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Sun, 09/25/2011
Mike Quigley knows about cheap shots on ice. Now he’s an expert on being blindsided on the internet and cable TV. Quigley, a Democratic Chicago congressman, had a relatively light Saturday recently. He played ice hockey in the morning, did a beach cleanup with the Sierra Club and hit four block parties in the 32nd, 43rd and 44th Wards. Along the...
Fri, 09/09/2011
Are you having fun yet? As with so many things in life, spending too much time on work that you don’t like has a way of sneaking up on you slowly, without your noticing at first. In the earliest phases of a startup business, of course, founders do everything from balancing the books to taking out the trash to standing in line at the post...
Thu, 09/01/2011
 High school buddies Scott Thompson and Scott Bird had long talked about starting a company. But life and careers got in the way as Mr. Thompson worked his way up in marketing in a big New York financial firm and Mr. Bird became CFO for a liquor distributor. They were making good money but didn't have the cash to start a company on their...
Wed, 08/31/2011
 Fred Wilson is a brilliant and accomplished investor. As an outspoken partner at Union Square Ventures, he has established himself as a thought leader in the startup space. Yet, I can't help but disagree with a recent post of his in which he asserts that startups should focus on users first, brands second. While I understand where he's...
Mon, 08/29/2011
 As a small business owner or an executive in any size business, one of the toughest challenges you face is making important decisions on areas outside your core competencies. So when you hire a web designer or digital agency, sometimes you don’t get what you pay for.Below are ten steps that you and your agency should address during any...
Mon, 08/15/2011
This summer, a group of college students from China interned at the office of the city clerk, Susana Mendoza, and found City Hall, well, a lot different from what they were used to at home. But their comparisons may not be what some Americans would expect. “I’m surprised to see there is no debate in the Council meeting,” said Yana Huang. “There is...