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Good Bad Like Dislike

Feld Thoughts

There’s a magnificent exercise that I like to do for myself on a periodic basis. I’m sure it has a more formal name but I call it “Good Bad Like Dislike.”

How to Kickstart Your Growth Process


At TelTech , it took our product-marketing organization more than a year to get to something that resembled a true growth team, running high tempo testing. So, if you are struggling to implement the growth hacking methodology, I get it.

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Plex evolves the Analyst Summit

deal architect

I get invited to a number of user conferences. I must admit I often feel I am intruding there on customer time with vendor executives. I much prefer smaller analyst summits and Plex has honed such summits to an art

5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia


by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. There is a thin line between success and failure for startups, and that is usually determined by capital. The more capital a startup has, the easier it is to get off the ground and ramp up growth.

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The new global language we’re already writing

Start Up Blog

A global economy ends up with many pieces of global infrastructure. Communications system, social networks, sans-nation-state currencies, political forums, international transport to name a few. We are currently in the middle of the transition to a global language, the written version at least. Something seemingly childish is about to entirely transform the written word: emojis. Before.

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Mission Statement Examples

Up and Running

Are you writing a mission statement for your business? Sometimes it helps to look at samples of other companies’ mission statements to get a better idea of how to write your own. In 30 seconds or less, a good mission statement should define: What the company does for its customers.

North Carolina Zoo getting new restaurant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

An award-winning chef, known for a sustainable approach to the culinary industry, will operate a new restaurant at the North Carolina Zoo

Do You Reduce Stress Or Increase Stress?

Feld Thoughts

Mark Cuban had a great line a few weeks ago at the interview I did with him and Charlie Ergen at Denver Startup Week. He said: “I like to invest in people who reduce stress and avoid people who increase stress.” ” As I was dealing with something yesterday, this reappeared in my brain but slightly modified. “I like to be the person who reduces stress and avoid people who increase stress.” ” My world is filled with people who increase stress.

InnoTech Austin’s Women in Technology Summit Focuses on Ways to Handle a Male Dominated Tech Industry


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Being a woman in the technology industry is not easy. The technology industry is male-dominated at all levels and the pay disparity can reach 50 percent for women, compared to the salary for men in similar jobs, said Lauren Hasson, founder of Develop(Her). “I I decided to own […]. The post InnoTech Austin’s Women in Technology Summit Focuses on Ways to Handle a Male Dominated Tech Industry appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Golden Rules Of Perfect Social Media Visuals


by Areg Vardanyan, founder and COO of AYYO Marketing. Social media posts require visuals – no breaking news there. All big companies go all out in hiring the best design groups to create banners, images, or other visuals that impress and stick to memory.

Marketing: A Question of "When"

Babbling VC

I'm always been a bit torn about marketing. I've been pretty adamant with startups in the past to not focus too much initially on marketing but asked them to be very aware of needing it down the road.

How to Use A/B Testing and Personalization Best Together


If you ask most marketers, they will tell you that A/B testing and personalization are two completely different things. I respectfully disagree, and I think this disagreement is at the root of how to use them best together.

Book: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO

Feld Thoughts

The NYSE recently published a book – The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO that I’ve been involved in. I wrote a chapter and made a number of introductions to the team working on the book that resulted in a number of other chapters. The book covers a variety of stages of company development, including: The Seed Stage: Starting a Company. The Growth Stage: Scaling the Business. Late Stage: Preparing for the next chapter. The Exit: Strategies and Options.

MassChallenge Texas Deadline is Dec. 5th


By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas is a new startup accelerator that is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Texas cohort. One of the things that is unique about MassChallenge is since it doesn’t take any equity, it can work with all the other accelerators and incubators statewide to grow the […]. The post MassChallenge Texas Deadline is Dec. 5th appeared first on SiliconHills. Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Required reading for my leadership team: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Jeff Hilimire

Last week I gave my entire leadership team at Dragon Army a copy of the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team , by Patrick Lencioni. While I hardly think we’re a dysfunctional team, this book is incredible for helping teams learn how to communicate more effectively, build trust, and achieve more. In my opinion, its a must read for anyone that works in a team environment.

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Inc Startups

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?

What I’ve Learned When I Ask For Feedback

Hunter Walker

Something NEW and TRUE. Every time I’ve asked for feedback from those around me in a structured format I’ve received a gift. A learning that was previously unknown to me (NEW) and, even if I want to deny it, 100% correct (TRUE).

4 Amazing Consulting Companies For Niche Startups

The Startup Magazine

Running a business is a challenge, and many business owners face major hurdles that lead them to turn towards consulting. The right consulting business can take a struggling or new company and push it towards the path of progression.


NTT Data Executive Reports Robots are Empowering Humans in the Workplace


Virtual agents, virtual assistants, bots, and other automated technologies are supercharging workforces, said Doug Reeder, innovation leader at NTT DATA Services. These technologies easily execute tasks that are mundane and repetitive, Reeder said. They allow people to do less of the mundane things,” he said. Reeder delivered the keynote address Thursday morning at the InnoTech […].

5 questions I asked my team to help them figure out what really makes them happy

Jeff Hilimire

I took the Dragon Army team offsite last week for a 4-hour retreat to roll out our new Purpose, Vision, Tenets & Values. We had the retreat at the new co-working space downtown, Post Office (which also hosted 48in48 Atlanta a few weeks back!). One of the exercises I took the team through was focused on helping them identify what truly makes each of them happy.

Want to Live an Extraordinary Life? An Acclaimed Actor Says Do These 3 Things

Inc Startups

Actor, author, and dog show host John O'Hurley shares how anyone can live an extraordinary life -- even if we didn't play J. Peterman on 'Seinfeld.'. Strategy

The Small Business Guide To Creating A Perfect Logo


by Katie Lunden of crowdspring. Everyone has their own take on what makes a logo perfect. New trends (and fads) in logo design appear every year. Be careful not to fall into the trap of following every new fad.

Executive Leadership in Product Management #jobs

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in 2011, my partner Brad suggested that USV invest in a search engine called DuckDuckGo. I laughed at the idea, “why would we ever want to compete with Google?” ” “Because they do something Google will never do”, Brad explained.

Rebuild Your Credit to Get Emergency Funds

The Startup Magazine

If you have a bad credit history, there is no need to worry because you can get loans with bad credit history. With your smart choices, you can rebuild your credit history. It will feel overwhelming to get money with bad credit, but some planning can help you to arrange emergency money on time.

Brilliant Advice from Amazon's Jeff Bezos on How to Overcome Every CEO's Worst Nightmare

Inc Startups

Discover the "number one challenge" CEOs face and how to escape an isolated bubble that prevents them from unearthing their company's next million-dollar idea.


How To Maximize A Limited Labor Budget With Gig Work


by Trevor Foster , vice president of finance and innovation at Innovative Employee Solutions. Part of leading a small business is doing more with less, and labor costs are no exception.

Why Nobody is Finding Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Nobody is Finding Your Content written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Brian Dean. I believe that elements of SEO are now elevated to the strategic level.

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Debunking Product Platitudes | Scott Eblen, Twitter | BoS Europe 2017

Business of Software Blog

Scott Eblen, Director of Product Management, Twitter.

Where to Get Legitimate Easy Loans

The Startup Magazine

Making the perfect selection from the large host of lenders currently in operation can be a bit tricky, given that you’ve to consider various factors like the loan repayment period, credibility, the amount extended, and such other aspects of pertinent importance.

Want to Improve Your Life After Thanksgiving? Here Are 5 Habits of the Happiest People

Inc Startups

As you reflect back on 2017, consider how practicing some of these new habits may just transform your 2018. Work-Life Balance


The Founder’s Identity Crisis: When Your Startup Becomes An SMB


by Reggie Bradford, SVP, Oracle , Startup Ecosystem & Accelerator. It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur.

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How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Employing an effective email marketing strategy is an essential tool for building up brand awareness. Many online businesses tend to view email marketing solely in terms of sales.

Monday Motivation: Build the Person You Want to Be


This motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start the week off on the right foot. We become what we think about. What will be the best habits to have? Say thank you for what’s already yours.