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Cofee* Fred Destin: How a great entrepreneur deals with complexity

* Reddit’s divorce from Conde Nast: How a social media dream deal fell apart.

* SEC told to change the way it chooses investigations, in order to avoid the type of breakdowns that led to Madoff.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures mixed, London rises early, European shares extend losses, the Nikkei falls 0.5% and both Hong Kong and China shares lose ground.

* Tim O’Reilly: The war for the Web

* What corporate America is reading

* Marvin Clark: 10 reasons to believe we’re in a depression

* I’m still in LA, but good to hear the home state’s unemployment rate actually dropped last month (which is different than growing more slowly).

* Holloywood’s most overpaid stars, from an ROI perspective.

* Live-blog of Al Gore’s speech during yesterday’s GreenBeat event

* John Mack said yesterday that he welcomes –and actually appreciates — increased regulation:

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  • [...] How to deal with complexity. Leading a hyper-growth company means managing ongoing complexity. Venture capitalist Fred Destin asked ex-Match.com VP Joe Cohen, founder of Seatwave, Europe’s largest ticket exchange, for his notes on how to do it well. Beyond the expected nuggets of wisdom–such as push your employees beyond what they think they’re capable of and they’ll feel empowered to deliver, or oversimplify and execute well–there are a couple surprises. For example, Cohen recommends ignoring the first request for anything. “If it’s really important then they will ask again.” He also suggests leaving the office each day with zero emails in your inbox and leaving the office once a week in the middle of the day to hang out with your family, even if only for half an hour. (Hat tip, peHUB) [...]

  • [...] How to deal with complexity. Leading a hyper-growth company means managing ongoing complexity. Venture capitalist Fred Destin asked ex-Match.com VP Joe Cohen, founder of Seatwave, Europe’s largest ticket exchange, for his notes on how to do it well. Beyond the expected nuggets of wisdom–such as push your employees beyond what they think they’re capable of and they’ll feel empowered to deliver, or oversimplify and execute well–there are a couple surprises. For example, Cohen recommends ignoring the first request for anything. “If it’s really important then they will ask again.” He also suggests leaving the office each day with zero emails in your inbox and leaving the office once a week in the middle of the day to hang out with your family, even if only for half an hour. (Hat tip, peHUB) [...]

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