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Direct Vs. Indirect Distribution


Aside from ditching the storefront, there are some important things to consider when moving your distribution to the internet. While distribution channels have not largely changed over time, the demand of consumers to have fast and convenient delivery has become the norm.

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Do distributed teams need new tools?

Version One Ventures

A question I have been pondering for some time now, especially since a lot of our portfolio companies are now distributed organizations …. The post Do distributed teams need new tools? General decentralized platforms distributed teams Remote work

Going Global: How To Build A Distributed Team


Going global is often a requisite growth path for businesses seeking to expand and whilst the model of setting up satellite offices is a tried and tested way to expand overseas a more recent organizational model is that of ‘distributed’ teams or companies. Distributed Teams: An Overview.

The Future Of Work Is Distributed

Feld Thoughts

My investments have always been geographically distributed across the US and I spent the majority of my time between Monday and Friday on the road. In the past few years, there have been several high profile examples of scaled companies that have a completely distributed workforce. Zapier is another one that has gotten a lot of press lately around its distributed workforce approach. If you have good or bad experiences with distributed work, I’d love to hear them.

Ways To Manage Distributed Teams


A mixture of globalization, improvements in technology, and cost advantages of telecommuting has created the perfect conditions for building and directing distributed teams. Keep in mind that distributed teams do not have the ability to small talk around the coffee maker or water fountain.

Distribution Businesses As A Startup Opportunity


Operating a distribution business can be that type of solution. Once you have some ideas of who you want to work with, you’ll begin to see the value in operating a distribution business. Others distribution supply chain

The Boundaryless Era: the Time for Distributed Teams


The boundaryless era, the time for distributed teams. Companies are relying on the engineering talent provided by remote, distributed, or as we call them , boundaryless teams. Remote-Distributed (a.k.a. Reason One: Widely Distributed Broadband.

Automation and Jobs - Unevenly distributed

deal architect

I have been reading plenty of stories recently about how technology and automation are killing jobs. And my usual reaction is to think of William Gibson and his quote "The future is already here — it''s just not very evenly. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Changing the narrative on distributed teams in Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

However, the pressure of sky-high housing costs, salaries and competition for suitable candidates is causing start-ups and investors to rethink their approach to distributed teams. Among our Silicon Valley-based portfolio companies, not a single company past “A” does not have a distributed team. Two: Distribute team members across the board. This approach is harder to pull off and most teams usually end up with a mix of headquarter and distributed team members.

Distribution is King-er than content

Start Up Blog

Well, hopefully I can present some evidence which might help you open your mind to who the real king is, and I’m saying it is distribution. If it didn’t have the front page on Youtube and a bazillion emails to distribute it to do you really think it would have 65 million views?

Content & distribution always beats resolution

Start Up Blog

The post Content & distribution always beats resolution appeared first on Steve Sammartino. This week Australian pay Tv operator Foxtel announced the launch of its IQ4 box. The key selling feature is that it enables 4K resolution of content like sports, documentaries and concerts. An interesting move considering all those around them are growing not based on ‘resolution’, but different business models.

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Distribution Channels

Steve Blank

This post is an update of what we learned about life science distribution channels. Life Science/Health Care distribution channels differ by Category. This weeks topic was distribution channels ; how your product gets from your company to your potential customer segments.

How to Distribute a Press Release

Rembrandt Communications

The post How to Distribute a Press Release appeared first on Boost sales with BtoB Content Strategy and PR here. Stop wasting time and money on minimal results. There are still many places where you can write a press release and have it posted as-is on various, media-venues.

a16z Video: Distribution and Sales Channels

Ben's Blog

Selecting the right channel is critical for any business — products … Uncategorized channel & distribution sales videoswatch time: 6 minutes. What is a sales channel? It’s a route to market for a product or set of products, from a website to a sophisticated sales force.

Managing communication tools in distributed companies

David Cohen

Last week, I did a talk as part of YPO Innovation Week on “managing distributed innovation.” ” Effectively, this was about strategies and tactics for innovating using globally distributed teams.

How hard is content distribution? Interview with Sujan Patel


“Content distribution is probably the hardest part of content marketing…” In this episode of The Pe:p Show, I interview Sujan Patel, growth marketer and Co-founder of Mailshake & Ramp Ventures on his approach to content distribution.

Intel’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software To Help Process Big Data


In the News Apache Hadoop big data Hadoop Intel Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software

Distribution – A New Foundry Group Theme

Feld Thoughts

We’ve put up a post on the Foundry Group site about a new theme of ours we are calling Distribution. Distribution : Giant existing online markets can be completely disrupted by new distribution methods like Facebook, Twitter, Mobile, and User-Generated Content. Foundry Group distribution themeWe’ve been investing in this theme for a while but have continued to formulate exactly how we think about it.

Distribution Advantage

Rob Go

We tend to favor companies that have a “distribution advantage”. So what are some examples of distribution advantages? We invested in the company had only a few thousand engineers, but even then, you could see the beginnings of a vibrant vertical community that could provide an amazing distribution advantage once a paid product was released. Legacy Distribution Power : Quite a few successful companies got a nice head start because of legacy traffic.

Maximizing The Effect Of Your Advertising With A Leaflet Distribution Campaign


An advertising campaign through leaflet distribution is not just about getting your company’s message or services through doors, it’s about opening those doors to gain new customers. by Paul M. Moore, Marketing Specialist at CWTadvertising.com .

The future of education: the distributed school and customized learning

Version One Ventures

But what if there were a distributed school that followed the same principles? The prospect of such a custom learning experience makes me very excited and I hope that somebody will build a distributed school soon. The post The future of education: the distributed school and customized learning appeared first on Version One Ventures.

Startups: Just say NO to outsourcing, contracting, and distributed teams

K9 Ventures

In fact, I have an explicit exception for companies that rely on outsourcing, contracting, or those that have distributed teams. For now I wanted to talk about why I am so opposed to any outsourcing, contracting and distributed teams for small (< 10 person) tech startups. For a small startup, the overhead of managing a remote or distributed team far outweighs any cost advantages that may be exist.

The lock of traditional TV distribution is weakening

The Equity Kicker

This chart shows that TV viewing is declining fast amongst American teens, weakening one of the key points of legacy control and creating more space for new distribution startups to build an audience.

Are Paid Content Distribution Platforms Cost Effective?

Duct Tape Marketing

Are Paid Content Distribution Platforms Cost Effective? Paid Content Platforms: A Distribution Alternative? The following are some of the most popular distribution platforms on the market. Winning the distribution game is key to making the most of your content marketing.

Film and TV distribution startups please roll up

The Equity Kicker

But the problem is that distribution hasn’t changed and we are now in a world where it is apparently a cliche to say: There’s never been a better time to get your movie made, and never been a worse time to get anyone to watch it.

How Indie.vc Cash Distributions Work

Bryce Dot VC

terms is the option for founders to make cash distributions to investors from profits as a return on their investment instead of selling out or taking their company public to create a liquidity event. model, founders who choose not to sell out or raise money from traditional VCs have the option to make cash distributions to investors. Once 2x is hit, that math flips to 80% of cash distribution going to founders and 20% to Indie.vc. One unique aspect of the Indie.vc

5 content distribution channels you might be overlooking

The Next Web

Marketers are making significant investments in content marketing, and rightfully so. According to Rishi Dave, chief marketing officer at Dun & Bradstreet, today’s consumers are entirely self-directed in their buying journeys.

Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs In Texas

Startup Professionals Musings

The company’s new distribution center in Longview, TX will serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in Texas and the southeast. Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Logistics & Distribution Retail Texas Distribution Center Dollar General Economic Development Expansion Gregg County Site SelectionRead: Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

crowdSPRING Blog

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. Even worse, some companies, like Yahoo, have rolled back their distributed teams.

Some Rules for Marketplaces and Distributed Workforce Platforms

This is going to be BIG.

My two most recent deals involve a distribution of labor or direct sales, and two of my upcoming deals are similarly structured. I''ve been getting involved with a couple of different models related to labor marketplaces and platforms lately. My interest dates back to my 2010 investment in chloe + isabel back when I was with First Round. I was still at FRC when we invested in TaskRabbit and Uber, even though I wasn''t on those deals.

Remote Work in the Time of COVID-19


…suddenly, nearly all technical jobs are remote-jobs, all dev-teams are distributed teams, and virtually all hiring is remote hiring. Fully remote distributed companies used to be a rarity. Companies Must Build a Process for Managing Distributed Engineering Teams.

Remote First: Why Isn’t Every Company Boundaryless


I explained why authorities like Sam Altman of Y-Combinator , Angel List’s Naval Ravikant, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, and Bill Gurley, GP at Benchmark Capital , believe boundaryless companies built by remote-distributed teams are the future of work.

What The iPad Means For Media Distribution In The Future

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Many years ago (almost five years ago in fact) I wrote an article about what the music industry might look like in a digital distributed world. Tags: News, Technology & The Web digital media future media distribution ipad online newspapers

Content Marketing Outlook And Trends For 2020

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content distribution content marketing marketing online marketingSmart small businesses will stay informed regarding content marketing trends and content consumption habits. Otherwise, they'll risk being left behind.

Purpose, Balance and Interface Are Keys to Successful Teams


Connect Culture Entrepreneurs Productivity Startups Work Distributed Teams engagement Jim Loehr Leadership Remote Teams Simon Sinek Sinek small business Start With Why Tony SchwartzIn 2019, anxiety is still part of being a startup. But it doesn’t have to be.

Probability Distributions and the Brute Force Approach

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a lot about the outcome distributions in different circumstances. I find that most people are not tuned to this sort of outcome distribution. I notice a lot of people are tuned to this kind of outcome distribution, and that colors the way that they go about solving problems. Given that kind of distribution, a different approach and strategy can work that involves a lot of smart, coordinated iteration.

The Swinging Pendulum Between Distribution and Monetization

Genuine VC

However, for the past couple years, the metrics of “success” with early-stage digital media startups (especially consumer-facing ones) have clearly focused on distribution, as opposed to monetization. The old playbook six years ago was that the web distribution could be bought for a price with Google Adwords. Now the new plan for distribution is facilitation through low-cost viral strategies via Facebook and other social media.

The Swinging Pendulum Between Distribution and Monetization

Genuine VC

However, for the past couple years, the metrics of “success” with early-stage digital media startups (especially consumer-facing ones) have clearly focused on distribution, as opposed to monetization. The old playbook six years ago was that the web distribution could be bought for a price with Google Adwords. Now the new plan for distribution is facilitation through low-cost viral strategies via Facebook and other social media.

The birth of a new Foundry theme – Distribution

VC Adventure

This theme – distribution – involves companies leveraging the inherent scalability of the Internet and it’s key platforms in targeted, but extremely large markets. I thought the history of how we evolved our thinking around distribution – basically the birth of the distribution theme – would be illustrative both around how the group dynamic works in the Foundry partnership as well as how we think about our thematic investing approach.

Proprietary Distribution Doesn’t Win

Andrew Payne

Newspapers are really in two different businesses that got fused together: content and distribution. The Internet is replacing proprietary distribution (i.e. The content side can’t stand alone because of increasing non-newspaper competition, and (I suspect) value subsidy from their proprietary distribution (e.g. What’s the next business to have a proprietary distribution model blown up by the Internet?

How To Successfully Build A Remote Team

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital distributed team HR human capital human resources remote employees remote teamWhat does team building look like in the era of the mobile, remote workplace? Here is a look at the fundamentals of remote team building.

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How To Build A Thriving Culture In A Remote Team

YFS Magazine

Many of today's leading companies build distributed teams. Grow Human Capital company culture distributed team remote employees remote team remote workingSimilarly, remote teams have become the new normal. Here's how to make yours thrive.