Sometimes it’s never too late to join a crowded market. Just ask Paul English and Steve Hafner, who today announced an agreement to sell Kayak to Priceline for about $1.8 billion.
Today, Kayak’s promise of ‘One and Done’ is well known as befits a company that fielded 600 million…
The Valley doesn’t need to act as if it’s not interested in money — spending responsibly is a good thing. Focusing on making worthwhile start-ups grow is even better. We already have enough people pretending to be the Sun King.
My must-haves to prevent me burning out are:
- Exercising 2 - 3 times a week
- Eating well (fruits and veggies)
- 8 hours of sleep at least 4 nights a week
- Unplugging totally for at least a week a year
The tools allow Swipely’s 350 merchants in Boston, San Francisco and New York to target their customers with deals based on recent purchase interactions with their small businesses. Merchants can, for instance, send a “we miss you” offer to customers who haven’t made purchases within a certain time period or a “thank you note” offer to those who have visited recently.
Coming back to Sir Richard Branson’s point of view, delegation is one of the most important traits of a leader. What he has always done is find people who are better than him at a task and then he steps out of their way. Contrary to other leaders, he doesn’t micromanage and instead he focuses on the bigger picture. The result is the person whom everyone identifies as an inspirational leader as he bashes into the boardroom and says, “We will offer space-travel to everyone!”.