Tue.Oct 17, 2017

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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.

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.

3 Questions To Ask When Pricing Your Product

YFS Magazine

Is your price right? When you answer these three questions you can set the perfect price for the value you create for your customers. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing pricing pricing strategy

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.

Top 5 Ways To Fund Your Business For Fast Growth

YFS Magazine

Whether you’ve got a mind to start a new business, or want to take your existing business to new heights, these tips are for you. Finance Grow money startup capital startup funding

Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer on Fiverr

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

I recently blogged about how I became a freelancer on Fiverr in an attempt to bring in some extra cash to pay the bills. I have been a seller on Fiverr for 1.5 years now and have earned just under $10,000 CAD during that time.

How to Become Known In Your Field

Duct Tape Marketing

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.”

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A speech from Bobby Kennedy that I wish could be given today

Jeff Hilimire

I finished the book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon , this past weekend. Learning about Bobby Kennedy’s story for the first time inspired me immensely. His Ripple of Hope speech in South Africa and his speech in Indiana after learning of MLK’s assassination (if you haven’t listened to this one, please do) are just incredible. But its more than his speeches that inspire me.

Businessman Kills His Brand with a Single White House Appearance

Inc Startups

There's often a hidden price to pay for not being media savvy.

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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.

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

Inc Startups

Mark Cuban: Young entrepreneurs shouldn't rely on hustle, grit and drive alone. BetsyM. Innovate

2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the sixth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of over 400 private SaaS companies. The survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on growth and operations of private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in. SaaS Metrics SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing Startup Help

Here's How To Get Up To 60% of Your Day Back

Inc Startups

Washington Post and Fast Company estimate interruptions at work cost us between 40% to 60% of our day. Tack on another 20% for finding information according to McKinsey. Here's how to get that time back. Productivity

When to Turn Down a Project

Hunter Walker

Four times when saying no to a project may be the right choice for your business


Google Is About to Turn Toronto Into the World's Most Futuristic City

Inc Startups

Sidewalk Labs and the city are partnering up for a massive project. The Future

The Redistribution of Network Effects in Cryptocurrencies

Version One Ventures

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.

Why Single Moms Can Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

The Kickass Single Mom author Emma Johnson shares how she made the six-figure WealthySingleMommy community, inspiring thousands towards entrepreneurship. Personal Finance: Spread the Wealth

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 […].

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

Inc Startups

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

MassChallenge Joins the Texas Ecosystem

Austin Startup

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Want to be More Productive at Work? Stop Doing this During Your Commute

Inc Startups

This one simple strategy will bring more calm and focus to your day. It's a productivity trick that anyone can use and try. It's simple and easy to incorporate in your daily commute. Productivity

$100,000 Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge in partnership with DivInc

Austin Startup

In August we released the Texas Startup Manifesto and announced our plans to expand our Accelerator program to include Dallas with a presence at The DEC.

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

Inc Startups

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

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

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

Inc Startups

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


NC pastor orders removal of boy’s grave marker in financial squabble with parents

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — A 5-year-old Hickory boy who died of leukemia last year has had his grave marker repossessed in a financial tug-of-war between his parents and a North Carolina monument company

Sustaining Your Nonprofit With Product Sales

Inc Startups

How one woman is changing the lives of children worldwide and funding her nonprofit with a water bottle. Bringing Innovation to Market

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Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene

Advice From an Educator on How to Raise Successful Kids

Inc Startups

Every good parent wants to raise children who succeed in the world, but some kids do better than others once they leave the nest. The Inc.


Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

The Hottest Executive Coaches These Days? Millennials. Here Are 11 Things You Can Learn From Them

Inc Startups

Those born from 1982 onward arehot commoditiesfor executives born much, much earlier. Here's why reverse mentoring is hot. Networking

Panthers look to fill void left by injured LB Luke Kuechly

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers are faced with the difficult task of replacing three-time All-Pro Luke Kuechly for the third time in three seasons, the

How to Get a Job at Companies Like Facebook and Google, According to the People Who Work There

Inc Startups

From understanding the company's core values to displaying a healthy amount of curiosity, here is what the top hiring executives are looking for in a job candidate. How to Hire the Best

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

5 Creative Ways To Increase How Much You Earn

Inc Startups

This goes for employees and entrepreneurs. Innovate

Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

Swamped with Work? Try the DDAD Formula to Get Things Done

Inc Startups

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