How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Harvard Business Review

But back in 2010, Chris Trimble criticized 20% time both for being expensive and for emphasizing ideas over execution. Schmidt himself recounted part of his experience at Google in a 2010 article , which describes at length the company’s “quirky” Dutch auction IPO.

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A Story on Importance of Processes: From Subroto Bagchi


This book journals growth of MindTree from idea to IPO. Process Improvement , Quality | Tanmay February 15, 2010 3 Comments By L M Foong pr , March 30, 2010 @ 2:28 pm I faced with similar situation when I tried to emphasise on process approach to certain category of employees who claimed they do not need a process to perform their duties. A Round Up of My Writing in March 2010 Other Links to this Post QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!


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Early Exits - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

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CEO Blog - Time Leadership Monday, November 15, 2010 Early Exits Angel investors and VCs all like to sell one of their portfolio companies. His thesis is that most businesses sell in the $10-30M range so it is best for angel investors to push for a sale at that point which can provide a great return for the angels and for the entrepreneurs rather than holding on, raising VC funds and trying for the big IPO or $100M+ sale.

Gone Fishing for Answers to the Work/Life Balance Conundrum

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Alibaba Looks More Like GE than Google

Harvard Business Review

Alibaba, the Chinese internet titan that filed for an IPO in the U.S. last week, could be the largest tech IPO in history. But Alibaba doesn’t look much like Facebook, Google, or even Amazon. Instead, it operates more like GE.

Why GM's Gratitude Is Worth Sharing

Harvard Business Review

Two years have now passed, GM has repaid part of the bailout, and it just executed a successful IPO. Post-IPO, GM isn't seen as spending taxpayer money on advertising. The fact is, this is 2010 and the bailout happened. Gratitude is good. And not only in the holiday season. According to a recent Wall Street Journal subhead, "Grateful People Are Happier, Healthier Long After the Leftovers Are Gobbled Up."

How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

Harvard Business Review

If you had asked Singaporeans in 2010 to identify a successful local start-up, they might have paused for a few minutes before mentioning Creative Labs. With the cautionary notes in mind, I arrived in Singapore in March 2010. “You are crazy.”

Why WikiLeaks Matters More (And Less) than You Think

Harvard Business Review

That's why the traditional understanding of everything from GDP to " jobs " to " profit " to " IPO " is limited. Rather than seeing WikiLeaks through the lens of morality or national security , let's look at it through an institutional lens. To those of you who've been reading this blog for a while, that may be second nature. But to the newcomers, let me explain what I mean. Perhaps the most basic economic institution is GDP.

What to Do When Your Boss Says No

Harvard Business Review

The company started as a single store, but about a decade later it was a national chain on the heels of filing an IPO. In 2010 I spent an afternoon with one of CEO Mike’s highest-performing store managers, a person I will call Ethan. Several years ago I sat down with the CEO of a fast-growing retail business. I asked the CEO, whom I’ll call Mike, about the secret of his company’s rapid growth. His answer blew me away. “Say no!”


Case Study: An Angel Investor with an Agenda

Harvard Business Review

Why would an IPO be so bad? Editors' Note: This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. If you'd like your comment to be considered for publication, please be sure to include your email address. Gloria Londoño scanned the tables at the Opera restaurant. Victor Serna was sitting at one in the corner, drumming his fingers on the white tablecloth. She caught his eye and gave a small wave.

Europe’s Other Crisis: A Digital Recession

Harvard Business Review

While 44% of EU residents shopped online in 2014, a paltry 15% bought from another member state; barely up by six and a half percentage points since 2010, according to the European Commission’s (EC) “Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2015.”

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Just How Risky Is Entrepreneurship, Really?

Harvard Business Review

By contrast, of 5,000 businesses started in 2004, almost 56% were still in business in 2010, despite suffering through a brutal economic downturn. A quarter of first-time venture-backed firms are acquired for at least $50 million or file for an IPO. There are two views on entrepreneurship in America: the first (largely feigned), that it is a pure virtue like freedom of speech or religion, and the second (real) attitude that it is largely a game for the naïve.

How Chinese Companies Can Develop Global Brands

Harvard Business Review

Also, while China’s outward-bound foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown from an annual average of below $3 billion before 2005 to more than $60 billion in 2010 and 2011, only one third of Chinese companies have seen international revenue meet expectations, according to Accenture.


When a Product Fails, Find a New Direction

Harvard Business Review

Cephalon's IPO was in 1991, part of the second wave of biotechnology companies to sell shares to the public. By 2010, sales exceeded $2B. Baldino passed away in 2010, but his actions offer an example for CEOs today. Your company has just developed an amazing new product. Years of development, energy, and, of course, money have gone into it. Hype and excitement behind the launch pushes it into high gear.

Enabling the Natural Act of Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review

For example, it is nearly impossible for scaling ventures in many countries, including Brazil and Denmark, to count on an IPO for a successful exit. Having startup policies without taking care of access to IPO markets is like having a fast new ramp onto a pot-holed dirt road.

What BMW’s Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can’t

Harvard Business Review

Among the 30 top companies in seven of the largest industries, almost half had a VC-fueled accelerator in 2015, up from just 2% in 2010. Talented founders know that corporations simply cannot replicate the deep experience private VCs have in starting companies, nor their expertise in assisting startups with complex challenges such as deal making, business modeling, resolving disputes among founders, executing a successful IPO, and so on.

How the Market Ruined Twitter

Harvard Business Review

The quote comes from author, tech thinker, and now public-TV personality Steven Johnson: “The history of the Internet suggests that there have been cool Web sites that go in and out of fashion and then there have been open standards that become plumbing,” he told David Carr of The New York Times in January 2010. Then, after a few of those investors ousted co-founder and CEO Ev Williams in a boardroom coup late in 2010, Twitter raised another $1.2

How to Know If a Spin-Off Will Succeed

Harvard Business Review

A 2010 meta-analysis detailed many of the different issues that make divestiture so hard to evaluate consistently.

An Insider’s Account of the Yahoo-Alibaba Deal

Harvard Business Review

A 2010 Harvard Business School case by Julie M. billion — the world’s biggest internet offering since Google’s IPO in 2004. capital markets in what is estimated to be one of the largest IPOs ever. Editor’s note: When the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public, as it will soon, Yahoo will earn many times its significant original stake in the company — a surprising ending to a tale of experimentation and discovery.


Blinded by Facebook

Harvard Business Review

When big business leaders think about social media they tend to focus on three things: innovative technologies, marketing applications, and IPOs — the three factors that make Facebook and Twitter so hot. In 2010, Greenpeace spent 10 million euros on investigations, more than many "major" news organizations.


How Israeli Startups Can Scale

Harvard Business Review

In 2014, for example, 18 IPOs raised a record-breaking $9.8 From 1995–2010, the Israeli startup ecosystem was not focused on creating big companies. What was once the story of ICQ’s $287 million exit to AOL is now the story of MobileEye’s NYSE IPO and $12 billion market capitalization. Israel has been branded the “startup nation.” ” For good reason: A tiny country of only 8 million people — 0.1%

In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Harvard Business Review

In 2010, one of us was sitting in a room at the Harvard Business School with Eric Ries and a number of budding entrepreneurs. Investors are involved for the long haul, understanding that startup managers will have to experiment and fail along the way to a successful IPO.

A simple cure for the Buzzword Bingo | Rajesh Setty

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In terms of exit strategy , our goal is an IPO but at the right price and the right partner, we won’t exclude the acquisition option. © 2005 - 2010 Rajesh Setty Podcast Powered by podPress (v8.8 HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog. Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself.


Business Should Focus on Sociality, Not Social "Media"

Harvard Business Review

In March 2010, I wrote a post called "The Social Media Bubble" ; controversial at the time, it's perhaps less so now: once-heavily touted social media stocks, the prizes of both Silicon Valley and Wall St — Groupon and Zynga, for example — would, had you invested in them at IPO, done a neat job of blowing a hole the size of the vanished polar icecaps in your 401K. The majority of people worldwide wouldn't care if two thirds of brands disappeared tomorrow.

The Problem with Groupon's Business Model

Harvard Business Review

billion to Google just a few short months ago, in November of 2010. The smart money went along, with Groupon valued at $15-20 billion, according to some observers anticipating rich pickings in the IPO-to-come. Groupon is poised for its debut as a public company. One of the fastest growing of the recent hatch of Internet darlings, the deal-a-day company was worth $5.3 Somewhat astonishingly, Google's offer was spurned and the company set its sights on going public.


Angie's List vs. Groupon

Harvard Business Review

The Wall Street Journal reported that their sales were $59 million in 2010 and rose 40% in the first half of 2011, with the company reportedly heading toward an IPO in the near future. A few weeks ago, I created a bit of a flutter in this space by stating that I didn't think Groupon's business model was all that robust for the long term.

The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress

Harvard Business Review

We analyzed required public disclosure information about congresspeople’s stock holdings as compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics , a nonpartisan nonprofit, in combination with a sample of S&P 500 performance data from 2005 to 2010. did not allow a vote to come up that, if passed, would have materially affected her stock in Visa (not to mention that she and her husband participated in an IPO around the same time the legislation was moving through the House).

All Hail the Failure Sector

Harvard Business Review

FailCon 2010 took place on October 25th in San Francisco. But we also bet it isn't your usual perspective on the world of VCs and IPO lawyers. Since at least the 1980s (the era of deregulation, that is, over which Alfred Kahn presided) managers of big companies have been upbraided for their intolerance to risk. Certainly, that's a fair accusation.