Following up on the job candidate who was ‘checking out the waitress’

By rebekahcampbell | November 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that asked whether a female boss can manage a chauvinist. I’ve struggled with this issue for many years, and from your replies it’s clear that other women...

My struggle to manage our lawyers

By rebekahcampbell | October 23, 2014

I don’t really enjoy working with lawyers, yet every time I start a new relationship with one I’m filled with hope. They seem impressive in their fancy suits and expensive offices. They woo me with...

An introvert’s guide to networking

By rebekahcampbell | October 15, 2014

Every week, I get invited to another “must attend” business event sure to be full of important people who could affect my business. I know I should go, but it’s a chore. All too often,...

When women manage men in tech

By rebekahcampbell | October 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, my business partner and I interviewed a candidate for a senior communications role at Posse. We met at a coffee shop and he seemed perfect: charming, smart and passionate about our...

It’s hard for start-up owners to find good advice

By rebekahcampbell | September 25, 2014

A lot of people want to tell me how to run Posse. At the moment we’re deciding whether to raise a large capital round and go for growth or keep things tight and focused. Both...

The problem with going into business with a friend

By rebekahcampbell | September 15, 2014

I spent a recent night consoling an associate who had fallen out with her best friend. They tried to start a business together, and she quit her high-paying job to do it. Three months in,...

How investors can kill a business without losing money themselves

By rebekahcampbell | September 3, 2014

This is the story of a trap into which I’ve fallen twice at Posse. Investors often set the trap unknowingly – no harm is intended – while they are figuring out whether they would like...

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....

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...