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Entrepreneur Corner: Motivating employees and leveraging the human cloud

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

Why governments don’t get startups – Government entrepreneurship policies might sound like a good idea, but serial entrepreneur Steve Blank notes they’re generally doomed to failure, since (with one exception) governments fail to define the different types of startups in the market.

5 ways to motivate employees (beyond stocks and salary) – With the ongoing economic crisis, many companies have had to cut back on salary bumps and bonuses, but John Amato, CEO of Marketsharing, suggests five ways to both attract and retain employees that won’t put a big strain on your budget.

Surefire ways to protect your IP – Hackers aren’t just focusing on big corporations these days. There’s a concerted effort to attack startups and small businesses – meaning security may be the most important thing your company does in its early days. Rob Marano, president and CEO of InDorse Technologies, gives four ways to ensure you stay safe.

Leveraging the ‘human cloud’ for successful remote collaborationWorking remote is becoming more and more common for startups, but that can make communication more difficult. Andrew Filev, founder and CEO of Wrike, offers five ways to keep things running smooth.

How the idea of ideas is killing innovation – A great idea doesn’t mean a successful launch. Often, it means a miserable one. Riley Gibson, co-founder and CEO of Napkin Labs, looks at the fatal flaws of some failed strategies and lists what went wrong.


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