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How Do You Negotiate a Carve Out With Investors?
11/8/2007
Summary:

Carve-out plans offer a different way to design pension and profit-sharing plans to meet specific funding goals. This blog entry by a VC walks through an example and shares links to related topics.

Go To Source (www.askthevc.com)
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
11/8/2007
Summary:

Straight talk about hiring from the co-creator of Mosaic, which made widespread use of the Web possible. Inventor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares lessons learned, such as what to value when evaluating potential employees, how to manage the hiring process, and what to do if you make a mistake. Very practical and very readable.

Go To Source (blog.pmarca.com)
Options Acceleration
11/8/2007
Summary:

While vesting schedules may be similar from company to company, certain events or situations add a level of complexity. Dick Costolo the founder of Feedburner, explains the nuances of options acceleration: single trigger, double trigger, full acceleration, and partial acceleration.

Go To Source (www.burningdoor.com)
Retaining Youth
11/8/2007
Summary:

Recruiting, hiring, managing, and retaining young employees (Generation X'ers and Millenials) means understanding what motivates them and how they think. This article offers up in a straightforward way the myths and realities of taking on this challenge.

Go To Source (managementcraft.typepad.com)
Restricted Stock vs. Options
10/18/2007
Summary:

While restricted stock may be considered a useful incentive in startups, that approach has different legal and tax implications than others. Read this blog for a clear discussion of a cloudy topic. Plus reader postings.

Go To Source (www.burningdoor.com)
What's to be done about performance reviews?
9/27/2007
Summary:

This article is thought-provoking and will help entrepreneurs build both philosophy and practice concerning performance. For example: Should reviews be more about improving the company's results or more about improving the individual's performance? The extensive commentary from individual managers is especially valuable.

Go To Source (hbswk.hbs.edu)
Why Develop Your Employees?
9/27/2007
Summary:

Be sure to spend at least as much time orienting and training new employees as you did to hire them. And then continue to oversee their development. Why? New hires, especially, need focused guidance to make the most of their talents and do it effectively in your organization. Plus, you are grooming them (we hope) to run the business so you can grow the company.

Go To Source (washington.bizjournals.com)
Time in Training Often Wasted
9/20/2007
Summary:

One in three workers thinks training is a waste of time. But, properly conducted, training can in fact be valuable. Making it work in your workplace is essential. This brief articles provides the basic guidelines for helping your employees make the most of their training time.

Go To Source (www.cio.com)
Tips on Documentation of Employee Performance and Conduct
9/20/2007
Summary:

This article contains sound, straightforward advice and specific "how-to's" about performance documentation that any manager or leader of people needs to have and use. Entrepreneurs: Practice and preach!

Go To Source (www.allbusiness.com)
VC Confidential: Care and Feeding of Humans
9/20/2007
Summary:

Good advice is worth hearing twice. This article doesn't plow any new ground, but coming from a venture capital blog it should command the attention of growth-hungry entrepreneurs.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)

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