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Top CEOs

The November issue of Harvard Business Review published a ranking of the best performing CEOs in the world.  The ranking is based on a scientific approach — crunching the available data not on reputation or anecdote. The ranking’s methodology focused on data points such as the increase in total shareholder

http://poluscapital.com/2014/11/top-ceos/Top CEOsCEOcover_1

Building a Mega-Board

When growing a business, one of the most valuable assets a CEO should build and leverage is a strong board of directors.  In a recent article on ReadWrite, Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, aggregated 12 tips entrepreneurs believe are most important when creating a startups’ board of

http://poluscapital.com/2014/08/building-mega-board/Building a Mega-Boardboard image_1

Know When To Listen

If you’ve ever been to a startup conference or pitchfest, you’ve seen it — the ultra-aggressive, non-stop talker, know-it-all entrepreneur.  This Type A personality wants to constantly convince anyone who’ll listen that his product is superior, the market opportunity is endless, and his company is going to break into profitability

http://poluscapital.com/2014/08/know-listen/Know When To Listenlisten_1

Does Your Business Plan Have What It Takes?

As investors, we review hundreds of business plans every year and are frequently asked what makes a good one — one enticing enough for an investor to take a closer look and possibly invest.  The short answer is “it depends on the business”, but the simplest and most important is

http://poluscapital.com/2014/06/business-plan-takes/Does Your Business Plan Have What It Takes?bizplan2.0

Play the game you know you can win

It’s a competitive world out there.  No one knows this more than an entrepreneur — someone who’s broken away from the pack and started a business. As we’ve written before, the “fail-fast” school of thought is well-respected in the investor community.  Whether failure is determined quickly or not for many

http://poluscapital.com/2014/05/play-game-know-can-win/Play the game you know you can winplanning_1

Recognize Your Limitations When Growing Your Biz

In the video below, Hemant Shah, CEO of RMS, speaks to a group at Stanford.  As an entrepreneur, he explains one of the hardest lessons he learned was the recognition of one’s own limitations, by having the humility and the self-awareness to not stand in the way of what’s needed to

http://poluscapital.com/2014/04/recognize-limitations-growing-biz/Recognize Your Limitations When Growing Your Bizlimits_1