Andy Palmer has started at least five companies by my count--and I’d guess he has invested in dozens of others.
From there, Palmer went on to be part of the founding team of five start-ups: Austin’s Trilogy; pcOrder.com, a Trilogy spinoff for buying PCs and software online, that was spun back in; Bowstreet, a “portal-based tool provider,” that IBM acquired in 2006, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a cancer drug developer that went public 2000; and Vertica Systems, a database company that Hewlett Packard bought in 2011.circumstances companies deviation entrepreneur find Palmer partner skill standard strengths
Mark Pincus has left the building.
But despite what the critics will say about Pincus himself amidst his departure, I empathize with the guy: Founders don't always make the best corporate CEOs of publicly-held companies.CEO challenges Early employee founder organization product skills success succession
A few phantom green shoots a couple of years back aside, it’s been a long time since entrepreneurs had much in the way of positive economic news to celebrate. But while it’s still not exactly boom times, author and business expert Ram Charan may have finally located a reason to feel cheery.boom business costs energy faster growth market segment times turns
Yosef Martin founded the fast-growing Merchandize Liquidators in his one-bedroom condo in 2003 with nothing but $375--and these three pieces of advice. I credit this success to my willingness to diversify the business and sell in every logical category--and by only hiring salespeople who have a passion for the business and know how to be legitimate team players.business buying failure goods market merchandise Merchandize Liquidators profit re team
The internet is full of tales of startups going to extreme lengths to get company culture right and keep morale high. From paying employees to vacation to moving the company to Morocco, we’re not talking about simple office foosball tables here.employees equity market Morocco moving paying public startup talking vacation
No one uses the phone anymore, the New York Times declared a couple of years ago and millions of young people shrugged. Of course, but for a certain generation of young business people currently entering the world of work, actually dialling a number is mostly for moms and telemarketers.banter blah business call calling Listen person reason talking things
As much as I'd like to boast about my ability to see the big picture, day-to-day details have long prevented me from fully observing what was happening around me. But I still kept thinking, "If we can just get past this one last hurdle, I'll be able to step back.addict business cattle common inspire junkie justified leave re years
When we think of entrepreneurs, we think of visionaries working with a brilliant team of coders, disrupting an industry for millions of fans.
According to the report, an increasing number of U.S. entrepreneurs (69 percent) start their business at home, and many (59 percent) continue to work from home, even after it's up and running.business financing plans respondents securing significant strides three writing years
Peter Thiel may be paying students to skip college, but undergrad entrepreneurs need not worry--there's plenty of money out there for them as well.
Several VC firms on the lookout for the next Michael Dell or Mark Zuckerberg have launched investment funds aimed at college entrepreneurs.Accel campus created Experiment firms fund Harvard NEA Partners Polaris
You’ve no doubt heard of Google’s famous 20 percent time, and here on Inc.com we recentlly offered another bit of advice for long-term sucess that suggests only working to 80 percent of your capacity on a daily basis.
Like the other tips, Belsky’s suggestion boils down to setting aside some time for less immediate concerns and not burn all your energy on putting out myriad small daily emergencies, but he adds a culinary twist to his advice.Behance Belsky cook day demand founder lots post projects slow
Adam Grossman, Jack Turner, and Jason LaPorte had an idea for a simple weather app, with one major twist. Instead of predicting weather by the day or week, their app would predict rainfall minute by minute-one hour into the future.algorithms future hour minute model physical predict rain started Weather
Kickstarter, the world's largest crowdfunding site, gives entrepreneurs a platform to raise money for pet projects like a new business, a film, or even a music video. Some fundraisers simply aren't prepared to handle the demand that comes with thousands of new backers and hundreds of thousands of dollars.backers board Carter customers Game job lost project promised Thousands