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The Board Operating System

Feld Thoughts

Can you, for example, take the SV’s operating system and drag and drop it into Boulder or Kansas City?

Building A Business Operating System

Feld Thoughts

Ben Huh, the founder/CEO who I adore and love working with, send out a powerful email about how he’s approaching Cheezburger’s next stage of growth, and how he’s thinking about building the business operating system. Well-functioning systems and operational processes. Following is Ben’s email. How do I do that?

Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else?

Feld Thoughts

Then I wrote a post titled  The Board Operating System. A few folks tied together the concepts of Religion and Operating System as an operative metaphor for Silicon Valley. Operating System. The post Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else? Some phrases include: Religion. Frame of Mind.

Startup Boards – Operation Pre-Order

Feld Thoughts

As a result, I’m activating  Operation Pre-order  today. The post Startup Boards – Operation Pre-Order appeared first on Feld Thoughts. My newest book,  Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors , will ship at the end of the month. will announce the winner on Monday morning. Startup Boards startup boards

The Secret Weapon to Scaling: Sales Operations

Seeing Both Sides

asked her what role she was currently playing and my eyes widened when she replied, "sales operations". That's the role of sales operations.

Operating Leverage

David Lee

Probably the useful concept for me in the context of tech was the notion of “operating leverage.” business that has high fixed costs relative to lower variable costs has high operating leverage. If you read his shareholder letters over their 10+ year existence , operating leverage is a common theme. 2001).

Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin

SiliconHills

Lightspeed Systems, which makes education software, announced plans to relocate all of its operations and employees from Bakersfield, Calif. The Bakersfield Californian reports Lightspeed has about 80 employees and most of […] The post Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer

Peter Levine

Yet-to-be-developed applications are waiting to take advantage of this processing capability, and it’s going to require mobile operating system innovation to expose this awesome power. An operating system is one of the most fundamental and important pieces of software.

Startup Life – Operation Win A Dinner With Us

Feld Thoughts

As a result, I’m activating Operation Win A Dinner With Us today. The post Startup Life – Operation Win A Dinner With Us appeared first on Feld Thoughts. My newest book,  Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur , that I wrote with my wife Amy Batchelor , is shipping. Or Win A Contest.

Oracle Cloud: The Quest for Operational Excellence

deal architect

Enterprise tech spending, in contrast, is under all kinds of pressure. He did not.

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Operation Email Purge

Venture Chronicles

I’ve been on a crusade against my gmail inbox and am happy to report deleting over 100k unread emails in just a month. 100k unread emails… something is wrong with the state of email marketing when that happens. Use it. Filters: Wow, where to start? Is:unread is a favorite. “Webinar” is another solid term to search on. Block.

Birchbox Cuts 15 Percent of Staff, Suspends Operations in Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How An iPad POS Can Streamline Your Business Operations

YoungUpstarts

Previous incarnations were clumsy, difficult to operate, not very effective and limited in both functionality and features.

Should you outsource your financial operations?

Version One Ventures

The post Should you outsource your financial operations? This week everyone has been talking about Zirtual – the on-demand virtual assistant company that collapsed on Sunday night, suddenly laying off more than 400 employees (the company now is going to be acquired by Startups.co). It’s the same as with any service provider or vendor.

Startup Communities – Operation Pre-order

Feld Thoughts

As a result, I’m activating  Operation Pre-order today. My newest book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , will ship around the end of the month. All you have to do to be entered is email me the electronic receipt by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night. will announce the winners on Monday morning.

Angie Lawing Wins Startup Boards Operation Pre-Order

Feld Thoughts

The post Angie Lawing Wins Startup Boards Operation Pre-Order appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Just before Christmas I ran a week long pre-order campaign for my new book Startup Boards. It’s officially shipping at this point so if you are interested in it but haven’t yet ordered it, give your friend Brad a solid.

Operating Cash Ratio – The Magic Metric For Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

And by tracking it through a metric called the Operating Cash Ratio (OCR), you will have your thumb on the company’s pulse. An OCR of 0.25 to 0.75

Effective communication tips for operating a business across time zones

The Next Web

The post Effective communication tips for operating a business across time zones appeared first on The Next Web. Entrepreneur Insider

Individualism: How I Operate

Chaganomics

My belief against the innacurate economics of middle class America was greatly cemented when I read Richard Parker's: The Myth of the Middle Class. From that point on I have looked at the middle class American value system as the true destroyer of the environment, the American Dream and the American individual. America needs to change.

Airware: An operating system for drones

Chris Dixon

I’m excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz, along with Google Ventures, is investing $10.7M in Airware , a startup that makes operating systems for flying robots, popularly known as drones. Airware makes operating systems for low-cost, non-military drones. Drones were first developed by the military. startups

Operation ‘Hire a VC’

StartupCFO

So, today, I am pleased to announce Operation Hire a VC. And if you’re an employer and agree with me that VCs would make great team members then come join the cause and implement Operation Hire a VC at your company! The post Operation ‘Hire a VC’ appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. startup

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon

YoungUpstarts

With that said, below we’ll look at four operational features that internet-based businesses should work to improve upon on an ongoing basis: 1.

Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

Code as Craft

In homage to Tumblr’s Phil Collins tribute, we named the first ruby script of our own operations toolset after his bandmate Peter Gabriel.

The truth about Van Halen’s M&M Rider – just good operations.

Business of Software Blog

“In other words, David Lee Roth was no diva; he was an operations master. BoS Insights Operations oor?”. purpose. cations.

Uber is Preparing For A Big 2016 By Partnering With Facebook And Operator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Uber is increasingly leveraging chat and messaging platforms to increase its dominance as a transportation and logistics service marketplace platform

And The Winner Of Operation Pre-Order Is …

Feld Thoughts

The Amazon winner is  Jess Bachman. He’s from Bowmanville, Ontario which Google shows me is an hour east of Toronto. They were correct!

Ordoro Helps Online Retailers Get to the Next Level by Streamlining Backend Operations

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Maybe Ordoro is taking the “Hire slow, fire fast” adage too literally. Austin

Do Windows or Mac Operating Systems Matter?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Increasingly users are spending more time with applications that run in the browser, and rarely interact with the operating system. Not likely.

7 Ways to Cut the Cost of Operations

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When it comes to cutting the cost of operations , most business owners tend to think in terms of the worst case scenario. Your business can continue to succeed if you look at ways to lessen your operational expenses and increase profits. Increase Performance. Make a Budget. And Then Stick to It. Provide Flexible Work Options.

Facebook’s Lobbying Operations “Built for Battle”

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We dig inside the operation's five-point strategy. The prime objective? Its D.C. Recruit heavy hitters. Bush's staff. Play both sides.

Why Your Company Must Have Firm Operational Boundaries

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Without them, small issues can morph into large ones

Operating a business in the age of the ‘brand experience’

The Next Web

The concepts of branding that once applied to physical things got transferred to digital assets such as websites and operating systems.

How to Maintain Startup Values While Operating at Scale

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Operating as a startup at scale can help you hold onto your founding spirit and mission, but requires keen understanding and clear articulation of what your values are as a company

Further Thoughts on Startup Operations

Both Sides of the Table

“I need somebody to run operations.&# never said you shouldn’t have a VP of Operations. Naturally some didn’t.

Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations

ArcticStartup

Denmark Is Crucial For Uber’s Infrastructure. Finding The Best Talent In The Region.

A Simple 6-Item Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Operations Pillar

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are your operations as rock-solid as you think?

How to Keep Operating Like a Startup No Matter How Big Your Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In an interview with Inc. at South by Southwest, Tripadvisor founder Steve Kaufer explains how he keeps the travel giant moving fast.

Every Entrepreneur Has Foundation Beliefs from Which They Operate?Most of Them Just Don't Realize It!

Small Business Force

used them with every company I started or ran, as the foundation for its culture and how I (and therefore, the company) operated.

Sales and Dating: Why Good Salespeople Operate Like eHarmony vs. Other Dating Sites

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Check out how sales and dating are nearly mirror images of each other

3 Signs You Have a Serious Operational Efficiency Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's a leak somewhere. But how do you find it? Look in these three places