A Message to Female Founders

Although startup life is invigorating, as founders, we rarely experience as many humorous moments as the Pied Piper team does on Silicon Valley. One thing we can relate to, however, is Richard’s experience targeting and working with investors. Alexa Von Tobel, the CEO and founder of...

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The Modern Business-Woman

If you’re a stay-at-home mom contemplating your next chapter, there’s never been a more desirable time to consider an entrepreneurial path. In less than 18 month, we’ve seen an almost cult like movement around Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In message challenging aspiring women to get a seat at...

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Designing Executive Checklists

In late 2009, general surgeon, Atul Gawande gave us a glimpse of why world-class surgeons, pilots, and architects rely on checklists to minimize errors and ensure maximum efficiency. He opened my eyes to why routine errors are made and why it’s far too easy for even the most competent...

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Want to Start a Business?

It’s been well documented that the most successful entrepreneurs are those eager to find novel solutions to their most nagging problems. In 2007, when Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky needed extra cash, they came up with the idea of renting out three airbeds on their living-room floor for an upcoming...

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