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The founder's dilemmas : anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup

Noam Wasserman 1969- c2012

Available at Walsh College Troy  Main Stacks  (HD62.5 .W375 2012 )()

  • Title:
    The founder's dilemmas : anticipating and avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup
  • Author: Noam Wasserman 1969-
  • Subjects: New business enterprises -- Management; Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship; New business enterprises -- Management
  • Description: Introduction -- Career dilemmas -- The solo-versus-team dilemma -- Relationship dilemmas : flocking together and playing with fire -- Role dilemmas : positions and decision making -- Reward dilemmas : equity splits and cash compensation -- The three Rs system : alignment and equilibrium -- Hiring dilemmas : the right hires at the right time -- Investor dilemmas : adding value, adding risks -- Failure, success, and founder-CEO succession -- Wealth-versus-control dilemmas.
    "Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastorous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term" --Dust jacket flap.
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press
  • Creation Date: c2012
  • Format: ix, 480 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780691149134 (hardcover);ISBN 0691149135 (hardcover);ISBN 9780691158303 (paperback);ISBN 0691158304 (paperback)
  • Source: 01DAL WC ALMA

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