Tag: startups

Sins of the Past

Back in December, Sir Michael Moritz from the famed Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital made some waves when he bemoaned the lack of women in technology. “Oh, we look very hard. In fact we just hired a young woman from Stanford who’s every bit as good as her peers, and if there are more like her, we’ll hire them. What we’re not prepared to do is lower our standards.” The piece caught my attention because I am a male CEO who runs a technology company with a history of “women issues.” This history must also be acknowledged as...

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5 Things Your PR Person is Trying to Tell You

We have all been there.  You are telling your PR firm that you have exciting news and they are looking at you like you dropped something dead in the middle of the table.  On the flip side, the PR team knows what is trending in the news, what other clients are doing, and who is willing or not to write about you. It’s an uncomfortable situation and hopefully your relationship can grow to where you both acknowledge you are on the same team and are doing what’s best for the company. But for now, here is what all that...

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