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Diversification (aka How To Survive A Crash)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I was emailing with my friend Harry this past week and we started talking about crypto and the inevitability of a massive crash. I am certain the big crash will happen. I don’t know when it will happen and I think it may be some time before it does. But better safe than sorry. So I’m going to write some thoughts about how to survive it. I told Harry my personal story of having 90% of our net worth go up in smoke in the dot com bubble and crash.

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Book: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

Feld Thoughts

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” – Margaret Atwood. A few weeks ago, after reading the New York Times Sunday Review article The Book That Made Us Feminists , I asked Amy for several recommendations for books that were foundational to the feminist movement. I purchased all that she suggested and added them to my infinite list of books to read.

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Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Steve Blank

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter.

8 Attributes Of The Most Creative Startup Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team?

Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

Recent SaaS trends and the Accel Euroscape of the 100 most promising companies in Europe and Israel This article was co-authored with my colleague Pia d'Iribarne and published initially on Tech.eu.

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How To Hook Your Audience’s Attention At A Networking Event

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10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

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“Convince Me” said the Investor. “No” said the Founder.

Hunter Walker

It’s in a founder’s natural disposition to want to convince people of their point of view.

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Next Coast Ventures Adds Two Technology Venture Partners and its First Entrepreneur in Residence

SiliconHills

Next Coast Ventures announced Wednesday that it is has added two technology venture partners and its first entrepreneur in residence. The Austin-based venture capital firm has added Paul Rogers and Jim Dunham as Technology Venture Partners, which will serve as mentors to the firm’s tech entrepreneurs in its portfolio and advisers to the fund’s leadership. […].

Techbikers Copenhagen to Berlin 2017 – Mission Accomplished!

VC Cafe

Trying to sum up the ride will have to wait for another post. Instead, I’d love to share some of the thoughts that riders shared after the ride (I kept them anonymous for privacy). One can meet. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more! Tech for Good Techbikers charity Copenhagen to Berlin Cycling Education Room to read tech for good

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What Businesses Need To Know In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach

YoungUpstarts

by Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science. Online businesses everywhere are going to be dealing with the effects of the recent Equifax breach. It’s a tough truth to swallow, but these large-scale data breaches have become a fact of life – and it’s not just the breached business that pays the price.

It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create.

Working Remotely in Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Rishi Kumar, lead a conversation around “Working Remotely”. 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.

Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin

SiliconHills

BY LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News From the outside, 500 W. 2nd street might look like any new skyscraper in downtown Austin. But inside, it’s got that Google flair with scooters in the lobby, a swing, balance boards, a ceiling made of recycled canoes, an Airstream trailer food truck, outdoor movie theater, dog […]. The post Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

It’s time for digital organics – Algorithms are the MSG of the modern age

Start Up Blog

Increasingly, our lives are shaped by secrets companies keep. The corporate secret de jour is algorithms. These secret algorithms are designed to do two things: Make us like the product more. Improve the profit of the company via the algorithm. Objective 1 is only ever designed to facilitate objective 2.) No doubt you’ve heard the. Continue reading → The post It’s time for digital organics – Algorithms are the MSG of the modern age appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

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Business Advice Podcasts: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Tune In

Up and Running

Every so often, a new innovation in shareable media changes the game. It starts slowly at first—everything from printed type to television began small—but eventually, it becomes the gold standard for information sharing and entertainment.

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8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data.

Future Proofing Product Management Skills

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. > > What new skill should I be honing right now to get ready for the future? Get great at doing research and customer development.

Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sputnik ATX is one of Austin’s newest startup incubators and accelerators. “We’re We’re in a bit of a stealth mode right now,” said Oksana Malysheva, President, and CEO of Linden Education Partners and CEO of Sputnik ATX. Sputnik ATX, which fashions itself after a Y-Combinator incubation model, will […]. The post Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Everything you need to know about ICOs

The Next Web

If you are in the startup ecosystem — or just a casual reader of tech sites — I’m sure that the majority of the fundraising stories you must have heard in past few months had a new term attached to them — ICO.

Uber's New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees--And Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

In a remarkable email, Uber's new leader teaches a major lesson in emotional intelligence.

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6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money.

18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Part of Running a Business

Hearpreneur

Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

The pessimists are usually right…

Jeff Hilimire

…but its the optimists who change the world. Someone important said that, and it struck me as incredibly accurate. The world is full of pessimists. They usually try to hide this fact by calling themselves other things (“realist” is the one I hear the most.). Being an optimist does not mean being ignorant of the risks. Being an optimist means knowing the risks but believing that you can overcome them. That there’s a chance you can be successful. That you believe.

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Tackling the Sales Aspect of Being an Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

Tackling the Sales Aspect of Being an Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jim Brown. Podcast Transcript. My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Jim Brown, founder and host of SalesTuners.

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

Inc Startups

Even lessons that are over 1,800 years old can help us lead our organizations today. Find out what you can learn from one of history's best leaders.

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10 Ways To Use Social Media Listening As A Successful Marketing Tool

YoungUpstarts

by Uzair Khan, VP of Sales & Marketing at Enterprise Monkey. Wondering what your audience is glued to while you are busy using traditional advertising, core campaigning, and doing paid marketing for your products?

Forward Partners Code of Ethics Regarding Sexual Harassment

The Equity Kicker

Earlier in the year, there were a significant number of victims who came forward to share stories of sexual harassment by investors. Some of those investors were prominent VCs. At Forward Partners we were really saddened by the reports – clearly, any abuse of an asymmetrical power relationship for sexual gain is wrong. Doctors have been held to a high standard in this regard for as long as I can remember and investors should be no different.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization.

The Fundamentals of Leading a Global Business Team

The Startup Magazine

The availability of technical tools and a dynamic office presence in the modern era are especially conducive to leading global business teams. In the recent past, multinational companies could only have dreamed about having team members on different continents work together in real time.

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life

Inc Startups

Sir Richard Branson's unconventional leadership approach is on full display in "Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School.".

The 7 Most Frequently Underestimated Startup Costs

YoungUpstarts

The launch of a new company can cost between hundreds and millions of dollars, but what’s essential isn’t the amount of money you invest, but how you plan for and accommodate expenses.

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Monday Morning Motivation – 12 Habits of Millionaires

Hearpreneur

This is a little bit of unique motivational post for entrepreneurs and business owners to start your week off on the right foot. Here’s 12 habits to adopt, many of which will make you a successful entrepreneur as well: Have a budget. Be proactive. Read a lot. Be curious. Pursue your curiosity.

How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

Up and Running

Capital investments are like gasoline on a startup business’s metaphorical fire. They allow you to hire more people, purchase new technology, and establish new business connections, among many other benefits. If you’re like most startup CEOs, your startup has been your personal fiefdom and baby.