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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