Tue.Sep 19, 2017

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Steve Blank

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Both Sides of the Table

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Engage in Boulder’s Upcoming Local Election

Feld Thoughts

Boulder has local elections every odd year. That means we are having a local election this year , with mail-in balloting starting on 10/16/17 and ending on 11/7/17. Because it’s on an odd-year cycle, turnout has historically been relatively low (under 50%). As a result, a very small number of votes can have a big impact on the election results. This is especially important for the city council election.

Why Every Business Should Integrate PR And SEO

YFS Magazine

Today, PR and SEO are two sides of the same coin. One depends on the other to spread content, drive branding, and of course, keep Google happy. Grow Marketing & Sales digital marketing PR public relations publicity seo seo content

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How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

Up and Running

Capital investments are like gasoline on a startup business’s metaphorical fire. They allow you to hire more people, purchase new technology, and establish new business connections, among many other benefits. If you’re like most startup CEOs, your startup has been your personal fiefdom and baby.

4 Fundamentals Of Good Financial Management For Startups

YoungUpstarts

by David Tattersall, Head of Client Relations at Handpicked Accountants.

Fake Cues: Why The Next Photo Innovation May Be Helping You Tell a Lie

Hunter Walker

I want to share something which might be a bit unsettling – whenever I’m looking at you, I’m judging. Whether it’s in person or a static photo. I just can’t help it. It’s how I’m wired. By the way, it’s how you’re wired too.

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Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin

SiliconHills

BY LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News From the outside, 500 W. 2nd street might look like any new skyscraper in downtown Austin. But inside, it’s got that Google flair with scooters in the lobby, a swing, balance boards, a ceiling made of recycled canoes, an Airstream trailer food truck, outdoor movie theater, dog […]. The post Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

Recent SaaS trends and the Accel Euroscape of the 100 most promising companies in Europe and Israel This article was co-authored with my colleague Pia d'Iribarne and published initially on Tech.eu.

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Why You May Be Missing the Boat When It Comes to Local SEO

Duct Tape Marketing

Why You May Be Missing the Boat When It Comes to Local SEO written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you own or work for a local business within your community, you simply can’t ignore local SEO if you want your business to stay competitive.

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Quantified Media Continues to Grow

The Startup Magazine

Quantified Media is media agency creating opportunities for skilled graduates and professionals in the field of digital advertising and direct response marketing.

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Is Work An Opportunity To Follow Your Bliss?

YoungUpstarts

When most people think of work, they focus on earning enough to pay for all their living expenses. If they’re aspirational, they may think of it as a vehicle for creating a wonderful lifestyle. Still, few people think of work as an opportunity to be happy.

The World’s First Data Marketplace: Startup Disrupting $120B Industry

The Startup Magazine

We work hard at selling ourselves: at work, with our significant others, to the world. We sell our time and skills to employers and clients, but when it comes to our information, we witlessly give it away for free and forfeit most of our control over it.

You Want to Be a Self-Made Billionaire? Here's What You Should Study

Inc Startups

Out of the 100 richest people in the world, 75 went to college. Money

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How to Hire Your Dream Employee

The Startup Magazine

Certain well-known executives from recent history, like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, might have stood out as excellent business leaders; however, they hardly built their enterprises singlehandedly.

Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust?

Inc Startups

With the increasing online frauds and identity thefts, Blockchain can help mediate the trust between consumers and sellers. Technology

Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sputnik ATX is one of Austin’s newest startup incubators and accelerators. “We’re We’re in a bit of a stealth mode right now,” said Oksana Malysheva, President, and CEO of Linden Education Partners and CEO of Sputnik ATX. Sputnik ATX, which fashions itself after a Y-Combinator incubation model, will […]. The post Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

79 Percent of Employees Quit Because They're not Appreciated. Try These 4 Things Before You Say Good-Bye

Inc Startups

70 percent of employees are not engaged at work and bosses may be to blame. There are four things employees can try before thinking about a new job.

Agile Development Methods, and How to Apply Them

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Agile software development methodology is the one that a.Net development company can follow to speed up its project development processes and make them more effective. Some of the various Agile methods are reviewed below. Adaptive Software Development (ADS). This method was created by James A. Highsmith III. It mainly focuses on the problems related to the development of complex systems. Hence, the method greatly assists in preventing failure of such systems.

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Want to Be Happier? Stop This 1 Self-Defeating Habit

Inc Startups

Gaining a sense of control in our life is hard enough. Why would we give it away with this one particularly self-defeating habit (that you can end)? The Inc.

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Forward Partners Code of Ethics Regarding Sexual Harassment

The Equity Kicker

Earlier in the year, there were a significant number of victims who came forward to share stories of sexual harassment by investors. Some of those investors were prominent VCs. At Forward Partners we were really saddened by the reports – clearly, any abuse of an asymmetrical power relationship for sexual gain is wrong. Doctors have been held to a high standard in this regard for as long as I can remember and investors should be no different.

Kevin O'Leary Gets Honest About the Personal Sacrifices Successful People Must Make

Inc Startups

Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary explains the hard decisions founders have to make for their businesses to be successful

Techbikers Copenhagen to Berlin 2017 – Mission Accomplished!

VC Cafe

Trying to sum up the ride will have to wait for another post. Instead, I’d love to share some of the thoughts that riders shared after the ride (I kept them anonymous for privacy). One can meet. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more! Tech for Good Techbikers charity Copenhagen to Berlin Cycling Education Room to read tech for good

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1 Uncomfortable Tip to Help You Stay Healthy, Productive, and Sane

Inc Startups

Often times in an effort to create value and serve others, we put our own needs on the bench. This is backward. Success starts with being selfish. Work-Life Balance

The Zebra Lands $40 Million in Venture Capital and Hires Keith Melnick as CEO

SiliconHills

The Zebra, an insurance comparison marketplace, announced Tuesday that is has closed on $40 million in financing and hired Former Kayak Executive Keith Melnick as its new Chief Executive officer. The Austin-based startup reported Accel Partners led the Series B financing round, the largest Texas Series B financing this year. Melnick, former president of travel […]. The post The Zebra Lands $40 Million in Venture Capital and Hires Keith Melnick as CEO appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How 1 Woman Beat Fear and Started a $100 Million Company at 35

Inc Startups

S'well's founder and CEO, Sarah Kauss explains how she went from wanting to be a history professor to building a $100 million company

The United Nations: a Network of Networks

Reid Hoffman

Entrepreneurship for the Sustainable Development Goals. My keynote remarks at the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Event on Innovation and Technology – SDG Innovation. Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Excellencies: Good morning. It’s a great privilege to be here with you today. My name is Reid Hoffman. I’m the founder of LinkedIn and a partner at the venture capital firm, Greylock Partners.

9 Proven Steps to Effective Leadership

Inc Startups

Leadership is a skill as much a talent. Mastering the habits of great leaders will set you on a path toward success.

Harvey Aftermath: How Your Small Business Can Help

Austin Startup

You don’t have to fork out boatloads of money to make a difference. Here’s how your small business can help the victims of natural disasters. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the South Texas region is unimaginable.

The 6 High Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Inc Startups

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can, too.

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Contribute to @KVUE’s study on gender equality in #Atx #tech workplaces

Austin Startup

Hinterhaus Productions /Getty Images If you live in Austin and work in the tech industry, KVUE’s Shawna Reding wants to hear what you have to say about gender equality in Austin’s tech workplaces.

Why I Tell All Of My Entrepreneur Friends To Write--And What Happens To The Ones That Listen

Inc Startups

You'd be surprised what you can learn about yourself. Innovate

How to Beat Inequity in Investment

Austin Startup

Here are some tips on how to play the game, get ahead, and get funded. With the recent influx of startups, there is a lot of competition for venture capital funding. However, the majority of venture capital goes to men, with only 16.8%

This Is the Ideal Number of Minutes to Spend on Facebook a Day, According to Research

Inc Startups

Too bad you're probably doubling it. Technology

ATA’s voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 26

Austin Startup

First floor of Capital Factory from 10 am to 3 pm As part of National Voter Registration Day, Austin Tech Alliance is putting on a voter registration drive on the first floor of Capital Factory on Tuesday, September 26, from 10 am to 3 pm.

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How to Conquer Your Nerves-- Hint: Once You Do This, It Will Only Get Easier

Inc Startups

Photographer David Drebin explains how he overcame nerves when working with celebrities.

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Target market advisory boards

Austin Startup

This post is written with B2B startups in mind, but should be generally applicable. For startup founders, it’s never too early to start thinking about putting together a target market advisory board.