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In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters.

Going Out With His Boots On

Steve Blank

With 37 mllion people it’s remarkable that California has one of the most pristine and unspoiled coastline in the United States.

Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

guess i've been doing a lot of travel lately, but now that i'm back in California for awhile, there's something i've been meaning to bring up that bothers me.    And seriously: investors don't have to be experts in every field, they just have to know how to assess talent & manage money. Part II!

15 Surprising Perks Employees Love

Up and Running

We have employees located across the Greater Toronto Area and in California. Knowledge about money management. Lunch. It was a disaster!

These 13 Entrepreneurs Didn’t Rely on Stuffy, Old Methods to Choose Their Business Location

Up and Running

As CEO of a California biotech company, it is critical that I have speedy responses to my submissions and queries.” This is no surprise.

Take Advantage of a New Trend: Big Business Looks to Small to Innovate

Up and Running

Managing a Business Operations Strategy Sometimes it’s the smaller business that has more freedom to innovate. Case in Point.

LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements

Scalable Startup

Tom Nora  has recommended your work as Silicon Valley Sales and Sales Management at Mentor Graphics. Yesterday I was checking my LinkedIn and ran across an old colleague/friends bio – Teo Yatman. It will surprise them and cause good will. Here’s the exchange between Teo and me… LINKEDIN RECOMMENDATIONS. time after time.

How SoulCycle Manages to Keep Customers Paying $34 for Spinning Classes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company currently has 18 locations in and around New York and seven in California, and is planning studios in Massachusetts and Washington D.C.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

socaltech.com

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Managed by: Mark Lieberman. Managed by: Kevin Hell. Managed by: Fred H. Silicon Valley.

Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison

SoCal CTO

Steve Gilison worked as a market researcher and product manager at a startup where my company, TechEmpower , did the software / web development.

What Happened in California Yesterday

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The fiscal recklessness of San Francisco voters who easily approved yet more bond packages for school facilities despite zero evidence from the last 20 years that the city government is at all capable of managing money. Totally depressing. In the U.S. Almost immediately, she takes a 14 point lead to the finish line. There's more.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A. In L.A.,

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention.

Mentoring With LivePlan: Success Story

Up and Running

How did you hear about the California BEC Boost business plan competition? Read more about the winners of the California BEC Boost.

Becoming Truly Innovative: A Family Value

YoungUpstarts

Holton is responsible for client relationship development and client service in  Cleary Gull ’s Wealth Management Group. By Robert J. Robert J. Holton

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Startup Professionals Musings

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention.

Make ‘Em Say Wow: 11 Tips For Building A Strong Service Team

YoungUpstarts

In my book “ Uplifting Service “, I wrote about an experience I had while dining at a luxury resort in California. Well, it can!

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Patagonia, the outdoor wear company, was the first company in California to register as a benefit corporation. Image via methodhome.com.

The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Original Title: The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants - A Growing Trend? Under?Pennsylvania's

At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?

YoungUpstarts

Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt!

7 Business Lessons from the Golden Gate Bridge

Up and Running

The graceful design of the Golden Gate Bridge draws your eyes from the ocean up toward the California sky. This Keep building your brand.

How to Protect Your Small Business When Advertising Sales and Discounts [Part 2]

Up and Running

privacy policy is a legal statement that explains how customer or user data is collected, used, managed, and disclosed. The Let’s take a look.

Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back

YoungUpstarts

Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt!

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The PA Fund 1 operations will be managed by Pasadena Angels members Terry Kay and Anthony Valencia. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies.

The 20 Public Colleges With the Smartest Students

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But it''s manageable. Here are the public universities home to the best and the brightest. It''s awesome. The curriculum are great.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II

www.socaltech.com

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Managed by: Bill Gross. Managed by: Mike Jones. Managed by: Scott Painter. Managed by: Patrick Soon-Shiong. Idealab. Funding: Yes.

Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie

SiliconHills

Floodgate’s managing partner. When I moved to California, one of the things I noticed was that the cost […] The post Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Genstar Capital Buys Austin-based Accruent

SiliconHills

Accruent, founded in 1995 in California, had raised $32 million from two investors in two rounds, according to its Crunchbase profile. Austin

In Defense of Multitasking

David Silverman

minute attempt to uncover how many minutes it takes to get back to a task after an interruption yielded a variety of answers — 11, 25, 30 — and links to a lot of dubious research, such as this University of California study of 36 workers and this study that tracked "eleven experienced Microsoft Windows users [3 female]."). 4.

In Defense of Multitasking

David Silverman

minute attempt to uncover how many minutes it takes to get back to a task after an interruption yielded a variety of answers — 11, 25, 30 — and links to a lot of dubious research, such as this University of California study of 36 workers and this study that tracked “eleven experienced Microsoft Windows users [3 female].”).

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th  as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month.

A Look Inside the Fascinating Cannabis Branding and Marketing Boom

crowdSPRING Blog

Florida failed to pass a medical marijuana amendment in 2014, and Prop 19 in California failed to legalize recreational marijuana in 2010.

2 charged in killing NC motel manager arrested in Calif.

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Two people charged in the slaying earlier of a North Carolina motel manager earlier this month have been arrested in California

Should Work Emails Be Banned After 6 PM?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If I followed this email rule, I wouldn''t have clients in California anymore, which would mean less income for me and a more for somebody else.

The Soul of a Project #3: Truth vs. Propaganda

Active Garage

“Truth is the first casualty of war,” is attributed to Senator Hiram Johnson, R-California, 1918. The employee believes something like this, “After they listen to me they’ll just HAVE get management to shape up and then my life will be okay.” This can occur on projects as well. Think of all the political hacks on cable news shows.

Skateboard Empire: Stoked Skateboards

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A California high school student turned a $1,000 loan into a $1 million skateboarding business. It was my biggest hobby. The site was a hit.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Accountability And Leadership

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Don’t get me wrong, underpaying is just as bad, but the right formula when it comes to management and leadership is proper pay and proper respect, which mainly comes in the form of listening. I am the oldest in the office at 29, and the only male. People finger point all the way to middle management, but not to the bank. agree. 4.

How to Market Like an Arrogant Bastard

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stone Brewing doesn''t spend money on advertising, but they still manage to get their message across loud and clear. Here''s how they do it.

Managing The Product Development Lifecycle

UC Berkeley

Creating a website, app, hardware or software product involves an intensive effort on the part of multiple departments within an organization, with the project manager or team at the helm. Makagon leads product strategy, product management, engineering and operations. This post originally appeared on the authors blog..

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.