In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years.

Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dustin Levy Director of Product Management, Gentex Corporation.

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Rapid Prototyping for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Amanda Ralph Product Management Consultant.

Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

guess i've been doing a lot of travel lately, but now that i'm back in California for awhile, there's something i've been meaning to bring up that bothers me.  Throughout both, i spent another 10-15 years managing projects, products, & teams, some of which might be called product management.   And seriously: investors don't have to be experts in every field, they just have to know how to assess talent & manage money.

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Up and Running

Employees, managers, and company leaders all benefit from a high EI. EI plays into many different aspects of a good project manager; from communication to taking criticism, and even in creating an honest and trustworthy relationship with employees under their command.

Strategies to Increase Your Construction Business Revenue

Up and Running

George Hedley, a CSP based in California, is known as “The Business Builder” and has worked in the construction industry since 1977. Job costs are specific to each job your firm is working on, from labor and equipment to project management and worker’s comp.

Product Strategies for Non-Strategists

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Amanda Ralph Product Management Consultant.

15 Surprising Perks Employees Love

Up and Running

We have employees located across the Greater Toronto Area and in California. Knowledge about money management. Earlier this year I created three money management webinars for my employees.

These 13 Entrepreneurs Didn’t Rely on Stuffy, Old Methods to Choose Their Business Location

Up and Running

As CEO of a California biotech company, it is critical that I have speedy responses to my submissions and queries.” Starting a Business Best Practices business location Management

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

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LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements

Scalable Startup

Tom Nora has recommended your work as Silicon Valley Sales and Sales Management at Mentor Graphics. Details of the Recommendation: “Teo and I worked together for a brief time in Silicon Valley in 1987-88 and I’ve told this story many times over the past 20+ years: I was managing a few account managers at Mentor Graphics, a fast growing high flyer in the EDA/CAE industry, we were #1 against several tough competitors – Daisy, Valid, the brand new Cadence, etc.

Take Advantage of a New Trend: Big Business Looks to Small to Innovate

Up and Running

Managing a Business Operations Strategy Sometimes it’s the smaller business that has more freedom to innovate. An increasing number of big companies are hiring small businesses to help them develop innovative products, processes and procedures.

California Passes Legislation Creating New Structures for Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Management of for-profit companies are liable to shareholders for failure to maximize profit. On the other hand, management of non-profit organizations are liable to the IRS when they reward investors. Fortunately, California Governon Jerry Brown signed into law Benefit Corporation (!B

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

socaltech.com

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Managed by: Mark Lieberman. Managed by: Kevin Hell.

What eCommerce Startups Need to Know About Online Sales Tax

Up and Running

For example: Let’s say your home office is in Ohio, your inventory is in New Jersey, and you have an employee in California (talk about having a presence from coast to coast!). You have nexus in Ohio, New Jersey, and California.

What Happened in California Yesterday

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The fiscal recklessness of San Francisco voters who easily approved yet more bond packages for school facilities despite zero evidence from the last 20 years that the city government is at all capable of managing money. Totally depressing. Meg Whitman doesn't vote for 28 years straight, spends $71 million dollars, and wins the Republican gubernatorial primary. In the U.S.

My Favorite Tool for Managing Online Forums

Inc Startups

Recently, another female technician, in California, posted to a forum looking for a specific Dell laptop. Must haves: Laura Downs, owner of a computer-repair service explains how she consolidates all her forum accounts when on the go.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Like many product managers, my background is fairly eclectic. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to?

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Asian teams in California raised median funding rounds of $4.4M, significantly higher than the $3M raised by mixed or all-white founding teams.

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Startup Professionals Musings

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Asian teams in California raised median funding rounds of $4.4M, significantly higher than the $3M raised by mixed or all-white founding teams.

The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Original Title: The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants - A Growing Trend? More recently, this trend has included the very specific application of lobbying laws and pay-to-play laws to investment managers.?

Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back

YoungUpstarts

Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. Professionalisms email email management project management time managementBy Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt!

Mentoring With LivePlan: Success Story

Up and Running

David Calderon, a teacher at the Villa Park High School in Villa Park City, California, participated in the BEC Boost with his students, and was the mentor to two of the competition’s grand prize winners. How did you hear about the California BEC Boost business plan competition?

Becoming Truly Innovative: A Family Value

YoungUpstarts

An unrelated article by Morton Bennedsen and Nicolai Foss in the California Management Review attempts to draw links between family assets and firm innovation based on extensive historic examples from around the world. By Robert J.

Make ‘Em Say Wow: 11 Tips For Building A Strong Service Team

YoungUpstarts

In my book “ Uplifting Service “, I wrote about an experience I had while dining at a luxury resort in California. And they’ve become so popular that if the resort manager misses a day, he gets calls from his staff members asking where the daily quote is.

At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?

YoungUpstarts

Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. Professionalisms project management time management workplace productivityBy Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt!

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Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison

SoCal CTO

Steve Gilison worked as a market researcher and product manager at a startup where my company, TechEmpower , did the software / web development. I'm hoping that other people can chime in on this: Where do you find opportunities as a product manager?

Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie

SiliconHills

Floodgate’s managing partner. When I moved to California, one of the things I noticed was that the cost […] The post Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silverton Partners and Floodgate’s new partnership with Capital Factory is offering the incubator’s startups a chance to take their companies to the next level, according to Mike Maples Jr.,

If You Can’t Find An Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

Startup Professionals Musings

This software platform is used by many local angel organizations for managing deal flow. The Founding Chapter is in Silicon Valley, California, (naturally).

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

Taxes are difficult enough for certified accountants who specialize in taxes, let alone business owners who have to focus on growing and managing a company. For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II

www.socaltech.com

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators. Managed by: Bill Gross. Managed by: Mike Jones. Managed by: Scott Painter.

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Now, you can create a benefit corporation in: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.,

How to Protect Your Small Business When Advertising Sales and Discounts [Part 2]

Up and Running

A privacy policy is a legal statement that explains how customer or user data is collected, used, managed, and disclosed. Managing a Business Advertising discounts ecommerce privacy protect your business sales small business

In Defense of Multitasking

David Silverman

minute attempt to uncover how many minutes it takes to get back to a task after an interruption yielded a variety of answers — 11, 25, 30 — and links to a lot of dubious research, such as this University of California study of 36 workers and this study that tracked "eleven experienced Microsoft Windows users [3 female]."). Tags: Managing yourself Personal effectiveness Time management

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve successful business models and value propositions. This happens because managing the present often takes oxygen away from inventing the future.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The PA Fund 1 operations will be managed by Pasadena Angels members Terry Kay and Anthony Valencia. The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Accountability And Leadership

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Don’t get me wrong, underpaying is just as bad, but the right formula when it comes to management and leadership is proper pay and proper respect, which mainly comes in the form of listening. As a leader and manager of a team, you must take into account others’ opinions , but at the end of the day the final call if yours. You must do what you feel is best and rely on your expertise , which is the foundation of leadership and management.

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How SoulCycle Manages to Keep Customers Paying $34 for Spinning Classes

Inc Startups

The company currently has 18 locations in and around New York and seven in California, and is planning studios in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. Its vibrant classes are only part of the equation. Learn how they maintain an 85% retention rate and continue to grow.

7 Business Lessons from the Golden Gate Bridge

Up and Running

The graceful design of the Golden Gate Bridge draws your eyes from the ocean up toward the California sky. Inspiration Managing a Business Success Stories business lessons golden gate bridge “Rushing Home” by Ann Rea.

In Defense of Multitasking

David Silverman

minute attempt to uncover how many minutes it takes to get back to a task after an interruption yielded a variety of answers — 11, 25, 30 — and links to a lot of dubious research, such as this University of California study of 36 workers and this study that tracked “eleven experienced Microsoft Windows users [3 female].”). Managing yourself Personal effectiveness Time management