Wed.Jan 17, 2018

Reflections on Bored Meetings

Feld Thoughts

Over the past 25 years, I’ve attended approximately 14,387 board meetings. My partners and I talk a lot about how to improve them and today released The Foundry Group Manifesto on Board Meetings.

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5 Keys To A Highly Motivated Workforce

YFS Magazine

The good news is it does not have to cost a lot to keep your team motivated, and when their morale is the key to unlocking your success, isn’t that investment worth it? Grow Human Capital company culture employee motivation HR human capital human resources

Starting Your Own Business in 2018? 3 Questions to Ask First

Up and Running

Are you considering starting your own business this year? If so, you’re not alone. According to a report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) , nearly 14 percent of Americans are starting or running new businesses.

Podcast Echo Chamber

Babbling VC

A couple years ago I bought a house outside of Hamburg. This led to one major change in my life which wasn't the case for the past twenty or so years.a long commute in the car. I drive in and out of town when in the office in Hamburg and it takes about 45 minutes each way.

Why the Smartest Businesses Are Turning to Troll Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing is hard. Consumers are bombarded with so many marketing messages that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a brand to stand out. Yet, every company wants their marketing messages to be memorable, effective, and impressionable.

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6 non-fiction books to read in 2018

Jeff Hilimire

If you’re new here, I should say that I love reading. I read 40 books last year, and I have a goal to read 52 books this year. A goal that I’ll measure, so it gets done ;) But I just found out that a friend of mine read over 60 books last year, so she puts me to shame. Perhaps that will be my 2019 goal… If you’re not new here, you’re probably tired of me sharing about the books I’m reading…I’m almost done, I promise!

This Apple Executive Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Inc Startups

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.


Valuable Business Lessons To Be Learned At The Grocery Checkout

YFS Magazine

I have to confess. I kind of enjoy going to the supermarket. I don’t know why exactly, but I think it began back when our three kids were little. Uncategorized business lessons startup advice

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food

Inc Startups

In the United States alone, McDonald's sells more than 1 billion pounds of beef andmore than 500 million cups of coffee each year. Marketing

Bitcoin or Business? by Yaro Starak

I’ve made a lot of money this past year from cryptocurrencies. It has not taken any skill whatsoever to do this. However, it has taken timing… and capital. I had to have money available, money I could afford to lose, and I had to invest this money during a speculative.

Top Headhunter Reveals Secret Interview Technique

Inc Startups

If you understand real job needs, you only need to ask two questions to predict on-the-job success. It doesn't matter what you ask if you don't know job needs, you'll either be wrong or lucky. How to Hire the Best

How to Be Successful By Honing What Makes You Powerful and Authentic

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Be Successful By Honing What Makes You Powerful and Authentic written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Carrie Kerpen. Podcast Transcript. My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Carrie Kerpen.

Top CEOs Say These Are the 8 Habits You Need to Ditch If You Want to Be Successful

Inc Startups

If you want the fame, big paychecks and respect, cut these mistakes from your repertoire. Innovate


8 Elements Of A Mindset For Success In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.


5 Tips for Founding a Tech Startup in NYC

The Startup Magazine

Anyone that wants to found a tech startup in New York will find the fast-paced lifestyle a challenge to deal with. New York City is the Largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a diverse culture and energy that runs around the clock 24/7.

Serena Williams Says These 10 Words Are the Most Important Thing She Wants to Teach Her Daughter

Inc Startups

Serena Williams wants to teach her daughter one thing above all else.


Three Tips To Ensure Your Business Runs Smoothly While You’re On Vacation


As an entrepreneur, you carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. Not only do you likely have a financial investment in your business, but you also take pride in your company and to do your best to ensure it succeeds. Entrepreneurs are known for working long hours and take very little time to themselves, but once in a while, a vacation is not only a good idea but is needed. Taking a break from your job gives you a chance to relax, unwind, and come back that much more focused and energized.

This 1 Question Will Change the Way You Hire Employees

Inc Startups

Leaders and hiring managers need to know the right interview strategies so they can spot the best. This one question will do just that. How to Hire the Best

Winter Blues Getting the Best of You?

Mike Michalowicz

You know the saying: “The early bird gets the worm.” ” Now, I don’t know if you are in the worm business, or if you are even a bird for that matter. But, if you are an entrepreneur, the early time of the morning is when you can get a lot of work done.


Want to Make 2018 the Best Year Yet? These 6 Habits Will Make Sure You Stick to Your Goals

Inc Startups

When setting personal goals, we usually create self-imposed deadlines to manage our time spent working towards them. But because they're self-imposed (meaning there's no real consequence if we don't complete them, besides disappointment in ourselves), achieving those individual goals so elusive.

Tips for Surviving Late Nights at the Office

The Startup Magazine

Nobody likes staying late at the office. After a long day’s work, there’s nothing better than finally clocking out and going home to rest. Sometimes that’s not possible, especially when there’s a last-minute deadline to meet or an exceptionally large project.

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the Batman Effect

Inc Startups

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life. The Inc.


Is The Next Generation Saving For Retirement? Probably Not – And That’s A Big Problem


There are lots of people that live paycheck to paycheck. This has created a huge shortfall when it comes to saving for retirement. A third of those who live in the US haven’t even started to save for retirement. Another third have less than $1000 set aside in their retirement accounts. These statistics even apply to older adults that are nearing retirement age. It isn’t too late to start saving for retirement. Here are some things that everyone should do in order to prepare.

You Can't Build a Million-Dollar Business Without These 7 People

Inc Startups

If you are committed to growing your business to surpass the million dollar mark, an advisory board is an essential part of the process. Startup

Tips On Choosing A Restaurant Theme


Opening a restaurant is not an easy task and takes a huge amount of skill to succeed. If you prepare, plan, and design it properly, your chances of success will be better. Remember that people go out to restaurants to get away from home, get away from their day-to-day lives, and enjoy their meal in a different environment. Know Your Competition. Look around your area and see what kinds of restaurants are already there.

These 3 Questions Are More Effective Than a Performance Review

Inc Startups

Co-founder of Arkadium, Jessica Rovello, explains how monthly check-ins have proved more beneficial than official performance reviews for her team

Seeding an Alternate Future for Austin

Austin Startup

In 2009 a 60,000 square foot Albertson’s grocery store closed in my neighborhood. Through a series of conversations, I had the unexpected opportunity to test out my ideas about growing community based microbusinesses when I was handed the keys and the freedom to use my imagination.

6 of the Best Business Lessons From Mark Cuban

Inc Startups

The entrepreneur and 'Shark Tank' investor shares some of the lessons that helped make him a billionaire. Icons of Entrepreneurship

To my European comrades : 5 reasons why you should consider Austin to start with the American Dream

Austin Startup

When I landed in Central Texas 11 months ago, I was far from expecting what I experienced in Austin so far.

10 Years Ago Ann Curry Was Nice to My Sister on a Plane. Here's Why I Will Never Forget the Story

Inc Startups

Maya Angelou put it best: "People will never forget how you made them feel.


Young Professionals, Here Are Some Top Tips On Managing Your Money


Is there anyone who is truly satisfied with the money they’re earning? Probably not. We can always use more, that’s true. But it’s also true to say that some people can actually manage better on a lower salary than others do on a higher salary. It sounds astonishing, doesn’t it? It’s all down to a useful skill called money management. Read on for some helpful tips: What’s A Good Salary? A good salary is one which can give you the lifestyle you want.

Why 2018 Will be the Year of Human-to-Human Marketing (H2H)

Inc Startups

Forget about B2B or B2C. The future or marketing is H2H. Marketing

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3 Things To Do Before Deciding To Develop A Proprietary Business System


It is not uncommon for businesses to rely on IT-based solutions as a way to streamline their operations. Technology enables better operations and more control over the flow of information, both of which are beneficial to businesses. There are also a lot of solutions on the market, so finding one that matches the specific needs of your business should not be difficult. For a lot of businesses – perhaps including yours – developing a proprietary or custom system is an alternative worth considering.