Billionaire Paul Allen's foundation is funding a new type of evacuation "cocoon" to help fly sick medical workers from West Africa
If you can't beat them, avoid them.
The Pentagon commits to planning for higher temperatures, and retired generals line up to help
Mobile food startups are moving beyond delivery into food prep
Cities relax or abandon purchasing restrictions in a bid to avoid more serious downturn
Ministry of Supply’s Aviator jacket combines the structure of a tailored garment with the functionality of a windbreaker
The Department of Education may double the number of debt collectors who go after defaulted federal student loans
This year's must-have Silicon Valley office accessory: a $199 bear costume
By John Mullins and Randy Komisar
Harvard Business Press; 272 pages; $29.95
Mullins, of the London Business School, and Komisar, a partner at storied venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, argue that entrepreneurs need to be prepared not only to move on from their initial great idea (Plan A), but to build flexible business structures from the get-go. Readiness to turn to Plan B (C, D, E, etc), they say, enables ventures to evolve—and thrive. Silicon Valley-centric, but including plenty of big-name company examples, the book offers thoughtful insights into startup culture.
Listen to Randy Komisar in conversation with Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Helen Walters
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