Former Google Team Builder Explains How to Overcome Your Team’s Weaknesses

Sabeen Ali, founder and CEO of AngelHack, a global network of 50,000 programmers shares her insights on how to build and manage a team all over the world. Sabeen Ali is the founder and CEO of AngelHack, a global network of 50,000 programmers. She is a big box thinker and lays out the grand scheme of … Read more

As a Non-Technical Founder, Should I Get Coders to Sign NDA’s When I Explain the Idea to Them?

I consult startups. A few of them are scared to share their idea with anyone. I stare blankly and wonder why. If you are a non technical founder, then you better have something more to bring to the table than just an idea. Maybe a marketing background, inside information in the field you wish to … Read more

What No One Told This Woman About Her First Year In Business

Rachel McCrary (in black) IMAGE: Jewel Toned Inc. A lingerie expert and funded startup founder shares insight to what she learned in her first year of business. People say that everything you need to know you learn in Kindergarten. Well, in the world of business, think of the pitch process as Preschool, and that first … Read more

How Do I Ask for Stock Options/Shares in the Startup Company I Work In?

“Mr. Kim, I truly appreciate the opportunity to work with your company.  After being here for a year and a half, I have come to really believe in the product and the vision that you have set aside for us.  I am even more thankful that I am able to be part of this exact … Read more

What Is It like to Become a Company VP for the First Time?

At a bank? I’d assume that your job would be exactly the same as it once was, just with a pay raise. At a startup? The title feels great, until I came to realize that I was buried in responsibilities, maybe two notches shy of what a CEO does. There are regular VP responsibilities one … Read more

Is $50k a Reasonable Price to Ask for Writing a Business Plan for a Tech Startup?

Why would anyone in the world pay $50,000 to have you write a business plan, when they can get an outline on how to make one on their own here for free: Leonard Kim’s answer to How does one create a business plan? Also, there are many professionals out there who write killer business plans … Read more

I Dropped out of College to Work at a Startup That Failed. What Should I Do Now?

Someone on Quora asked for advice: I am feeling confused about my life’s direction. I’m 23. I dropped out 2 years ago to work on a startup and my startup was cash positive during the second year. The startup failed due to ego conflicts between founders. I was the principal founder. But due to my … Read more