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.

Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

Karen Bantuveris has 15 years experience as a consultant in customer centric- leadership development, marketing strategy and business process design. Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation. Speakers: - Bob Dahl, HBS Alumni Angel, formerly head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group.

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.

12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)

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I am a graphic design professional with over 20 years’ experience “in the trenches&#. My experience is varied: everything from brand identity and package design, print collateral, and even environmental graphic design, the techy term for “signage&#.

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.

Silicon Valley Moves to New York

Brad Hargreaves

nnAlso, Manhattan can be expensive (although the LES is not much worse than Palo Alto btw), but living in Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or even NJ and Connecticut is much cheaper and, as the map above shows, adds only minutes to your commute time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Left-Handedness With a Touch of Righty

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can’t Decide What Business to Start? No Problem, We’ll Tell You

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For example, Arizona currently ranks 2nd in the US for eating disorders among youths, and Middletown, Connecticut just cut funding for the student arrests prevention program. Every month over 1 million people visit Bplans.

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.

Politicians Who Really Understand Business

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In the mid-1980s, he helped start Humanscale, a company that led the way in ergonomic design for office furniture. Meet four of the entrepreneurs applying their small-business skills to the campaign trail as they run for Congress.

Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

checking out the shopping in Georgetown, saw beautiful horse country in Pennsylvania and upstate NY and headed down into the bays and coves of Connecticut filled with sailboats. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piers, Parks and Why White People Suck

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The park as it is currently designed is serving the wider community of Brooklyn, not necessarily the people who live right next door who may have, at one time, thought of it as "theirs". If these people don''t like the park and the people that it welcomes, they''re more than welcome to move to Connecticut. There''s a saying. There''s nothing worse than rich white people living in luxury housing in a park than the rich white people living in luxury housing protesting against them.".

We are the greed we protest against #occupywallst

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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

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.

'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.

Where to Go for Disaster-Recovery Help

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Business owners, whether private or not-for-profit, whose organizations are damaged in a designated disaster area, can apply for loans up to $2 million for real property, machinery and other equipment, fixtures, and leasehold improvements.

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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.

How to Make a Ton of Money in Politics

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61 million : Amount that Linda McMahon, the GOP nominee for Senate in Connecticut, has spent on her two campaigns so far: a 2010 losing effort against Democrat Richard Blumenthal, and her primary victory earlier this week, which allows her to face off against Democrat Chris Murphy.

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.

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.

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.

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.