Each week, OPEN Forum's editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice from our contributors and others. Here are this week’s highlights:
Ben Lerer has built one multimillion-dollar business in Thrillist.com, and invests millions in other startups as a manager of Lerer Media Ventures. And what has he learned from his own experiences as well as those of the founders he invests in? That luck and heart matter more than smarts.
Not so long ago, MySpace was the social network. Then a kid named Mark Zuckerberg created a little website called Facebook that relegated MySpace to irrelevance. With that case study in mind, Rieva Lesonsky offers several business lessons from the rise and fall of MySpace.
Do you use the words “but” or “however” after complimenting an employee? Do you ever make excuses when things go wrong? If you answered in the affirmative to either of these questions, you’re making some of the 11 worst leadership mistakes.
Today, Dogfish Head Brewery is one of the biggest craft breweries in the country, generating more than $50 million in revenue a year. But in the early 1990s, founder Sam Calagione was just a writing student brewing his own beer in an apartment. On OPEN Forum, Calagione describes his long rise to the top of the beer world.
How many of your employees know what ROI stands for, or understand all the different ways your business makes money? EcoFin Media owner Mike Periu argues that every, single one of them should, because informed employees are engaged employees.