How Dayton Recognized the Earthlink.net Opportunity The current study examines how Sky Dayton recognized and exploited the EarthLink opportunity. In the process of addressing this topic, the good and bad decisions Dayton made when he began to grow EarthLink are analyzed. The current study also evaluates the benefits and effectiveness of incubators for accelerating the start-up of a new venture. In the light of the Dot-Com debacle, the question of whether a role for incubators still exists in the start-up process is addressed. Based on the experience and knowledge of Dayton and Winebaum, discussion concludes with a final recommendation concerning what they should do next. How Dayton Recognized and Exploited the Earthlink.net Opportunity In...The end:
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