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A tale of two taxis

My favorite way to travel in Paris is the metro, but when I was in Paris for LeWeb last month, I ended up getting a ride in two taxis, one a traditional Paris taxi, the other, an Uber. In light of the controversy surrounding France’s new 15-minute law, and the violence that has erupted in […]

How to hire your startup’s next great employee (and avoid the duds)

What’s the single most important factor driving the success of a startup? A brilliant idea? Lots of investment capital? Nope. Great hiring. The best idea, no matter how well funded, isn’t worth a thing without a team of smart, dedicated people who can work together effectively. This post will give you some rules to follow when putting together a strong team through hiring.