Research suggests the majority of mergers and acquisitions fall short of achieving their strategic objectives. So why is Yahoo! acquired so many startups? By Frieda Edgette (Founder, Novos) Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is making headlines again. As part of its growth strategy, Yahoo! is racing to bring on tech talent by acquiring small startups. Research [...]
Posts Tagged "Company Culture"
Leveraging your unique vision, values and resiliency to craft a culture right for you. By Frieda Edgette (Founder, Novos) With the mainstream media and blogosphere abuzz the past few weeks of women tech executives (thank you Marissa and
Can you address work-life balance without sacrificing productivity? By Maggie Spicer (Founder & Chief Creative, Whisk SF) One of the best reasons to live and work in San Francisco is the incredible set of unique bakeries, farmer’s markets, yoga studios, wine bars and other brick-and-mortars in each neighborhood. But if you don’t have the time [...]
In an increasingly competitive knowledge-based economy, employers need to keep thinking outside the box to create a playful atmosphere that drives a sense of community. By Leah Eichler (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics) On a recent Friday afternoon, Michael De Monte, CEO of Scribble Technologies Inc sat in his downtown Toronto office waiting for an ice cream [...]
There are three key ingredients to a great culture boosting activity. By Pam Selle (Developer, Paperless Post) One of the things I like most about my current workplace is the culture. In an aggressive tech hiring environment, buffing up on how to build a great culture is definitely worth the time. At Paperless Post, we [...]
By Dr. Jane LeClair (Dean, School of Business and Technology, Excelsior College) Fifty-six percent of women working in technology vanish from their field in mid-career. That’s 56 percent. Think about that number for a second. For every woman entering a tech field such as engineering or software development after college graduation, there is a higher [...]
By Ooshma Garg (Founder & CEO, Gobble) Building Gobble has been the ride of a lifetime. In just six months, we have enjoyed a number of early successes: fundraising $1.2M from top Silicon Valley investors, launching on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle, and seeing happy repeat use of the service from families [...]