Thu.May 23, 2019

Bad Entrepreneurial Cliches: Strong Opinions Loosely Held

Feld Thoughts

Michael Natkin at Glowforge recently wrote a great post titled Strong Opinions Loosely Held Might be the Worst Idea in Tech. I have never liked this entrepreneurial cliche. While I have a large personality, I don’t have a temper and I’m not argumentative. I try hard to listen (although I’m not always great at it), try to express my thoughts as “data” rather than “opinions”, and try to evolve my thinking based on the inputs that I get.

Top Tips For Leveraging Video To Build A Brand

YoungUpstarts

by Pamela Webber, Chief Operating Officer at 99designs. When was the last time you watched a video on your laptop or phone? Chances are it was today, or at least in the past couple of days.

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What does a Head of People do? Learning from Ada’s Chelsea MacDonald

Version One Ventures

Over the past few months, we have been running a series of posts where we profile one of the many incredible operators in our network. These operators are generous enough to share their expertise and wisdom, and we are lucky to do deep dives into unique topics. We’ve already learned about marketplaces from Bala Subramaniam , Head of Fulfillment at Instacart. And Sin-Mei Tsai , VP of Engineering at Shippo, discussed code quality.

How To Recognise The Signs Of Bereavement In Staff

YoungUpstarts

As you would imagine, the team at Ashes Memorial Jewellery are more attuned than most to the signs of distress due to bereavement. Time may have passed, and your routine returned, but life has not moved on for the individual experiencing grief; the pain still sits with them.

Secrets of Financial Applications: Traits of Fintech Apps

ReadWriteStart

Technology for financial services came about as a response to the challenge of making finance more straightforward and more accessible. Now, people are demanding that their transactions be fast, easy and secure — globalization has required to work at a broader, more rapid speed.

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How to Start Your Own Successful Virtual Assistant Business

The Startup Magazine

Online jobs are starting to become obvious options for people who need to stay at home. One of the best choices out there is being a virtual assistant (VA). When you do it right, being a virtual assistant can be an excellent career move.

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Gaining Exposure: The Essential Guide for Start-Ups

The Startup Magazine

If you’re thinking about going into business as a startup, it is incredibly important that you consider how to get exposure before you go into business. This will increase the potential customers’ knowledge and perception of your brand, which will likely convert into sales for your business.

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The Technology Cold War

Start Up Blog

You may have heard the Donald instituted a trade war with China this week. What you probably didn’t hear, is that we’ve now officially entered The Technology Cold War. The headline reads that this new ‘trade war’ amounts to $200 billion USD of tariffs to rebalance the trade scale in favour of the US.

Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as…

Austin Startup

Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as we know it!

The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Duct Tape Marketing

The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jenny Blake. Podcast Transcript. Have you become bored in your current position, are considering starting your own business or maybe you’re ready for a career change?

What’s your story? Did someone else create it?

Berkonomics

It is an old warning in the entertainment industry. Define your persona the way you want others to view you – before someone else defines you by comparing you to someone not as flattering as you would like. Sometimes you win when others define your story.

Transcript of The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Hey, this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Rev.com.

4 Things You Need To Know About Email Response Times

Women Entrepreneurs Can

We may live in a time of social media, but email continues to be the preferred channel for business communication. According to an email statistics report by the Radicati Group , as of 2018, approximately 124.5 billion business emails are sent and received each year. Meanwhile, around 111.1

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Why In-Game Advertising Sucks

Austin Startup

In-game advertising sucks. That’s not news, but it bears repeating. It doesn’t just suck in the same way that, say, dodgy used car salesmen or “cheese-flavored product” do either, where one party profits wildly while the rest of us get shafted.

3 Things You Need To Know About Email Response Times

Women Entrepreneurs Can

We may live in a time of social media, but email continues to be the preferred channel for business communication. According to an email statistics report by the Radicati Group , as of 2018, approximately 124.5 billion business emails are sent and received each year. Meanwhile, around 111.1

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What would the best company in the world look like?

Jeff Hilimire

I was meeting with some friends recently and I shared with them that my hope is to build Dragon Army into the best company the world has ever seen. And I realize that the word best is very subjective in this case.