Thu.Dec 12, 2019

The Evolution of SAP Analytics

deal architect

I had been invited to an SAP Analytics influencer summit earlier in the year. Many of the sessions were under NDA, so I had not written about it. However, my notes showed: Ambitious, exciting vision, but fragmented execution across portfolio.

Why Businesses Should Offer Healthcare Benefits


Health Insurance is now required by law for individuals. Larger companies are also legally obligated to carry health insurance for their employees. However, businesses with under 50 employees don’t have to offer health insurance. Many choose to anyway.

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5 Tips To Deal With Negative Customer Reviews

YFS Magazine

If you think that negative reviews are dangerous, you’re right. However, if you think every negative review is a lost battle, there's good news. Customer Service Grow customer experience negative reviews online reviews reputation management

Here’s How Conducting Online Surveys Benefits An Organization


With the rise in the usage of digital media, businesses have shifted to online portals. This has created an enormous space for quick market research and survey, with larger sample sizes.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How might the streaming wars escalate?

VC Cafe

With its $135 billion market cap, Netflix has approximately 159 million subscribers globally and the best streaming tech. Today, content is king and Netflix has a big chunk of it (see our post on Entertainment as the new Oil ).

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How To Gain Buy-In To Your Company’s Cultural Transformation


by Colin D Ellis, author of “ Culture Fix: How to Create a Great Place to Work “ . Organizational leaders talk about culture transformation as a critical strategy for giving them a competitive edge.

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How To Avoid The Risks Of Bitcoin Trading


Digital currency is the future of next generation. Trading and doing business online and doing business online is future.

How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture


Any business owner will tell you there is a massive chasm between “concept” and “execution.” More than half of the time, business owners and entrepreneurs will come up with amazing concepts — foolproof plans. And more than half of the time, it’s the execution phase that kills them.

These Three Simple Steps Can Help Make Sense Of Things After A Wrongful Job Termination


Practically any employee who has lost a job for a reason he or she feels is unfair can relate to the feeling of confusion and helplessness that can accompany such a situation.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Workplace Innovation

YFS Magazine

Will you settle for an obedient workforce or shift to a more collaborative one? Your answer determines the rate of business growth in years to come. Company Culture Grow company culture innovation workplace development workplace innovation

Sales Training As An Essential Investment


The competition in the business environment today requires skilled staff to help sustain your customers. You have to use unique business strategies to remain above the competition. Studies have shown the ability of a salesperson to influence clients to buy products and services in a B2B environment.

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The ATAR Disaster

Start Up Blog

I was once invited into a major university to lead a discussion on the Future of Education. I was excited by the prospect of exploring deeply and honestly what higher education is really for, and how it should look in the future.

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

Ben's Blog

Many skeptics thought the internet would never reach mass adoption, but today it’s shaping global culture, is integral to our lives–and this is just the beginning.



I was honored this week to be in a small group “fireside chat” with Angela Duckworth, author of the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance , and to meet her and ask a question during an internal presentation at LRN.

Let’s talk about your banking relationship


The warning is real. You’ve heard the old one – that a banker always seems willing to offer a loan when you don’t need it. For small businesses, there is such truth in that statement that you can trust the story to be based as fact from experience. Exceptions and good reasons to work on them.

Sana Benefits is Disrupting the Healthcare Insurance Industry in Texas


Sana Benefits moved to Austin a year ago from the San Francisco Bay area with a focus on disrupting the insurance industry and providing healthcare coverage for small to medium-sized businesses. “We

What to look for in a payroll service

NZ Entrepreneur

Payroll is a big part of any business. It includes every employee, from paying and recording their salary or wages to calculating bonuses, benefits, deductions, taxes, and leave.

Which Metrics Should You Collect for Social Media Campaign Success?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Social media is a relatively new form of marketing that offers businesses practically unlimited potential. But knowing which metrics to track (and to what end) can be a challenge. In this post, we’re going to take a look at all of the stats you’ll want to populate your social media dashboard.

The world of B2B marketing

Our Own Start-up

The world of marketing had surpassed the technology of days of long ago when groups of people were hired to ‘spread the word’ about a company’s product. Startups B2B marketing B2B marketing team Business to Business digital marketing agency Types of B2B Companies What is B2B

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Experts Are the Answer to Your Business Troubles

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When you become an entrepreneur, there is suddenly a lot of pressure to perform. You need to be at the top of your game all the time and have the answers to every question thrown in your vague direction. But this doesn’t mean that you are the only person you can rely on.

No Vision, All Drive – updated!

David Cohen

This fall, the newest edition of No Vision All Drive by David Brown, my co-Founder and (now) CEO of Techstars was released. As I read the new book, I am again reminded of the times David and I shared building our first company, Pinpoint Technologies. It’s tough to find honest, concise recollections of the entrepreneurial journey, yet No Vision All Drive provides just that.

Prevent Legal Trouble for Your Business: Keep It Safe

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When you have business premises that are frequented by either your staff, customers or both, you need to keep it safe. If someone were to get hurt on your business’s property, you could be in big legal trouble.

Three days of massive progress

Jeff Hilimire

There are always pivotal moments in life where you have meeting, do a thing, have an idea, that create meaningful momentum against your goals. You can always sense it afterwards, realizing that you’ve made a major impact on your ability to succeed.

Workplace Flexibility Boosts Remote Teams’ Loyalty


Our guest today is Chris Lacinak, President of AVP. Chris, many software companies work on a project basis. Is this why you decided to introduce remote work at AVP? Remote work initially came about at AVP in a couple of different ways that were the result of seizing the opportunity.

Chile, Entrepreneurs, Endeavor, and Global Lessons

Reid Hoffman

Credit: Jonathan Sprague / Redux Pictures. Silicon Valley can frequently be too provincial in its views of entrepreneurship, strategy, and markets.

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