Lift Off: Startup Lessons from Netflix’s Success

Is Your Startup Doomed? Netflix Wants to Change Your Mind Why do 70% of startups – even the most promising, innovative ones – crash and burn? Netflix, with groundbreaking research it hopes will turn the television industry on its ear, reveals startling insight about why most television series – and your startup – might be doomed before ever lifting off the ground. What separates a wildly successful startup from an abandoned, forgotten project? Like television executives launching the pilot of the next sure hit, business owners with innovative, creative solutions seek to gather traction in a crowded, noisy space. But […]

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Can A Woman’s Voice Shatter Glass?

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, provoked controversy across a wide media swath. She’s been criticized for suggesting that women individually are to blame for their lack of progress in business. But will the lone woman speaking up be enough… or will it take a chorus of women and men to finally shatter the glass ceiling? If it were the 1960’s and Roger Sterling were winking and saying this to me over drinks, that would be understandable. But it’s 2013 and the person winking and saying this is a highly-successful businesswoman. “Well, you know […]