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Entrepreneur Corner: Holiday legal hangovers and where to find a startup internship

Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.

How to avoid a holly, jolly lawsuit at your company party – Office parties are supposed to be festive occasions – and most are. But they can also be liability landmines. Attorney Curtis Smolar offers advice on how to protect your company.20 rules of thumb for building a great startup culture – Your company’s culture is what it falls back on in turbulent times. Scott Weiss, co-founder and former CEO of IronPort Systems, lists 20 rules he’s gathered throughout the course of his career.

The blessings of inexperience – While people use a lot of terms to describe successful entrepreneurs, “they didn’t know any better” is rarely one of them. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, though, says that very ignorance often leads to some of the biggest breakthroughs.

Considering a startup internship? Here’s where to look – Internships are valuable in any circumstance, but when you work at a startup, you’ll have the opportunity to tackle more new challenges and handle increasing responsibilities. Don Rainey, general partner at Grotech Ventures, runs down four ways to find one in your area.

Book review: “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh – As founder of LinkExchange and Zappos, Tony Hsieh has built up some impressive skills when it comes to team building. He discusses those in his new book “Delivering Happiness” – and Javier Rojas, managing director for Kennet Partners, looks at the big ideas and applied knowledge from the book.


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