Tue.Oct 17, 2017

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland. Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. They are a reaction to the “red queen problem” but aren’t actually solving the problem. Here’s why. In the 20th century our nation faced a single adversary – the Soviet Union.

You can have two Big Things, but not three

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Forget work/life integration for a minute. How much time do you have, regardless of partitioning? From your 24-hour daily allotment, the 1950s-style break-down is 8 hours for work, 8 for home and commute, and 8 for sleep and ablutions.

Product Managers and Designers — Evolving Towards a Better Future

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. More to Come. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group.

MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas kicked off Monday evening with a big crowd at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin. “I I want Texas to be the place where startups come to innovate,” said Mike Millard, managing director for MassChallenge Texas. The global accelerator is now accepting applications […]. The post MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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5 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

Up and Running

“You have two minutes to convince me why I should invest in your company,” my professor said. About seven years ago I delivered my first pitch. I was a sophomore in college back then. Never had I ever imagined I would spend three consecutive weeks practicing for a two-minute presentation.

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Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences.

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It Once Took Steve Jobs Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Leadership Advice That Still You'll Hear Today.

How to Become Known In Your Field

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How to Become Known In Your Field written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Now, let me start off by saying, when I say “known,” I don’t mean “famous.”

How to Change Your Company's Culture With Just a Pen and Paper

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Author of "Leaders Eat Last", Simon Sinek, explains how you can make your employees feel comfortable and safe around anyone. People

The Redistribution of Network Effects in Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies have strong network effects, built around the concept of mining. The more miners participate, the cheaper mining gets and the more quickly transactions are validated. In fact, network effects were deemed so strong that most people thought that Bitcoin would be the winner in a winner-takes-all market. But then, along came Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. And, we began to see that crypto may not necessarily be winner-takes-all.

How to Stay Sane When Launching a Side Hustle

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Side hustles can be stressful. Here's how to manage your energy, mental health, and avoid burn out. Innovate

MassChallenge Joins the Texas Ecosystem

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How Silicon Valley Mentors Turn Engineers Into CEOs

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If you're a great engineer is there hope for becoming CEO? Silicon Valley says 'yes.' And one way it does that is pairing up engineers with mentors who can teach them the job of CEO.

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When it comes to productivity, sometimes less is more. Productivity

Austin Game Maker Certain Affinity Lands $10 Million Investment from Hong Kong Firm


Certain Affinity announced Monday Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited of Hong Kong has made a $10 million investment for a 20 percent stake in the Austin-based game development company. The international investment follows a $5 million investment in Certain Affinity by Capstar Partners, an Austin-based private investment firm. Under the agreement with Leyou Technologies, Certain Affinity […].

The 5 Craziest Bids for Amazon's New Headquarters (So Far)

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From giant cacti to bullet trains,cities are getting extremely creative in their attempts to woo Amazon. Strategy


Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

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Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Michael Jordan is showing he still has the ability to score big — even though he hasn't played in nearly 15 years

Mark Cuban Gives Millennial Entrepreneur 1 Critical Piece of Life-Changing Advice for Success

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S.C. Attorney General office: Poole's appeal lacks evidence to establish her innocence

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Kimberly Renee Poole’s latest appeal lacks any evidence that would prove her innocence in the 1998 death of her husband along the South Carolina coast, the S.C. Attorney General’s office says

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Why Bain & Company Continues to Be the Best Employer

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Why is Bain & Company so great to work for? Turns out, the reasons that make it the number 1 company to work for can apply to your team, too.


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Johnson's arrival well-timed for reigning champion Tar Heels

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) AP) — Cameron Johnson tried not to worry about whether he would get his once-blocked release from Pittsburgh to play for reigning national champion North Carolina as a graduate transfer

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Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

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RALEIGH — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a last-minute argument Tuesday that President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier — preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan

Starbucks Is Preparing a Killer Drink for Halloween and Baristas Aren't Happy

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