Founders Flash

This week’s video and articles feature Mark Suster reflecting on mistakes that ruined his first company, discuss the need for a Google Plus page and how to manage your account, identify eight traits which make a top employee, and explain why mobile adtech firm Jumptap chose acquisition over an IPO.

Fail Week: When Mark Suster Believed His Own Start-up’s Hype, And Everything Came Crashing Down – Colleen Taylor, TechCrunch

Mark Suster talks about how he made ‘every mistake’ as a first time entrepreneur.

How to Optimize Google Plus Business Page: A Best Practices Guide – Alicia Porrata, Omisem Media

Here’s why you need a Google Plus page and how you should manage it.

8 Traits of Top Employees – Nathaniel Koloc, Ragan’s Daily

Indispensable employees tend to share these eight common traits.

Why Jumptap Gave Up its IPO Plans – Kyle Alspach, Boston Business Journal

Despite preparations to go public, Jumptap intends to be acquired by competitor Millennial Media.  

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