Thu.Jul 30, 2020

New Normal: A conversation with Lou Von Thaer of Battelle

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

5 Reasons A Unifying Vision Is The Key To Successful Remote Working


by Joe Curcillo , author of “ Getting to ‘US’: Discover the Ability to Lead Your Team to Any Result You Desire “ As of the end of 2019, there were over 26 million people who worked at home on an average day, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Supporting the ParentPreneur Foundation

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I, through our Anchor Point Foundation , recently provided the seed grant to the ParentPreneur Foundation. Founded by James Oliver, the ParentPreneur Foundation empowers Black people to be the best parents and entrepreneurs possible providing them money, tools, resources, and social capital.

Advice For New Entrepreneurs


Have you just started a new company? That’s exciting. But a brand new company needs special attention, and if you seek for success you should be patient. In this article we serve you some great advice to help you make it as an entrepreneur. . Build a team that shares your visions.

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.

Better Zoom Meetings

VC Adventure

My partners and I hold weekly Monday meetings and about once a quarter, we do an extended, six or seven-hour version. Before COVID-19, we’d end the day with a dinner and a chance to socialize and decompress after a long day of portfolio updates and strategic planning. And, of course, before COVID we’d all be in person.

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[Interview] Nir Bashan, Author, Entrepreneur, And Leading Business Coach On Creativity 


Nir Bashan is the founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset LLC, where he teaches business leaders how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and make work more meaningful. His clients include AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, and JetBlue.

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How To Read A Paystub: A Beginner’s Guide


There’s nothing more exciting than opening your first paycheck. Your hard work has paid off and it’s time to see what you’ve earned! But what happens if you don’t know how to read a paystub?

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What would happen to the business if you die, leave or are disabled?


Yes, we’re invincible when young. When we are young and early in our business lives, we feel infallible to the degree that we do not think of what might happen if we die while in office or decide to leave the company for any reason.

5 Tips for Running a Successful Remote Agency

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With so much to gain, how can an agency be more efficient and effective with a remote team? Here are 5 tips to help your agency master remote work. Agencies Company Culture Growing a Business Management Remote Working

4 Tricks to make a positive impression as a company

Our Own Start-up

When it comes to building a reputation for a company and its brand, decisive actions must be taken that cause others to view a company in a positive light. The last thing a business wants is for people to have a negative opinion of it.

Tips for Keeping a Positive Life

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Life has its ups and downs. Through it all, having a positive attitude, will make a major impact in a lot of areas in your life, even in your business life. Whether you are an owner of wire manufactures or a jewelry company , keeping a positive life is important.

Dealing With Uncertainty – COVID-19 series

Start Up Blog

The toughest decisions to make are when we don’t have all of the information. The COVID crisis we face today is a classic example. Every decision, even policy choices, from our most revered experts need to be made on the fly. Decisions will have to be made in the knowledge that by tomorrow or next week, we’ll learn something new. This is a great allegory for life.

Startup CEO Second Edition Teaser: Selling Your Company – Preparing Yourself for an Exit


One of the new sections in the Second Edition ( order here ) that I’m excited to share is a deep dive with several chapters on selling your company. The next few blog posts will share some of my thinking on the subjects as they’re arranged into chapters in the book. For many startup CEOs the culmination of their life’s work is an exit of some kind (other than being fired!).

Calculating Risk

Reid Hoffman

In the best of times, entrepreneurship is a risky proposition. It’s like jumping off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down. And, now, obvious to everyone, we’re living in very difficult and tumultuous times.

HTXTechList launches in Houston

Austin Startup

[link] HTXTechList launches in Houston I’m helping to spread the word about a new online tool, HTX TechList, that is coming to Houston to help connect the Houston tech ecosystem across startups, accelerators, investors, and corporations. Join the HTX TechList launch event on Thursday August 13th at 11:00 am central time. HTX TechList Launch Event - Crowdcast I will be hosting one of the breakout sessions answering any questions related to funding and why Texas is the best state for startups!