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Moving Beyond “Perimeter” Security to Thwart Hackers

Online security breaches are all over the news today—giant companies ranging from Target to eBay have been hacked. It proves that so-called “perimeter” security, or…


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Aspen Dispatch: An Uncertain Future for Low-Wage Workers

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly six years. Services like Uber and TaskRabbit are providing new, Internet-enabled ways for people to…

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CEOs: Like It or Not, You’re Running a Software Company

What business is your company in? Chances are you’ll answer this question in a pretty focused way –your company is in financial services or telecommunications…

My Key to Hiring? Grit

My daughter has a high IQ. I’ve always sensed it, and eventually, proved it with a test. At least once a month we have this…

Cloudy With a Chance of Trends

Image © 2014 by Jakub Mosur, used with permission. A global land grab for dominance in the public cloud. The rise of OpenStack as a…

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Managing Hypergrowth Without Sacrificing Culture: No Offices or Admins

Any truly successful entrepreneur understands that people are the backbone of a great business.  After starting three companies—and selling two of them—many have called me…



Buyout Power, with Bikes: CEOs Discuss M&A, Europe, Debt at Offsite

This week, nine top executives from Battery’s buyout portfolio gathered in Boulder, Colo. for a two-day retreat focused on cultivating best practices in today’s somewhat…

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