Amazon is giving its own hardware products a competitive edge by restricting how rival makers of smart speakers, doorbells and other devices advertise on Amazon’s e-commerce marketplace, The Wall Street Journal reported. Device makers such as Roku can’t buy certain key words that would help them advertise their product and highlight it better to consumers within the Amazon marketplace, the...
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Every startup leadership team wrestles with the trade-offs between growth and profitability. This is fitting and ever shall be. What teams don’t reflect on sufficiently is how a flawed compensation philosophy can make those trade-offs far more painful than they could be. As a former entrepreneur, I know that every venture relies on the exceptional efforts of supermotivated professionals,...
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