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Why Fair Market Value is Fair

The fair market value of anything is the price a rational buyer would agree to pay a rational seller for it. For instance, the fair market value of a pop-up hot dog toaster is about $20. I know this because I reviewed prices from a number of online re-sellers and I consider myself a rational […]

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Pie Policy

A company policy is a rule of conduct that is designed to serve the interests of both the company and the individual. Policies are shared with employees and help them do their job. Company policies are usually spelled out in a company handbook or similar document.

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Seth Godin: On pie

On pie “This is all the pie I received, but that’s okay.” “I have a small piece of pie, but others have an even smaller piece, so I’m sharing mine.” “I want all the pie.” “I don’t want all the pie, just your piece.” “The pie isn’t big enough for all of us, I’m going […]

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Slicing Pie Case Study: statUP

The team used Slicing Pie during the critical bootstrapping phase of statUP and were able to terminate the Pie when they raised a seed round of funding in December of 2016. Isaiah said his experience was very positive, “we couldn’t have gotten where we are without Slicing Pie. We are grateful for the concept. Even though, ironically, once understood it sounds more ‘normal’ than alternatives!”

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Overcoming Objections to Slicing Pie

Slicing Pie is a new way of thinking about very old problem. Many smart people suffer from fear of the new (Neophobia) and fear of change (Metathesiophobia). Slicing Pie requires people to not only consider something new, but also change the way they think about a problem that’s been around since the Paleolithic era when […]

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Re-Calibration Tool

Use this spreadsheet to determine how many shares the company should buy-back from participants so the new split aligns with the Slicing Pie allocation. Buying back shares, rather than issuing new shares, could help avoid unnecessary taxes. Talk to a Slicing Pie Lawyer about what’s best for you!  

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Lump-Sum Payments

Occasionally, an individual will need (or want) cash for their own use. If the company is in a position to provide cash, it can do so by making a lump-sum payment to the individual in any amount. In Slicing Pie, cash payments reduce at-risk contributions so when a lump -sum payment is made it will […]

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Introducing The Slicing Pie Handbook

The Slicing Pie Handbook teaches, guides and inspires entrepreneurs to boldly enter business partnerships knowing that financial gains will be fairly distributed to all participants. The book provides actionable, detailed instructions for creating an airtight business partnership in a world where unfair agreements are the rule, not the exception.

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I Want My Money Back! Losing Investors in Slicing Pie

Although I don’t think it happens very often (at least in my experience), sometimes people who invest their money in a startup get cold feet and want their money back. Conversely, founders may accept investments that they later decide they do not need. Slicing Pie is designed to accommodate unforeseen changes of heart when it […]

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