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.

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.


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.

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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

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.

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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.

2 earthquakes detected in North Carolina overnight

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Two earthquakes were detected in North Carolina Monday night and early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

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.

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

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.

Man dies after jumping off Greensboro parking deck

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENSBORO — An unidentified man jumped to his death from the upper deck of the parking garage at Greene and Lindsey streets this afternoon

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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.

Good News About Your Wandering Mind: Science Says Daydreaming Is a Sign of Intelligence

Inc Startups

Struggling to focus might sound like a bad thing but a new study shows you should be proud of your daydreaming. 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.

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?


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.

This 30-Year-Old Shares 8 Humbling Lessons to Live By (After Traveling to 48 Countries)

Inc Startups

Sage nuggets of wisdom awaits. No frequent flyer miles necessary. Innovate


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.

With 1 Tweet, J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Best Advice You'll Hear Today

Inc Startups

This J.K. Rowling tweet is a master class in emotional intelligence -- and motivation. Strategy


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.

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

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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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.


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

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

Inc Startups

Are these on your wish list? Business Books


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

The Two Keys to Success in Small Business

Inc Startups

It's not all that complicated. The UPS Store

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

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


Georgia Tech shooting for first road win when it visits Duke

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ATLANTA (AP) — No longer able to shoot for an ACC championship, Georgia Tech has to refocus on more modest goals

4 Top Tips I Learned In My Early Days As An Entrepreneur 

Inc Startups

Want to start your own business? Read this first. Icons of Entrepreneurship

Tennessee capitalizes on 32-0 run to whip High Point 84-53

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) AP) — Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bone each scored 16 points Tuesday as Tennessee went on an early 32-0 run and rolled to an 84-53 triumph over High Point

If You Don't Thank Your Employees on a Regular Basis, You Might Lose Them to Someone Who Does

Inc Startups

81 percent say they would work harder for a grateful boss.

Cabbil, Kemrite spark Liberty to 79-66 upset at Wake Forest

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 22 points, Ryan Kemrite had 17 on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, and Liberty upset Wake Forest 79-66 on Tuesday night