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Meet RVR from Sphero

Feld Thoughts

Sphero has announced RVR , a go anywhere, do anything programmable robot. It launched on Kickstarter today and is available , along with a bunch of other fun pre-order options. Over the last eight years, Sphero has made a bunch of different robots.

Not Just A Buzz Phrase: How Disney’s Mission Drives Its Continuing Success


by Michael G. Goldsby and Rob Mathews, authors of “ Entrepreneurship the Disney Way “ Have you ever found yourself thinking that a mission is just a buzzword, and a mission statement is nothing more than corporate fluff? If so, you are not alone.

Davos: Not just for the elite

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Alan Alper, VP and Editorial Director, has his fingerprints on most Cognizant marketing publications and events. He has been involved in the planning of Cognizant's presence and pitches at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum for the last. Globalization and Technology Industry Commentary

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5 Indications That Your Work Culture Needs Attention

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether your company is a startup or a mature business, the last thing you need in the office is a toxic work culture. Yet, according to a recent study , more than half of tech employees see their current office culture as toxic.

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The One Thing That Great Leaders Understand

Both Sides of the Table

One Thing That Great Leaders Understand I was scanning Twitter this past week and I came across these great Tweets by Michael Seibel at Y Combinator. When I was young I thought management was about distribution/delegation of responsibilities.

Exploring The Everyday: Better Meat For a Better Future

View from Seed

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here , or read our past interviews here.

Polishing brand ERP

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Kudos to Cindy Jutras for her study "Real Facts About ERP Implementation". Her survey showed that two-thirds of respondents graded their ERP implementation as "successful" or "very successful." The survey found 31% thought their ERP project was at least a. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors) Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

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It All Impacts – Just Be Nice


by Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “ Our planning session was occurring and there he was. A Hilton employee quietly entered with copies in his hand. He was the red headed front desk guy who told me he would make copies.

Startup Boards

Both Sides of the Table

Startups that are backed by professional financial investors almost always have a Board of Directors that consists of some set of founders, investors and sometimes independent directors.


For Successful Entrepreneurs There’s a Positive Side of Bad Boss Experiences

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Entrepreneurs that find success have one shared experience: at one time in their career they have reported to a bad boss. Lead leadership management skills personal development

Forged by fire

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Dennis Howlett writes about the "current levels of public angst among independent industry analysts at the state of enterprise software". He cites Raven Intel, Josh Greenbaum, Upper Edge, Brian Sommer, Jarret Pazahanick and me pointing to different problem areas in. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others

7 Strategies To Accelerate Creativity In Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business. Some startups have a new technology, but stick to a tried-and-true business model. Others take an existing product, and give it new life with a creative business model.

Eight Reasons Why Your Subscription Model Customers May Be Jumping Ship


by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ Everyone knows that retention is crucial for subscription-based companies.

This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

Both Sides of the Table

I understand that Adam Grant is a fairly popular professor at Wharton and has a book that some people loved called “Originals” (for me it interesting but not mind blowing, and I have some first-hand knowledge of some of its inaccuracies).

6 Marketing Ideas to Try in 2019

The Startup Magazine

Effective marketing may be the key to an outstanding year for your business. If you’re using social media, email, and video without success…the problem might be how you’re using it. How can you change a few things to make this year better? Here are six ideas to up your marketing game.

Oracle and SAP: Quit sniping, start leading!!!

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In the Steven Spielberg movie, President Lincoln on the cusp of victory in the Civil War, is clearly grateful to Lieutenant-General Ulysses Grant and clasps his hand with both of his. However, he also says "We've made it possible for. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors

Businesses Without A Website Are The “Walking Dead”

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors.

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Marketing Strategies Your Business May Be Overlooking


Businesses don’t get very far without a stellar marketing strategy backing them every step of the way. It’s what gets their name around town and beyond, and truly gives them a presence in the public conscious.

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

This is going to be BIG.

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , the pre-seed and seed stage VC fund I run in NYC, has invested in 64 companies in the last six and a half years. Twenty-five of them have at least one female co-founder. Fifteen had co-founders over 40. Five have LGBTQ+ founders. Three teams have African-American founders. Three of the founding teams are married couples. All were backed based on the sole criteria that they had the potential to make my limited partners a lot of money.

The Ones That Got Away: 5 Business Apps You’ll Regret Not Trying

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Today, instead of reminiscing over what you may have missed out on, these five business apps are tools that you will regret not trying. Grow Technology business apps mobile apps productivity apps technology

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Next-gen Enterprise Apps

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I am reviewing the latest typeset draft of my next book. While much of the content is focused on SAP, its customers and its competitors, sprinkled throughout the book are glimpses of a rapidly changing enterprise apps market. Anshu Sharma. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Do You Know A “Downer” Who Is Killing Your Business?

Startup Professionals Musings

A “downer” is defined here as someone who seems to dwell on the negatives of every business challenge, and loves to highlight bad news or potential problems. No matter how smart or experienced this person may otherwise be, things must change or they will kill your startup.

E-Learning – The New Generation School


Developing e-careers and courses is becoming more popular and is highly on the rise, so there is a new and ever growing pool of businesses and providers helping those with their courses.

Investor Perspective: How to Write a Killer Business Plan

The Startup Magazine

Startups with a solid business plan and great pitch deck have a far greater chance of gaining investment. In this essay by one of Mercia’s Fund Principals, Ian Wilson, Ian talks about the sorts of things he and the team are looking for when plans come to them for review. Republished with permission.

Pure Barre Franchisee Says Hire These 3 Personality Types For Your Member-Based Business

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. When you employ The Natural, The Friend and The Achiever to take care of your membership base, your business wins. Here’s why. Human Capital company culture franchising hiring employees HR membership model

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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Sweden

The Next Web

Dubbed a ‘unicorn factory’ Sweden has become a powerhouse incubator for some of the most innovative startups.

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The State of Marketing Training in 2019 [Original Research]


companies spend billions on training each year. What about marketing departments? How much do they spend? What are they getting out of it? And what are they struggling to solve? We surveyed 462 marketing leaders—CMOs, VPs of Marketing, Marketing Directors—to find out.

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Virtual Private Networks Are A Necessity To Small Business Owners


Small business owners will use a VPN to help safeguard information that needs protection online. For example, if an employee is receiving data online, then a VPN will protect the information and make it difficult to access.

Why You Are More Likely to Succeed as an Entrepreneur Later in Life

The Startup Magazine

Magazine recently reported that the average age new entrepreneurs open their first startup is 40. While the media tends to publicize those who have become an entrepreneur in college or shortly thereafter, nearly all findings show that entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed later in life.

Three Life And Business Lessons From The Late Karl Lagerfeld

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. When people want to be liked for what they did, they should stop.” This and other life and business lessons from the late Karl Lagerfeld. Culture business lessons fashion business fashion designer personal development

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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Finland

The Next Web

Although Finland has the lowest population in the EU, it’s responsible for 10 percent of global startup exits. We’ve also seen a number of international success stories, such as Nokia, Angry Birds, and Supercell, come out of Helsinki.

6 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Are Incorporating Social Entrepreneurship in Their Business


It’s argued that social entrepreneurship is the new business model due its ability to help one connect with the world and live a purposeful life while serving others. It also improves the image of business through collaborations and fosters relationships for a better society.

Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare For Small Businesses


by Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie. Making healthcare available to your small business employees can be a daunting prospect. Procuring employee benefits can be costly and confusing to a non-expert in the field.

Rethinking future entrepreneurial ventures

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship has long been praised despite the high failure rates. Most research shows that 90 percent of all startups fail, but that does not seem to deter most people from trying, hoping to be the lucky few that become a giant force to be reckoned with.

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10 Great Books on Black History, Culture, Business, Style and More

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. YFS Magazine highlights works that shed light on the multifaceted experience of African-Americans in America. Culture art books culture

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Norway

The Next Web

A country of never-ending sunsets, northern lights, and home to over 50 thousand islands and fjords, Norway has always been a haven for nature enthusiasts. But now it’s also becoming a haven for techies. Norway is home to one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the Nordics.

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I Just Started My Small Business—Do I Need Payroll Software?

Up and Running

Payday is typically a moment people look forward to. But for many small businesses and startups that are just getting started, it’s a huge source of stress and frustration. Because payday means payroll—and payroll is complicated and takes time.