Marc Andreesen Post on Retaining Great People

Marc Andreesen writes a great post part 2 on Guide for big companies.  For startup a great post on what to raise is here.  His view on retaining people:  1) don’t give up, 2) focus, 3) clean house, 4) promote your best people, 5) simplify and clarify your organization structure, 6) put recruiters to work, 7) ramp up college recruiting, 8 ) communicate within, and 9) shake things up.

Great advice for entrepreneurs.  In today’s tech landscape entrepreneurs are faced with building companies while building a new industry.  Marc’s advice is very strong.  In a previous post one he talks about how much money is the right to raise.  My opinion as commented on his blog was more direct raise as much as possible with as little dilution as possible while maintaining control through the b-round (if you go the venture route).

Video with Marc Andreesen and Robert Scoble of PodTech.  Robert interviewed Marc on his latest startup Ning.

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Author: John

Entrepreneur living in Palo Alto California and the Founder of SiliconANGLE Media

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