June, 2021

Burning Platform: Leading with authenticity

deal architect

In the 49th episode of the series we have a repeat appearance by Sabrina Horn, CEO of Horn Strategy We discuss her new book "Make it, don't fake it". The book shows how authentic leadership eliminates the need for the. Burning Platform Leadership during Crisis

10 Hints That Now May Be The Time For A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Many budding entrepreneurs struggle mightily with that first step – out of their comfort zone and into the unknown. They keep asking people like me whether the time is right, and the truth is that there’s never an ideal time to start your own business.

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You Don’t Need Permission

Steve Blank

I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Suresh, an ex-student I’ve known for a long time. A U.S. citizen he was now the head of sales and marketing for a company in London selling medical devices to hospitals in the UK National Health Service. His boss had identified the U.S.

Tips For Marketing A Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Marketing a small business does take time, but when you do it right, you give your business a higher chance of survival. The post Tips For Marketing A Small Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others marketing marketing advice small business small business advice

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

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Twitter Spaces and Nietzsche

Feld Thoughts

Last week I was scheduled to do a live interview with Eliot Peper about The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche. He opted to use Twitter Spaces and diligently tested it out a couple of days beforehand to confirm that it would work.

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7 Ways To Raise Your Visibility As A Business Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

By definition, all of you entrepreneurs are leaders, by taking the initiative to start a new company. Yet I have learned over the years as a startup advisor that all business leaders are not the same.

Your Product is Not Their Problem

Steve Blank

There are no facts inside your building, so get the heck outside. I just had a call with Lorenz, a former business school student who started a job at a biotech startup making bacteria to take CO2 out of the air. His job was to find new commercial markets for this bacteria at scale.

How To Leverage Talent In The YOLO Economy

YoungUpstarts

In a trend called the “YOLO Economy,” highly skilled twenty- and thirty-somethings are leaving their jobs or seeking flexible work models that give them better work-life integration. If employers are willing to “flex,” they can attract this in-demand talent pool.

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On Funding?—?The Denominator Effect

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?The The Denominator Effect I recently wrote a post about funding for investors to think about having a diversified portfolio , which I called “shots on goal.”

4 Ways IoT is Rewiring How the World Works

ReadWriteStart

There are few technologies in the world today that can make a Trillion-dollar impact on the global economy. IoT (Internet of Things) is one of them. McKinsey, the global think tank, estimates that IoT will have an economic impact of between $4 trillion and $11 trillion by 2025 ( Source ).

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Analyst Cam: Sapphire Now - Industries perspective,  Part 2

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SAP's annual event - Sapphire Now - is usually about drinking from a fire hose.

5 Ways To Turn Business Connections Into New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

I often hear the popular notion that successful entrepreneurs are built from a single heroic insight or a single innovation. This is just plain wrong. The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2021 Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

We just finished our 6th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. What a year. With the pandemic winding down it finally feels like the beginning of the end. This was my sixth time teaching a virtual class during the lockdown – and for our students likely their 15th or more.

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Advice On How To Deliver Excellent Customer Experience

YoungUpstarts

Customer experience might have its roots in the origins of bartering and business, but it remains the most important aspect of commercial success in the digital age. The post Advice On How To Deliver Excellent Customer Experience appeared first on Young Upstarts. Feature Story customer experience

On Funding?—?Shots on Goal

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?Shots

Why Philosophy and Entrepreneurship?

Feld Thoughts

Since releasing my newest book The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors I’ve been continually getting the questions “Why Philosophy and Entrepreneurship?” ” and “Why Nietzsche?”

Long live long-form content

deal architect

I have just finished work on my eighth book. Correction - it’s NOT my book. I have narrated it for a visionary tech CEO and his incredibly innovative team. We interviewed over 50 of their customers, partners, executives and industry. Industry Commentary

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup While Career Probing

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job.

6 Opportunities for Startups to Thrive in 2021 and Achieve Results

ReadWriteStart

The COVID-19 pandemic has flipped the business world on its head and put many in a state of panic. Do you dare start your own company, launch your very own business venture in such a volatile climate? How do you ensure steady growth and success in these trying times?

6 Ways To Improve The Company Relocation Experience For Your Employees

YoungUpstarts

By providing a generous employee relocation package and powering through this to-do list, you can vastly improve the company relocation experience for your employees. The post 6 Ways To Improve The Company Relocation Experience For Your Employees appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Tradeshow PR Success Secrets

Rembrandt Communications

Take full advantage of every event this year… without spending a fortune. Many tradeshows have been cancelled or gone virtual this year, and this may be a huge disappointment for you.

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Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams

Feld Thoughts

Matt Blumberg has a new book out titled Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams. It’s a follow-up to his previous book, Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business. I’ve been working with Matt since 2000.

Analyst Cam: Sapphire Now - Industries perspective,  Part 1

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SAP's annual event - Sapphire Now - is usually about drinking from a fire hose. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

5 Keys To Ethical Solutions To Tough Business Issues

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference.

How Can You Grow Your Instagram Followers Rapidly?

The Startup Magazine

It would seem that growing your Instagram account organically is more complicated than ever before. Most of us have seen a decrease in interaction and follower numbers, which could be incredibly stressful because you think you’re doing it correctly.

Reasons Why Outsourcing Mobile App Development Is A Good Idea

YoungUpstarts

Looking to build a powerful app? Consider outsourcing mobile app development and help bring your idea into life. The post Reasons Why Outsourcing Mobile App Development Is A Good Idea appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others app development mobile app outsourcing

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Announcing Fund IV and Opportunities Fund II

Version One Ventures

We’re thrilled to announce the closing of two new funds: Fund IV ($70M USD) and Opportunities Fund II ($30M USD). . While these funds may be new, our values and goals remain the same.

Investment vs. Speculation

Feld Thoughts

I reread Enough.: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle over the weekend. I’d read it in 2012 and it had a huge impact on me. If you aren’t familiar with John C.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 3

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

Entrepreneurs Are Needed To Make Web Searches Smarter

Startup Professionals Musings

Soon you should be able to ask your browser or smart phone context-specific questions like "Where should I take my wife for a good movie and dinner?"

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How Can Pursuing an MA in Data Analysis Benefit Your Online Business?

The Startup Magazine

Accomplished entrepreneurs often pride themselves on being able to spot a gap in the market from a mile away. However, it is worth noting that this trait can be taught, provided that one is willing to commit themselves to the pursuit of new knowledge.

6 Ways To Increase Outreach Response Rates

YoungUpstarts

If you understand the mistakes you have been making with your outreach campaign, then you can correct them and increase the response rates. The post 6 Ways To Increase Outreach Response Rates appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others blogger outreach digital marketing Online marketing

How to Create a Compelling Unique Selling Proposition

ConversionXL

Why should customers buy from you? How do you stand out and solve their problems better than anybody else? Every marketer knows these are important questions, but finding the answers can be a challenge.

No TV Summer

Feld Thoughts

“Turn off the TV and go outside and play.” ” I expect these are words that have been said in almost every household in America. Amy and I hit the bottom of the TV barrel last week while watching Army of the Dead. It was so awful it was good. But it was awful.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 2

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.