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Insights on leadership, entrepreneurialism and management

  • Public Policy and Private Business

    With the S&P 500 index up 5.3% since the start of the year, some are hailing the rally as the last part of a “dead cat” bounce, returning from the depths of the Great Recession. Others believe it to...

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  • Why Silicon Valley’s Mystique Isn’t Being Exported

    Silicon Valley’s aura is unique. Try though they might, other localities have yet to replicate it and might never do so. Yet many of these same factors can be part of any singular company, or a localized industry. In...

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  • Life Can Be the Pits

    “This isn’t fun!” Life – including the mundane moments, unmet expectations, and plain old enduring – seems like a drag to many people. To others, these challenges are the spices of life. This last group are quite often entrepreneurs....

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  • Personal brand

    Your Personal Brand

    Iago knew of what he spoke of when saying, “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls.” Your “good name” is your brand. It is what you are known for, whether...

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  • The Pros and Cons Of Venture Capital

    The only thing more popular in Silicon Valley than food and sex is venture capital. Silicon Valley runs on the stuff. It is part of the intellectual infrastructure of high tech. Rare is the bootstrapped start-up or a company...

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  • Zinn Weekend

    A collection of Ray Zinn’s social posts for the past week. Sometimes things aren’t as they appear. The other day I went with a friend to pick up his airplane. He noticed an object was hanging down too close...

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