Fight the Jerks

Barret, Victoria Murphy
July 2007
Forbes Asia;7/2/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p68
The article features Lars Dalgaard, owner of software firm SuccessFactors. The company sells software to help companies track employee performance, manage succession planning and align pay with company goals. He came to the U.S. in 1988 after dropping out of Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. In July 2001, he raised $1 million from Greylock Partners and relaunched the firm, taking advantage of the technology burst to acquire complex software architecture.


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