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Is Your Business Partner Helping or Hurting Your Business?

What I've found is that partnerships seem to work well in startups, but lose their luster and even turn toxic when a company grows up. Learn from my experiences.

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  1. Should Microsoft spin off its consumer business?

    Highmark Capital Management Director Todd Lowenstein and UBS senior analyst Brent Thill debate whether Microsoft should spin off all or part of its consumer business.

  2. Extreme Networks CEO on strategy for growth

    Extreme Networks CEO Chuck Berger on the areas of growth for the company.

  3. Should Microsoft Spin Off Consumer Business?

    The private investment firm of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen reportedly wants the tech giant to consider spinning off its consumer business, which in...

  4. Housing-Related Stocks Stumble on Grim Data

    This morning's disappointing pending home sales report is fueling worries that the housing market, one of the drivers of the economy since the recession, is losing s...

  5. Gates, Ballmer seek re-election to Microsoft board

    Chairman Bill Gates and retiring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are standing for re-election to Microsoft Corp's board of directors, despite recent moves by some inve...

  6. Why 'Prisoners' is one the year's best films

    Ashley Dvorkin and Fox 411 movie critic Justin Craig on Hugh Jackman's intense 'Prisoners' and James Gandolfini's final role in the lovely 'Enough Said'

  7. America's Richest People Have Small Business Roots

    For small business owners who dream of making it to the big time, this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans should serve as motivation.

  8. Students find alternatives to costly textbooks

    The cost of college textbooks has jumped 82 percent in the last decade and now students have new alternatives to pricey bookstores, including downloading resource material for free online and renting books at a fraction of the price of purchasing

  9. Chronology: Steve Ballmer's tenure as Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced on Friday that he would retire in 2014, 13 years after he took over the dominant personal computer software c...

  10. 7 Signs of a True Entrepreneur

    Just because you wear a black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers doesn't mean you'll fit the shoes of the late Steve Jobs. This is what makes an entrepreneur.

  11. Paul Allen gaining respect with sports, real estate moves

    Paul Allen, the lesser known co-founder of Microsoft Corp, has struggled for decades to make his mark as a business mogul beyond the software company he started with...

  12. Full episode: 'Red Eye' 11/14/12

    Diane Macedo, Greg Gutfeld, Michael Moynihan on whether Victoria's Secret should have apologized for headdress

  1. Lowe's Leads Rally in Housing Stocks

    Stocks that benefit from an improving housing market are rallying. Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) is a big winner after reporting strong sales gains last quarter. But the gains e...

  2. Suddenly, It's Cool to Be Microsoft

    Sunday, January 22, 1984. It was a cold day in Dallas but I was warm – probably because I was already on my second or third beer at what was shaping up to be a class...

  3. Housing Stocks Slide as Building Permits Disappoint

    Housing-related stocks are coming under pressure today after building permits, a reliable gauge of future housing activity, fell more than expected in December. Stil...

  4. Time to Quit Your Day Job? 5 Ways to Know

    Considering a career change to follow your dream and do great things? Here are five things to do before you take the plunge.

  5. Former Secret Service Agent on Life Inside the Bubble

    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino talks about why he left the agency and decided to run for political office.

  6. Networking Tips From Richard Branson

    Entrepreneur Richard Branson says succeeding in business is all about making connections. Here is his advice on making professional relationships a key asset.

  7. Microsoft Whittles Down CEO Short List

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reportedly pruned its long list of CEO candidates down to eight names, including five external candidates that are headlined by Ford (NYS...

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