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CEO Problems

Feld Thoughts

Recently, I was talking to a CEO of a company I’m on the board of. We were discussing a problem in the category of something new Is f *d up in my world every day. He gave me a great idea. He apparently plays a game with his young (I think around 10 years old) daughter. When they are sitting around in the evening, she occasionally says “Daddy, give me a CEO problem.” ” He does, she thinks about it a little, and then gives him a solution.

Silver alerts issued for Winston-Salem, Germanton women

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Two Triad women have been declared as missing and endangered Sunday by a state law-enforcement agency


This 1 Piece of Advice Could Make Or Break Your Career

Steve Blank

There’s no handbook on how to evaluate and process “suggestions” and “advice” from a boss or a mentor. But how you choose to act on these recommendations can speed up your learning and make or break your career. Here’s what to keep in mind: I had a team of students working on an arcane customer problem. While they were quickly coming up to speed, I suggested that they talk to someone who I knew was an expert in the area and could help them learn much faster.

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Listen to Google — UX and SEO are a match made in heaven

The Next Web

To the layman UX and SEO (if they even understand what they mean) sound like two entirely unrelated things. The one is about some plumber jabbing away at their phone, while the other is about satisfying the algorithms of a company in Silicon Valley. But we know better.

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Benchmark’s Newest General Partner Chetan Puttagunta

The partners at Benchmark are pleased to announce Chetan Puttagunta has joined the firm as our newest General Partner. As early-stage investors, we are acutely aware of the work of other venture capitalists on the boards of the companies we serve. Nearly 15 years ago one of Benchmark’s founding partners, Kevin Harvey, saw the skills of a young Peter Fenton on a board they shared. Peter’s work so impressed Kevin that he recruited Peter to join Benchmark.

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The Logical Evolution of Private Markets: A new class of company.

K9 Ventures

Recently I attended a lunch where we were all asked to present something provocative/mind-blowing. I thought about that for a while and realized that I want my provocative thought to not be something that is a pie in the sky idea but instead something that is based on a series of logical conclusions.

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How Gamification in the Workplace Impacts Employee Productivity

The Startup Magazine

When employees are happy, their productivity is usually high. Employees who enjoy what they do are likely going to perform well in their duties as well as stay longer in the company. Therefore, the employer should invest in ways that will enhance the joy of employees in the workplace.

Communities Can Grow Too Quickly

Hunter Walker

I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. The kinetic energy of new members started on the #Welcome channel and then flowed to other discussions on themed channels.

Relentlessly Turning Input Knobs To 0

Feld Thoughts

I’ve got a lot on my plate. I always do. Presumably, I like it this way because I’d change things if I didn’t. And yes, that’s continuous fodder for conversations with my therapist and with Amy. I have always tried to ignore the macro, especially short-term dynamics, in the context of my work. I collect a lot of data and like to be well informed. I get this data from lots of different inputs.

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Women reported missing earlier today from Germanton and Winston-Salem have been found

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Authorities found a missing Germanton woman on Sunday evening and she is doing well, according to the Stokes County Fire Marshal's Facebook page


5 Ways To Improve Your Website’s First Impression

YFS Magazine

Whether you run a successful blog or e-commerce website, make that vital first impression count. Grow Marketing & Sales business website company website marketing online business online marketing

Five Entrepreneurial Tips from Arshad Madhani

The Startup Magazine

Arshad Madhani has become a leader in the digital marketing industry for two reasons. First, he knows how to crunch the numbers and separate a strategy performing poorly from one exceeding expectations. Second, he excels at building personal relationships.

The One Problem Most Publishing Platforms Forget To Solve

Hunter Walker

Do you get excited reading about email newsletter platforms? And there were two notes in this week’s article about Substack which made me clap my hands.

More Thoughts on Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago I read Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. It helped consolidate some thinking on my part and I sent a few copies out to friends who I knew would have thoughtful and interesting responses. One that came back is very worth reading as it has a healthy critique as well as some personal reflections. The note from my friend after reading Lanier’s book follows.

Franklin Graham crusade ads yanked off buses in England over his 'anti-LGBTQ' remarks

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A transit company in England has yanked ads from the sides of its double-decker buses promoting North Carolina evangelist Franklin Graham’s planned crusade in the seaside resort town of Blackpool

A Midsummer Nights Musing: Clouds, Renewables and Digital

deal architect

In November, I ran a 3 part series titled “Raising the Bar” around cloud computing, renewables and digital transformations. Over the next few days I will provide an update on each. Each post should benefit from the vendor event season. Industry Commentary

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5 Ways Of Making Extra Money While Getting Your Business Off The Ground


by Joe Levi, founder of Student Money Saver. Let’s face it, you didn’t choose the life of an entrepreneur because you thought it was going to be easy. Getting your business off the ground takes countless hours of hard work, plus a little luck.

5 Creative Strategies For Profitable Art Investing

YFS Magazine

Ultimately, creating an art collection should be a personal project, but you can do it strategically to yield a high ROI, too. Culture Editor Picks Lifestyle art art business art investing investing lifestyle


The Industry Analyst Evaluation Game

Feld Thoughts

Over the past 25 years, I’ve invested in many startups that sell products to large enterprises. Many of these companies end up either creating or helping to create a new category. As the startups (or the category) become visible, they inevitably attract the attention of industry analysts, who write reports on the categories and the startups as part of the industry analysts’ business.

The one thing every product manager should do is…

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Eric Kiang (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Paul Hurwitz]. A product manager has a tough role, there are many responsibilities and arguably all of them are important.

Austin’s DroneSense: Helping to Integrate Drones Into Public Safety Missions


This is a Sponsored Post Austin is home to several interesting and innovative drone technology companies, but when most people think of drones they typically think of a toy or a piece of military equipment. Software companies in the drone space are now taking off, helping businesses across a wide array of sectors. One of […]. The post Austin’s DroneSense: Helping to Integrate Drones Into Public Safety Missions appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Fantastic Marketing Strategies Your Business Needs

The Startup Magazine

As a business owner, it is important that you come up with ideas and strategies that will help you to market your business more effectively. This is something that is going to lead to greater success. And marketing strategies will help you to generate more sales and gain more customers.

Chase ends in felony charges for Winston-Salem man

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A Winston-Salem man is accused of leading Davidson County deputies on a chase Thursday


Data shows people want serious long-form content — and brands need to take note

The Next Web

You probably noticed the recent video that asked people whether they heard “Yanny” or “Laurel.” It would have been hard not to.

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How To Truly Unplug And Enjoy Your Next Vacation

YFS Magazine

It's time to unplug and disconnect from work. Here’s a look at six tips for work-obsessed entrepreneurs who want to banish woeful workcations. Lifestyle Travel leisure travel lifestyle travel vacation leave workcation

Monday Motivation: WEAKNESS – Best Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Claw at those weaknesses and change then. Fight with everything you got to overcome those flaws. Strive to be better than you were yesterday.

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Choosing The Right Digital Management System: 5 Sneaky Ways Some Providers Hold Your Data Hostage


by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet . In the ever-changing world of modern business, it’s your data that sets you apart. How data is stored, organized, and executed is integral to successful business growth.

UNCG professor can run against N.C. Sen. Phil Berger in move state Dems call a victory

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — The Republican who is arguably North Carolina's most powerful politician could yet face a Democratic challenger after the state elections board decided Thursday that Jennifer Mangrum did enough to establish her residence in the district now represented by

Get a Business Credit Card to Build Your Startup’s Credit

Up and Running

Building business credit creates more financial opportunities for your business. Banks, lenders, and other suppliers all rely on business credit reports to assess the creditworthiness of your company.

Online Business Tools You May Not Have Heard Of Yet

YFS Magazine

It is easier than ever to start an online business – but in no way does that mean it's easy to run it. These online tools can simplify your tasks. Back Office Grow business tools online apps productivity

Content Tips to Help Your Professional Services Business Stand Out

Duct Tape Marketing

Content Tips to Help Your Professional Services Business Stand Out written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Professional services cover a wide variety of industry, from law to accounting, and beyond.

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20 Secrets For Writing Content That Attracts And Engages 


by Justin Champion, author of “ Inbound Content: A Step-by-Step Guide To Doing Content Marketing the Inbound Way “. By now you realize that the old method of marketing doesn’t work. Buyers now hold all the power. Chasing them down and begging them to buy is a waste of time and money.

Emmett Till was 14 when he was lynched in 1955. Now, new information has prompted the US to reopen his case.

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) AP) — A year after a book on the brutal slaying of black teen Emmett Till revealed that a key figure in the case acknowledged lying, the federal government has reopened its investigation of the 1955 crime that

Benefits of Inventory Management for Wholesalers and Distributors

The Startup Magazine

In this day and age of online shopping, retailers are spoilt for choice when it comes to e-commerce software. However, wholesalers and distributors aren’t left behind when it comes to looking for software to do the heavy lifting for them in the background.