March 2010

Founding Matters: Initial Choices Predict Future Start-Up Success

March 21, 2010

Download KEY FINDINGS * The career experiences of start-up founders, and the initial organizational structure they create, matter for a new venture’s future success. * Firms with little organizational structure and inexperienced founders—“engineers in a garage”—are disadvantaged on all fronts and are the least likely path to success. * Organizational structure (i.e., positions) and career […]

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The Business of Human Resources

March 17, 2010

As an HR professional, I am haunted by the 2005 Fast Company article by Keith Hammonds, “Why we hate HR.” I am haunted for a number of reasons. One is the obvious repulsion at the word “hate.”

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