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.

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.

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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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.

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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

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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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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Why Live Video is a Must and How to Get Started

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Live Video is a Must and How to Get Started written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If your newsfeed looks like mine these days, then you’ve likely seen live videos showing up more and more. Live video is all the rage, and guess what, it’s here to stay. People love live video.

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Magic 7: The CMO’s Listening List

Austin Startup

We asked Antony McGregor Dey, entrepreneur and marketing expert, about his go-to sources for digital marketing. Here’s what he said. “I I love podcasts as I can multitask — cooking dinner or cleaning the house while learning makes you feel hyper-productive,” said Dey.

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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.