19 Brilliant Business Lessons From Moneyball

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Posted By:  Dharmesh Shah  ~ I’m an idiot. Not all of the time, mind you, but every now and then, I’m an idiot. Like the time my friend and co-founder Brian Halligan asked me to read the book “Moneyball” . This was back when we had first launched our startup, HubSpot. “But, I’m not a baseball guy,” I  Read more

Six States Outlaw Employer Snooping on Facebook

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By:  Dara Kerr  ~ The list of states that don’t put up with employers demanding employee’s social media passwords is growing — both California and Illinois laws went into effect on the first of this year. Six states have officially made it illegal for employers to ask their workers for passwords to their social media  Read more

Why Remote Workers Are More Engaged

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By:  Scott Edinger  ~ Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest? A. People who work in the office B. People who work remotely If you picked A, you might be as surprised as the investment firm I worked with recently, which found in reviewing results of  Read more

Working With Contractors In A Startup

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Contractors are an important part of the startup world. Some people really enjoy the variety and nomadic aspect of being a contractor. Some people seek the higher pay and time-frame driven approach to a project or company. Contractors also work well when there are specific skills that are needed for a short period of time,  Read more

Independent Professionals: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now

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Kevin Kruse Ten years ago, Dan Pink wrote a seminal book predicting that America was becoming a “Free Agent Nation.” Today, depending on whose statistics you believe, anywhere from 10 million to 42 million people in America are now freelancers. Or choose your preferred term: Temps. Contractors. Freelancers. Contingent Workers. Independent Professionals. No matter what  Read more

The Case for Hiring ‘Under-Qualified’ Employees

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By: David K. Williams From the Startup Rules of Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, the all-star executive who also co-founded Omniture and took it from inception to IPO to sale for $1.8B to Adobe: “Rule 45: No Unemployed Candidates. Always an Excuse. Too Risky. Top-Rated, Currently Employed Candidates Who Won’t Leave… PERFECT.” With all due respect for your accomplishments,  Read more