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Seeking template project plan for a startup business

(jurvetson image via Flickr) I'm currently advising two startup businesses, and on their behalf my colleague Corentin Roux dit Buisson and I set out looking for a detailed template project plan for starting a new company. However, we haven't yet succeeded. Do any readers have ideas? Whilst [...continue reading]

Invitation to NYC July 14 Private Dinner: How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds

How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds Gain insight into how you can work with private equity funds at a private dinner. Sponsors: Castle Harlan (leading private equity fund, with $3 billion in cumulative assets managed) CEO Trust (invitation-only group for CEOs of [...continue reading]

The Art of Email Writing

  A constant complaint we hear around the office is that emails we receive (and sometimes send) are poorly written or unclear.  According to "How to Write a Perfect Email", when writing an email that warrants a reply, there are four key components to get a quick and valid response:   1. Brevity- [...continue reading]

Best Practices in Writing Emails–Policy for a Multinational Corporation

Our new parent company, Evalueserve, is highly dependent on email for internal and external communications. They also hire every year hundreds of recent graduates (particularly in India, China, and Chile) who are usually not familiar with the protocols of business communication via email. The [...continue reading]

Bit Literacy

I'm a longtime fan of the design philosophy and work of CreativeGood. Every time I've written a web design spec, I've required the designers to look at that site. Mark Hurst, founder of Creative Good and Good Experience, and host of the Gel conference (Good Experience Live), has just released his [...continue reading]

RetailMeNot: Retail coupons for online stores

The creator of BugMeNot.com has launched http://www.retailmenot.com/, which provides coupon codes for retail stores, without the privacy-infringing registration requirements. A very useful tool. Many online stores allow for a "coupon" or "promotion" code when you order to automatically assign [...continue reading]

Secure your checked bags: fly with a gun

For people who are really sick of losing bags, try flying with a gun. It works for this photographer: A "weapons" is defined as a rifle, shotgun, pistol, airgun, and STARTER PISTOL. Yes, starter pistols - those little guns that fire blanks at track and swim meets - are considered weapons...and [...continue reading]

Microsoft Office online—without Microsoft

Do you want to break free of Microsoft's grip? Use exclusively web-based apps, most of them free? If you do, try reviewing Ismael Ghalimi's list of 'best-of-breed' web apps, which together provide a reasonable approximation of the Microsoft Office [...continue reading]

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