Panthers expecting to lean more on rookie RB McCaffrey

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Panthers aren't prepared to call it a changing of the guard at running back

Falcons' Ryan leans on many targets in MVP-type season

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Maybe you too can catch a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan. It's beginning to seem like everyone else has for the NFC South champions

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Panthers to lean on Jonathan Stewart against Falcons

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — In their quest to become the first team to repeat as NFC South champions, the Carolina Panthers will lean heavily on healthy running back Jonathan Stewart

A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Lean is for Wimps Assessing Concepts and Developing High-Performing.

The Latest Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

Since it’s very lean MVP kick-off in 2013, The Product Mentor has grown to 20+ countries and over 800 mentees in our backlog. 10AM ET Advocating for Lean Practices with Nis Frome How to align lean methodologies with various (and often competing) stakeholder objectives.

On getting advice

Jeff Hilimire

They saved us from making a lot of big mistakes, like the time we thought we should open a second office in Charlotte. There were a few big decisions that they seemed to be leaning one way on and the advisory board very emphatically thought they should go the other way.

One rant after another is sometimes required

Taffy Williams

Having spent many years working for the government, I leaned that persistence and calmness pays off. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Sorry, it''s not my department!

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Startup Lessons Learned

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Lack of social networking may hinder investment in your company

Taffy Williams

Leaning on the job for this one is a minus attribute. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Originally, I would have thought this title was insane. How can such a statement be true?

One of the few girls in the room: How do we accelerate equality in tech?

Version One Ventures

If you’re uncomfortable talking about yourself, you can always lean on these facts. As my “champions” did this for me, I hope to be a champion for my nieces, Cassidy, Katelyn, Cayley and Charlotte. I’ve been wanting to write on the topic of gender for a long time now, but haven’t been able to find the words. And admittedly, I’m still trying to find my position in all this.

Are You Involved or Committed in a Startup?

Taffy Williams

They also are not likely to have the same resources to survive in lean economic times. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Entrepreneurs in startup companies may spend years working before the company becomes financially stable or a reasonable exit turns up. The entrepreneur is the one that devotes significant time to attract advisors, mentors, employees, board members, and investors.

Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes

Taffy Williams

Running a lean startup is different from working in a Big Company. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept.

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

Leaning what your competition is up to has a value to your business. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of OK, there is no real legal spy shop for corporate intelligence but there are things you can do.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley. If you're in town Saturday night, you'll want to stop by Ignite: Lean Startup , a community-run event that features a number of new voices in the Lean Startup community.

Sales and Marketing Is Up to the Startup CEO

Taffy Williams

Lean startups may need fewer funds, but they will soon start selling product or services. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Entrepreneurs are not often equipped with the sales and marketing experience for products. They have a burning desire to develop a business and create products. They come with a set of experiences most often that are industry related.

It Takes Longer and Costs More

Taffy Williams

Showing you can operate on a lean budget is good, but running out too soon is not. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of You are planning the development of your technology and your budgets. You carefully outline the timelines milestones and key inflections for your company growth. In all of the planning, you consulted with your team and advisors.

Cost 18


Taffy Williams

The day consistedof meeting faculty with inventions and entrepreneurial leanings. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of I justreturned from a full day of discussions and a seminar at a prominent universityin Philadelphia, PA.

RB Hood solidifies starting role in Tar Heels' 17-13 loss

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — While the North Carolina Tar Heels may not have gotten a win Thursday night, they appear to have found a running back they can lean on this season

Right Place & Time, Diligence & Devotion, and Culture

Taffy Williams

And, it comes with hard work and countless hours of leaning. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of The book “ Outliers: The Story of Success ” by Malcolm Gladwell highlights several examples of how many people succeed while others seem to not fare so well. There are themes that recur over and over again like being in the right place at the right time, persistence, devotion in learning an area, and developing the right cultures.

Words and Experiences Are Important to Communication - Who Is On First?

Taffy Williams

Words are not the only part of communication and their interpretation depends on prior leaning experiences. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of It is amazing that some people and cultures are able to relay exact messages but with some degree of effort, it is possible. Communication between investors, partners, or staff is complex. Even the most experienced managers, negotiators, or diplomats have problems at times.


Taffy Williams

The reason is not important, but leaning to trust is. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Hiring qualitypersonnel in a startup is partly an art and partly a learning experience. Most likely when creating the startupbusiness plan, an organizational chart and budget was created for long termhiring. The titles should fit the anticipatedneeds and the timings of the hires become part of the future projected budget.

Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


a privately held IT consulting firm servicing enterprise customers with offices in Atlanta, GA ; Birmingham, AL ; Charlotte, NC ; Chattanooga, TN ; and Mobile, AL. The following is a guest post by Matthew Dean. Matthew is a Center of Excellence Leader at CTS Inc. ,

Should We Tell Pat to Depart

Taffy Williams

As the CEO entrepreneur, leaning which members are best suited for which task is an important function of the job. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Unexpected departures of key employees can be hard to manage because of loss of experience and morale changes in the company. Great employees are what you want and never want to lose.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

All I ask in return in that you pre-order the Lean Startup Book (on I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community.

Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.

Taffy Williams

Do not add lots of extras to your budget and inflate the expenses; keep it “Lean and Mean.&# Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Small Business at the DNC: Where Was the Love?

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurship had a much quieter role in Charlotte, N.C., At the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, by contrast, such messaging was both less overt and less frequent. this week than at the RNC in Tampa.

The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

Inc Startups

Everyone knows the tale of Steve Jobs but here is the lesser known story of the Google CEO. One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google''s project managers. All of them.