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Is the objective magic or margin?

September 4, 20170 Comments

Do I believe in the importance of knowing how to calculate the profit maximizing price, understanding the elasticity of demand, and appreciating price/volume trade-offs? Absolutely! Every business person / entrepreneur should have a good grasp of these fundamentals. But that doesn’t mean we have to set the price at the profit maximizing price, because that’s […]

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The Ever-Evolving MBA

December 26, 20140 Comments

Interesting article this morning in the NYTimes that highlights the challenges of keeping business education relevant in today’s rapidly changing environment. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the full article that uses some examples from Cornell Tech’s innovative program that brings M.B.A. candidates and graduate students in computer science together. Greg Pass, the former […]

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How to Build Great Teams from the CEOs of Airbnb & Pinterest

December 26, 20140 Comments

Stanford’s How to Start a Start-up course by Sam Altman is built around guest lectures / discussions by the folks who have done it themselves. Recently, the course focused on how build great culture – perhaps the most important ingredient of successful businesses – and brought in Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Pinterest CEO Ben […]

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