Luis Marinelli

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The Art of Critical Thinking for Startup Success Critical thinking is the most undervalued skill in the business world today. In an age where information is constantly bombarding us, employees must navigate a complex set of decisions every day. To make the right choices, they need to be able to separate fact from fiction and ask the right questions. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to evaluate the reliability of their sources, and this can cause significant problems for...

about 1 year ago • 2 min read
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The Art of Firing with Dignity and Respect - A Step-by-Step Guide Hello there and welcome to the 5th edition of my newsletter! As a manager or HR professional, handling terminations is a crucial but delicate part of the job. It's important to approach the process with sensitivity and professionalism, not just for the employee being terminated but also for the morale of the rest of the team. In this newsletter, we will guide you through the best practices for terminating an employee with...

about 1 year ago • 4 min read
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How To Read The Profit And Loss Statement Like A Pro (Even If You Failed Accounting 101 In College) Understanding your P&L is one of the basic finance skills you need as a founder. I’ve seen many founders delegate finance to their accountants without rolling up their sleeves and getting into the detail. Not understanding what happens in your P&L can get you in trouble really fast. Understanding the P&L is a foundational finance skill to understand how your business is doing. Now, let’s dive...

about 1 year ago • 2 min read
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The Balance Sheet: Why Entrepreneurs Can't Afford to Ignore It and How to Take Control As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of growing your business and generating revenue. You might be focused on your P&L and other performance metrics, but it's important not to ignore the balance sheet. Understanding your balance sheet is key to understanding the health of your business, and many entrepreneurs struggle with this financial statement because they find it...

about 1 year ago • 2 min read
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5 Must-Have Traits for Hiring a Knockout Executive: Insights from Keith Rabois As an entrepreneur, CEO or hiring manager, one of the most important tasks you will have is bringing the right talent onto your team. This is especially true for executive hires, as these individuals have the potential to greatly impact the direction and success of your company. But how do you go about interviewing and evaluating potential candidates? The first step in interviewing an executive is to determine...

about 1 year ago • 2 min read
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Adaptive Leadership Styles So, you wanna know more about leadership styles, huh? Well, buckle up because I've got a lot to say on the topic. See, I used to think that there was only one way to lead a team. I mean, I got my first promotion and thought I had it all figured out. I was gonna be the boss, make sure everyone was working efficiently, and follow the rules. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. A few months into my new role, my team was burned out and demotivated. The quality of our work was...

about 1 year ago • 3 min read
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