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Forget ‘Making the World a Better Place’ — This Is How You Motivate Employees

Back in the ‘90s, I took a job at a Dallas-based microprocessor company named Cyrix. Anyone who visited us understood our mission, thanks to the tombstone prominently displayed in the lobby. Engraved on its marble surface was the famous Intel Inside logo, followed by three foreboding letters: RIP. That was[…] Read On

In a Rut? This Is How You Break Out of It.

I’ve been an officer of several public and private companies, run a Silicon Valley startup, been involved in two IPOs, cofounded a boutique management consulting firm and worked with countless founders and VCs. It’s been one hell-of-a ride, but you know what? I’m no entrepreneur. There are two reasons for[…] Read On