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Nine hiring checkpoints

October 12, 2012 by

Between AdVentures and our portfolio companies, we're no strangers to hiring. Personally, I've hired nearly one-hundred people in the past five years. Some have been fantastic hires and long-term fits. Others have been terrible. Throughout the process, we've developed a set of rules so we land more of the long-term people – and fewer short-timers. Trust, but verify: Ah, yes, there's nothing like kicking off a list with a Ronald Reagan quote. The wisdom couldn't be more accurate. Regardless of what people claim in an interview or on a résumé, be sure to verify the accuracy. For some people, somehow, references tend to magically …  read more

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Meet the CoMo community. A startup tour of Columbia, Missouri

January 31, 2012 by

I love Columbia, Mo. It's vibrant and artsy. It's highly educated. It's full of opportunity and has the No. 4 ranked basketball team in the country (sorry … couldn't resist). A few months ago, the community inspired me to write an article, "5 Advantages Of Small Town Entrepreneurial Living," about why I choose to live in the Midwest and make Columbia …  read more

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