Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Does Every Senior Leader On Your Team Have A Backup?

Feld Thoughts

I said some version of the following statement several times in the past few weeks. Assume aliens came down and one of your senior leaders was taken away to their home planet. Do they have a person reporting to them who could step into their role, even if it’s only temporary? If you are the CEO, this includes you. It’s remarkable to me, even in companies that are over 100 people, how the answer to this question is no.

7 Critical Tactics To Lead Your Business To A Better Future

YoungUpstarts

by Otto Scharmer, author of “ The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications “ This is a relentlessly turbulent time for business, with quicksilver shifts that can upset even the strongest organizations and throw firmly established plans far off course.

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SAP: Past, Present and Future

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. User conferences are fine, but I always feel we intrude there on customer time. In the past, SAP has done such summits in silos – focused on a products. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Five Mistakes Every Start-up Should Avoid

YoungUpstarts

Many budding start-ups fail because of small mistakes that its founders commit in the nascent days. These are the five common mistakes every start-up should avoid to run smoothly. Choosing the wrong people.

Startup Tips for Becoming More Financially Responsible

The Startup Magazine

If you want to become a more responsible with your finances, there are a number of ways to do so. The more financially responsible you are, the better prepared you will be in the future.

Work Is Love Made Visible

YoungUpstarts

by Pascal Finette from Singularity University. May you live in interesting times.” ~ Chinese Proverb. This (somewhat liberally translated) Chinese proverb is something you hear often in Silicon Valley these days. Some say it is a curse.

Dedicate Time For Learning & Get Better at Anything

ConversionXL

Do you want to get better at your work? Are you even trying? Putting in the work and meeting with mentors will get you far, but dedicated time for learning WEEKLY will increase your chances significantly. You have the time to learn!

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4 Factors to Consider Before Moving Your Operations Abroad

The Startup Magazine

There are many reasons why moving your business operations – a part of it or the entire company – to another country. When you need to optimize your production line or are trying to get closer to customers, moving is an option worth considering.

How To Publicize Your Credentials When Starting A Business

YoungUpstarts

More and more people across America are taking the bold and potentially lucrative move of starting their own business, whether operating as a sole trader or at the head of a small enterprise.

Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Becoming a Landlord

The Startup Magazine

Renting out properties is a great source of income and can be a hugely profitable business in the long run if you develop it properly.

Combining Machine Learning And Logic/Hybrid Models Using Machine Learning

YoungUpstarts

When most of us think about artificial intelligence, we probably think about robots that clean homes and work in factories. The general understanding related to how artificial intelligence works and is structured has largely been a construction of Hollywood Sci-Fi films.

How to Design a Landing Page That Converts

The Startup Magazine

With marketers spending most of their time driving traffic to their blog pages and websites, it is hoped that their target audience will visit their page and sign up as a customer. However, if the landing page does not entice a customer, there will be no sales, which means you are wasting your time.

And When My Time Is Up, Have I Done Enough: Fred Wilson’s Post on ‘Time & Money’

Hunter Walker

Like many in the venture community, especially us newer investors, I enjoy Fred Wilson’s “process” posts, where he shares a POV on the practice of our profession.

Friday Fun #6 – You Had One Job

VC Adventure

As internet memes go, You Had One Job is a fun one. There are a few versions running around but the one I pay attention to is the Twitter handle @_youhadonejob1. Full of amusing pictures of things gone a little awry… Happy Friday! FridayFun

What ‘Being An Expert’ Really Means Today Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Recently during one of the live coaching webinars I run for my Laptop Lifestyle Academy members, an important topic surfaced, one that shows up again and again as a common excuse for someone to NOT start a business. In fact, it is so common I’ve already addressed it once before, The post What ‘Being An Expert’ Really Means Today Online appeared first on Yaro.blog.

SAP: Past, Present and Future

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. User conferences are fine, but I always feel we intrude there on customer time. In the past, SAP has done such summits in silos – focused on a products. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

ROL: Return on Luck

Jeff Hilimire

In what is now one of my favorite business books, Great by Choice , Jim Collins introduces the concept of Return on Luck (ROL). He describes ROL as such: Our research showed that the great companies were not generally luckier than the comparisons—they did not get more good luck, less bad luck, bigger spikes of luck, or better timing of luck. Instead, they got a higher return on luck, making more of their luck than others. The critical question is not, Will you get luck?

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The Right Way to Build an Online Community: 3 Rules From Investor and Flickr Cofounder Caterina Fake

Reid Hoffman

3 rules to build an online community the right way from Caterina Fake: Think about the community—not the tool—you want to build. Shape the conversation from day one… and continue to engage after that. Know who you are, who you’re for, and what you stand for. Read the full post on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurship Links entrepreneurship masters of scale technology