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Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. Then they are surprised to see productivity and creativity take a big dip.


Feld Thoughts

Amy and I were at a delightful dinner with friends (new and old) last night who are deeply involved in Naropa. After a very long couple of days where I was very tired, it was nice to sit in a cozy house, eat home cooked food, and just talk about life. Near the end of the evening, I heard a line that will stick with me for a very long time. “Contentment used to be a virtue. Now it’s a vice.” ” As with many things that need to stick with me, I repeated it out loud.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

One thing we’ve learned from the diet crazes since the 1980s is that every single thing has been alternately touted as healthy or poison. No-fat, carb-heavy. Scratch that, no-carb, fat doesn’t matter. Scratch that, it’s only about low-cal. Scratch that, whole-30 and don’t track calories.

India is Facebook’s Largest Market – But Not for Women


India just overtook the United States in having the largest Facebook audience in the world. Although it looks honky dory for the network, there’s something very unique about the Indian audience. It is heavily skewed towards young people and men.

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Putting culture first: A CEO’s formula for success.

The Startup Magazine

Mike Wessinger, CEO, PointClickCare. How did you do it?”. It’s probably the single-most asked question I get from aspiring entrepreneurs. From the outside looking in, it’s a fair question. I founded PointClickCare two decades ago with a background in sales and no technical skills.

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How To Make Your Boss Like You


by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet. The relationship between bosses and subordinates has existed since the dawn of humankind. But the time we’ve spent handling these relationships as a species doesn’t equip us to handle their tension in modern office environments itself. So, what can?

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

10 Business Idea Assertions Mask The Real Challenge

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Inc Startups

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.


How to fail gracefully

David Cohen

Of course nobody wants their startup to fail, but the fact is that it happens and it’s a completely normal part of company building. Investors understand this and realize that failure is often a part of the process.

What Millennial Women Leaders Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Up and Running

In 2013, a Pew Research Center study revealed some sobering insights into the reasons why 34 percent of millennial women weren’t interested in becoming a boss or top manager.

User Onboarding in Enterprise SaaS #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Prakhar Agarwal (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Sara Varki]. Introduction. Nowadays, we all consume applications and platforms (software) over the web. Software installation” is quickly becoming an old concept, especially for end users.

6 Steps To Saying No At Work To Your Boss And Peers

Startup Professionals Musings

Every dedicated business professional I know can’t find enough hours in a day to do their best work, and yet they often find themselves saying yes to new requests from the people around them.

This CEO Tests Interviewees With An Especially Crude Form Of Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

Would you find this acceptable? Is it clever?


Vast’s John Price Talks About the Evolution of Austin’s Technology Industry on Ideas to Invoices


John Price went to the University of Texas in the early 1980s before there was a tech scene in Austin. He left for a job at Shell and ended up in Silicon Valley. But he always wanted to return. Price spoke about the evolution of Austin’s technology industry with Silicon Hills News for its Ideas […]. The post Vast’s John Price Talks About the Evolution of Austin’s Technology Industry on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills. Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Ecommerce in the Middle East: Amazon’s entrance and difficult legislation

The Next Web

In the last couple of years, entrepreneurs across the Middle East have launched new products, businesses, and shown the possibility of creating a vibrant startup scene similar to Europe and the United States. Startups from the region have shown great promise with big exists.

Importance of Pre-Mortems to Your Product

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.

5 Stages of Technology Adoption Compared To Grieving

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

How Amazon Messed Up.And what your company can learn from it

Inc Startups

How Amazon Messed Up.And what your company can learn from it. Sales

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7 Best Online Proofreading Tools for Writing Error-Free Blog Content

Duct Tape Marketing

7 Best Online Proofreading Tools for Writing Error-Free Blog Content written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. No blogger ever wants to allow any errors in their content.

10 coworking spaces in New York City that make regular offices feel like medieval torture

The Next Web

Gone are the days of working in a traditional office setting, where cubicles separate colleagues and the only social interactions occur around the water cooler.

4 Startup Realities That May Shock You

YFS Magazine

Startup success is attainable. Just know what it will cost, and most importantly if that cost is ultimately worth it to you. Plan business plan starting a business startup advice startup lessons

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The Importance of Planning Ahead

The Startup Magazine

Sometimes surprises can be fun, but they are definitely not welcome in business, and one way to prevent those unwanted surprises is by planning ahead. Mapping out the future of your business can be tricky, especially with so many external influences at play, but it is not impossible.

Research Lists 7 Qualities of Good Leaders (but It's Missing 1 Key Factor)

Inc Startups

Research dictates that attractive physical attributes comprise most successful leaders. Read on to learn which important factor they missed.


Nominate a Great Product Person Today! #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

Today, nominate someone you know who is great at Product Management…. link]. The Best Product Person ( #TBPP ) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group. If you know a great product person, nominate them today. Past winner’s of The Best Product Person …. Submit your nomination today!

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Second, funding to teach our Hacking for Defense class across the country just was added to the National Defense Authorization Act. Interestingly enough, both events are about how the best and brightest can serve their country – and are testament to the work of two dedicated men. Soldier, Scholar, Entrepreneur.

Stop Networking And Do This Instead

YFS Magazine

Reframing my sense of how networking works has transformed me from a skeptic into an enthusiast, albeit perhaps a little late. Lead business networking networking networking events professional networking

Designing a digital health platform for Generations X & Y: What you can learn

The Startup Magazine

Designing a user experience for both Generation Y and Generation X is not simple. They’re demanding, they’re used to fast, easily streamed, top quality, low cost products and top customer service. It’s definitely easier when built by a young team, aligned with the generations’ mindsets.

Engage, Excite, and Empower. 3 Things Great Leaders Do That Help Deliver Amazing Results.

Inc Startups

Engage, Excite, and Empower. 3 Things Great Leaders Do That Help Deliver Amazing Results.


Lowering Operational Costs with Network as a Service (NaaS)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CBTS. All opinions are 100% mine. For SMBs looking to get a handle on IT costs, networking solutions have been limited.

Cooper vetoes controversial bill that could force community newspapers out of business

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Roy Cooper issued a veto Monday of a controversial House bill affecting newspaper legal notices in Guilford County and also eliminating a statewide exemption on worker’s compensation for newspaper carriers that has been state law for more than 20

Product Analytics: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Data for Better Product Decisions


I remember the first time that a client told me how much analytics had helped their business. They were able to increase their sign up rate for their product by 22% while reducing their marketing costs. It wasn’t magic or fancy tactics.

Adapting to a Changing Reality – Why kiosk software might be a solution

The Startup Magazine

There are certain, timeless realities of business. They aren’t opinions, they are simple facts that dictate whether your business will be profitable or not. One of these, in many industries the most important one, is that the more you spend on labor costs, the lower your profits will be.

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The Massive Mistake You're Likely Making Right This Second on LinkedIn

Inc Startups

If you're making this common (and easily avoidable) mistake on LinkedIn, you're costing yourself clients and customers as a result. Social Media Toolkit

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