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Wise, practical, and profitable letters to entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and business owners in every field -- from a leading executive, investor, and business founder

More than 600,000 new businesses are launched each year. How can a start-up find the funding it needs to survive? When, if at all, should a company go public? How does an entrepreneur build and manage a workplace -- and create a lasting legacy?

Maynard Webb has helped found, fund, and grow dozens of successful companies, and has driven strategic change at Salesforce, eBay, Everwise, and Visa, among other worldwide corporations. Known for offering savvy insight, encouragement, and a dose of reality in the form of engaging personal letters to a select group of business leaders, Webb now shares his lessons with the rest of America's aspiring entrepreneurs -- at any age and stage in their careers -- in Dear Founder.

Featuring more than eighty inspiring, informative, and instructive letters, Dear Founder is rich with sound advice on an array of business topics, from turning your idea into a reality to building a culture, to reaching key financial goals. This book is an indispensable guide to navigating the realities, risks, and rewards of being your own boss -- and founding the company of your dreams.



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Maynard Webb

Maynard Webb (Silicon Valley, CA) is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN) , a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. Webb is currently the chairman (and was formerly the CEO) of LiveOps, a cloud based call center with a community of 20,000 agents, and a board member at both salesforce.com and Yahoo! Previously he was the COO of eBay, where he created organizational processes and day-to-day structures that enabled eBay to grow from $140 million in revenue to more than $6 billion in 2006. Webb has also served on several public and private boards including Gartner, Niku, Extensity, Hyperion, Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks) , Baynote, and AdMob (acquired by Google) where he was also one of the first investors. He contributes to The Huffington Post, has been featured as a guest blogger on CNBC, CIO and Forbes, and appears frequently in major media such as The Economist, BusinessWeek, and GigaOM. In 2004 he and his wife, Irene, created the Webb Family Foundation. For more information, please visit www.rebootingwork.com.



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