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The Grunt Fund Calculator

To help you form your very own Grunt Fund, we have created an Excel spreadsheet that calculates slices of pie based on the model in the book. The Pie Slicer […]

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My Feelings on Fairness

Treating people fairly in a start-up company means giving them a reward that is proportionate to the contributions made relative to others participating in the business. In other words, if […]

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A La Mode

Throughout the book, Slicing Pie, I reference a variety of additional material designed to supplement or elaborate on the content in the book. You can find this material here. Thank you for reading my […]

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House Cleaning Case Study

In the introduction to Slicing Pie there is a story about partnerships. In the story you and I decide to clean a house together for $50 and things get complicated. […]

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The Early Bird Gets the Pie

One initial concern that I get about Slicing Pie is the fear that founders won’t get enough of the pie even though they were there during the beginning. Most people […]

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Paying Consultant Grunts with Pie

In Slicing Pie I recommend providing a sliding scale buyout to freelancers and consultants who provide services to the company.  In this scenario the consultant can earn up to 200% […]

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The Good Way to Say Good Bye

There are four circumstances under which a person can leave your company based on two variables. The variables are “how” and “why”. The how can be that they decided to leave or you fired them; the why can be for good reason or for no good reason.

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Slicing Pie: A Guide to Dividing Up Early-Stage Start-up Equity

First Published on Tech Cocktail (Tech.co) Not long ago, I was approached by one of my students at Northwestern, who was distraught over a situation in a fledging company that […]

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Slicing Pie: a Primer in Dividing Up Early-Stage Equity

Fairness starts with laying out the rules and agreeing to follow them. This means that we need to allocate equity based on a set of rules.

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