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Introduction The Priority Pyramid is a tool I use to stay on track with new consulting clients. It prioritizes how, who, and what I engage in at any given time. It can be overwhelming when thrust into a challenging situation, a code base in dire straits, and a frustrated team. You need a strong pillar of guidance. This article goes over what parts make up the Priority Pyramid from a high level.
I’m trying to write my wrongs, But it’s funny these same wrongs helped me write this song —Kanye West, Touch the Sky Artist: Kanye West Track: Touch the Sky Album: Late Registration Released: 2006 Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. He wanted to hear the story of how we went from doomed in the eyes of the world to a $1.6B outcome with no recapitalization. After I took him through the details including several near bankruptcies, a stock price of $0.35/share, unlimited bad press and 3 separate layoffs where we lost a total 400 employees, he was most amazed by the layoffs. He said that during his over 20 years in the venture capital business, he’d never seen a company recover from consecutive layoffs and achieve a billion dollar plus outcome.
By Craig Driscoll, contributor As the recruiting partner at venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners, I have the privilege of working with some truly remarkable young entrepreneurs. My expertise is in helping them build exceptional teams. While I don't have all the answers, I've seen enough to know what works and what doesn't.
by Michael Fertik | 3:10 PM January 19, 2011 I've been lucky to work with some awesome employees in their twenties. While that formative decade is long and dynamic for each person; in a companion post I've offered some observations on the differences between Generation Z and Generation After-Lehman ; there are some consistencies in how best to manage and motivate excellent twenty-somethings. Younger people are especially hungry both to learn and to receive affirmation that they are doing a good job.