May, 2021

6 Steps To Personal Satisfaction As Well As Success

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s sad when the startup is “successful,” but the founder still feels totally unsatisfied. I see it happening all the time. The business is a winner, but the family or other relationships are broken by the stress.

These Five Principles Will Accelerate Innovation

Steve Blank

As Director of the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force Pete Newell delivered innovation at speed and scale in the Department of Defense. Pete is now CEO of BMNT, a company that delivers innovation solutions and processes for governments.


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Analyst Cam: Everybody wants to rule the world

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. I know the title suggests it is about the Tears for Fears hit. Sorry, click.

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The DOs And DON’Ts Of Moderate Entrepreneurship (AKA Side Hustling)


by Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner, authors of “So You Want to Start a Side Hustle“ We were not going to create the life of our dreams by focusing exclusively on our 9-5 careers.

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.

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth. The culture is driven by the 20-something irreverent founder with huge technical chops who in a “David vs. Goliath” mythology take on the titans of industry and wins.

Our Investment in Expressable: A Different Kind of Digital Speech Company

View from Seed

I’m pleased to announce our recent investment in Expressable, a company focused on delivering better speech therapy in our digital age.

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Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

The U.S. Department of Defense is coming to grips with the idea that the technologies it needs to keep the country safe and secure are no longer exclusively owned by the military or its prime contractors.

Burning Platform: More work anywhere

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In the 46th episode of the series we have Monty Hamilton of Rural Sourcing. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in Anywhere. Burning Platform Future of Work


5 Fun Ways To Reward Your Employees


There are many inexpensive ways to reward your employees. Creativity is key to getting the desired result. The post 5 Fun Ways To Reward Your Employees appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others employee motivation managing employees motivating employees

Techstars Accelerating Black ParentPreneurs

Feld Thoughts

I recently nominated James Oliver’s ParentPreneur Foundation for the new Techstars Accelerate Equity Program. Amy and I provided the lead gift of $100,000 through our Anchor Point Foundation.

How Google’s Page Experience Update will Change SEO in 2021?

The Startup Magazine

“The customer is always right!” We have heard this phrase countless times and even experienced it first-hand, but only specific to retail outlets. What if I told you that Google will implement this strategy to change the way websites rank in the SERPs?

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6 Ways To Extend Creativity To All Areas Of Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking.

Back to the Classroom – The Educators Summit

Steve Blank

Register Here. In 2020 over 1,000 educators joined us online to learn and share how to teach during the pandemic. Now we’re heading back into the classroom and the world has changed. What is the “new normal” for Lean Education? Will using video to “get out of the building” still play a role?

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Burning Platform: Workday Nation

deal architect

In the 44th episode of the series we have Webb Armentrout, Group VP, Global Partners at Workday. Workday has historically done a better job managing its SI ecosystem than many other vendors including some I have written books about.

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How Singaporean SMEs Can Thrive In A COVID-19 Innovation Slump 


Singaporean SMEs who go beyond the attitude of ‘survival’ and adopt a confident, innovation-first mindset will find that they have access to more opportunities, already available resources and significant solutions that will get them ahead of the curve. .

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator / The Nature Conservancy – 2021 Applications Open

Feld Thoughts

In 2017 I helped get the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator off the ground in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Amy and I have been supporters of TNC for over 30 years and Amy serves on their global board of directors.

Strategies For Finding The Balance Between Traditional And Digital Marketing For Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Digital marketing now accounts for 60 percent of marketing campaigns. With such a surge in digital preferences, it can be easy to assume that the days of traditional marketing are over. However, traditional marketing still carries a loyal following.

7 New Venture Strategies Improve The Odds Of Survival

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m always looking for evidence of early startup characteristics that might be predictors of long-term success. Every investor has his own list, usually based on his own very small sample, or simply his gut feeling.

Announcing our seed investment into Defined, a programable data platform for DeFi

Version One Ventures

We are very happy to announce our seed investment into Defined , a programmable data platform for decentralized finance (DeFi). We led the $2.5m

Burning Platform: Data-Infused Apps

deal architect

In the 45th episode of the series, we have Pete Schlampp, EVP Product Development at Workday. Last week, I had the chance to present to some Chief Data Officers. I made the point that 2020 was an inflection point for.

How To Create A More Eco-Friendly Kitchen At The Workplace


Make your office kitchen eco-friendly. We look at 3 ways in which you can make your workplace kitchen greener. The post How To Create A More Eco-Friendly Kitchen At The Workplace appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others office office design workplace

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Google Enters Hologramland

Feld Thoughts

Six months ago I wrote When The Big Companies Show Up about Sony releasing their first holographic display and what I thought about that development, given my role as an investor via Foundry and board member in the 40-person purveyor of fine holographic interfaces in Brooklyn called Looking Glass.

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How can an SEO audit improve your sales?

The Startup Magazine

If you think you have a perfect website, but you’ve never invested in a professional SEO audit, you’re probably wrong. And it’s not that a perfect site doesn’t exist.

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10 Tips For Entering The Startup Community This Year

Startup Professionals Musings

These days I see a surge of new startups as businesses seem to be recovering from the pandemic. If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee.

Got Content To Be Content?

Rembrandt Communications

The path to happiness begins with your pen! If you are worried about your small business and feeling depressed and anxious, you are not alone. The past year has been difficult for everyone, but know that there are there are many positive things to look forward to in the future.

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Burning Platform: The end of ERP?

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In the 47th episode of the series we have Patricia Harris of Workday Workday has coined a new category, Enterprise Management Cloud and is distancing itself from the ERP moniker. Makes a lot of sense to highlight their cloud and. Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS

How To Increase Business With SEO


Here is a look at the main ways that you can get found on the search engines in order to increase your business online. The post How To Increase Business With SEO appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business advice Online marketing search engine optimisation SEO

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Growing Up Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Boulder has been our home for 25 years and we love it. Amy and I support numerous local non-profit initiatives through our Anchor Point Foundation. The following video captured my attention this morning and resulted in a bathroom-sized donation to Growing Up Boulder. Bella and Mads – well done!

9 Ways to Fund Your New Business Without Taking Out a Loan

The Startup Magazine

Owning your own business is financially rewarding if you do it correctly. Getting started is one of the hard parts. You can take out a personal loan , but do you really want to start a business by going into debt? There are plenty of other financing options to launch your new venture.

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10 Ways To Build The Trust You Need To Lead A Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience with startups, trust is the most valuable asset you can have, especially when asking people to step into the unknown by funding your innovation, by joining your team, or just buying your new product as an early customer.

How to Create an App Like UberEats


If you are thirsty enough to set up your food delivery business, this blog will quench your thirst with essential insights. Firstly, you must understand the need to enter the food delivery industry.

The Analyst Cam: Monster: A Tough Love Letter On Taming the Machines that Rule our Jobs, Lives, and Future   

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. Ben Pring of Cognizant makes a repeat appearance, this time giving us a sneak preview. Analyst Cam Industry Commentary Social Networks

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Coaching For New Entrepreneurs, Is It Worth It?


If you’re a young entrepreneur, you should consider turning to business coaching to harness and grow your set of business skills. The post Coaching For New Entrepreneurs, Is It Worth It? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business coach entrepreneur advice

Password Insanity

Feld Thoughts

My mom is extraordinarily patient. Several weeks ago, I bought her a brand new Mac as a mother’s day present. She was using a 2010 Mac, and it was time for her to use one that didn’t have an endless spinning pinwheel of Mac slowness on it.

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5 Tips to Reduce Freight Forwarding Expenses

The Startup Magazine

If you are in charge of importing and exporting products for your company, you have probably noticed that it is not cheap to get things from one place to another these days.

Communications Via Text Send Only Part Of The Message

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether it’s a business or personal interaction, multiple studies show that as much as 70-93% of the communication is nonverbal. That means that people addicted to text messages, twitter, and email may be sending less than half the message, and receivers often misinterpret even that half.

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