Mon.Aug 21, 2017

Applying Cynefin to Real Product Management Projects

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

Recognizing and Reducing Fear Makes Leadership Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup.

Elon Musk Promises to Implement Customer Suggestion Just 24 Minutes After It Appears on Twitter

Inc Startups

Attention, all business leaders: This is how to use social media.

Smart Blogging Tips For Small Business Owners


by Brenda Berg. As a small business owner, you’re required to oversee all your own marketing efforts. This includes your blogging strategy, which you may not feel comfortable with. If you’re just starting out, this is the guide for you.

5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Home, and its Value.

Inc Startups

Upping your tech game at home can be fun - before you know it, you'll feel like you're living in "The Jetsons." But creating a smart house is about more than your own entertainment; it's also about saving cash and time.

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5 Quick Social Media Tweaks to Elevate Your Personal Brand

Inc Startups

Want to give your personal brand and online reputation a boost? These social media tweaks take little time, but have a big impact. The Inc.

My advice to a small, growing company about office space

Jeff Hilimire

Adam Albrecht, CEO of The Weaponry, posted recently about his search for office space. He asked for advice from people who have experience with this, and having started and grown multiple businesses, I have quite a bit. My response on his blog is below. — First off, I’m with you that the status quo is, “a company needs an office… just because they always have.” ” People think that for the wrong reasons, because to your point people can work anywhere.

Elon Musk Just Spent the Weekend Making Changes to Tesla's Cars (By Listening to Customers On Twitter)

Inc Startups

This isn't the usual way a CEO deals with customers.

How To Run A Business, Raise A Child (And Stay Sane)

YFS Magazine

Raising a child and building a business reminds me that I’m fortunate enough to be involved in shaping more than one miracle. Lifestyle dadpreneur family business health and wellness lifestyle parent entrepreneurs parentpreneurs

Blockchain Is About to Change the Way You View Content on the Web. Here's What You Need to Know

Inc Startups

Whether we accept it or not, our attention is worth something. A new blockchain system wants to monetize attention for creators and users alike. Technology

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What People Look For Today In A Smart Home System


by Julian Lee, founder and CEO of Ambi Labs. An article from the Saturday Evening Post in 1900 forecasted the “home of the twentieth century”. From elevators, to “houses cooled by liquid air”, where home automation is the standard.

3 Vital Lessons From Growing An E-Commerce Business From $0-$10 Million In 3 Years

Inc Startups's Millennial founders have experienced hyper-growth in their e-commerce startup and share some critical lessons learned along the way. Europe

Aviation Answers – A Breakdown Of Roles Within The Airline Industry


For many decades, the notion of working within an airport or actually up in the air, on a commercial vessel, has been associated with a certain kind of glamour. This is why, every year, thousands of graduates and career hopefuls apply for jobs in the aviation industry.

3 Lessons Great Leaders Learn Only After They Fail

Inc Startups

You have to learn these things the hard way.


Stories of Scale: Standing out in SaaS with custom tracking metrics

The Next Web

Stories of Scale is a content series we’re doing with startup participants from our conference in a partnership with EQT Ventures, sharing growth stories and lessons from industry insiders centered around 4 pillars: technology, business, human optimization, and communication.

3 Reasons Why Poetry Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

Pick up a book of poetry to expand your possibilities for disruption and innovation.

Everything You Need to Know About Audience Segmentation

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

With your first money-making blog, you may be tempted to target the biggest possible audience, writing content that could apply to everybody.

The Quantum Age Is Almost Upon Us and We Need to Start Taking It Seriously

Inc Startups

The sensationalism has already started. Innovate


“My editors value impact stories” – Recode’s Jason Del Rey on Evaluating His Success

Hunter Walker

I think his colleague Peter Kafka introduced us? Or at least that’s my best guess for how Recode’s Jason Del Rey and I started hanging out a few years back. Jason rocks the Commerce beat but his reporting chops are only the start of my admiration.

6 Easy Ways to Get the Respect You Want

Inc Startups

Knowledge will give you power, character will give you respect.


3 Hidden Marketing Takeaways From Major Corporations

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Thinking like a consumer won’t make you rich. If you want to take your success to new heights, you need to think like a marketer. Here are three secrets to start: 1.

Want to Raise Successful Children? Here's What the 6 Richest. Self-Made Billionaires Were Like as Kids

Inc Startups

Some of them grew up poor; some grew up privileged. But the world's top self-made billionaire entrepreneurs had childhoods full of these experiences. Icons of Entrepreneurship

5 Tips To Make Investors Beg You To Take Their Money

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

So, your basement business moved into an official shared workspace. You hired your first small team, and you’re ready to pitch your big vision to a prominent investor. There’s only one problem – you don’t know where to start.

This Entrepreneur Left the NFL With a Super Bowl Ring--and Built a $610 Million Business. Here's How

Inc Startups

Casey Crawford lives the change he wants to make in the world and his business is the vehicle to do it.

What Is The Economic Impact of Refugees?


Good points for review. A whole new economic division. Refugees arrive and the government must spend to support the refugees, thereby providing a shot in the arm of local economies due to an increase in spending.

Research: 6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

Inc Startups

Jim Laub, a leadership scholar and president of OLAGroup, has done extensive research on servant leadership's impact on human performance.

Monday Morning Motivation: Jay-Z on Lonzo Ball, Branding & Starting a Business


[link]. This motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. Jay-Z talks about starting a business, Lonzo Ball, Nike & him getting started. Inspiration motivation

Stop Wasting Your Time At Networking Events. Consider These Alternatives

Inc Startups

A major shift away from traditional networking is occurring. Avoid getting stuck in the past as the new age of professional connecting is in fullbloom. Pivot: Reinvention Central

BizProfits CPA Network Review An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

The following is a paid review for written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It is completely of Michael Kwan’s opinion and is not influenced by being paid. If you’re interested in having your site or product reviewed, please view my advertising page.

The Innovative Digital Strategy Behind Successful Brick and Mortar Stores

Inc Startups

As Amazon has proven, brick and mortar stores are still a necessity. Here's how to maximize yours. Marketing

N.C. ex-election worker charged with altering 2016 primary votes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Durham County reported last year that, while it didn't affect the outcome, some votes were counted twice and election officials presented the vote count as true when it was wrong


This Innocent Email Habit Makes People Think You're Not Very Good at Your Job

Inc Startups

This makes a really bad impression, even though the intention is quite the opposite. Innovate

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Panthers could get Newton, Samuel back for next game

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is chomping at the bit to get his full contingent of offensive players on the football field

Want to Become More Emotionally Intelligent? Start Sleeping More, According to Science

Inc Startups

Emotional intelligence is critical to succeeding in life, no matter the task. But, becoming more emotionally intelligent starts with sleeping more. The Inc.