The technology shifts you need to focus on in 2018

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19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Goals for 2018


We asked 19 entrepreneurs to share their business goals and what they were looking forward to in 2018. #1- My goal for 2018 is to take my accomplishments and what I’ve learned in 2017 into 2018 with paid public speaking opportunities such as Key Notes, Workshops, and Special Events.

25 education trends for 2018

This is going to be BIG.

In almost all of the commentary from both educators and industry, the mention of AR and VR for 2018’s big trends were ubiquitous. 2018 promises to be a year that epitomizes the term “transformational.”

20 Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Goals for 2018


We asked entrepreneurs to share their business goals and what they were looking forward to in 2018. #1- We have two key goals for 2018: To grow our user base to more than 1 million and triple our revenue. Our goal for the year 2018 is to reach more effectively to generate more ROI.

4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018


Unsurprisingly, that will continue in 2018. The biggest privacy topic in 2018 will likely be GDPR, which goes into effect in May. It’s pricey, although in 2018 we can expect advances to continue dropping the price point for AI technology.

How to Set Smart Business Goals for 2018

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If you’re ready for 2018 to be your most impactful business year yet, then that all starts with setting yourself up for success with SMART goals. So now you know how to create goals for your business that will get you off to the perfect start in 2018.

Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

In January, Secretary of Defense Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy. As you read the excerpts below from the 2018 National Defense Strategy imagine the shockwaves this would send through any large company.

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Don't Miss These 10 Conferences in 2018

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Here's a list of the top ten conferences that all entrepreneurs should consider attending in 2018. Startup

2018 is the year that…

Jeff Hilimire

2018 is the year that… …I will work hard to be a better husband and father. We’re a mobile and innovation company, and I think 2018 will be a BIG year for us. Our goal is to double again in 2018. That’s right, in 2018 48in48 will hold its first international event…in London! Those are the things that I will spend the majority of my focus on in 2018. The post 2018 is the year that… appeared first on Begin the Begin.

Top Seven eCommerce Platforms In 2018

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Here are some of the major changes that willinfluence ecommerce in 2018. Just about every aspect of ecommerce has evolved in the past 2-3 years. Technology

The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018

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Here are the top 100 speakers for 2018. From diversity, to subject matter, to content, there's a lot to consider when booking leadership speakers.

What Top Performers at Startups and Large Organizations Have in Common…More Than You Would Think

Startup Lessons Learned

While doing research for his extraordinary new book, Great at Work , Morten Hansen studied more than 5,000 managers and employees in corporate America to identify the key practices that explain why some perform better than others.

Top 10 Conferences for Sales Leaders in 2018

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Top 10 sales conferences to attend in 2018 - Global list. Sales

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Explode in 2018

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It was the number one tech trend of 2017 and will become even more useful in 2018. Technology

Top Retail Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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5 tech trends to know in retail 2018. Technology

How Millennials (and Gen Z) Will Transform the 2018 Workplace

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Here are five ways Millennials and Generation Z are shaking up the workplace in 2018. The Future


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.

What won’t change in 2018

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But before we do that, it’s worth considering some things that won’t change in 2018. Continue reading → The post What won’t change in 2018 appeared first on Steve Sammartino. Uncategorized 2018 future predictions technologyThere’s lots of predictions every year of what will happen.

Taking Money “Off The Table”

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

USV TEAM POSTS: Bethany Marz Crystal — January 7, 2018 Spending New Year’s (Alone) in Paris. One of the hardest things in managing a venture capital portfolio is managing your big winners. A big winner can dwarf the rest of the entire portfolio and you end up sitting on enormous paper profits that you can’t get liquid on. I realize that this seems like a great problem to have, and it is, but it is still a challenging situation.

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2018 Sales and Marketing Conferences to Add to Your Calendar

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If you're planning your conference calendar for 2018, make sure you give the following events a look. Sales

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Five Strategies for Slaying the Data Puking Dragon.

Occam's Razor

If you bring sharp focus, you increase chances of attention being diverted to the right places. That in turn will drive smarter questions, which will elicit thoughtful answers from available data. The result will be data-influenced actions that result in a long-term strategic advantage.

Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed

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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.

The 10 Most Valuable Brands in 2018

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Jeff Bezos's Amazon took the No. 1 spot. Marketing

8 Big Predictions for Platforms in 2018

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Here are our 8 big predictions for platform businesses in 2018. Technology

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018

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A lifelong habit practiced by luminaries from Leonardo Da Vinci to Tim Ferriss can help you transform your career in 2018.


Announcing NextView Operator Guilds

View from Seed

When we create new platform initiatives, our team tries to think about how we can be the most impactful with our portfolio companies. We don’t sit in a room and pontificate about what they need — we just ask.

6 Must-Read Business Books of 2018

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Don't miss the wisdom in the pages of these upcoming titles. Business Books


Books I Read In 2018

Hunter Walker

If we generously start 2018 on 12/26/2017, here’s what I’ve read so far in reverse-chron order: 4) Finding Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [non-fiction]. Not gonna lie. All those “Books of 2017” posts made me kinda wishing I kept a list of my own. No way for me to go back and figure out what I read last year (I give away most books once I’ve completed them) so instead will make this a living post, where I add as I finish.

6 non-fiction books to read in 2018

Jeff Hilimire

The post 6 non-fiction books to read in 2018 appeared first on Begin the Begin. 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.

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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Techstars Mentor Manifesto In Detail

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I’ve been working on my next book, #GiveFirst , again. There’s a lot in it about the Techstars Mentor Manifesto and how to be an effective mentor. Yesterday, I got a note from Jay Batson, longtime Techstars Boston mentor and now the Mentor-in-Residence for the program, asking if I had ever compiled the lists I posts I wrote about the Techstars Mentor Manifesto. I hadn’t. He had conveniently done it in a Google doc so it was easy for me to list out the posts with links.

10 Most-Anticipated Business Books of 2018

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Read these this year to level up your thinking. Innovate


Why Twitter Might Be an Entrepreneur's Best Kept Secret in 2018

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Here's why you should reconsider it in 2018. Have you neglected Twitter over the past couple years? Many have. Social Media Toolkit

Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor

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The best-selling book Radical Candor suggests fostering better team relationships by conducting regular 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports. We decided to run lean experiments on this tactic to see how it would work for the Kromatic team. This case study tells you everything you need to know about how we set up and ran this small-scale human resources experiment. The post Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor appeared first on

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Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

Up and Running

This 2018, take some time out to refresh and recharge. The word is that a movie based on “ Ready Player One “ by Ernest Cline is slated to come out in 2018.

AVIXA’s Heidi A. Voorhees on Thinking Differently

Startup Professionals Musings

Heidi A. Voorhees, CAE. EDUCATION Bachelor of arts, majoring in commercial recreation/business, Central Michigan University; master of business administration, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB Straight out of college — convention assistant, SmithBucklin.

The Top 3 Tech Trends That Will Drive Your Business in 2018

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The Consumer Electronics Show demonstrated 3 technology trends that could help drive your business in 2018. Technology

How to Keep Your Customers Happy in 2018

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Here are four ways to hit the customer retention mother lode in 2018. Making new friends may be silver, but keeping the old ones is gold. Sales

5 Thought Leaders to Follow In 2018

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Start this year off on the right foot by committing to learning from the best.


5 Social Media Trends You Need to Be Using in 2018

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The key to unlocking a more successful 2018 for your brand or business is to stay ahead of the trends. Social Media Toolkit