April, 2019

The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An Insider’s Perspective

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The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An

As The Leader Of Your Company, It Pays To Be Emotionally Intelligent

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Schulte , vice president and senior benefits consultant at Sonus Benefits. Gone are the days of absentee leadership or CEOs who operate out of sight or behind the scenes.

5 Startup Cost Realities Most Founders Underestimate

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Phil Gyford Starting a new venture still costs real money, even though the entry price has come down dramatically in last few decades.

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Next Generation Video Conferencing

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been a remote worker for many years. As a result, I think I’ve used every flavor of video conferencing and screen sharing going back to Carbon Copy and PC Anywhere. Today’s bell of the ball is Zoom, which has an outstanding video and audio conferencing experience.

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Startup Stock Options – Why A Good Deal Has Gone Bad

Steve Blank

A version of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review. VC’s have just changed the ~50-year old social contract with startup employees. In doing so they may have removed one of the key incentives that made startups different from working in a large company.

Workday: The Power of Focus

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I kept thinking of Southwest Airlines while I was at the Workday Innovation Summit in CA this week. I had read this tribute to the legendary founder, Herb Kelleher on the flight over and it reminded me how revered he. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Are MBA Founders More Diverse?

View from Seed

Original research on gender diversity and fundraising amongst HBS founders. Historically, there has been a general bias against MBA founders — a skepticism around their grit and hustle.

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Why It Pays To Focus Your Business On A Narrow Niche

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Picpedia Everyone in the business world has heard of the old bestseller by Geoffrey A. Moore titled “ Crossing the Chasm ,” but most entrepreneurs have no idea how it relates to them.

Entrepreneurship For All in Longmont, Colorado

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I recently decided to support Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) and their national expansion to Colorado through our Anchor Point Foundation. EforAll’s mission is to accelerate economic development and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship in emerging communities.

How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome

Grasshopper Herder

A list of questions and answers will only get you so far in a discovery interview. To truly understand your customer, you have to listen to their stories. The post How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Interview user experience

Drama in enterprise computing

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Ray Lane, a top-notch tech executive and investor over decades, said this about my new book "Don't be fooled by the title—the book is not just about SAP. It's about drama in enterprise computing." I then used "drama" in the. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Why Do Consumer IPOs and B2B IPOs Get Treated Differently?

View from Seed

2019 is off to an exciting start for IPOs of VC-backed startups. In just the last month or so we’ve seen Lyft go public ( my analysis of the company’s S-1 here ) and more recently, Zoom and Pinterest. Zoom is a B2B company Pinterest and Lyft are obviously B2C companies.

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How To Write A Marketing Plan In Just Six Easy Steps

YoungUpstarts

by Lonny Kocina, CEO of Media Relations Agency and author of “ The CEO’s Guide to Marketing: The Book Every Marketer Should Read Before Their Boss Does “ A well-executed marketing plan is like a GPS. It guides your customers into your sales process.

6 Tips to Boost Workforce Engagement and Motivation

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Wikipedia The challenge for all of us in business is to improve competitiveness by improving employee productivity and reducing costs.

Physical Space in Boulder for the Media Archaeology Lab

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are big supporters of the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL). I love the idea of a computer museum and believe Boulder deserves to have a large one.

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UnLearning to Lead

Grasshopper Herder

If we want our company to achieve greatness, we have to empower our team members to be leaders in their own areas. That means focusing on the clarity of our mission and the capabilities of our teammates. The post UnLearning to Lead appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Miscellaneous Teamwork & Leadership Entrepreneur Innovation Mentor Retrospective Strategy teams

Bruce Cleveland: Part 1- Traversing the Traction Gap

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Bruce Cleveland, who many readers may remember from his Siebel days is now an investor and has a new book out, Traversing the Traction Gap. I had a long ranging conversation with him about the book and also about trends.

Back to The Future: Power of SMS-Native

View from Seed

It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, as there are numerous apps where people send and receive communications & messages.

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5 Easy Strategies For A Successful Email Marketing Campaign

YoungUpstarts

Digital Marketers can’t get enough of email marketing, and for good reason too. Reports valued the ROI of email marketing at 44:1 in 2016 – $44 dollars of value for every $1 spent.

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How To Be A Leader When Machines Are Smarter Than You

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay The majority of business professionals I meet these days accept that we are now deep in the digital age, where mountains of data are gathered on everything we do, online and offline.

Public Service Announcement: Don’t Look at the Web Today

Feld Thoughts

I used to think April Fools Day was interesting. Companies and people brought out clever web jokes, many of them subtle and almost believable. Some were entertaining, some were cringeworthy, but few were offensive. Now, the who thing is just extraordinarily annoying.

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The Single Most Powerful Way To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

YFS Magazine

"Leadership is autobiographical. If I don't know your life story, I don't know a thing about you as a leader." Here's how to share yours. Lead leadership linkedin personal development social media

SAP Nation 3.0 Excerpts: Chapter 8 - Bystander Customers

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My new book is now available to buy here in print version, and in the Kindle eBook version. As with my earlier books, I am excerpting roughly 10% of the 400 page book in a series of posts on my. SAP Nation, the book

Why You Can’t Get Serious About Productivity Unless You Optimize How Your People Use Your Space

Both Sides of the Table

I fund startups for a living and before that I ran two software startups that I founded. I’ve spent countless hours looking at historical finances, budgets, forecasts and future projections.

Spring Clean Your Device And Back Up Data Securely

YoungUpstarts

by David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International . Today’s electronics feature considerable amounts of internal storage. The average laptop boasts between 500GB and 1TB of storage, which is enough to hold thousands of photos, videos, and documents.

8 Advantages of Leader Focus on People Versus Process

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pexels Every business needs repeatable processes to grow and thrive, but modern business processes need the right people to make them efficient and productive.

Formlabs Form 3, 3L, and Digital Factory

Feld Thoughts

Formlabs Digital Factory is happening on May 7th, 2019. If you are into 3D printers, this is shaping up to be a key event of 2019. The speaker list is epic and one you don’t want to miss.

Why Do So Many Leaders Fail To Build Great Relationships?

YFS Magazine

We are meant to live in community—in relationships with others that encourage us to move toward maturity and are valuable at every stage of business. Lead business books leadership personal development relationships

Tom Bogan – The Importance of Being Agile

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Tom Bogan is CEO of Adaptive Insights, a company whose business planning cloud automates previously manual planning tasks—for finance, sales, and workforce planning—and supplements those capabilities with enterprise-scale reporting and analytics. Tom joined Adaptive Insights when it was at $40

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What Your Posts Really Say About You

Rembrandt Communications

What Image Do You Convey Via Social Media? Research indicates that you can decrease loneliness and depression by limiting the amount of time you are on social media.

Do You Believe In My Words?

YoungUpstarts

by Dannie De Novo, author of “ Get in a Good Mood & Stay There “ As a coach on the principles of success and personal awareness, I am often asked what the secret to success really is. Is it hard work? Is it persistence? Is it talent? Well, yes… and no.

10 Wins From Driving Multiple Concurrent New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by watsonsinelgin With the cost of entry at an all-time low, and the odds of success equally low, more and more entrepreneurs are starting multiple companies concurrently.

Direction You Look is the Direction You Go

Feld Thoughts

A friend from a long time ago, who I hadn’t heard from in a while, sent me an email with a wonderful nugget in it. I just got back from Oahu and had an interesting experience on Waikiki Beach. My son and I were boogie boarding and there were several people taking surfing lessons out in the waves with instructors. As the intrepid beginners got up on their boards and surfed one of their first waves, the instructors would invariably be shouting directives to them.

How to tell the difference between a good interviewer and a good hire

View from Seed

The last thing you want to do is go through all the time and energy of finding and hiring a new employee only to find out, after you’ve extended the offer, that they’re not a good fit. It happens all of the time.

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SAP Nation 3.0 excerpts: Chapter 7 Diversifier customers

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My new book is now available to buy here in print version, and in the Kindle eBook version. As with my earlier books, I am excerpting roughly 10% of the 400 page book in a series of posts on my. SAP Nation, the book

What exactly is a managed marketplace?

Version One Ventures

Over the past few years, the term “managed marketplace” has become so widely used that Bill Gurley from Benchmark recently tweeted that it is not clear to him what the difference is between a “managed marketplace” and a “true marketplace.”.

The Crucial Questions Every Project Manager Needs To Ask – And The KPIs To Answer Them

YoungUpstarts

by Vadim Katcherovski , CEO of Easy Projects. Much like a GPS plans the best route to guide you to your destination, KPIs help project managers stay on track for successful completion.