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Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed

deal architect

My first exposure to a software “platform” was back in 1983 when McCormack and Dodge introduced Millennium and started to migrate all its modules to have the same look and feel, extensibility, queries and other features. I was part of.

It Can All Go To Zero

Feld Thoughts

Perspective can be a useful thing. Cryptocurrencies have had a bad 24 hours. Last night Amy and I watched The Big Short for the second time. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch movie. If you haven’t seen it in at least a year, watch it again.

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Entrepreneur Who Creates a New Kind of Social Family

Hearpreneur

Human beings are social beings. We endeavor to create relations and feel that we belong somewhere.

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Prioritizing Product Features by ROI

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Roli Bhotika (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Zoe Feltham]. The most important lesson I learned in The Product Mentor program with Jeremy and Zoe was that Product Management has a language.

Starting Your Own Business in 2018? 3 Questions to Ask First

Up and Running

Are you considering starting your own business this year? If so, you’re not alone. According to a report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) , nearly 14 percent of Americans are starting or running new businesses.

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Austin’s Samantha Snabes of re:3D Wins WeWork’s $1 Million Creator Award

SiliconHills

In the first WeWork Creator Awards Finals, Samantha Snabes, founder of re:3D, took home the top prize of $1 million in the for-profit company category. The Austin-based company makes Gigabot, a large 3D printer. It is also developing a new 3D printer that uses recycled materials. In addition, WeWork announced a $1 million prize to […]. The post Austin’s Samantha Snabes of re:3D Wins WeWork’s $1 Million Creator Award appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Podcast Echo Chamber

Babbling VC

A couple years ago I bought a house outside of Hamburg. This led to one major change in my life which wasn't the case for the past twenty or so years.a long commute in the car. I drive in and out of town when in the office in Hamburg and it takes about 45 minutes each way.

Why the Smartest Businesses Are Turning to Troll Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing is hard. Consumers are bombarded with so many marketing messages that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a brand to stand out. Yet, every company wants their marketing messages to be memorable, effective, and impressionable.

Colorado Startup Summer

Feld Thoughts

Every entrepreneur starts her journey somewhere. Colorado is a premier location for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. This is why I co-founded and commit a portion of my time to Startup Colorado; an organization that empowers and sustains startup communities across Colorado. One of the programs that Startup Colorado runs – called Startup Summer – cultivates and engages undergraduate entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the Front Range startup community.

Putting Customers First

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Zoe Feltham, lead a conversation around “Putting Customers First”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

3 Qualities Of Effective Leadership In The Modern Workplace

YoungUpstarts

by Gary Douglas, author of “ How To Become Money “ Throughout the twentieth century, authoritarianism was the most common (and seemingly most effective) form of workplace leadership. During this period, attrition was low. Careers were built on loyalty and longevity.

The Texas 5G Alliance Launches to Champion Lightning Fast Wireless Technology

SiliconHills

The Texas 5G Alliance launched this week to advocate for 5G telecommunications technology and infrastructure in Austin and statewide that is needed to bring smart city applications to life. The alliance seeks to educate people about the technology for rapid deployment statewide and to make Texas a leader in telecommunications infrastructure. Why is it needed? […]. The post The Texas 5G Alliance Launches to Champion Lightning Fast Wireless Technology appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Inc Startups

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?

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A Founder’s Thoughts On Selling His Business | Hangout with Jason Eckenroth (Founder, ShipCompliant)

Business of Software Blog

3am in the morning – 5 hours to close. I felt the weight of 17 years of building a business all come down to this moment where I’d lost absolute, complete confidence that I was gonna make the right decision. Walking away from something I’d built for 17 years. It was my life.

6 non-fiction books to read in 2018

Jeff Hilimire

If you’re new here, I should say that I love reading. I read 40 books last year, and I have a goal to read 52 books this year. A goal that I’ll measure, so it gets done ;) But I just found out that a friend of mine read over 60 books last year, so she puts me to shame. Perhaps that will be my 2019 goal… If you’re not new here, you’re probably tired of me sharing about the books I’m reading…I’m almost done, I promise!

How A Document Management System Brings Better Talent To Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet. In the world of HR, one of the biggest battles is finding and hiring exceptional employees.

Transcript of How to Be Successful By Honing What Makes You Powerful and Authentic

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Be Successful By Honing What Makes You Powerful and Authentic written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is sponsored by Podcast Bookers. Podcasts are really hot, right?

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

Inc Startups

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.

Book Short – Another Must-Read by Lencioni

OnlyOnce

Book Short – Another Must-Read by Lencioni. The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues (hardcover , kindle is Patrick Lencioni’s latest and greatest.

My most viewed blog posts of 2017

Jeff Hilimire

Each year I like to review Google Analytics and figure out which of my blog posts resonated with you guys the most. It’s a good exercise to help me figure out what I’m going to write about in the upcoming year. To start, there are always posts from years past that get a lot of downloads. Most notably: 12 Characteristics of a great place to work – This post is from 2011 but still received more traffic than anything I wrote in 2017.

Outsourcing vs Automation: Is There A Difference?

YoungUpstarts

by Ralph Perdomo, research analyst at Nvoicepay. Did you hear the one about the company that lost its way to outsourcing ? In the early ’90s, a European automotive company began outsourcing part of its operations. At first, it was just in the production of small components and systems.

Startup Opportunity – MDR LAB Accelerator for Legal Tech Startups

The Startup Magazine

MDR LAB is a startup accelerator for tech start-ups in the legal space. Open to early stage and growth technology start-ups, applications are welcome from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal industry.

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

Inc Startups

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again. Icons of Entrepreneurship

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Decentralization 2.0: Beyond the semi-monopolies of Uber and Airbnb

The Next Web

Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45°C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter.

What gets measured, gets done

Jeff Hilimire

A mentor and past board member used to tell me this all the time: “What gets measured, gets done.” ” Over time I’ve found this to be so very true. When you measure something, and take the time to keep track of it, it stays top of mind. You remember that it’s important and that progress needs to be made. With reading books, for instance, having the weekly goal helps me to remember to find time to read.

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Logistics: A Game-Changer For The Evolving Global e-Commerce Market

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific. Mobile has become the main touch point with customers and they expect the kind of customer experience and convenience that we take for granted today, whether we’re ordering a ride or paying through WeChat.

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Why Your Customers Don’t Care About Your Products and Services

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Your Customers Don’t Care About Your Products and Services written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The title of this post isn’t meant to sound harsh as it likely sounds, hear me out. Your small business has a product or service, you’ve perfect your pitch, and now you are ready to share your business with the world. There are just so many benefits that you can’t wait to share it with everybody you see.

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

Inc Startups

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation. Strategy

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5 Strategies To Capture Sustainability Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

As I have said many times, the cost of entry for an aspiring entrepreneur has never been lower, and the total wealth of opportunities has never been larger.

Thoughts on how I like to operate a business

Jeff Hilimire

I had some things I wanted to talk out about how I run companies, specifically around a business having a higher purpose and clearly defining its vision, values, and tenets. I’ve written about some of this before… The difference between a company’s Purpose and Vision. Dragon Army’s Purpose is to inspire happiness.

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4 Tips For Blending 5 Generations Into The Same Workplace

YoungUpstarts

by Sue Hawkes, CEO of YESS! and author of “ Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success ” . “A

6 things you should negotiate for as a freelancer (that aren’t money)

The Next Web

When business professionals do well at their jobs, they get to negotiate for a higher salary at their next review. When we freelancers do well at our jobs, we usually don’t get that kind of adjustment option. Worse yet, many freelancers get sucked into working for free. Recent research from Approve.io

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This NBA Champion Just Angrily Announced He's Boycotting McDonald's (Will Others Join Him?)

Inc Startups

This is all the burger chain needs. Marketing

Bitcoin 101: Pros, Cons and The Future of Cryptocurrency

YFS Magazine

Many aspects of cryptocurrencies will become inevitable. Not everyone wants to trust banks with their money, but to date, it’s been impractical to do otherwise. Finance Grow bitcoin cyrptocurrency money technology