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December 26, 2012
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Bold Ventures 
  • Startup helps Big Apple chefs find in-home gigs
    Start-up Kitchensurfing offers New York City foodies a way to find personal chefs who often bring stories to the table along with ethnic cuisines, while giving the chefs a chance to build a reputation and earn more than they would working in a restaurant. "When I put down a dish, I like to say how I discovered it and how it was prepared while I was in Cambodia, and the experience of when I first ate it," said chef Lany Phlong. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Leading the Pack 
  • How to be a better leader next year
    You can become a better leader in the new year by holding people accountable, offering praise for a job well done and taking on tough challenges, writes Brian Evje of Slalom Consulting. "[W]hen a leader embraces an inconvenient challenge, the message is clearly one of devotion to the shared purpose," he writes. Inc. online (free registration) (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Finance & Growth 
  • Anonymous VC shares firm's secrets
    Venture capital firms are taking a data-focused approach to picking which companies they choose to back, according to this article by an anonymous investor using the name Remmy Oxley. Among other things, Oxley's firm considers factors such as what entrepreneurs have read, how old their cellphone numbers are and where they went to school. GigaOm (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • What 2013 has in store for tech startups
    Crowdfunding will continue to gain popularity in 2013, and people will rely on mobile applications to address whatever problems they face in the new year, writes James Beshara, co-founder and CEO of Also, large social media companies such as Twitter and Foursquare will continue to look for ways to generate revenue, he writes. The Wall Street Journal/The Accelerators blog (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Whole Entrepreneur 
  • How to keep your energy up until the holidays wind down
    It's easy to run out of energy midway through the busy holiday season, when large meals and limited activity are the norm, writes Fredrik Hertzberg. However, you can avoid this problem by getting some exercise -- shoveling snow is a good option -- and eating foods high in protein, he writes. It's also a good idea to speak with relatives during large meals, which can ensure that you will eat more slowly. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Ideas for Innovators 
  • Are you sabotaging your own innovation efforts?
    Companies may be unintentionally inhibiting their own innovation efforts if they refuse to pursue initiatives that are outside their core capabilities or if they are overly concerned by the idea that a new invention could cannibalize some of their existing products, writes Scott Anthony of Innosight. "Remember, truly innovative ideas often grow markets," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Fortune from Failure 
  • What to do when your startup fails
    There are certain steps you should take to shut down your startup's operations if it hasn't turned out to be a success, writes Ryan Bowers, founder of You should read your company's corporate documents and store any important records, he writes. It's wise to work with an accountant, he advises. VentureBeat (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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[W]hen a leader embraces an inconvenient challenge, the message is clearly one of devotion to the shared purpose."
--Brian Evje, management consultant with the organizational-effectiveness practice Slalom Consulting, writing at Inc. online
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