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January 1, 2021 - Issue #19

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Editor's Pick

James C Wetherbe

Becoming the Best: A Journey of Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance

Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze was once asked if he ever thought about closing Best Buy if it did not meet certain benchmarks for financial returns. Schulze responded with relaxed confidence: "No, there was never a point I would have thrown in the towel; failure was not an option." That quote explains much of what is to be learned from Schulze's book.

Richard M. Schulze. Idea Platforms, 2011

Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze

While "Becoming the Best" was published a decade ago, the takeaways from Dick Schulze's book remain great operating principles for anyone who runs a business.

Jon Eckhardt

A quick primer on cap tables

Cap Tables are spreadsheets that show the ownership of a company. Here is a link to a short primer on cap tables.

Professor Howard Aldrich's Teaching Site

Professors, as you are making preparations to teach in Spring 2021, Professor Howard Aldrich's site includes useful teaching insights derived from years of wisdom and practice.

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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation