Mon.Nov 13, 2017

Zebras Uniting at DazzleCon

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday, I wrote about the upcoming CO Impact Days. In it, I pointed to a Medium post titled Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break , which turns out to be the Zebra Manifesto.

What Great Bosses And Great Employees Have In Common

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone in business loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50 percent of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager.

How To Get A Response To Your Cold Email

YFS Magazine

When you write cold emails with the intention of getting a response, you are helping your future email deliverability. Here's how to get started. Grow Marketing & Sales cold emails communiations email communication email etiquette email marketing

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South Africa: Economy at a tipping point?

Chaganomics

South Africa's economy exited technical recession in Q2 and recent data provides reason for cautious optimism. The recent recovery in agricultural output carried into in Q3, and consumer confidence is increasing on the back of moderating inflation and higher real wage growth.

Building A Culture Of Diversity In The Workplace

YoungUpstarts

by Patricia Reed, mentor at Female Founders. Recent revelations on the alleged abuses of Harvey Weinstein and other powerful Hollywood figures have pushed the pitfalls of organizational culture into the limelight.

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How to Buy an E-Commerce Store and Take It to the Next Level

The Startup Magazine

Buying an e-commerce store for the first time is an exciting time. It’ll give you the chance to own an e-commerce business that’s already established and has a small client base for you to work with.

The Outcome of Incorporating Strong Visuals in Your Marketing

YoungUpstarts

The importance of a visual identity in marketing has always been understood. Going back to the earliest days of print advertising, companies always tried to utilize distinctive visual elements to help grab and retain the attention of viewers.

Shortcuts for the Perfect Startup

The Startup Magazine

Running a startup means operating under tight budgets, solving problems creatively and persevering until you’re able to grow and expand. This puts an incredible amount of strain on a person, so if you’re running a startup, then you need to take every shortcut you can get and turn it into profit.

[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates

YoungUpstarts

For the last 17 years, Nellie Mayshak has been traveling around the globe, undertaking one high profile initiative after another in an effort to help nations recover and reform rational systems of government and public service after extended periods of disruption, if not chaos.

Product Packaging and Why Its Important

The Startup Magazine

Top product manufacturers pay a lot of money to have their labels designed by professionals and for good reason. The packaging of a product has a big impact on peoples’ purchasing decisions.

How To Effectively Use Merchandising To Boost Brand Recognition

YoungUpstarts

Successful merchandising and branding is the substantial growth driver of any business. Marketing techniques such as visual merchandising are an important way to build a strong brand and consumer association throughout the entire process.

Court-appointed specialist draws new maps for gerrymandered N.C. House, Senate districts

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — An outside expert appointed by a federal court to help redraw some North Carolina legislative districts that judges worry remained unconstitutional — including at least two in Guilford County — has suggested changes

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tells UT Austin Students Empathy is the Key to Innovation

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Two tech giants took the stage at Hogg Memorial Auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday afternoon to talk about technology and Microsoft. UT President Gregory L. Fenves introduced them. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella visited Austin to meet with students, entrepreneurs and business partners. […]. The post Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tells UT Austin Students Empathy is the Key to Innovation appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Lab Created Diamonds: Starting A Brand New Business

YoungUpstarts

Thousands of people are buying diamonds for their engagement rings every year. This tradition lasts for many years now, but a few years ago, diamond enthusiasts got a new option – lab created diamonds. More and more people are buying these diamonds because they provide many benefits.

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Web Marketing

The Startup Magazine

As a business owner, attention and focus are mostly invested in the actual production and service of products or services. A lot of time is put into ensuring quality and customer satisfaction.

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What A Failing Business Looks Like

YoungUpstarts

by Robert Bethel, author of “ Strengthen Your Business: Fail-Proof Strategies from the Man Who Has Rescued 77 Businesses “ One company I took over was a large manufacturing facility. The company was seven years old, had over one hundred employees, and produced about fifteen products.

Are you a victim of Wells Fargo fraud? You have until Feb. 3 to ask for money back

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The window is open for filing reimbursement claims if you're a Wells Fargo & Co. customer affected by the consumer account fraud

Is Your "Personality Type" Right for Working Remotely?

Inc Startups

Forget that "Type A" stuff. You need these specific traits to be successful when working from home. Productivity

Too many investors become a “no machine” — here’s how to avoid it

The Next Web

It’s no secret that venture investors hear a lot of pitches. In fact, it is not uncommon for us to see several thousand a year and invest in less than one percent of the startups making them. As you might imagine, we say no — a lot.

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The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Inc Startups

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.

Monday Motivation – It Takes Courage to be Different

Hearpreneur

This motivational video featuring TD Jakes is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. Remember, “It takes courage…” Inspiration courage TD Jakes

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The 1 Household Chore That Both Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates Do Every Day (and Why You Should, Too)

Inc Startups

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are two business gurus that might be worth billions, but they're not above doing for themselves. Innovate

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The MBA Is Dead! (Long Live the MBA!)

Eric Friedman

(A huge thanks to my friend and the founder and CEO of Andie – Melanie Travis who prompted me to finally write up my thoughts on this topic and was nice enough to let me guest post.

Kevin O'Leary: You Have 36 Months to Prove Your Business Is Worth Pursuing

Inc Startups

Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary lays out how long you have to prove your startup can work.

Rice transfer Koulechov shines in debut with No. 8 Florida

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six 3-pointers in his Florida debut, to lead the eighth-ranked Gators to a 116-74 victory against Gardner-Webb in the team's season opener Monday night

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% of People Are Afraid to Follow but Should

Inc Startups

Company culture is created by following this simple rule. Innovate

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No. 12 Cincinnati presses Western Carolina for 102-51 win

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) AP) — Sophomore Jarron Cumberland scored 20 points for the second time in his career, and Cincinnati's full-court pressure forced 22 turnovers Monday night as the 12th-ranked Bearcats pulled away to a 102-51 victory over Western Carolina

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Making a Budget for Your Business? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

Inc Startups

Budgeting for a small business can be complicated, but there a finance fundamentals that apply across industry lines to help you build your budget. Money

Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd as Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Teuvo Teravainen had a natural hat trick in the third period and an assist Monday night, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars

Science Says This Common Food Can Fight Aging--and the Odds Are You Already Love It

Inc Startups

It makes sense too, when you look at the diets that people consume in France and Italy, and compare them to what we eat in the United States.

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Smith, Shine lead Oklahoma State to big win over Charlotte

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) AP) — Kendall Smith scored 19 points - 17 in the first half - and Tavarius Shine had 17 points to lead Oklahoma State to an 83-65 victory over Charlotte Monday night, despite missing its best player

What Your Face is Saying About You Could Keep You From Getting Hired 

Inc Startups

Recently published research finds that your background is written on your face. Innovate

Newton, Panthers hammer Dolphins 45-21 for 3rd straight win

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Cam Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns, rookie Christian McCaffrey scored touchdowns rushing and receiving, and the Carolina Panthers crushed the Miami Dolphins 45-21 on Monday night for their third straight victory

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This Short, 8-Minute Video of President Obama Gives a Whole New Meaning to Fake News

Inc Startups

Few things will surprise and shock us as much as the ability of A.I. to alter reality--really! Innovate

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