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5 Priorities For New Business Leader Self-Development

Startup Professionals Musings

In my business of mentoring new entrepreneurs and advising small company owners, I recognize that most don’t start as experienced leaders, and most don’t realize that people leadership is a primary key to their future success.

SAP's Integration Urgency

deal architect

Talking about the heady days in the late 90s, one of SAP's best salespeople had reminisced: "It was a truly transformational time for the technology industry. We replaced thousands of departmental and mainframe systems. We put MSA, M&D, and many. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Plex flexes its shop floor muscle

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When I joined Gartner in 1995, I was part of the AAS (for Administrative Application Systems) service which largely covered accounting, financial planning and hcm applications. We gradually expanded the AAS scope to also cover procurement, order management and other.

Why Meg Whitman is Betting on Quibi as“The Da Vinci Code of Content”

Both Sides of the Table

Every year, a personal Upfront Summit highlight is getting to sit down with experts in a field I care about.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

What’s The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?


Managing your estate in a way that protects yourself and your family should be one of your top priorities. Even if you believe that you are in the best shape of your life, you never know when illness or accident will descend on you.

How to Bootstrap Your Startup for Years Without Funding


When starting a business, it’s typical to look for venture capital, angel investors, and even co-founders to help get the company up and running. While funding is necessary for almost all businesses, seeking it out yourself isn’t necessarily the right path for everyone.

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6 Challenges In Penetrating The New World Of Services

Startup Professionals Musings

Selling services has always been about relationships, but the challenges of building relationships with services clients have exploded.

Who’s watching the algorithms? 3 Israeli startups predicting performance of AI models

VC Cafe

It’s the opposite of an “AI winter” it seems, as investment levels in Artificial Intelligence continue to break records globally. According to the State of European Tech 2019 report by Atomico, European AI companies raised $4.9 billion in 2019 alone.

Venture Deals Online Course – Spring 2020 Registration Is Open

Feld Thoughts

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course again. Registration is now open and it runs from March 8, 2020 – May 1, 2020. It’s produced by Techstars and Kauffman Fellows. We’ve run the course six times now and have had over 25,000 people take it.

Things To Consider When Developing A Website


In our increasingly digital world, your business’s online presence is crucial to your success. How you appear to customers online can make or break you. If a potential client doesn’t like your company’s website they aren’t likely to interact with you.

7 Ways Growing Companies Drift From Startup Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new venture that survives the first five years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity.

The stars align for AR to go mainstream

VC Cafe

“I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you.” —Tim Tim Cook , Apple CEO. One of the top reasons startups fail is timing.

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The Challenge of Being an Excellent Board Member

Feld Thoughts

When I started blogging in 2004, there weren’t many VC bloggers. I followed Fred Wilson and David Hornik’s lead and just started writing what was on my mind about, well, anything that was on my mind. Today, VC content pieces are everywhere.

Tech Career Advice For People Looking To Enter The Industry


As the tech industry advances into new levels of highs and popularity, this also means that careers in this sector are becoming more and more lucrative.

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6 Creative Ways To Spend Your Extra ‘Leap Year’ Day

YFS Magazine

Leap year only happens once every four years. Here are some creative ideas to make your extra day count by improving yourself and your team. Lead leadership leap year personal development

5 Strategies For Startup Partnering To Win Long Term

Startup Professionals Musings

Business partnerships have traditionally been agreements to drive more transactions than either company could do alone.

Software Pre-Launch Checklist: 6 Things You Have to Do


You’ve got a great idea, and you’re hoping to get the most money out of it. However, even with the best software package in the world, you won’t be earning much if you don’t follow a few basic pre-launch steps. Here is a software pre-launch checklist — six things you have to do.

9 Steps to Repeatable, Scalable, and Profitable Growth

For Entrepreneurs

I recently did a podcast interview with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” where we talked about the 9 step model for how B2B startups need to get through product/market fit, and then how they should go about finding a repeatable, scalable, and profitable growth process.

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Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever


by Jackie Jenkins-Scott , author of “ The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around “ . The leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world.

6 Ways To Love Your Employees and Customers Better

YFS Magazine

Want your customers and team to love you? Chocolates are enjoyed and forgotten. Roses eventually wilt. But heartfelt leadership endures. Culture company culture customer satisfaction employee satisfaction valentines day

10 Timeless First Principles Of A Prosperous Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In this world of constant change, new technologies, and a thousand cultures, it’s evident and somehow comforting to me that the basic rules for business prosperity really haven’t changed in the last hundred years. Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved.

Digital Transformation Tips for Beauty Ecommerce

The Startup Magazine

The beauty industry is growing, as people are more informed about the positive benefits of skincare and cosmetics. The rising global demand has brought about the need for beauty ecommerce digital transformations across the board.

A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia


The Latin American startup scene is attracting more and more attention and investments. In 2018, venture capital investments in Latin America doubled for the second consecutive year, according to LAVCA’s Annual Review of Tech Investment in Latin America.

[Interview] Thomas Kane, Chicago Executive, Managing Director at Merrill Private Wealth Management


Chicago executive Thomas Kane is selfless when it comes to time outside of the office.

Four Home Office Design Tips To Boost Productivity

YFS Magazine

While the workforce has pivoted from a standard office environment towards a variety of workspaces, the need for productivity has remained unchanged. Workspaces home office productivity workspaces

Five debtor management tips for better cashflow

NZ Entrepreneur

Business success is about more than finding a new customer. A more complete picture looks at your cash flow – because being paid on time and in the right amount is a critical part of your overall business health.

I’ve gone plant-based for a month, here’s my experience

VC Cafe

While this blog is normally about startups and venture capital, I wanted to share a personal experience. If you don’t care about nutrition, you can stop reading now… A couple of weeks ago, I watched Game Changers on Netflix.

Neuromarketing Ethics: How Far Is Too Far?


As the marketing industry developed, researchers dove deeper into buying behavior and buyers’ minds. One early researcher was Edward Bernays—Sigmund Freud’s nephew—who coined the term “public relations.”. Bernays believed that people could be influenced via crowd psychology and psychoanalysis.

6 Types Of Training For Small Business Owners


Building a small business is no easy feat, especially if you are a novice. From marketing to financial management, many aspects require your attention. To make things easier, invest in your training.

How to Set Up Your Small Construction Enterprise

The Startup Magazine

Working a life in which you’re an employee can be a little tiring. You work hard every day – often in a role that you feel you could do all by yourself – only to be paid a wage, with the profits siphoned off at the very top.

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Show Your Employees They’re Loved By Becoming a Better Leader

YFS Magazine

The best leaders never stop helping employees succeed. But before you can help your team, you must first help yourself. Lead employee appreciation leadership personal development valentines day

Startup Essentials: Stop Overcomplicating Your Processes


Let’s face it; we all overcomplicate things. But when you’re just starting as a new company, you can’t afford to waste time overthinking and complicating simple processes. You’ve got the gift of a clean slate.

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What's Wrong With Tech Folks Who Attack The Tech Media. And What's Wrong With Tech Media Today.

Hunter Walker

[with a post like this, i’m not 100% sure i got it right in first publish – i don’t draft and i don’t circulate for feedback – so if anything is incomplete or unclear, i might update later without specifically calling out the edits]. Lots of mutual bad faith. Reporters I respect indulging themselves in screenshotting and quote dunking tech folks, performative for their tribe.

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Three Memorable Moments From Danish “Shark Tank”


The fifth season of the Danish “Shark Tank” called “Løvens Hule” (Lion’s Den) is coming to a close. In Denmark the sharks are called lions, and this season introduced new two new lions as well as series of interesting new businesses trying out their luck in front of the five angel investor.

Reasons why you should study online

Our Own Start-up

Here are the many reasons why you shouldn’t miss such an opportunity. Special Feature benefits of online courses benefits of study online online management courses reasons why you should study online study online study online courses study online tips why you should study online

Remote Teams: How Leaders Can Inspire From Afar

YFS Magazine

Here are a few ways leaders can inspire their remote employees from afar––even if they are scattered across the country or the globe. Lead leadership remote employees remote working