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The Analyst Cam: Workday VIBE

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Barbry McGann, Executive Director, Office of the HRO at Workday presented on their.

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5 Steps To A Winning Strategic Plan Execution Process

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of advising business leaders, from entrepreneurs to enterprise executives, I often hear a passion for strategic change planning, but seldom see the same commitment to strategic execution.

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The Analyst Cam: SuccessFactors Analyst Day

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SuccessFactors had an analyst update this week. I have excerpted from the session.

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Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here’s What it All Means

Both Sides of the Table

Today we’re announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome her to her new role.

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.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 8 – AI – Chris Lynch and Nand Mulchandani

Steve Blank

We just held our eighth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

5 Factors Which Define The Scope Of Your Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

As the business economy is expected to rebound from the pandemic, many entrepreneurs are thinking that life will soon get easier, and their opportunity can only grow.

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A Conversation With Dan Caruso About Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club

Feld Thoughts

Brad : Hey, Dan. Like Cindy and you, Amy and I are Boulder Country Club members, but we play tennis, not golf. Is it true that only men can golf on Saturday mornings? Dan : Yes. Believe it or not, you must indeed be male to golf on Saturday mornings. There are a few exceptions.

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Why we look for mission-driven founders

Version One Ventures

We updated our investment thesis a few months ago…we invest in mission-driven founders at the earliest stages. Since that time, we’ve been asked how we define a mission-driven founder.

Should An Entrepreneur Seek Out An Investment Bank?

Startup Professionals Musings

The name “investment bank” somehow always sounded like a place where I could deposit my investments, and maybe even earn a little interest. Then I learned that these banks really negotiate investments and collect fees on the transactions, sort of like commercial banks do with loans to businesses.

From The Ground Up: Reasons To Rethink Your Entry-Level Hiring Strategy


by Pablo Listingart, Founder and Executive Director of ComIT. To begin again, to start anew, to have a fresh, blank slate — the corporate advantages of hiring entry level employees, strong professionals at their career beginnings, seem self-explanatory.

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The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 2

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks.

Zoom Secret Magic Trick – Hide Self View

Feld Thoughts

Here’s a simple one to make your 10 hours a day on Zoom more enjoyable. Hide Self View. Click on the three little dots next to Mute in your video window. Choose “Hide Self View.” ” The following view … is much better to look at that the one with my own picture in it.

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Israeli venture capital broke new records in Q3 2020, but seed rounds are massively down

VC Cafe

After finishing a second national lockdown, amidst weeks of protests against the government and with borders largely closed to foreigners, you could safely say that these are not ‘normal’ days for Israeli startups or the Israeli economy. With that said, Israeli Venture Capital funding broke a new record in Q3 2020, according to an IVC report. In September alone , Israeli startups raised $1.2 billion. As a whole, it looks like Israel is headed for another record breaking year.

10 Insensitive Words You Need To Stop Using Right Now


by May Habib, co-founder and CEO of Writer. Language carries with it an unusual power: a single word can heal or hurt. Words can create cultures of belonging or exclusion, and it’s important to know which words or phrases are which, especially if you value diversity (and you should).

Burning Platform: Software - Feast or Famine

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In episode 9 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about the inconsistency of software availability. Some categories have too many choices and specialists; on the other hand, many business functions, geographies and industries have hardly any.

The Queen’s Gambit

Feld Thoughts

If you can’t imagine that a drama about chess would be riveting, you need to watch The Queen’s Gambit. And, if you love (or even like) chess, start watching it tonight. The first two episodes are the Opening. The Middlegame happens in episodes 3, 4, and 5. The Endgame is episodes 6 and 7.


Google Will Soon Rank “Passages.” Does It Matter?


On October 15, Google announced that it will integrate more artificial intelligence into its search algorithm, improve visual search, and work on 3D search functionality.

5 Key Elements Of A Business-To-Business Dating Site

Startup Professionals Musings

People tell me there may be over 8,000 dating sites with scientific matchmaking algorithms worldwide, but I couldn’t find one that focused on scientifically matching companies and people for business-to-business (B2B) relationships.

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Top 3 Places In Europe To Live In As A Start-up Millionaire 


All start-up entrepreneurs have at least one idol they look up to and say: “I wanna be that guy, when I make it”.

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The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 1

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Motivation to Grow Their Business


Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

How Plan Vs Actual Comparison Helps You Manage Your Business

Up and Running

Planning is not just about the plan — it’s about the management. And plan vs. actual analysis, also called variance analysis, is essential to better business management. That’s where you track results, review progress, and make regular course corrections depending on performance. .

7 Keys To Moving Your Best Of Breed Odds Up A Notch

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone who starts or owns a business expects to be the best of breed, but only a few achieve that status. As a startup mentor and advisor, I often contemplate what makes the difference between winners and losers.

The Fundamentals Of Running A Successful Lifestyle Blog


by Stephanie Fatta, founder of Whether you are an expert on frugal living or you have an affinity for coming up with healthy recipes, you may be looking to share your expertise with the masses.

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The SAP hiccup

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I am a market analyst, not a financial analyst. I worry about economic health of vendors, not their daily market cap. So I tend to not write about quarterly results. But a 20% stock price drop in a session is. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Austin’s NSS Labs Shuts Down Abruptly and Lays off All Employees


By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News NSS Labs, an information security testing company, has shut down operations resulting in more than 40 employees losing their jobs.

3 Ways to Keep Your New Warehouse Setup Running Smoothly

The Startup Magazine

So you’ve got your manufacturing company up and running, you’ve managed to optimize your warehouse management system, and everything seems to be going to plan so far — congratulations! You should know, however, that the hard work starts now.

Ed-tech startups making learning fun and interactive for the kids

Our Own Start-up

We have listed a few educational game apps that have made the learning process more engaging and children friendly.

What Is Engagement Marketing And How Does It Help A Business?


Regardless of niche or industry, several businesses need to find, connect, and gain new customers. Some marketing methods tend to be quite effective for certain businesses. One particular technique that may come to mind is engagement marketing. What Is Engagement Marketing?

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The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 3

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Eagle Eye Networks Closes on $40 Million in Funding and Plans to Hire 200 Employees


The demand for video has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s not just from people hunkered down over their laptops on Zoom calls. All kinds of businesses from retail stores to gyms and restaurants are embracing video as a way to monitor their environments and maintain security.

Why Virtual Events Are Hugely Beneficial to Budding Businesses

The Startup Magazine

By the end of 2019, the global virtual events market was estimated to be worth approximately $77 billion, according to Grand View Research. After the exponential boost the market experienced this year, it is expected that it will surpass the previous revenue estimation of $404 billion before 2027.

How to Plan and Budget for an eCommerce Website

Up and Running

With an eCommerce business, your website is everything. It’s the driver of both sales and marketing and establishes a 24/7 representation of your brand. When it comes to an online store, how much you put into the store paves the way for how much you’ll make.

How To Upskill Your Startup Team This Winter


Workers in startups are always juggling multiple responsibilities.

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How Email Can Help You Manage The Dreaded Backorder


Ecommerce customers are used to getting what they want, when they want. And with any delay like a backorder, you risk losing revenue and increasing churn.

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2 Things Relationships Are Built On

Start Up Blog

All relationships are built on two things: frequency and proximity. It’s obvious, in hindsight. If you consider the strongest relationships in your life, you’ll find these two elements feature strongly. Frequency – how often you interact. Proximity – how physically close you are.