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5 Keys To Relying On Intuition In Business Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay With all the progress in analytical tools and big data available, many people feel there is no place in business today for intuition and gut instincts.

Oracle Applications: a new chapter?

deal architect

Steve Miranda, EVP, Applications Product Development at Oracle briefed analysts about this week's co-located Modern Business Experience (MBX) and Modern Customer Experience (MCX) in Las Vegas. He also blogged about it: "we are bringing together marketing, sales, and service with. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

What If Your Future Was Determined By The Color Of Your Eyes

Feld Thoughts

If you are looking for something powerful, creative, provocative, and beautifully done, go look at True Blue by Eliot Peper and team. In 2017, I wrote a post titled A Clever Short Story About Discrimination about the short story that Eliot had written. It was an idea that David Cohen had.

What Is PPC And How To Use It In Your Marketing Strategy


In today’s competitive world of digital marketing one of the most sought after strategic goals is to achieve an organic high ranking on a search engines like Google. Doing so takes loads of hard work and know-how as well as extensive knowledge of how websites work. It can be a daunting process.

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How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery?

Grasshopper Herder

Is the customer discovery process one of your pain points? Find out how many interviews you should do, how often, and how to process the information quickly so you can move on to your build in no time. The post How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery? appeared first on Customer Development Lean Startup User Experience & Research Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup

Qualtrics: Not just a shiny new object for SAP

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I want to be respectful of the NDAs SAP requested during the recent analyst summit but wanted to share early thoughts that crossed my mind as we were introduced to SAP’s new acquisition. We saw keynotes at the Qualtrics X4. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Happy 81st Birthday Dad

Feld Thoughts

My dad turns 81 today. He’s one of my best friends. He loves the color green. And, a few of my other friends have a birthday today (happy birthday Dave.). Lots of people don’t realize that I grew up in Texas (did you know that 33.3% of the Foundry Group partners are from Texas?)

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How Businesses Can Promote A Green Workplace


by Scott Cramer, President of Go Solar Group. Many companies want to create a healthy work environment. The beauty of creating a green workplace, however, is that it promotes long term health. There are many ways in which you can create a greener work environment.

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Trading Precious Metals Online

The Startup Magazine

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to trade in precious metals online. Online brokers make it nice and simple for residential investors to buy and sell gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals. How to Trade.

The third decade at Salesforce

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Congrats to Marc Benioff and team for twenty glorious years. $1 1 billion in annual revenues by end of first decade, $ 16 billion forecast bt the end of the second - what a rocket ship! He is also one heck. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

A Robot, A Puppy, and An Arduino

Feld Thoughts

Happy National Arduino Day from Misty Robotics. The post A Robot, A Puppy, and An Arduino appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Investments arduino misty puppies


5 Investor Types Who Will Test Your Negotiating Style

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Every entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors.

How To Start A New Company Right Out Of College


There are stories out there of insanely talented young people who have started their business right out of college (or in some cases even dropping out to do it), as the founder of Facebook did.

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Most Coveted Self-Care Rituals

YFS Magazine

How do entrepreneurs approach self-care? How we start our days, end our days and manage the time in between impacts how we show up in life and business. Lifestyle health and wellness mental health personal development self care

SAP Nation 3.0: Those who ignore history.

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The book is available for advance purchase on Amazon here. I am sending out media review copies this week. Over the next few weeks, as I do with all my books, I will share about 5% of the 400 pages. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the book

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Rover and RVR on Pi Day

Feld Thoughts

Happy Pi Day everyone. If you love dogs, or robots, or dogs and robots, you’ll love the video below. Two companies we are investors in – Rover and Sphero – have teamed up on Pi Day.

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10 Key Principles To Drive Customer Decisions Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are overloaded and overwhelmed by too much information, so making a decision is a challenge.

5 Innovative Marketing Ideas To Grow Your Dental Practice


Looking for a dentist is the last thing you would want to have on your wish list. Let us face it; a dental appointment usually involves a dentist or their assistant knocking your teeth with steel objects and then giving you a lecture on oral hygiene.

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The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch [With Video]

Up and Running

Whether you are trying to raise money from angel investors or venture capitalists for your business, or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals.

How I Stay Motivated Through The Ups And Downs of Startup Life

YFS Magazine

Startup life is complicated. One day you're riding high on top of the world, and the next you're plunging into unthinkable lows. Lead motivation personal development starting a business

More Robot Pi

Feld Thoughts

It’s still Pi Day at least in Boulder for a few more hours. And, well, robots. Misty is making a lot of progress and is still available to pre-order at 25% off her retail price , which is just slightly more than $3,141.59. The post More Robot Pi appeared first on Feld Thoughts.


How To Focus On Relationships To Maximize Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Brands are people first. Customers are people too, so customers tend to take their relationship with a brand personally. Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank.

(C)lean Messaging: How To Make Your Great Idea Appeal To The Masses


by Scott Brown, Executive Director at UpRamp and author of “ (C)lean Messaging “ Every aspiring entrepreneur lives in pursuit of that lightbulb moment. The big idea. An unparalleled innovation. In today’s interconnected world, good ideas are all around us.

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How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people.

A 3-Step Framework To Approach Tough Business Problems

YFS Magazine

As you build a startup, you will discover that projects rarely go off without a hitch. Here's a simple framework to tackle the toughest business problems. Lead leadership personal development problem solving

Snowpocalypse or Blizzard?

Feld Thoughts

The level of histrionics yesterday about the weather on the front range that is coming has been epic. I’ve lived here since 1995 and the amount of fear, anxiety, discussion, preparation, and public commentary is higher than I can ever recall (and yes – I’m now contributing to it.). As I sit here at my computer looking out my window in Longmont, it’s cloudy and raising episodically (hard a few minutes ago, but it has now stopped.)

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5 Keys To Boosting The Performance Of A Business Team

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.

Essential Financial Templates For Your Small Business


Tracking the financial data of your business is not just extremely important for running your day-to-day expenses, but it is also important for showing your track record to potential clients and future investors.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


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.

Startup Accelerator/Funding Opportunity: AEP’s IlluminationLAB

The Startup Magazine

In an effort to support startups looking for capital and mentorship, The Startup Magazine is supporting American Electric Power in the launch of its IlluminationLAB global innovation program for technology entrepreneurs.

Book: Do Better Work

Feld Thoughts

Last week I met Max Yoder, the CEO of Lessonly , at the annual High Alpha CEO summit. He was the last speaker in the afternoon and ended a great day on an energized note. He handed out copies of his recent book Do Better Work: Finding Clarity, Camaraderie, and Progress in Work and Life. His talk discussed his journey around writing the book, motivation for doing it, how it is integrated into the mission of Lessonly, and why he decided to self-publish it. I read the book on the plane home.


B2B Ecommerce Sites: What Works for B2B Buyers?


Many are familiar with the digital darlings that market directly to consumers—Warby Parker, Away, Allbirds, etc. But the B2B ecommerce market is growing exponentially , estimated to reach $1.2 trillion in transactions by 2021.

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Why Digital Technology Is Important For Business Marketing


When you first start out with your business venture, there are many challenges you will have to overcome. Finances can be one of the major challenges for many start-ups. The other is the stiff level of competition that is present in every industry.

Oh S**t, Your VC Just Quit Her Fund! What a Good CEO Should Do Next.

Hunter Walker

Everything is setting up perfectly – you’ve got a great relationship with your lead VC – he’s even saying “we” and painting pictures of being on the podium with you for the NASDAQ opening eight years from now.

8 Signs you can finally start your own business

The Startup Magazine

Most of us find it hard to keep up with workplace rules and regulations. We want to work our way, that is working flexibly and with complete control. The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that 63 percent of millennials want to move away from traditional employment and start their own business.

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The Cannabis Industry is Creating a Green Gold Rush but Obstacles to Legalization Still Exist in the U.S.


By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News The path to national legalization of marijuana is underway. That’s the conclusion from cannabis experts at South by Southwest, which hosted its first-ever Cannabusiness track this year with 60 panels. In the U.S.,

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5 Ways To Attract Abundance And Your Dream High-Profile Clients

YFS Magazine

The better you become, the better you attract. Here's how to do the work necessary to show up in the world and serve your ideal clients. Lead business coaching life coaching mindset personal development