STARTUP FOUNDERS: When It’s OK To Pay Yourself $100K

If you’re running a venture-backed startup, don’t expect to be able to set a high salary for yourself.  One founder who’s getting ready to quit his job and raise a $500,000 seed round asked on Quora: "Is a $100K salary too much for an angel/VC-backed startup co-founder?" He says his co-founder, who’s a software engineer with [...]

August 24th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Sebastian Thrun: What’s Next for Silicon Valley?

Our digital future isn’t all Facebook and iPhone apps. Meet the engineer behind Google X. Hewlett-Packard is laying off 27,000 people. Yahoo is treading water. Facebook IPO shares got flipped and then flopped. Has Silicon Valley reached the end of the line? Will everyone just develop me-too iPhone apps? I knew just the guy to [...]

July 15th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

10 Super Successful Cofounders And Why Their Partnerships Worked

10 Super Successful Cofounders And Why Their Partnerships WorkedNot all entrepreneurs need co-founders, but many successful companies — including Apple, eBay, and Twitter — were built by multiple leaders with productive relationships.  How did these individuals find their business counterparts? And what made their combined skill-sets a recipe for success?  Not surprisingly, many were long-time [...]

July 11th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

SYPartners’ Keith Yamashita Helped Howard Schultz Reinvent Starbucks

SYPartners' Keith Yamashita Helped Howard Schultz Reinvent Starbucks I knew Howard Schultz back in the early days of Starbucks. He was an investor in one of my companies. He was still young in his career.  A little gangly.  Even a bit on the shy side.  But boy, did he have vision.  And that vision was [...]

July 4th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

The 18|8 Man

The 18|8 ManExclamations! John Mauldin is one of the financial pundits that follows world affairs and some one to be followed and to reflect well on his analysis and insights

June 24th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Jim Solomon From Wall Street To Fireplace Restaurant – Business Insider

Jim Solomon From Wall Street To Fireplace Restaurant - Business Insider Jim Solomon has always dreamt about food. His dreams lead him away from Wall Street and into the kitchen.  That was 15 years ago. Now he’s a renowned restaurant owner and chef. Jim’s award winning restaurant, The Fireplace, is just minutes from Boston in Brookline, [...]

June 23rd, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World – Business Insider

These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World - Business Insider Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent has had much success at the helm of the iconic beverage company, but as he moves forward, he must keep up with the ever-evolving consumer. In a recent column for the BBC, Kent cites five global mega trends from a [...]

June 22nd, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Richard Branson Says ‘Building A Business Is Like Painting A Picture’ – Business Insider

Richard Branson Says 'Building A Business Is Like Painting A Picture' - Business Insider Definitely an 18/8 Man Today’s advice comes from Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group, via his interview with Entrepreneur:  "There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people’s lives. To me, it’s [...]

June 21st, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

SocGen: Gold Could Surge Over 500% – Business Insider

SocGen: Gold Could Surge Over 500% - Business Insider

June 20th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur - Business Insider

June 19th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments
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