Monday, March 10, 2008

Startup Advice, Mark Cuban Vs. Jason Calacanis

Whom would you rather take startup advice from, multimillionaire internet guru Jason Calacanis or multibillionaire Mark Cuban?

Jason recently posted "How to save money running a startup (17 really good tips)" which in turn sparked the posts "Calacanis Fires People Who Have A Life at TechCrunch and "Calacanis: Working at Mahalo is Like Prison Except We Gots Better Coffee" at Center Networks. A heated debate followed questioning Jason poor choices in business tactics for "Firing people who are not workaholics".

In response to Jason's post came Mark Cuban's post "A Couple of My Rules for Startups". In his post Mark pokes a few jabs at Jason, pointing out a few questionable spending areas and a few great ideas to help along employee relations.

Upon reading both you can see a few areas of similarity. Both are focused around cutting costs and raising employee productivity. However Jason's approach looks more of that or a forced labor camp. Run things with a firm hand, lots of fear and a domineering attitude. While Mark's ideas and approach are a little more open and casual. Increasing productivity through desire and positivity.

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