Tag Archive: CEO

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    by Jessica Stillman

    5 Ways Parenthood Prepares You to Be CEO

    Many of the lessons you learn as a parent apply equally well to leading a startup, says LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce.

    By Liz Pearce (CEO, LiquidPlanner)

    You can never truly prepare for parenthood. No matter how many books you read or classes you attend, the minute your own child is in your arms for the first time, you’re in uncharted territory. The ultimate responsibility for the well-being of that human being is now yours and yours alone. The buck stops with you.

    In many ways, this parallels the experience of becoming a CEO.

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    by Angie Chang

    Learning To Be A CEO (Create Your Own Network)

    As a startup CEO, you gain an independent and important perspective on many of the key activities you do yourself by serving on another board.

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    There have been a couple of good posts recently about startup CEO’s serving on the boards of other startups. Brad Feld wrote one and Mark Suster continued the thought here.

    The logic is that you gain an independent and important perspective on many of the key activities you do yourself by serving on another board. In particular, Brad lists these advantages:

    • “You’ll extend your network.
    • You’ll view a company from a different vantage point.
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    by Angie Chang

    New CEO’s Pregnancy Was Not an Issue For Yahoo! Board

    Mayer’s capabilities as a CEO have nothing to do with whether she has kids or not, but the subject of gender has been a big topic of discussion and debate in tech of late.

    By Kara Swisher (Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

    In weighing the selection of Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, sources close to the board of Yahoo! said that it did not consider or even discuss the fact that she had informed them — as part of the process — that she is currently pregnant.

    The issue is an interesting one, since she will be one of the first tech CEOs appointed who is having a baby relatively soon after she has taken on what is a very difficult job in turning around the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant. Many male CEOs have children while running companies, of course, which some feel is the same situation.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Helping Small Business Owners

    Here are useful tools for small business owners built by women entrepreneurs.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Starting your own business comes with a unique set of challenges. Early-stage startup entrepreneurs are no stranger to these challenges.

    These notable women entrepreneurs, each equipped with a background in computer science and penchant for problem-solving, have built profitable tech startups making the business of, well, business more efficient.

    From making it easy to outsource tasks (cleaning, pickup, groceries, buying lunch) so you can focus on running your company to finance/accounting software, these women have built

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    by Angie Chang

    CEO Or Not, You Always Need Feedback

    An interview with Deborah Farrington, founder and general partner of StarVest Partners in New York.

    By Adam Bryant (Senior Editor, The New York Times)

    This interview with Deborah Farrington, a founder and general partner at StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm in New York, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

    Q. What were some important leadership lessons you’ve learned?

    A. I found early on as a manager that it was hard to learn how to delegate. I think that most people in their early leadership positions either tend to delegate too little or too much. And I delegated too little at first. I felt I needed to know everything that was going on, so I ended up doing a lot of the work myself

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    by Angie Chang

    Why You Should Become The CEO Of A Company

    By Debra Benton (President, Benton Management Resources)

    Sometimes people say to me, “I’m not sure I want to be CEO.”

    My response: What! Why not? That’s the best job in the company!

    Most everyone wants to be the top dog, the honcho, the chief; but most feel it’s unrealistic, so they turn it around and act like they don’t want it anyway. But they wouldn’t turn it down if offered!

    It’s going to happen to someone; it might as well be you.

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    by Angie Chang

    Good CEOs Ask The Most Questions Of Anyone

    By Debra Benton (President, Benton Management Resources)

    Asking questions seems to be very basic advice. Yet it is shocking the number of times a day you chose to “tell” instead of “ask”. The most successful leaders ask more then they tell.

    People like you better if you ask them things rather than tell them things.

    You don’t ask to impress, interrogate, intimidate, dominate, embarrass, put people in the corner, ‘nail’ others on something, catch people off guard, be nosy, or verbally stalk.

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    by Angie Chang

    How Do I Become CEO Of A Technology Startup?

    What skills do you need to develop to become the CEO of a tech startup?

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    I’m often asked by young women in school, thinking about their careers, “how can I prepare to be a CEO? What should I study? What experiences should I seek?”

    To answer this question I think it’s best to think about what skills are needed to be a CEO of a technology startup. First of all, what do companies need to do? Simply put, they need to make things and they need to sell what they make. Typically, the CEO will know more about one of those two, but you need to be able to execute at a basic level on both. Going beyond that, you need to

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    Early-Stage Battery Startup Founder Seeks Commercialization Help

    By Danielle Applestone (Co-Founder, SnipeSwipe)

    The first company I started was SnipeSwipe, a small, two-person software company. It was me, my then boyfriend, and some books on how to code in Perl. We wrote all the software for an internet-based eBay sniping service, hosted it on some dirt cheap virtual servers, and we were profitable in ten days. We didn’t get to pay ourselves for nearly six months, but now it’s eight years later, we have around 800 monthly paying customers, and we have helped people win hundreds of thousands of items on eBay.

    You’d think I might know something about starting

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    by Managing Editor

    Forbes Contributing Writer Attributes Attractiveness, Children and Housekeeping to “Why Women Do Not Become CEOs”

    By Gene Marks (Contributer, Forbes)


    I run a small technology firm. We do business with a lot of larger technology companies. I meet plenty of women in senior positions. But it’s rare that I come across a female CEO. Why is that?

    Look, I’m not surprised. I’m a guy. I know why.

    Reason 1: One Friday night I picked up my teenage son at the movies along with four of his teenage friends. The ride home was filled with laughter, profanity, burps, flatulence and a few head slaps. It took a week for the smell to dissipate.

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    by Managing Editor

    Number of Female Fortune 500 CEOs At Record High

    By Laura Petrecca (Contributor, USA TODAY)

    A record has been set for female leadership: More women are slated to take the reins of Fortune 500 companies than ever before.

    Wednesday, pharmaceutical firm Mylan said Heather Bresch will succeed Robert Coury as CEO. Tuesday, IBM tapped Virginia “Ginni” Rometty to succeed Sam Palmisano, making her the first female CEO in the company’s 100-year history. Both appointments are effective Jan. 1.

    If no women step down before