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Early in my entrepreneurial career, American Express acquired my first start-up, a company called Competitive Technologies. I remember wondering why a company with seemingly infinite resources would buy my much smaller one. And executives there told me why: there are some aspects of the way start-ups operate that even the world’s most established companies can benefit from.

Here’s a few ways long-standing and even large companies can behave more like start-ups:

Peter Westerman

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