The Founder’s Dilemmas explored

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Dr. Noam Wasserman, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School is the author of “The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup“. This is an amazing book that is simply a “must read” for any entrepreneur, anyone who will be working for an entrepreneur, their investors, vendors and customers.

Whether founding a company by yourself or with a team, and whether that team is comprised of friends and family, work colleagues or strangers, you’ll need to be aware of all of the forks in the road and dilemmas that you will face when starting a high-potential startup. Fortunately, this book really covers all the bases and, where Dr. Wasserman is uncertain of a particular dilemma or outcome, he is clear about that as well.

Founders Dilemmas is the result of over a decade of intensive research following the founders of over 10,000 startups in technology and bio-tech. If you are starting any company, you’d be crazy not to read this book. It will really open your eyes and could give you that edge you’ll need to be both king of your venture and rich.

Hear Noam discuss some of his key insights from his work. This is a rare chance to learn from one of the top business professors in the United States and you won’t even have to take a GMAT. Enjoy!

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Why Podcasters Podcast

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Kris Markman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Memphis. She is the author of the paper “Doing radio, making friends, and having fun: Exploring the motivations of independent audio podcasters” which is a detailed survey and analysis of why podcasters podcast. Kris was a special guest on my show and provided amazing insights into the nature of this fast growing and important communication medium. Click on the player below to hear a full replay.

For more information about Dr. Markman, you can go to:
Kris M. Markman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
University of Memphis