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MAY 24, 2015 - Business Insider

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Inside Tony Hsieh's radical 'self-management' experiment at Zappos, which caused 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh. "This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety." It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of equally privileged employees working in task-specific circles, often overlapping. ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - Business Insider

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This $1 billion Swedish payment company thinks it can save newspapers

The newspaper industry is in a tough spot, with circulation and advertising falling and no clear sign of how to crack digital. In the US, New York Daily News is struggling to sell itself for $1 at the moment and while that's one of the worst horror stories from the industry, it's a sign that things are not looking good. But ...

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MAY 16, 2015 - Business Insider

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Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh. "This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety." It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of equally privileged employees working in task-specific circles, often overlapping. ...

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MAY 14, 2015 - All Facebook

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Facebook Marketing Partner Percolate Raises $40 Million in Series C Funding

Percolate, a Facebook Marketing Partner, announced Thursday a $40 million round of Series C funding, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Additional funding was contributed by existing investors Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital and Lerer Ventures. Witht his funding, Percolate will continue its rapid growth and development of an enterprise software platform for managing marketing operations. With this latest round ...

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MAY 11, 2015 - Business Insider

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Slack CEO: Picking the right investor is as important as picking the right college

In the same way that saying you went to Stanford holds a certain caché in Silicon Valley, having the right venture capital firm invest in your startup is important, too.  Entrepreneurs will sometimes accept 25% lower valuations if it means being associated with the right firm, according to Tad Friend, who profiled Marc Andreessen for the New Yorker.  Stewart Butterfield, ...

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