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Each situation had differences, but fundamentally, there was a vector where the company had no focus. Each company has an amazing core technology. Each one has a clear mission. But in one case, they don’t know what “word” they own, in another they are serving two entirely different customers that had no relationship to one another, and in the third they were going after three completely different markets with different products. By Brad Feld

Five great financial tips for 30-somethings
Call it your emergency fund, your sleep-well-at-night money or your safety net, but you need it.  At a bare minimum, it should be over $10,000, and realistically it should be four to six months’ salary. (If you are self-employed, a contractor or otherwise have irregular income, you may consider bumping that up towards 6-12 months.)  If you’re making $75,000, you should have at least $25,000 in the bank.  And I mean the bank.  Not in your 401(k), not in an IRA, not your kid’s college fund or that gold you inherited from grandma. By James Osborne
“Be keenly aware! Listen to your customers, listen to your employees. Watch the trends, watch your financials. Talk to competitors, talk to your clients. Ultimately, the answers to most of your questions are right in front of you. Should you expand into a new vertical? What will your new product offering look like? How will you prepare for the future?" By Lisa Ryckman

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After working in Louisville for the since-acquired and shuttered NetDevil on the Lego Universe game from 2008 to 2011, veteran game developer Megan Fox decided to start her own company in Glass Bottom Games. "When I started, I had the grand idea of getting funding for a larger studio and bringing on developers,” she says. By Eric Peterson
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