Fri.Aug 07, 2020

10 Strategies For Success Long-Term As Well As Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Every one of you has had to deal with the conflicting requirements of optimizing your business in the short term versus the long term. In the short term you need customers to find you at any price, and in the longer term you need revenue, profit, and return loyalty. Even a million users on your social media site won’t pay the bills until you sell some advertising or a premium service.

Cancel Culture And Small Businesses: Are You Ready For A PR Nightmare?


by Edward Segal, author of “ Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals and Other Emergencies “ Small businesses must often confront and deal with controversial issues that can threaten their image, reputation, profits, and relations with customers and the public. These issues have recently included the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, racial inequality, social injustice, and the impact of COVID-19.

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Announcing our investment in Uniswap, the leading decentralized crypto exchange

Version One Ventures

We are very pleased to announce our investment in Uniswap , the leading decentralized crypto exchange. We participated in the $11m Series A raise, alongside our friends at a16z, USV and Paradigm. Exchanges have been the most important piece of infrastructure when it comes to building out crypto networks. The first generation of exchanges were centralized in nature and our portfolio company Coinbase emerged as the clear winner in that space.

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Creating Opportunity from Regret

Mike Michalowicz

?. Ok. Time to get real. We have all been there. We all have something (or somethings) we regret. Ok Mike. Real fun blog, Buddy. Hear me out. What if we could make that regret – a success? Ah ha! The world may be feeling a bit heavy for you right now. But take pause and take a look around. There may never be a better time for you to reconcile a regret and find ways to apply those lessons to new opportunities. These days, I am taking my regrets, and OWNING those pesky little beasts.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

MoshPit Workshop — Reinvent Your Business @ The NIIC

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Intensive Program Helps Small Business Owners in Indiana Survive and Grow. Indiana Business Owners: Sign Up Now, It’s FREE, Starts August 12th. MoshPits, those crazy human-smashing dance scenes at heavy metal concerts are deliberate chaos. Those who participate dive in because they want that wacky experience. They Choose to Dance. Innovation MoshPit is a Trademark of Gregg Fraley.

The Disease President

Reid Hoffman

Since taking office in 2017, Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted he’s on the verge of replacing the extremely popular Affordable Care Act with “something so much better.” Usually, he claims the timetable for unveiling his healthcare plan is “about two weeks.”. Last month Trump was at it again. “We’re We’re signing a health-care plan within two weeks , a full and complete health-care plan,” he exclaimed on Fox News.