Why I do all my recruiting through LinkedIn

By rebekahcampbell | August 19, 2014

Recruiting the right team member is always difficult. I start off knowing that I need someone to perform a task, and imagine what qualities that person might possess. How, in a sea of people, can...

Letting someone go with dignity

By rebekahcampbell | August 7, 2014

Obviously, it’s no fun to get fired. But it’s also no fun to be the one doing the firing. I have heard it said that the stress of terminating someone’s employment can reduce your lifespan....

When hiring employees in poorer countries, difficult moral questions arise

By rebekahcampbell | July 22, 2014

The Posse team in Manila. Credit Posse. Earlier this year, I wrote about the issues I’d encountered while building an outsourced office in another country. We’ve now expanded to a team of 14 in Manila, and...

How I’m trying to manage my online brand

By rebekahcampbell | July 16, 2014

I met recently with a large Silicon Valley venture fund. My company is not raising money at the moment, but the fund had heard about Posse and reached out to me online. Since I was...

How I learned to build and appreciate a good board

By rebekahcampbell | July 2, 2014

Rebekah Campbell getting Bill Tai to sign up to join the Posse board along with Rick Baker. When I started Posse, I knew nothing about company boards or their value. The family lawyer who helped...

Keeping a Cash-Starved Start-Up on Track

By rebekahcampbell | June 19, 2014

In a start-up, there’s always too much to do and not enough time or money to do it. There are never enough people to fix what’s broken and never enough resources to develop the next...

What I’m looking for in a new partner

By rebekahcampbell | June 5, 2014

I’ve always been a solo achiever. I’m an only child, and at school I excelled at individual sports like long-distance running. But when I started my first music business at 24, I decided I was...

How I learned to recruit an A-Plus team

By rebekahcampbell | May 29, 2014

I’ve always struggled to hire the right people. Often, candidates who respond well during the interview process turn out to be disappointing after they start. Within two weeks, I know I’ve made a mistake. When...

If you can’t raise $100,000, ask for $1 million

By rebekahcampbell | May 21, 2014

In my first post this year, “The Start-Up Vortex of Doom,” I wrote about how I scrounged for cash in 2013, trying to build a company and keep the team motivated. We often came perilously close...

How changing my body language helped me close deals

By rebekahcampbell | May 15, 2014

In recent posts, I have written about my attempts to get better at pitching for investment capital in general and closing deals in particular. A related issue that I’d like to address is my body...