Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund
JANUARY 7, 2015
I made a lot of mistakes at Bridgewater, and this was by design. One of the reasons I put some effort in designing a fitness-centered office and home was because I was seeking out the root cause (#148) for a common problem, which is the poor fitness level of the average office worker.
Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail: Designing An Implementation Process
APRIL 14, 2016
Designing an implementation process takes into consideration the following factors: What products and services will your business provide? It is important to note that designing the implementation plan that is right for your venture takes a bit more than knowing what you want to do.
Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?
MAY 31, 2012
Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Mallory is the creator of Hicuppops, a lollipop designed to--you guessed it--stop cases of the hiccups. These UConn MBA students are!
Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you
Duct Tape Marketing
JANUARY 8, 2016
Hatchwise is a crowdsourced design community that has designed over a million different logos, websites and graphics of all kinds. At Hatchwise, we realize the most important aspect of our website is the design that the customer receives.
Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!
Small Business Force
DECEMBER 3, 2012
He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums. Why do folks flock to a store like Stew Leonard's in Connecticut? My Dad was a builder.
How To Start A Startup – For Busy People
JUNE 15, 2015
Lecture 17: How To Design Hardware Products. Design interactions that produce “moments of joy”, because if you can get your product right it can become a user’s entry point to a life-long relationship with all of your future products. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks.
12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)
MARCH 1, 2010
I am a graphic design professional with over 20 years’ experience “in the trenches. My experience is varied: everything from brand identity and package design, print collateral, and even environmental graphic design, the techy term for “signage.
4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance
APRIL 22, 2014
But so far, it has kept mum about the number of small businesses that have enrolled in group plans via SHOP marketplaces, designed to help companies with 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees find affordable coverage.
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This is going to be BIG.
OCTOBER 7, 2011
human beings are neurologically ill-designed to be modern Americans. It was not designed, at least originally, for an environment of extreme abundance.We
Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
The baking set (shown) for $175 includes an amazingly detailed cookbook from Kinfolk Magazine designed to make meals for small gatherings, a hand-made work apron (available in a few sizes), a hand-crafted wood block cutting board, and wooden tasting spoon.
APRIL 29, 2013
The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. They specify, design and build a project that may be of use.
Is This the End of Silicon Valley?
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
While the partnership does not provide funding for start-ups, it does provide them with something quite valuable: a Rolodex of developers, designers, advisors, and investors within their state, as well as free marketing through the Startup America platform.
The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
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Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Marketing professors at Clark University and The University of Connecticut found that consumers perceive sale prices to be a better value when the price is written in a small font rather than a large, bold typeface. Use web design or packaging that says “expensive” .
5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Contractors
MARCH 12, 2013
Connecticut based employment attorney Daniel Schwartz says that not all industries are created equal when it comes to audits. Your graphic designer cannot be classified as a contractor if she needs your permission to design a logo for another business.
Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)
MAY 30, 2012
It just took time away from my doing things on the Internet—like creating clans in Quake II or starting a Web design nonprofit. The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul.
A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
JULY 20, 2012
Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
Skype Reacts To Skype 5 For Mac Feedback
APRIL 6, 2011
Perhaps one of the best posts on this so far has been by Lukas Mathis, a software engineer and a user interface designer. In the extensive post , he carefully outlines the different use cases he uses Skype for and explains in detail how the new design simply doesn't work.
'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
The Made in America brand once embodied ruggedness and a kind of strait-laced patriotism, but recently it has morphed into a symbol of artisanal design and environmental sustainability.
Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important
APRIL 11, 2014
Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. The bill passed with only Democratic votes after Republicans said it would cause hardship on businesses and narrow opportunities for those the legislation is designed to help.
Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?
MARCH 20, 2012
For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. In terms of graphic design, I can find plenty. What happens when a flood of highly educated, entrepreneurial young people return from studies abroad to tiny Cyprus?
America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
MARCH 3, 2012
One year later the design firm, which tackles everything from putting a presentation together to presentation strategy workshops, has brought in $75,000 in revenue. Out to make the most comfortable business wear ever, Ministry of Supply blends technology and design to their business wear line.
Small Businesses Behind the Big Game
JANUARY 31, 2013
Gilman Gear Measuring first downs and more To measure first downs during this game, which the Saints lost, 31 to 21, chain crews used 10-yard chains made by Gilman Gear of Gilman, Connecticut.
Fighting Crime With Jewelry
MAY 7, 2012
Her Greenwich, Connecticut-based company designs accessories and donates 20 percent of sales to nonprofit organizations, including DoSomething.org and the Alzheimer's Association. Jessica Mindich's company, Jewelry for a Cause, helps take guns off the street by transforming deadly weapons into beautiful jewelry, and nonprofit donations. When Jessica Mindich launched Jewelry for a Cause five years ago, she never imagined she would end up working with guns.
Seth Sternberg – Meebo
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.
Designating Delaware's Court of Chancery as the Exclusive Jurisdiction for Intra-Corporate Disputes
Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Original Title: Designating Delaware's Court of Chancery as the Exclusive Jurisdiction for Intra-Corporate Disputes - A New "Must" for Delaware Company Charter or Bylaws. 1986) (Delaware lacked jurisdiction over Virginia corporation with principal place of business in Connecticut). . By Attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP Attorneys: Derrick Farrell, Timothy FitzSimons, Michele Kyrouz, Charles Nathan, Laurie Smilan of Latham & Watkins LLP.
The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded
MAY 27, 2014
Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. The Importance of Smart Data and Great Design In recent months, Grossman has found weather apps have become a "kind of a playground for designers," because the data is free and there''s no shortage of ways to present it. The tech industry has warmed up to weather apps, but predicting the forecast is not an easy business.
Alekstra To Disrupt Everything You Hate About Your Mobile Carrier
MAY 7, 2012
Looking at the company right now, you'll see a suite of services designed to lower the mobile phone bills of large organizations, with the overall theme of efficiency and the reduction of billing errors. Alekstra now has about 12 large customers onboard, such as McDonalds, G4S, the state of Connecticut, and others. A Finnish company is quietly laying the groundwork to disrupt a trillion dollar industry by providing better services for only 10% of the cost.
Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
MARCH 6, 2013
Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013.
The Art and Science of Corporate Icons
JANUARY 28, 2013
Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot. In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look.
Left-Handedness With a Touch of Righty
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
The explanation could also be a much more prosaic one: in 1989, a group of Connecticut College psychologists suggested that the creativity boost was a result of the environment, since left-handers had to constantly improvise to deal with a world designed for right-handers.
The Rise of the Robotic Workforce
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Baxter is designed to work right alongside ordinary employees. He hired a vice president of manufacturing before there was even a basic design sketch. "We At first, the team came up with a design that would let someone train Baxter on a new task by guiding it via joystick.
Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools
JULY 31, 2012
Design & Production. Tool: Sysomos (Marketwire) URL: Sysomos.com What it does: Like Radian6, Sysomos is designed to help brands “listen” to what people are saying about them online, particularly through social media. Art/Creative/Design. Art and Designers. Website Design and Development. ); Browse & Search the Full Directory Now. Design/Production. Web Designer, Sales/Mktg - Md. Connecticut. Dcor and Design Services.
The Smart Grid Debacle and What to Do about It
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Lucid Design Group has done a great job of setting up similar competitions for university and corporate campuses. This process is underway in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, although it seems to be a long time coming. Found at stopsmartmeters.org.
Hard Lessons in Modern Lending
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Finally, the PNC rep was blunt: "You've been designated an exit credit. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over.
What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business
DECEMBER 2, 2013
The SHOP program was designed for employers with fewer than 50 employees who wanted to offer insurance. But others, most notably California , Connecticut and Kentucky , are more or less efficiently enrolling small businesses online.
Event Recap: Bricks and Mortar's Big E-Commerce Opportunity
APRIL 25, 2012
Terrence Kellemen of Dynomighty , based in Brooklyn's Dumbo, and New York based Gotham Dream Cars CEO, Noah Lehmann-Haupt shared two amazing success stories with the business owners of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut community.
Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 5, 2014
So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?
Silicon Valley Moves to New York
APRIL 10, 2010
nnAlso, Manhattan can be expensive (although the LES is not much worse than Palo Alto btw), but living in Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or even NJ and Connecticut is much cheaper and, as the map above shows, adds only minutes to your commute time.
Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015
Business of Software Blog
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
We have no solutions for tablets so he and our UX designer went and created this incredible product and its funny cause had we not been bought by a private equity firm, he might not have been CTO and he might not have touched the hallowed ground. So Leslie, I ended up going down to Stanford, Connecticut, spending 2 days with her. We designed it so that one customer could deploy it to 5 or 10 users at a time.