Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

David Teten

I made a lot of mistakes at Bridgewater, and this was by design. One of the reasons I put some effort in designing a fitness-centered office and home was because I was seeking out the root cause (#148) for a common problem, which is the poor fitness level of the average office worker.

Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail: Designing An Implementation Process


Designing an implementation process takes into consideration the following factors: What products and services will your business provide? It is important to note that designing the implementation plan that is right for your venture takes a bit more than knowing what you want to do.

Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

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Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Mallory is the creator of Hicuppops, a lollipop designed to--you guessed it--stop cases of the hiccups. These UConn MBA students are!

Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you

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Hatchwise is a crowdsourced design community that has designed over a million different logos, websites and graphics of all kinds. At Hatchwise, we realize the most important aspect of our website is the design that the customer receives.

Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!

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He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums. Why do folks flock to a store like Stew Leonard's in Connecticut? My Dad was a builder.

The road to healing from heartbreak

Escape From Cubicle Nation

As soon as I heard about what happened in Connecticut last Friday, I was sickened and shaking. My client Sarah has been working on an amazing fair trade project with Rwandan artisans, called Songa Designs. Some years are marked by tremendous challenge and heartbreak.

How To Start A Startup – For Busy People


Lecture 17: How To Design Hardware Products. Design interactions that produce “moments of joy”, because if you can get your product right it can become a user’s entry point to a life-long relationship with all of your future products. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks.

29 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


While I had previous experience with many various aspects of online marketing such as web design, email marketing, etc., With TOAD we offer customers the ability to choose everything about their planner product; be that size, cover-design, start-end dates and format.

Fly High

Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. They specify, design and build a project that may be of use.

4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance

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But so far, it has kept mum about the number of small businesses that have enrolled in group plans via SHOP marketplaces, designed to help companies with 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees find affordable coverage.

Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas

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The baking set (shown) for $175 includes an amazingly detailed cookbook from Kinfolk Magazine designed to make meals for small gatherings, a hand-made work apron (available in a few sizes), a hand-crafted wood block cutting board, and wooden tasting spoon.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

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While the partnership does not provide funding for start-ups, it does provide them with something quite valuable: a Rolodex of developers, designers, advisors, and investors within their state, as well as free marketing through the Startup America platform.

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human beings are neurologically ill-designed to be modern Americans. It was not designed, at least originally, for an environment of extreme abundance.We

Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from

Marketing professors at Clark University and The University of Connecticut found that consumers perceive sale prices to be a better value when the price is written in a small font rather than a large, bold typeface. Use web design or packaging that says “expensive” .

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Contractors

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Connecticut based employment attorney Daniel Schwartz says that not all industries are created equal when it comes to audits. Your graphic designer cannot be classified as a contractor if she needs your permission to design a logo for another business.

A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee

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Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.

Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

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It just took time away from my doing things on the Internet—like creating clans in Quake II or starting a Web design nonprofit. The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul.

Skype Reacts To Skype 5 For Mac Feedback


Perhaps one of the best posts on this so far has been by Lukas Mathis, a software engineer and a user interface designer. In the extensive post , he carefully outlines the different use cases he uses Skype for and explains in detail how the new design simply doesn't work.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

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The Made in America brand once embodied ruggedness and a kind of strait-laced patriotism, but recently it has morphed into a symbol of artisanal design and environmental sustainability.

Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important

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Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. The bill passed with only Democratic votes after Republicans said it would cause hardship on businesses and narrow opportunities for those the legislation is designed to help.

Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

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For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. In terms of graphic design, I can find plenty. What happens when a flood of highly educated, entrepreneurial young people return from studies abroad to tiny Cyprus?

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

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One year later the design firm, which tackles everything from putting a presentation together to presentation strategy workshops, has brought in $75,000 in revenue. Out to make the most comfortable business wear ever, Ministry of Supply blends technology and design to their business wear line.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

Both Sides of the Table

He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.

Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

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Gilman Gear Measuring first downs and more To measure first downs during this game, which the Saints lost, 31 to 21, chain crews used 10-yard chains made by Gilman Gear of Gilman, Connecticut.

Fighting Crime With Jewelry

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Her Greenwich, Connecticut-based company designs accessories and donates 20 percent of sales to nonprofit organizations, including and the Alzheimer's Association. Jessica Mindich's company, Jewelry for a Cause, helps take guns off the street by transforming deadly weapons into beautiful jewelry, and nonprofit donations. When Jessica Mindich launched Jewelry for a Cause five years ago, she never imagined she would end up working with guns.

Designating Delaware's Court of Chancery as the Exclusive Jurisdiction for Intra-Corporate Disputes

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Original Title: Designating Delaware's Court of Chancery as the Exclusive Jurisdiction for Intra-Corporate Disputes - A New "Must" for Delaware Company Charter or Bylaws. 1986) (Delaware lacked jurisdiction over Virginia corporation with principal place of business in Connecticut). [15]. By Attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP Attorneys: Derrick Farrell, Timothy FitzSimons, Michele Kyrouz, Charles Nathan, Laurie Smilan of Latham & Watkins LLP.

The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded

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Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. The Importance of Smart Data and Great Design In recent months, Grossman has found weather apps have become a "kind of a playground for designers," because the data is free and there''s no shortage of ways to present it. The tech industry has warmed up to weather apps, but predicting the forecast is not an easy business.

Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand

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Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013.

Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier


Looking at the company right now, you'll see a suite of services designed to lower the mobile phone bills of large organizations, with the overall theme of efficiency and the reduction of billing errors. Alekstra now has about 12 large customers onboard, such as McDonalds, G4S, the state of Connecticut, and others. A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost.

The Art and Science of Corporate Icons

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Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot. In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

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Baxter is designed to work right alongside ordinary employees. He hired a vice president of manufacturing before there was even a basic design sketch. "We At first, the team came up with a design that would let someone train Baxter on a new task by guiding it via joystick.

Left-Handedness With a Touch of Righty

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The explanation could also be a much more prosaic one: in 1989, a group of Connecticut College psychologists suggested that the creativity boost was a result of the environment, since left-handers had to constantly improvise to deal with a world designed for right-handers.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

Design & Production. Tool: Sysomos (Marketwire) URL: What it does: Like Radian6, Sysomos is designed to help brands “listen” to what people are saying about them online, particularly through social media. Art/Creative/Design. Art and Designers. Website Design and Development. ); • Browse & Search the Full Directory Now. • Design/Production. Web Designer, Sales/Mktg - Md. Connecticut. Dcor and Design Services.

The Smart Grid Debacle and What to Do about It

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Lucid Design Group has done a great job of setting up similar competitions for university and corporate campuses. This process is underway in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, although it seems to be a long time coming. Found at

What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business

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The SHOP program was designed for employers with fewer than 50 employees who wanted to offer insurance. But others, most notably California , Connecticut and Kentucky , are more or less efficiently enrolling small businesses online.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

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Finally, the PNC rep was blunt: "You've been designated an exit credit. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over.

Mastering Restaurant Safety: Tips and Tricks

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For example, in Connecticut, you would need a license to sell frozen foods (like ice cream or frozen pastries). A designated sink for vegetable washing. Any trendy new restaurant can suffer closure at the hands of a health inspector if they don’t practice good food safety.

Event Recap: Bricks and Mortar's Big E-Commerce Opportunity

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Terrence Kellemen of Dynomighty , based in Brooklyn's Dumbo, and New York based Gotham Dream Cars CEO, Noah Lehmann-Haupt shared two amazing success stories with the business owners of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut community.

Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014

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So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?