Tue.Nov 14, 2017

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale operations.

Referrals 101: Five Easy Tips To Help You Network And Discover Top Talent


by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “. Word of mouth is a powerful and often overlooked way to find great talent and fill open positions in your small business.

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Thinkers50 2017 Ranking: Spot the BoS Speakers

Business of Software Blog

The Biennial Thinkers50 2017 ranking was announced last night, and we were not at all surprised to see some familiar faces make the top 50. The Thinkers50 identify, rank, and share the leading management ideas of the moment.

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The Ezra Klein Show: VC Bill Gurley on Transforming Health Care


In November of 2015, I posted a tweet that declared Benchmark was interested in discovering Internet healthcare investments. Our firm has had the good fortune to invest in many two-sided networks that used information aggregation, supplier aggregation, and user generated content to attract and inform consumers and resultantly disrupt and change different industries. Examples of such companies include Yelp, OpenTable, GrubHub, 1stDibs, DogVacay/Rover, Zillow, and Uber.

4 Invaluable Mobile Apps for Business

The Startup Magazine

Are you looking to take your business to the next level by using your mobile device? There are a wide range of business-related mobile apps that can truly change the way you do business for the better.

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My partner Rebecca posted this to her Twitter yesterday: Excited to band together with a group of women that I’ve learned so much from to help women starting the next generation of breakout businesses. Female founders we’re so ready for you! Apply here: [link] [link]. Rebecca Kaden (@rebeccak46) November 13, 2017. FemaleFounder.org is a group of women VC investors who are doing regular “office hours” to advise and mentor female founders.

Science Says the Best Managers Do These 6 Things Differently

Inc Startups

Science Says The Best Managers Do These 6 Things Differently.

Why Your Startup Website Will Always Be a Work In Progress

The Startup Magazine

One of the easiest ways for you to garner attention for your new startup business is by putting together a website for it.

Kevin Spacey: Netflix Can't Fire Me

Inc Startups

Contract employees have very different rules than normal, at-will employees. HR/Benefits

How To Stay Ahead Of The Digital Marketing Curve

YFS Magazine

Here’s how my team both examined and experimented with digital media industry trends to yield better insights and innovation. Marketing & Sales digital marketing marketing

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You Can't Survive on 4 Hours of Sleep--And Other Sleep Myths Debunked

Inc Startups

We all have ideas about sleep. Nancy H. Rothstein, Sleep Ambassador, debunks some of the most common ones


The Dawn of ConstrucTech

The Equity Kicker

You might have seen that the week before last Balfour Beatty ( here ) and Mace ( here ) weighed in on the future of construction. Both are quite radical in the breadth and depth of impact they predict, whilst the technologies they choose are perhaps unsurprising to anyone immersed in the startup ecosystem.

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

Inc Startups

Learn this skill in 1 second, and you'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you. America's Most Productive Entrepreneurs

5 Principles To Inspire Workers In Organizational Meaning


by Danny Gutknecht, author of “ Meaning at Work: And Its Hidden Language “ The enormous waste of human potential from workers who lack enthusiasm for their jobs reveals a tragic disconnect between employees and management.

Four Habits That Can Transform Your Leadership

Inc Startups

What makes leaders effective are the habits and mindsets they bring to the workplace every day. Marketing

Time Is All You Have, So Why Are You Late For Work?


Tick tock, tick tock. That’s the sound of a clock as it prepares to wake you for work. But, sadly, no matter how hard it tries, it will never win. You see, alarm clocks around the world fight constant battles on a daily basis and lose.

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice As Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And It Has Nothing To Do With Reading)

Inc Startups

The good news is, every child is capable of learning these skills--we just have to teach them.


Struggling to Name Your Product? Here’s How We Did It

Up and Running

Editor’s note: We’re launching a new product, and we want to take you along for the ride. So, we’re pulling back the curtain to give an inside look at what really goes on behind the scenes of building and launching something new. Check out the first installment here.

Need More Emotional Intelligence? Do This For 15 Minutes Now

Inc Startups

Emotional intelligence is now recognized as a major key to business success. Now scientists figured out a quick way for you to boost and regain your EQ. The Inc.


“Thoughts & Prayers” Won’t Change VC Diversity But Incentives Will. Supporting Female Founders Office Hours.

Hunter Walker

I hope some male VCs got scared yesterday, and if they didn’t, they should. Seeing Jess Lee of Sequoia bring together a group of amazing female investors as part of Female Founders Office Hours isn’t just about empowering women. It’s about keeping firms who don’t have female investing partners out of this dealflow.

9 Shocking Anecdotes That Reveal Jeff Bezos's Cutthroat Management Style

Inc Startups

According to reports, the billionaire Amazon founder doesn't hold back. Company Culture

Want to work in animation? Here are the top things you need to know about the industry

The Startup Magazine

Working in animation can be an amazing adventure, with interesting projects and a fulfilling job description.

Drink a Lot of Coffee? Science Just Gave You a Really Good Reason to Feel Great About It

Inc Startups

Live longer, avoid heart disease, feel invigorated: what's not to like?


Startup Opportunities Available on Audible

Feld Thoughts

The audiobook version of Startup Opportunities: Know When To Quit Your Day Job is now available on Audible. Unlike the Audible version of Venture Deals , this one was read by Stephen Hoye. If you like audiobooks, grab a copy , give it a listen, and tell me what you think.

How Leaders Inspire Change In The 21st Century

Inc Startups

Leading change in any organization is more complicated than ever before. Mastering the art of change is a necessity in today's complex business world.


Four Ways To Save Money When Starting A Business


There’s a lot to be excited about when you start your own business. You get to be your own boss and make your own hours. You get to be passionate about what you’re doing, and you get to make your own schedule. But, not everything about starting a business is exciting.

7 Recommended Books That Inspired Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and 5 Other Top CEOs

Inc Startups

Are these on your wish list? Business Books


Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHICAGO (AP) — Grayson Allen — Duke's lone senior — scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on

There's One Word That Makes All The Difference (Bet You'll Be Surprised)

Inc Startups

A single word can transform the way people respond to you. Yes, it's like magic.


Opioid overdoses claim nearly 4 North Carolinians every day

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

North Carolina is averaging nearly four deaths each day from opioid overdoses, state health officials said Tuesday

11 High-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

Inc Startups

You don't have to work in tech to earn a six-figure salary. Money

Lowe's plans to hire 200 more workers in Wilkesboro, Mooresville

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Lowe’s Cos Inc. is back in hiring mode at its Wilkesboro operations and at its Mooresville headquarters

8 Best Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow in 2018

Inc Startups

From building a better personal brand to finding success in the face of adversity, these eight podcasts will prepare you to reach new heights in 2018. Startup

Experts say photo of Billy the Kid, lawman is real deal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market for $10 shows Billy the Kid standing with the lawman who ultimately killed him, making the snapshot potentially worth millions