November, 2020

New Normal: A conversation with M.R. Rangaswami of Sand Hill Group

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Globalization and Technology New Normal COVID-19

6 Observations On Key Challenges Facing Every Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

When entrepreneurs introduce new products to the market, their passion and conviction often leads them to assume that every potential customer will see the immediate need and value, and will quickly adopt the solution.

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Supply@ME Capital: Blockchain, But Not As You Know It

YoungUpstarts

We’re all sick of the word “blockchain”. There’s been a whole lot of cash (and hot air) expended on something that hasn’t really moved the needle in financial services.

The Educators Summit: Adapting to the COVID Economy

Steve Blank

In July 2020, 400+ educators gathered online to discuss and share best practices for Lean education in the virtual environment. We learned a ton. And we’re going to do it again.

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.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly

Sizing the Ask

View from Seed

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising process overall.

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6 Tips For Combining Passion And Purpose To Stand Out

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful personal purpose that is also a business opportunity.

How To Build Up A Real Estate Investment Portfolio In 2021

YoungUpstarts

by Mateo Monsalve Molina , Founder and CEO of Loyalty Property Advisors. Warren Buffett, the notorious business tycoon, once said: “Be greedy when the others are fearful,” and one would hardly find a more timeless quote when it comes to investment.

Technology, Innovation and Modern War – Class 9 – Autonomy – Maynard Holliday

Steve Blank

We just held our ninth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

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Airbnb S-1 (Part 1): So How Profitable Is This Thing Really?

View from Seed

Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon. One of the most highly anticipated startup IPOs of recent years, we now get a peek inside Airbnb’s business.

The Analyst Cam: ASUG interview of SAP CEO Christian Klein

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, interviewed Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, on a wide.

8 Tips For Getting Your Startup Right The First Time

Startup Professionals Musings

In my view, starting a new business has never been easier, and according to reports from the Kauffman Foundation , the numbers are here to show it. The rate of new entrepreneurs increased between 2013 and 2019, from 280 out of 100,000 to 310 out of 100,000 of the adult population.

High Emotional Intelligence: 10 Signs You Have It

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of “ The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness “ People who are emotionally intelligent have the ability to identify and manage their own feelings.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 12 –The Space Force– General John Raymond

Steve Blank

We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

When Is The Right Time To Start An Online Business?

YFS Magazine

Aspiring entrepreneurs are legitimately cautious about starting a business when the economy is uncertain. But don't let that stop you. Plan online business online shopping recommended starting a business

Roam: My New Favorite Software Product

Feld Thoughts

Until six weeks ago, my favorite software product of all time was Lotus Agenda. We ran my first company (Feld Technologies) on Lotus Agenda from when the first version of Agenda came out sometime in 1990 to when we sold the company in 1993.

The Analyst Cam: Workday Talent Marketplace

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. David Somers, GM, Talent Optimization at Workday (and co-founder of Rallyteam that Workday acquired). Analyst Cam Future of Work

6 Tips To Avoid Being Blindsided By A New Competitor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face.

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: 5 Steps To Finding Your Passion 

YoungUpstarts

by Peter Ruppert, author of “ Limitless: Nine Steps to Launch Your One Extraordinary Life “ The opportunity to spend our lives doing work we love is something most of us dream about.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 10 – The DOD and Modern War –– Michèle Flournoy

Steve Blank

We just held our tenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

An Inside Look At Detroit Doer Robert Courtney’s Technology Playbook

YFS Magazine

Great technology can transform a business and streamline the daily grind of an entrepreneur. People Success Profiles Technology small business technology technology technology tips

2 Words for Ultimate Life and Business Success

Rembrandt Communications

A Simple Secret to Life and Business Success! It’s that time of year when we are all swamped with year-end activities, holiday marketing, tax prep, and more. Plus, the pandemic has changed all of our schedules so we are all working harder than ever with strange schedules.

Burning Platform: Why does my software not have its own passport?

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In episode 10 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about talk about the slow pace at which software vendors globalize their offerings. We also talk about the pandemic and impact on global strategies. We also discuss.

6 Reasons To Ease Into The Entrepreneur Startup Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

There has long been a big debate about the best approach to starting a new business.

Tips For Hiring Your First Employee As A Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Getting to the stage in the business where you can hire your first members of staff is an excellent achievement and one you will want to make sure you get right. It shows that you are on the path to success, and hiring the correct employee will boost the value of the business.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 14 – Planning– Major General Mike Fenzel

Steve Blank

We just held our fourteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

The Art of Building Leadership Teams—PE and VC Talent Partners Weigh In

YFS Magazine

From an investor’s perspective, effective leadership teams add as much as 25-30% of a company’s market valuation. Lead executive career management executive search firm leadership recommended team building

The Liminal Space

Feld Thoughts

I’ve personally been in a liminal space for most of 2020. Today, most of America is in a liminal space. The word liminal comes from the Latin word ‘limen’, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’

A turning point for Oracle?

deal architect

I must admit I did a double take when I read this from Bob Evans "On top of that, Ellison mapped out Oracle’s desire to offer a massive portfolio of industry-specific solutions that fuse (no pun intended) the broad capabilities.

5 Equity Crowdfunding Reflections Before You Sign Up

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent and growth of crowdfunding over the past few years, many entrepreneurs have predicted the demise of those demanding angel investment groups and venture capital organizations.

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How To Create A Startup Company While Attending College

YoungUpstarts

A college syllabus is enough work for the typical student, but some enterprising students still desire to create a startup company in college. This smaller group of students are voluntarily increasing their work quota, with the additional responsibility of running a startup company.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 13 – ONR– Rear Admiral Lorin Selby

Steve Blank

We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

Five Questions (And Answers) To Fuel Business Success

YFS Magazine

Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value, personally and professionally. Plan business advice leadership

Can Do Colorado – A New Energize Colorado Project

Feld Thoughts

During the Covid crisis, I’ve been regularly discussing the dramatic amplification of inequities that already existed.

New Normal: A conversation with Emily McEvilly of Workday

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.