Bruce Cleveland: Part 1- Traversing the Traction Gap

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Bruce Cleveland, who many readers may remember from his Siebel days is now an investor and has a new book out, Traversing the Traction Gap. I had a long ranging conversation with him about the book and also about trends. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors) Industry Commentary Venture Capital

Bruce Cleveland - Part 2 - thoughts on current enterprise market

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In Part 1, Bruce Cleveland talked about the framework in his new book, Traversing the Traction Gap. Here we talk about partnering and white spaces in the market. Most enterprise vendors now offer their own platforms. Could they use your. Analytics, Big Data Industry Commentary Venture Capital Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Bruce Cleveland - Part 2 - thoughts on current enterprise market

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In Part 1 yesterday, Bruce Cleveland talked about the framework in his new book, Traversing the Traction Gap. Here we talk about partnering and white spaces in the market. Most enterprise vendors now offer their own platforms. Could they use. Analytics, Big Data Enterprise Software (other vendors) Industry Commentary Venture Capital

Bruce Cleveland - Part 2 - thoughts on current enterprise market

deal architect

In Part 1 yesterday, Bruce Cleveland talked about the framework in his new book, Traversing the Traction Gap. Here we talk about partnering and white spaces in the market. Most enterprise vendors now offer their own platforms. Could they use. Analytics, Big Data Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary Venture Capital

Want To Deliver A Great Customer Experience? Give Your Employees A Voice

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Professionalisms Brad Cleveland customer experience employee engagement management managing peopleAn engaged employee will go the extra mile because they understand how their actions make a positive difference for customers and colleagues. The post Want To Deliver A Great Customer Experience?

[Interview] Mark C. Perna, Founder And CEO Of TFS, Cleveland, Ohio

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Mark C. Perna heads a strategic consulting firm dedicated to making a difference in education and workforce development. He is a dynamic and motivational speaker, and a recognized voice in student engagement and success. His book, “ Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations “, offers a new paradigm for parents, teachers and employers through re-envisioned education and workforce development.

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Monday Morning Motivation – Cleveland Cavaliers Edition [VIDEO]

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Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James and Kyrie Irving! Share This motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owner to start their week of on the right foot. Inspiration lebron james motivation

The Traction Gap Framework: Four Pillars Of Startup Success

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by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “ Traversing the Traction Gap “ As we continue our exploration of the Traction Gap Framework® – a step-by-step approach that startup teams can use to go from ideation to preparing to scale – I will walk you through the principles. Bruce Cleveland is a Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of the book “ Traversing the Traction Gap “.

Traversing No-Man’s Land, The Go-To-Market Phase

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by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “ Traversing the Traction Gap “. Bruce Cleveland is a Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of the book “ Traversing the Traction Gap “. Advice For The Young At Heart Bruce Cleveland building a business startup advice startups traction gap

The Traction Gap Framework: Four Pillars Of Startup Success

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by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “ Traversing the Traction Gap “ As we continue our exploration of the Traction Gap Framework® – a step-by-step approach that startup teams can use to go from ideation to preparing to scale – I will walk you through the principles. Bruce Cleveland is a Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of the book “ Traversing the Traction Gap “.

Monday Motivation: NBA Finals Edition

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” LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers. ” Inspiration Cleveland Cavaliers eric thomas Golden State Warriors lebron james nba finals stephen curryThe NBA Finals have started and it has been a great first two games with each game going to overtime. This looks like it will be a great, long series. We decided to post these videos from the two leaders and MVPs of their respective teams for your motivation this week.

Flat Earth Innovation

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Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from StarChase for safer police pursuits – various US cities Breaking the mold – from the UK, Australia and Denmark EPCOT for healthcare technology – Cleveland Move over.

Three sides to every story

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Dave Kellogg responds to a Bruce Cleveland post on Siebel and Salesforce and industry disruption. As he says there are three sides to each story so let me add my side to those of these very smart friends of mine:). Industry Commentary

Funding for Philanthropic Efforts Requires More Effort Than Normal

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Tom Cleveland is a writer for SmallBusinessLoansDirect.com. Starting a Business funding non-profit startup Tom ClevelandOne sad fact in our capitalistic world is that funding for many worthwhile efforts is often difficult to obtain if there is not a direct profit opportunity to be had. Non-profit’s and local community leaders need special assistance, especially in developing countries, to gain access to appropriate resources of capital devoted to their respective purposes.

From Outsourced to American Made

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind : Mark Cleveland- Hobby Express brings manufacturing back to U.S. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post From Outsourced to American Made appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

Monday Motivation – Golden State Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become NBA Champions this year. These motivational videos are for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. However, it never happens overnight. There was some luck but also some hard work, dedication and putting together of the right pieces that helped the franchise to be successful. Vision. Inspiration Golden State Warriors monday motivation

LaunchHouse Launches Startup Accelerator Program

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If selected, the teams will be required to relocate to Cleveland, Ohio and operate from LaunchHouse ‘s business incubator space for those 12 weeks. Shaker Heights, Ohio-based business incubator LaunchHouse is inviting ten technology startup teams from around the world to participate in a 12-week startup accelerator program.

The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

Hawken is an independent school for grades K-12 in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to the idea that students learn more “by doing than by listening.” With new hypotheses and the help of a local UX Designer from Cleveland’s agile methods experts, LeanDog , the pivots began. While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?”

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

Hawken is an independent school for grades K-12 in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to the idea that students learn more “by doing than by listening.” With new hypotheses and the help of a local UX Designer from Cleveland’s agile methods experts, LeanDog , the pivots began. While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?”

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SXSW Pitch Finalist: Votem

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Votem is based in Cleveland. Why Cleveland? It’s a long story but Ronnie Woods from the Rolling Stones at the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.

Binary Star Startup Communities

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Cleveland – Akron. I had dinner with Ian Hathaway a few weeks ago when I was in London. It was a delight to see him in person. While we’ve been collaborating on Startup Communities 2 (which we are now calling The Startup Community Way), which will come out at the “end-of-the-year-ish,” having dinner was a delight and reminded me how much I like him. A few months ago he wrote a post on Waterloo, and activity in Canada in general, titled The North Star.

How to Protect Your Business from Insider Cyber Attacks

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If you’re located in Cleveland, computer forensics Cleveland companies like Secure Data Recovery will be able to help you trace down the culprit by performing mobile, digital, and computer forensics. It may surprise you to know that a wide number of cyber-attacks are perpetrated by insiders , and it has been estimated that about 60% of all businesses were the victim of an insider cyber-attack last year.

Is Now The Right Time To Start A New Business When The Economy Lags?

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by Tom Cleveland, SmallBusinessLoansDirect.com. Tom Cleveland is a writer for SmallBusinessLoansDirect.com. Every entrepreneur that has ever walked this earth has always asked if now is the right time to start. If there were an easy answer to this question, then more startups would exist, and the cry for innovation from financial “talking heads” as a cure for America’s current malaise would finally subside.

SXSW Pitch: The 50 Finalists for 2020

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SXSW Pitch features 50 incredible startups from across the United States and around the world The Forrest Four-Cast: February 1, 2020 Scheduled March 14–15 at the Downtown Austin Hilton, SXSW Pitch brings together 50 of the world’s best startups.

Starting A New Business Venture Is Not As Daunting As You Might Think

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by Tom Cleveland. Tom Cleveland writes for BetterMerchantAccounts.com. Tired of your “6 AM to 6 PM” rut? Tired of working for an unappreciative boss that refuses to acknowledge what a gift he or she has in you? Is it time to spread your wings, take a risk, and start that new business that you have been thinking about for years? If you answered “Yes” to the first two questions, but faltered on the last one, then you are not alone.

The Woodstock of K-12 Education

Steve Blank

In 2013, after taking the 2½-day “ Lean LaunchPad for Educators ” seminar, a few brave educators from Hawken School , a K-12 school in Cleveland, Ohio, decided to change the status quo. Describing something as the “ Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students. — We Can Do Better than Teaching Students How to Run a Lemonade Stand.

9 Creative Meeting Ideas For Remote Teams

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by Lisa Tener , award-winning book-writing and publishing coach, published author. Remote meetings were a brilliant solution to social distancing. Meet virtually, stay connected, run things by each other. It worked. And then suddenly, it didn’t work so well.

Flippable: One of the New Progressive Organizations You Should Know

Hunter Walker

I needed a ride from Cleveland to Columbus, and back again to Cleveland, to get the right papers to retrieve my car from the tow lot. November 9th was a tough day. I’d blocked off the morning for “recovery,” but my anticipation was that meant hangover, not despondence. In NYC for Homebrew, I found a local barber shop and shaved off my facial hair (the rally beard) for a fresh start.

Entrepreneurs and the Wikipedia Road Map

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He is a Cleveland native and diehard Browns fan, and lives in Portland, OR. Every organization built for growth and market influence should include Wikipedia in its strategic plan. The value of inclusion in the world’s most-read knowledge base is significant.

The Santa Solution To Finding And Keeping Good Employees

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Fairly compensated employees give their best, whether at the North Pole or in Cleveland, Ohio. by Jeffrey Kadlic, co-founder & managing partner of Evolution Capital Partners.

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

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So I launched The Big Bend Theory with Bruce Cleveland. When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture capitalists I shared my ideas with. Dino and I kept in touch as he moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years we brainstormed about how Lean entrepreneurship would affect regional development.

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8/11: Ultra Light Startups Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown

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There will be local events in Boston / Toronto / Cleveland / Austin / and your city , plus a live video stream. I hope you can join me on Thursday night, August 11, for the Ultra Light Startups Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown. Panelists: Owen Davis ( @owendavis ), Managing Director at NYC Seed. William Reinisch , Venture Advisor at Paladin Capital Group. David Teten ( @dteten ), Partner at ff Venture Capital and Founder and Chairman at Harvard Business School Angels of New York.

7 Social Media Events In 2015 Most That You Can Still Make To

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Place: Cleveland, Ohio. Are you a social media enthusiast longing to network with those from your field? Or someone who is setting foot in the marketing world because they found social media to be their calling? Either ways, the rules of the game are pretty simple – the more you network, the better you get at your job.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 30: Guido Kovalskys and Doris Korda

Steve Blank

Doris explained how it works and why it’s effective: I find real businesses with real and urgent startup problems around Cleveland who are willing to let a bunch of high school kids work on those problems. There was a time when having the information gave you the power. That’s no longer the key. The problem isn’t getting information or data; it’s knowing what to do with it. Founders will always encounter naysayers, shut out the voices and listen to the customers instead.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 30: Guido Kovalskys and Doris Korda

Steve Blank

Doris explained how it works and why it’s effective: I find real businesses with real and urgent startup problems around Cleveland who are willing to let a bunch of high school kids work on those problems. There was a time when having the information gave you the power. That’s no longer the key. The problem isn’t getting information or data; it’s knowing what to do with it. Founders will always encounter naysayers, shut out the voices and listen to the customers instead.

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Your No Fear Career

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For example, I left my Midwest hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to go to the Deep South and attend the University of Alabama. by Robin Fisher Roffer, author of “ Your No Fear Career “ The office can be a scary place. There are demanding clients, bosses who bully, conniving coworkers, and people who play politics. It seems that fear, mistrust, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed run through the veins of professionals at every level.

Raising The Bar: What Are You Worth?

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For Michael Jordan he describes his catalyst as the ‘ shot ‘ as it’s known amongst basketball fans in which he nailed a basket in game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a second to go, giving the Bulls a win to which they ultimately won the championship. By Andrew Collins, founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. How much are you worth today? It’s a question we must ask ourselves as we embark on any new project.

[ADV] The Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee Technique – Achieving Medical Success Through Word Of Mouth

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This made London, Kentucky one of the leading hotspots for people in need of cardiovascular surgery closely following top states like Rochester, MN, and Cleveland, OH among others. One effective marketing catalyst any industry would tell you is through word-of-mouth. It is becoming more effective today than ever before even with the advent of social media and online marketing.

5 Reasons Why An Entrepreneur’s Network Is The Ultimate Asset

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Recently, I was honored to attend StartUp Health ’s Healthcare Transformer Summit, co-located with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit. By Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession. Nurture your network; maintain your relationships. It is the innate power of a good founder’s network that will turn napkins into products and products into successful businesses.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

A Deep Whole, Indeed

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The second one is from the Cleveland Fed. My friend Bruce Schierstedt sent along to charts that explain why entrepreneurs and all of us who care about entrepreneurs remain so gloomy these days. The first is a chart from CalculatedRisk that shows job growth coming out of this and all of the recessions since 1948. It shows bank lending coming out of the past few recessions. Entrepreneurs know what is going on. They are in the middle of the battle.

Duke Born Mental Floss Joins Maxim’s Stable

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A Cleveland couple subsequently made a six-figure investment and the publication began to take off. The purchase was also covered in Foliomag.com and Crains Cleveland Business blog. I’ve read a few issues of Mental Floss over the years, having no idea the magazine was started by Duke University undergraduates (Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur). Pretty cool.

Host a Livestream of The Lean Startup Conference

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Cleveland Lean Startup Circle, for example, hosts their livestream on a 100+-year-old barge floating in Lake Erie. This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference. For the 2010 and 2011 Lean Startup conferences , we offered the complete conference for simulcast so that people could join in from their communities around the world.