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The High Costs of the Wrong Hire

Startups often have no idea how much the wrong hire can cost them. Particularly where an executive leadership role is involved. According to the US Department of Labor, the average cost to replace a recent hire is about 1/3 of annual salary. But that’s the average. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) suggests replacing

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The Five Keys to Recruitment that Will Put Your Startup Ahead of the Pack

In a knowledge-based economy, talent is King, Queen and Knave (the creative and disruptive kind). Don’t compromise your startup’s future through sloppy or unfocused recruitment. Here are five tips to get you started right 1.  Plan ahead At a recent exhibit, we were tickled to see a 19th c. pamphlet on DIY home construction: “Always

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Tech Sector Ignites Stock Market

Call it Optimism October: U.S. stocks enjoyed a pivotal two-day rally on October 23-24—and the S&P nosed back into the black—thanks mainly to strong quarterly postings by tech giants Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet, the new Google parent company. Even after US stocks faltered last week, ultimately ending down on Friday, October 30, they closed out

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Why David Marcus Might Be Zuckerberg’s Best Hire

The former PayPal CEO was undeniably a perfect fit for this job On Monday, Wired published an excellent profile of David Marcus, the man in charge of Facebook’s crucial and massively successful Facebook Messenger app. Marcus famously left his CEO role at PayPal to join Facebook, which some saw as a step down. Yet Facebook

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What’s Your Company’s Control-Alt-Delete?

The wonderful thing about tech is that, if it’s successful, your users won’t even think about it. They won’t see or think about the work you put in, the countless decisions you made along the road, or your stellar design and engineering talent: Like “Googling” a question, or “Snapchatting” a friend, your product will be

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Uber Consolidates Its Power By Putting People Strategy First

If you want to know where the great tech companies are headed in 2015, don’t wait for January: Look around you, at all the big hiring moves they’re making right now. When putting together their 2015 operating plans, these companies are also looking to secure the A+ executive talent that can help them execute their

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Twitter Top 5: NYC Media and Content

If there’s one industry that New York has always dominated effortlessly, it’s media. The greatest writers, editors and journalists in the world have been drawn here to ply their craft, and many of the world’s most august publications were founded in Manhattan. The Grey Lady is an enduring symbol of New York’s media mastery But

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Turning the Tide on Tidal

Jay-Z’s Tidal is having problems right out of the gate. After an expensive and much-hyped launch featuring almost every pop star you can think of (with one crucial exception — we’ll get to that later) it’s now facing consumer backlash and struggling to find a CEO. Former CEO Andy Chen departed the service in April, passing the

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Tuesday Top 5: Must-Follow Names in NYC Food Tech

Momofuku’s David Chang is one of many big names moving into NYC’s foodtech scene New York has always been a great town for food. This city has the ideal conditions for creating amazing culinary culture: People from every conceivable nation and culture call New York their home, and they’ve been exchanging ideas and tastes since

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How to Spot Transformational Leaders in Five Steps

Every high-growth startup will share one defining moment: Your business takes off; you nail a round of VC funding; and suddenly your leadership needs blow wide open. There are so many moving parts — and not enough people at the top to keep them moving in the same direction. The question isn’t whether you will find leadership

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