October, 2022

5 Tactics To Minimize Meeting Time And Get More Done

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring.

A Simple Map for Innovation at Scale

Steve Blank

An edited version of this article previously appeared in the Boston Consulting Group’s strategy think tank website. I spent last week at a global Fortune 50 company offsite watching them grapple with disruption.


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Gartner and Oracle: Why I am missing their major events this week

deal architect

Oracle has its CloudWorld event this week. Gartner has its annual Symposium. I am at neither. I was not invited and I did not ask to be. Have missed both events for years now. I am taking a calculated risk. Analyst Cam Burning Platform Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others

The Importance Of Sustainable Air Travel


More can be done to reduce the impacts air travel has on the planet. Sustainable air travel describes the industry push towards reducing carbon emissions. The post The Importance Of Sustainable Air Travel appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others air travel sustainability


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.

Off to the Races with Team Nextview

View from Seed

I became a venture capitalist, specifically a seed investor, to provide early support to the dreamers and builders working to positively change how we live, work, learn, play, and care for our planet and each other.

How To Raise Capital and How Raising Capital Has Changed


How has fundraising changed in the last few years? Between COVID, the evolution of the API economy, and a increase in second, third & fourth time founders who are seeking funding.

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VC Ghostwriters and authenticity

VC Cafe

Last week it came out that a tech founder, who wishes to remain anonymous, makes about $200K a year ghost writing tweets for VCs … the creator economy at its best! Ghostwriting tweets for venture capitalists is my side hustle. Last year I made about $200,000. Some VCs will pay you per tweet.

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Burning Platform: The enterprise suite does not always win - Zoho One is a standout

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In the 78th episode of Burning Platform, we host Raju Vegesna, Chief Evangelist at Zoho, a repeat guest in this series Zoho One – also branded as “the Operating System for Business” - is a suite of 50 and growing. Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS Globalization and Technology

9 Career Lessons Every Pro Needs To Know


Robin Landa, author of "The New Art of Ideas: Unlock Your Creative Potential" shares some career lessons she's learned as a mother. The post 9 Career Lessons Every Pro Needs To Know appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart career advice Robin Landa self improvement


The Next Chapter for NextView

View from Seed

While I walked away from that process with more questions than conclusions, our entire team has emerged from this period hyper-energized for the future.

3 Business Trends for Small Business


The business environment began to change dramatically after the 2019 pandemic. PNAS surveyed 5,800 small businesses and found that 43% were temporarily closed. Since all enterprises wanted to survive in the Covid circumstances, they were looking for their own ways to hit customers and profits.

8 Types of Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Will Not Start

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.”

Why revenue shouldn’t be your North Star Metric

VC Cafe

I was recently in a board meeting for one of my portfolio companies, and we had a discussion that must happen in almost every board meeting. The CEO shared the revenue target for the year at X, and the revenue target for next year at 3X. Sounds pretty normal, doesn’t it?

Burning Platform: The demise of the mainframe has been greatly exaggerated

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In the 79th episode of Burning Platform, we host Hari Candidai, SVP of Service Innovation and Thought Leadership at Origina. They are a third-party software maintenance company focused exclusively on providing IBM Support. As he says “Over the last decade.

Finding Your Role As An Inclusive Leader


To build a more inclusive and equitable future, leaders in positions of power and influence must play an active role in disrupting the status quo, says Jennifer Brown. The post Finding Your Role As An Inclusive Leader appeared first on Young Upstarts.


Books For Creative Inspiration


Writing for me goes through an observation and shipping phase. I’m guilty of ignoring this site for way too long. In the meantime though, I’ve birthed a child (who is now 3!), changed a job, and am still going through a mental pandemic ( will it ever get over?).

Startups Want Chatbots but 80% Lack Knowledge About Conversational AI


The Conversational AI market is growing dramatically, training new large generative models, expanding the technology stack, and bringing more advanced products to the market. By 2030 the market size is expected to reach ~42 billion dollars.

10 Strategies To Mitigate The Challenge Of Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the burdens of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top.

Don’t Let Ghostwriters Scare You!

Rembrandt Communications

Hiring ghostwriters may be your secret to success!

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Automobile

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Achyut Jajoo · SVP and GM, Manufacturing and Automotive presenting on their. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Data Ingestion: Are You Feeding Your Machine The Right Information?


Looking to manage data properly? A data ingestion framework is a vital part of any data pipeline and essential for data analytics. The post Data Ingestion: Are You Feeding Your Machine The Right Information? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

What Payment System to Choose For E-Commerce and Why?

The Startup Magazine

Various payment systems are available for online stores today. There are many advantages to using a bank transfer, especially if your customer doesn’t have a card with them.

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The future of service marketplaces is AI

VC Cafe

Generative AI is well on the way to becoming not just faster and cheaper, but better in some cases than what humans create by hand.

Here Is How To Win Today With The Customer In Control

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before.

Book: Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind

Feld Thoughts

Since Matt Levine is so effectively covering anything interesting in the world of the Twitter deal (and all kinds of bizarre, random, and complicated crypto, fraud, debt, and other financial stuff), I think I’ll stick with book reviews for the time being. Andy Dunn , who I only know indirectly, wrote an important book titled Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industry Clouds at Dreamforce

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Jujhar Singh, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Salesforce Industries, a repeat.

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Building A Positive Image With Innovative PR Techniques


From creating content to managing crises, public relations can support your company in building a sustained positive brand image. The post Building A Positive Image With Innovative PR Techniques appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Uncommon Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Thrive

The Startup Magazine

No wonder, the demand to pursue entrepreneurship has been rising in recent years. Around 5.4 million new businesses have been registered in 2021. Besides, 78% of small businesses say that they are profitable.

In Q4 2022, founders face tough choices

VC Cafe

The top 20 tech billionaires globally have lost $480 billion on paper in the past year. Mark Zuckerberg lost a staggering $87 billion, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos by $58 billion and the list goes on. This is largely due to several major stock market crashes and global economic uncertainties.

How Baby Boomers Fit In The Realm Of Entrepreneurship

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest myths in the business world is that startups are no place for Baby Boomers, that aging generation born between 1945 and 1964.

5 Reasons Why AR is the Future of Online Shopping


As the world is extensively changing, the fashion industry, the fourth biggest sector of the global economy, has to adapt. Currently, it’s facing a lot of challenges. Thousands of brands and retailers exist in a highly competitive environment , needing to enhance business processes, boost sales, attract new customers online and offline and become eco-friendly. In search of solutions to these issues, the industry has started to lean towards emerging technologies, like AR and IoT.

Book: The Rise of the Rest

Feld Thoughts

Steve Case’s new book, The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream , is out. I read it on Sunday, and it is outstanding. If you are interested in understanding how high-tech entrepreneurship has evolved from a primarily coastal phenomenon to one that covers the entire US in the past decade, grab this book now. Steve is a great storyteller. While he tells the entrepreneurs’ stories, he has been part of helping create them.

Don’t Repeat My Worst Entrepreneurial Mistakes


Making the transition from corporate life to becoming an entrepreneur took more tenacity than Beth Bell could have ever expected. She shares three of her entrepreneurial mistakes. The post Don’t Repeat My Worst Entrepreneurial Mistakes appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Ideas for Celebrating Startup Wins (and Why You Should)

The Startup Magazine

Launching and actively managing a startup is bound to be full of failures, setbacks, and heartbreaks. That’s part of the reason why it’s so important to celebrate your startup wins when you do achieve them. But how exactly should you be celebrating your most impactful startup wins?

Monday Motivation: Don’t Complain yourself, Remember the TIME


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Don't loose yourself in fear and doubt. Dare yourself to be better and unique. Being negative doesn't help you grow.

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5 “What-Ifs” To Include In A Startup Financial Model

Startup Professionals Musings

If you think that financial modeling for a new business is arcane magic, limited in value to financial wizards and professional investors, then you have been listening to the wrong advisors.