6 Keys To Startup Wins Without Disruptive Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, you may think that disruptive smartphones were an overnight sensation, but in reality, it took huge investments by several different companies starting in 1992, including IBM, Apple, and Google, before the market really took off in 2007. As an investor, innovation is a term I certainly like to hear these days, but many of you entrepreneurs try to take it to the next level, by claiming to have a “ disruptive innovation.”

Stephanie Breedlove, Co-founder of Care.com Homepay, Provides Entrepreneurial Advice on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

SiliconHills

Stephanie Breedlove founded Breedlove & Associates in 1992. She built the nanny payroll company into a multi-million-dollar business with more than 10,000 active clients. In 2012, Care.com acquired her company for $55 million and it became Care.com Homepay, according to an article in Forbes. Today, Breedlove is an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel […].

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The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

298 (1992), which requires “substantial nexus” in the form of property or people to impose sales tax on out-of-state sellers. 298 (1992) which may allow states to constitutionally tax out-of-state sellers with no physical presence within a state. by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co.

Is Your Business A Revolving Door? 10 Ways To Keep Your Best Employees

YoungUpstarts

They are co-authors of “ Get In The Game: How To Create Rapid Financial Results And Lasting Cultural Change “, the how-to application of Jack Stack’s 1992 bestseller, “ The Great Game of Business “ The post Is Your Business A Revolving Door?

Predictions, Prognostications, and The Future

Feld Thoughts

It’s followed by a comment by Lawrence Wright, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and author of the incredible and timely book The End of October. I have never liked being asked to predict things. I try not to prognosticate, especially around things I’m not deeply involved in. At this moment, people everywhere make continuous predictions and endless prognostications.

Free Video: How to Hack Your MBA

David Teten

Evisors just posted the video from my recent webinar on “How to Hack Your MBA” Since 1992, I’ve been working on a book tentatively titled “Hack your Education: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from College or Graduate School” I’ve posted on my site the expanded slides from the webinar and a draft of the book.

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CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge 10th Anniversary

Feld Thoughts

I was involved in the early years (1992 – 1996) as a judge and funded a number of companies that went through the MIT $100K (which was called the MIT $10K at the time.) Tonight, the New Venture Challenge at CU Boulder is having its 10th anniversary. It’s happening at the Boulder Theater from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and is open to the public. Register here to attend if you are interested.

The Montana Future In A Dream

Feld Thoughts

I go to the front of the room, sit down, and start describing how in 1992, a small group of us got together in Burlington, Vermont and came up with the idea of the Montana future, where no one would want to live in big cities anymore so everyone would migrate to the west, set themselves up on big pieces of land, and work from their houses.

4 Ways To Become A Recognized Expert

YoungUpstarts

Since 1992, he has helped clients in financial services, insurance, health care, consulting, real estate, advertising, training, recruiting, and more than 75 niche industries grow their businesses without cold calling or hard selling. by Mark Satterfield , author of “ The One Week Marketing Plan: The Set It & Forget It Approach for Quickly Growing Your Business “ Being a recognized expert is one of the best ways to promote your brand or your business.

5 Books that you should read during the quarantine

The Startup Magazine

This book was such a great hit when it was released in 1992 that it inspired a film adaptation directed by famous Alfonso Cuaron. Books aren’t just pages that you flip through when you have nothing better to do.

Book: Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Feld Thoughts

I’ve loved Alan Lightman’s writing and the idea of a human that behaves like Alan Lightman since I read his first book Einstein’s Dreams when it came out in 1992. If you are looking for information on the public markets, this is not the blog you should be reading. Instead, I encourage you to go read Fred Wilson’s post Market Meltdowns or Howard Lindzon’s post Momentum Monday – A Panic For The Ages.

Digital Transformation And The Evolution of Apps – What’s The Link?

YoungUpstarts

each retailing at a cool US$4,000, with the first text message (SMS) only sent in 1992. by Keiichiro Nozaki, Regional Marketing Architect/Evangelist of Asia Pacific, China, and Japan for F5 Networks. A century ago, we had the industrial revolution. It transformed how we manufactured, well, everything. Fast-forward to the present day.

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Free Webinar 9/13: How to Hack Your MBA and Get the Most Out of Your Degree

David Teten

For background, since 1992, I’ve been (slowly) working on a book tentatively titled “Hack your Education: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from College or Graduate School” I’ve attached a presentation below I’ve given on the topic, plus a draft of the book. On 9/13, I’ll be delivering a free, one-hour webinar on “ How to Hack Your MBA and Get the Most Out of Your Degree ”.

How Innovation Can Help Frontier Markets

YoungUpstarts

The frontier market is a term coined by the International Finance Corporation’s Frida Khambata in 1992. Frontier markets are developing countries that are still too small to be considered as emerging markets. This means that these are countries with a lot of potentials but are also too risky for investors to give attention to. Such countries are sometimes labeled as emerging markets, but they are still less advanced capital markets in the developing world.

5 Business Minded Celebrities You Could Gain Inspiration From

YoungUpstarts

In 1992, Tony started his own manufacturing company of skateboarding products, which eventually took off. Celebrities aren’t often just famous for being actors or superstar football players. Many of them are also successful entrepreneurs. Of course, celebrities have a much easier chance of making a success of their business start-ups because they already have the added advantage of being popular and they have the capital.

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Founder Interview: Jeff Kubas from Vertex Resource Group

The Startup Magazine

We’ve been a family-owned business since 1992. As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Jeff Kubas. Jeff is the Founder and CEO of Vertex Resource Group. He has some insights on staffing your company and thoughts on how to make your company successful. Here is more of his story: TSM: Describe your product/service in 10 words or less: Jeff: We match the right people with our clients in order to create long lasting relationships.

[INTERVIEW] Peter Tassiopoulos, President Of Sphere 3D Inc.

YoungUpstarts

Peter Tassiopoulos has focused on finance, technology and startups since 1992. Nature or nurture? It’s an age-old debate, and as relevant to academic whiz kids as it is to the most seriously successful entrepreneurs. And while Peter Tassiopoulos may not have a side to take on the academic front, when it comes to business, there’s no issue. Both,” is his informed take. And he has the experience to make that call.

How to Hack Your College or Graduate School Education

David Teten

I’ve been gestating this since 1992. You’re likely investing $20,000-$50,000/year, plus opportunity cost, to attend school. How can you maximize the benefits of all the years and all the money that you are investing? I have a tentative answer. Below is the draft of a book I’m writing, “How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education”. I’ve also posted slides from presentations I’ve made on this topic.

FullContact Continues Its Journey To Solve The Contact Management Problem

Feld Thoughts

My first company (Feld Technologies) was acquired by a company doing a rollup (AmeriData – acquired 40 companies between 1992 and 1996 when it was then acquired by GE Capital.) When we invested in FullContact in 2012, they were a small team with a big vision to create One Address Book To Rule Them All. Over the past four years, they’ve systematically executed on their vision, building a contact management platform that touches all aspects of the problem.

Standing Ovation Before The Speaker Begins

Feld Thoughts

I was on a panel with a few of my colleagues from that first Birthing of Giants class that graduated in 1992. A few weeks ago at Thinc Iowa I noticed the tradition they had of giving a standing ovation to the speaker when the speaker took the stage. I had never seen that before and thought it was awesome. Speakers also got a standing ovation after their talk.

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How to Hack Your College or Graduate School Education

David Teten

I’ve been gestating this since 1992. You’re likely investing $20,000-$50,000/year, plus opportunity cost, to attend school. How can you maximize the benefits of all the years and all the money that you are investing? I have a tentative answer. Below is the draft of a book I’m writing, “How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education”. I’ve also posted slides from presentations I’ve made on this topic.

Why I’m Standing Today with My African American Friends, Family & Colleagues

Both Sides of the Table

For those of us a bit older we distinctly remember the overwhelming force and brutality used against Rodney King in Los Angeles in 1992. “It stops today.” ” I spent the entire day yesterday in a deposition so I was offline from the world around me – a rare day of no email, no social media and even no news. I had been awake since 5am, returned home from work at 9:15pm and was exhausted with my only goal of decompressing and tuning out from the world. I could not.

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, Praise for Neurodiverse Creatives

crowdSPRING Blog

Established in 1992, the day is intended to raise awareness related to struggles involving mental illness and mobilize resources to address those struggles. Image Source: Imagine Therapies. On October 10th every year, folks around the globe recognize World Mental Health Day, and this year is no exception. With the rise of social media, the visibility of the day and the conversations that surround it have been, thankfully, greatly enhanced. This issue is incredibly important.

The Billion Dollar Fashion Week

Up and Running

For fashion week’s chapter of the age-old tale of money and politics, let’s go back to 1992. “New York is Fashion” was fashion week’s moniker then, and it now had a little sister: “Restaurant Week.” As the Huffington Post reports, this was largely due to the fact that in 1992, New York City was highlighting its finest wares to the delegates of the Democratic National Convention. Oscar de la Renta at Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015.

What No One Ever Tells You About Business Failures

Up and Running

a California corporation, became an Oregon corporation in 1992, and the California corporation died in 1994. The mythology of failure rates is greatly exaggerated, I think. Not that you’re not going to do it anyhow, just like I did, but, for the record, you know they say seven out of ten startups fail within three years, and that comes from research that was done.

Mentors 6/18: The Best Mentor Relationships Eventually Become Two-Way

Feld Thoughts

Charlie started his own company, The Feld Group, in 1992 , when my company (Feld Technologies) was five years old. I spent the day yesterday at the Disney Accelerator meeting with each of the teams and then had dinner with the CEOs and a lead mentor for each company. While I’m proud of all the Techstars programs, some of what I heard yesterday, especially around mentor engagement in the Disney program was remarkable.

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Surviving 2016 as a seed stage startup: Don’t batten down the hatches but take an umbrella.

Hippoland

In 1992, we were in a recession. In late 2008, I was about to turn in my 2 week resignation at Google to start a company when Sequoia sent out a presentation to their portfolio companies. In their 56 slide presentation of doom and gloom, they told their companies to batten down the hatches and expect to survive a year without external funding.

Love Conquers All, Especially In Marketing Communications

YoungUpstarts

She began writing professionally in 1992 and in 1998 started her business as a freelance copywriter. by Michele Pariza Wacek, author of “ Love-Based Copywriting: How to Write Copy that Attracts, Inspires and Invites Your Ideal Prospects to Become Ideal Clients “ It’s love, not money, that makes the world go ‘round. Pain is a part of life but suffering is optional. Traditional copywriting is fear-based; it agitates pain and turns it into suffering.

When I Hear “Fastest Growing” I Reach for XKCD

Diego Basch

It became a market economy in 1992. You may have heard of Christiane Amanpour. She’s the Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She probably has a dedicated room in her house to store all the journalism awards she’s won. Math awards though, she probably has none. Today she opened her segment with a question: “What is the fastest growing economy in the world? If you said China, you’d be wrong.”

America’s Entrepreneurial Innovation Needs Help

Startup Professionals Musings

Since 1992, Congress has diverted nearly $1 billion in applicant-paid fees already earned by the USPTO to other uses (like the 2010 census), leaving the patent office unable to deal with the threefold increase in patent applications over the last 20 years. The innovation engine that powered the U.S. economy over the last century seems to be slowing down and dying, threatening not only local opportunities, but the economies all over the world.

Hubris Versus Humility: The $15 billion Difference

Steve Blank

By 1992 Research in Motion (RIM) had been in business for eight years, had 16 employees, sales of about $500,000 a year, and three or four business lines. Describing your product as “new and “never been done before” instead of “we’re just like those others guys, but better” could cost your company billions. RIM and TiVo are two examples of getting it right and wrong. Research in Motion (RIM).

Those Beautiful Nest Eggs

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Tony –working on “iPhone” circa 1992 Me–product manager, having a ball. Congratulations to Tony Fadell, Matt Rogers and the world class team at Nest! Today Nest announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Google. As investors in the company since the early days, we here at Lightspeed have been honored to be a partner of Nest. Nest is a very special company with a truly exceptional team… a VC’s dream.

Tribute to Bruce Williams

SVPG

He originally was the co-founder and CEO of an early software company, Westminster Software, and then he founded Westminster Promotions, which has been going strong now since 1992, a remarkable 24 years. This has been a tough year for the technology industry. In March we lost Andy Grove, and in April we lost Bill Campbell. Sadly, in May we lost Bruce Williams. Bruce had been fighting Pancreatic Cancer for the past year and a half.

Seven Questions To Help You Attract Your Ideal Clients

YoungUpstarts

Since 1992, he has helped clients in financial services, insurance, health care, consulting, real estate, advertising, training, recruiting, and more than 75 niche industries grow their businesses without cold calling or hard selling. by Mark Satterfield , author of “ The One Week Marketing Plan: The Set It & Forget It Approach for Quickly Growing Your Business “ If someone were to ask who your ideal client is, you might jokingly respond, “Anyone with a wallet!”

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

Two companies I helped start in 1992, DCTM and Grand Junction Networks both became Stanford business school cases and very valuable, successful companies. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle , a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend.

Thinking of Home: Dickinson, Texas

abovethecrowd.com

In 1992, she was recognized nationally for her leadership in the H.O.S.T.S. For those of you who have moved away from the town where you grew up, the few times that you see your hometown in the national news creates an enormous sense of pride. Over the past few weeks, the town I grew up in, Dickinson, Texas, has been front and center in the national news, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart

Mike Michalowicz

A 1992 Johnson and Wales culinary graduate and NY TIMES “Excellent” chef, chef Finney has grown October Kitchen from a one man personal chef operation to a cutting edge meal delivery service. A 1992 Johnson and Wales culinary graduate and NY TIMES "Excellent" chef, chef Finney has grown October Kitchen from a one man personal chef operation to a cutting edge meal delivery service. Also Available On. Show Summary.

Cultivate an Olympic Mindset to Achieve Success

Up and Running

Andre Agassi winning the Wimbledon Cup in 1992. When Andre Agassi won the Wimbledon Cup in 1992, he said, “I have already won Wimbledon at least 10,000 times before.” Image via AdWeek. The long-awaited 2016 Olympics are upon us, and with them our own musings of what it takes to cultivate a winning mindset. Like these incredible athletes, how do you set yourself on the path to success? How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you get up and keep going after a setback?

Conquering Keywords: Six SEO Tips To Boost Your Blog Views

YoungUpstarts

Since 1992, he has helped clients in financial services, insurance, health care, consulting, real estate, advertising, training, recruiting, and more than 75 niche industries grow their businesses without cold calling or hard selling.

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Your social media obsession won’t make an enduring mark on the world

The Next Web

His career began in 1992 when he worked in the financial market at Banco Nacional in Brazil. Claudio Gandelman is the CEO and founder of Teckler. Since then, Gandelman has served as the CEO of Match.com Latin America, founder of Keero.com , and has held strategic positions in companies in South America. Roughly 40,000 years ago, our ancestors made the earliest known cave painting in northern Spain.

Aaron Lupuloff And The Corky Kell Classic Focus On Furthering Education

YoungUpstarts

The Corky Kell Classic is a Georgia football tradition that started in Atlanta in 1992 — named after Wheeler’s former head football coach. Many jokes circulate about how typical sports students are only attending college based on their athletic abilities, or that they pay more attention to sports than school. But athletics have long been included in school settings for good reason.

Where There’s A Trend, There’s A Profitable Business

The Startup Magazine

Warner’s sales doubled each year, exceeding $6 million by 1992. If you’ve ever built a business around a passing trend or fad, you know there’s only a short window of time for such a venture to survive. Knowing your product or service is a fad doesn’t make it easier. But it does give you a heads up regarding when to close shop and move on. Unfortunately, even when you successfully navigate your business ventures with fads, you still have to start over each time the bubble bursts.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

Both Sides of the Table

Think of James Carville’s slogan for Clinton in 1992, “It’s the economy, stupid.” This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. It is election season. So it’s tempting to think this is going to be a partisan post – it is not. I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market.