC base operating system. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet.

No Vision All Drive

Feld Thoughts

A little over a year ago, he joined Techstars full time as one of the three managing partners – the other two being David Cohen and Mark Solon. Brown runs the organization day to day and Solon manages all the fund and capital formation activity. I love origin stories.

Episode 28: Systemizing and Running Your Business Effectively with Tina Forsyth

Mike Michalowicz

Having worked online since 1999, Tina Forsyth is a ‘jill of all trades’ when it comes to running and growing a profitable service based business. Set up some type of management system or online tool that can help you with the “to do” list of the business. Also Available On.

Can You Beat Amazon In The Race To Overnight Success?

Startup Professionals Musings

Six years later, he managed to land a contract with IBM to provide their IBM PC base operating system. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet.

After Failure, What’s Next?

Feld Thoughts

How should one manage their own emotions and their own perspectives post failure? And the second VC fund I was part of, which raised $660 million in 1999, was a complete disaster. Recently, I wrote a post titled After Your First Big Success, What’s Next?

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Back In The Filtering Game: Entrepreneur Drawn by The Siren Call Of The Startup

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, my brother Aaron and I started InternetSafety.com. After the acquisition, I managed the Safe Eyes team at McAfee for two years. In 1999, he started InternetSafety.com with his brother. by Shane Kenny, founder of Filtersnap.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000. I started off as a product manager and while I never actually slept over at the office, there were frequently late nights.

After Your First Big Success, What’s Next?

Feld Thoughts

We figured we could easily live for the rest of our life on consulting income and what we’d managed to save, even if none of the angel investments I was making turned into anything. As exits have been flowing nicely again the past few years, many of the entrepreneurs I work with have experienced their first big exit. I refer to this moment as when you find that you have life changing money in your bank account, which I like to call “f**k you money.”

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Playing Startup

View from Seed

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000. I started off as a product manager and while I never actually slept over at the office, there were frequently late nights.

Returns for brand-name VC funds

finance.fortune.cnn.com

Now Fortune has obtained more granular data, including returns for dotcom-era funds managed by such firms as Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Overall, the fund-of-funds is 97% called for 45 funds raised between 1999 and 2002.

On Bubbles …

abovethecrowd.com

Those that managed companies in 2008 or thirteen years ago in 2001 know exactly how fear feels. What was that percentage in 1999?

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: Akamai

Seeing Both Sides

Interestingly, the company’s founding vision was not a lean idea, but rather a big idea: to accelerate and manage Internet traffic on a global, highly scalable, highly distributed scale. The first year of revenue (1999) was $4 million – a remarkable achievement.

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Both Sides of the Table

Like most startup entrepreneurs, when I began my first company in 1999 I had no formal sales experience. In my journey to better understand the sales process, my management team and I developed a sales methodology. This article originally appeared on Inc.com.

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Alibaba S-1: Sizing Up A Giant

Agile VC

Alibaba’s Genesis Alibaba was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma and 17 other colleagues, and like most startups they began as a small group working out of Ma’s apartment in Hangzhou. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Alibaba officially filed to go public yesterday.

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4 Steps To Register A Trademark In India – The Fast And Cost Effective Way

YoungUpstarts

by Raja Selvam, Managing Attorney with Selvam and Selvam. Raja Pannir Selvam is a Managing Attorney with Selvam and Selvam , a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property. Professionalisms intellectual property intellectual property rights management Raja Selvam trademark

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Moshe joined Microsoft in 1991 as a product manager after a career as a software developer. He worked on his MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management (leaving in the middle for a job at Microsoft in Israel) and received his computer engineering degree from the Technion in Haifa, Israel.

Unpacking the Grocery Stack

Jeff Jordan

People Marketplaces couldn’t really exist before the smartphone; the efforts of all these people couldn’t be efficiently managed or optimized without that supercomputer-with-GPS that’s now in everyone’s pocket. Photo: Getjustin.

Dealing With Generational Change at VC Firms

Both Sides of the Table

The founding partner of Upfront, Yves Sisteron, has been a mentor for me since 1999 and was on the board of my first company. And Yves and I decided to share the Managing Partner responsibilities and to manage generational change over the course of two funds.

Episode 6: How To Be Profitable In Web Design With Liz Dobrinska

Mike Michalowicz

In addition to her consulting and design work, Liz is also an expert in e-commerce and brand adherence where she manages behavioral optimization rollouts for a variety of corporate and e-commerce clients. Show Summary .