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Maps for Unity: Location Based Games and Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

This morning’s launch of Maps for Unity brings the full stack of location tools to the world’s most popular game development platform and shows that location and maps are the new building blocks for AR and VR games. We think the maps look amazing and are insanely fast.

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7 Initiatives To Streamline and Focus Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Success in today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment requires a total alignment between the needs of each business function and the priorities of all team members.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Not sure? Yes you are. You’re just scared. Which is understandable. But you’re sure. Is employee #2 not working out, or does she maybe just need more time? If you have to ask, you know the answer, you just don’t want to do the difficult thing.

7 New Business Ideas Whose Time Has Come and Gone

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor, I sometimes worry that all the viable unique ideas must already be taken.

3 Keys To Being A Great Leader In Your Company


by Norman McBrien, co-founder and Head of Operations of GoConqr. The efficient management of a business requires a lot of sacrifice and perseverance, since to be a good leader you must get actively involved in the project you manage and have a close working relationship with your workforce.

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8 Keys To Positive Media Attention For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early.

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Top Millennials From Odgers Berndtson’s CEO X 1 Day Program Weigh In On Qualities Of Effective Leaders


Madeline Millsip, Simon Fraser University student with BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) CEO Jim Lightbody during their CEO x 1 Day. The face of leadership is changing.

Tech Checkup: Cloud Technology Redefining the Dental Industry

The Startup Magazine

If you’ve been to a dentist recently, you’re probably already aware that the dental industry is experiencing some rapid changes in technology – instant xray imaging and intraoral cameras are but two of the most noticeable high-tech innovations you’re likely to notice.

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There's A New, Lunatic Hipster Way Of Serving Coffee (Here's Why Starbucks Might Put In On The Menu)

Inc Startups

Was this necessary? Of course not. Marketing

5 Simple SEO Copywriting Tips For Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Simple SEO Copywriting Tips For Small Businesses written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. In the movie Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella played by Kevin Costner constantly hears the saying “If you build it, they will come.”

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SapphireNowis SAP poised to lead the industry again?

deal architect

I went to SapphireNow in Orlando last week. I am getting requests to write an update to SAP Nation. There is plenty I could write about – how thousands of SAP customers are trying out one or more of the. Analytics, Big Data Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation Book Silicon Collar Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Austin Chamber to Host the 2017 A-List Hottest Startup Awards


Austin is known for innovative startups. And the Austin Chamber of Commerce shines a spotlight on the best and brightest ever year at its annual A-List Of Hottest Startups Awards. The event, which takes place next Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, is one of the city’s […] The post Austin Chamber to Host the 2017 A-List Hottest Startup Awards appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

It's Never too Late to Start a new Career

Inc Startups

Whether there's something that you've always wanted to do or you just got a great idea this morning, the time to try something new is now. Nothing is stopping you but you.


What Sort of a Brand Leader Are You?


Like many of you, I recently read an article on Steve jobs and his impact on the Silicon Valley brand leaders. Startups and small businesses like to emulate their heroes to replicate success.

5 Ways To Get Beyond Linear Thinking In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s time for more entrepreneurs to reset their focus, and shift their thinking to completely different ways of doing things.

5 Features Of An Effective And Efficient Accounting Close


by Kevin Shives, partner at Sensiba San Filippo. The accounting close process is a time-critical activity with an often unforgiving deadline. It requires the synchronization of people, processes and systems to produce the results necessary to satisfy the needs of management and other stakeholders.

Video Of The Week: My Talk With David Kirkpatrick at Techonomy

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last wednesday morning, I went to Techonomy NYC and talked with my friend David Kirkpatrick for about 30mins. That conversation is below. There is one gross misrepresentation in the talk. David and I were talking about my efforts to ignore Trump and I said that the Gotham Gal spends “two to three hours a day on that stuff” which is not anywhere close to accurate.

Science Just Proved That Open Plan Offices Destroy Productivity

Inc Startups

A huge study of 40,000+ workers in 300+ companies revealed that open plan offices don't work. Productivity

How to Position Your Business to Be Acquired

Up and Running

A lot of people start their business with dreams of one day potentially selling it or having it acquired. If you are just starting out as an entrepreneur or you have a business idea you want to pursue, you may be wondering why you even need to think about selling your business at this stage.

7 Key Strategies Will Assure Company Sustainability

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new business advisor, I am no longer surprised that every new entrepreneur believes the hard part is creating the first product and the business. Perhaps luckily, they have no idea that scaling the business and maintaining vitality as a mature business is even harder.

Get With The Program: 4 Ways To Power Your Virtual Workforce


by David Weingard, CEO of Fit4D. The advent of the virtual workforce is not unlike the introduction of the television remote control introduced in the 1950s. Both allow for more freedom of movement and control over personal programming.

Users vs. Thought Leaders

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jordan Bergtraum, lead a conversation around “Users v. Thought Leaders”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

Want Your Kids to Succeed? Science Says to Be Careful What You Name Them

Inc Startups

If you want your child to be seen as successful, creative, powerful, innovative, friendly, outgoing, or a leader, certain names are preferable.

5 Questions to Ask When Approaching Digital Analytics Data


It’s all about asking the right digital analytics questions. Sure, in the right context, you can probably get by doing what Avinash Kaushik refers to as “data puking,” but you won’t excel as an analyst or marketer that way.

Mentors 16/18: Provide Specific Actionable Advice

Feld Thoughts

There’s a tenuous balance between telling someone what to do and giving advice. It’s especially difficult as a mentor, especially if you’ve previously been a CEO and are used to being “ the decider.” ” As a mentor, you aren’t the decider.


One big reason why I’m an entrepreneur

Jeff Hilimire

In the above video, Warren Buffet (who I’ve written about a few times on this blog recently, love the guy) talks about loving his job because he gets to work with people that he enjoys. If he doesn’t like someone, he just doesn’t work with them.

Breaking into Product Management

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

Great Leaders Know When It's Time to Leave. Here Are the 5 Signs to Look For

Inc Startups

Stepping down will be one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make.


5 Lessons I’ve Learned Working at CXL


After about two years, today is my very last day doing content and growth at CXL. In celebration of this amazing experience, I want to share the five most important lessons I’ve learned during my time here. Process is everything.

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Have An Idea? How To Find Investors And Make Your Pitch


by Tara Reed, CEO of Getting your startup started is no easy task. It takes a lot of research and development, not to mention an endless amount of time to make an iota of growth.

How to Organize and Manage Your Growing Membership Data

The Startup Magazine

As companies grow a larger membership base, they can face economic, technological and demographic problems if they don’t handle the situation appropriately.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Jeff Hilimire

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ” Thomas Edison said that. The other expression I like is, “It’s a funny thing, the harder I work, the luckier I get.” ” Working hard is the best way to put yourself in position to take advantages of opportunities, or to find yourself in a lucky situation. There’s no substitute for hard work. There are no short cuts to success.


Two Startup Types Were Being Loud And Rude In A Coffee Shop. What This Man Did To Get Revenge On Them Was Brilliant

Inc Startups

They were talking business. Loudly. And then.

3 Data Security Mistakes that Can Kill Your Startup

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Startups are often fighting an uphill battle for survival – the battle often lasts long until they reach the critical mass needed to breakthrough to the mainstream market.

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