January, 2023

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Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition  – 2022 Wrap Up

Steve Blank

We just wrapped up the second year of our Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition class – now part of our Stanford Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation. Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed the class to 1) give our students an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities for the United States in its enduring strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China, Russia and other rivals, and 2) offer insights on how commercial technology (AI, machine

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6 Due Diligence Concerns Before Outside Contracting

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have a software development background like mine, I’m sure you often get questions about when to outsource, versus building the solution in-house. The same applies to manufacturing and almost any process these days. Outsourcing is defined as contracting the work to another company, usually located in a developing country, like India, China, or Eastern Europe.

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Five Reasons to Invest In Field Service Software For Your Startup Business

The Startup Magazine

The advent of off-site operations raises the inescapable need for a system of managing, supervising, and coordinating activities in field service management. Field service management offers the much-needed opportunity to manage field operations remotely. If you run a start-up business, you can attest to the fact that this results in better overall performance, streamlined operations, and effective scheduling of appointments.

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Shopify Guide — Here’s How to Become an Expert

ReadWriteStart

You may have already known about the Shopify marketplace and how it is one of the best platforms to make money by selling your products and services online. Whether you are a Shopify designer, developer, industry authority, or someone who wants to start a Dropshipping business, to become an expert, you will have to learn all the crucial aspects of the marketplace.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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30 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Companies They are Starting in 2023

Hearpreneur

As we wrap up 2022, there are those business ideas you’ve been longing to start and 2023 is the year to implement them. This could be a home-based business, franchise option or whatever option looks attractive to you. One thing is certain, your business can succeed if you can put in the right energy and bring in the right people to kick-start it. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about the companies they’re starting in 2023 and here are the responses. #1- Virtual assistance Photo Credit

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Impressions from Pocket Gamer Connects in London

VC Cafe

“ Video games will move to the center of the entertainment and pop-culture universe next year” Axios, Future of media: Gaming Over the past two days, I had a chance to attend the Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) London and meet and greet game developers, execs, studios, investors and service providers to the gaming industry. It’s the first big gathering of the year, a small sibling to the much larger Game Development Conference (aka GDC) taking place in San Francisco in March.

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10 Ways To Make Your Funding Pitch More Hard-Hitting

Startup Professionals Musings

The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from fellow investors is that startup founders often talk way too long, and neglect to cover the most relevant points. Or they get sidetracked by a technical glitch due to poor preparation.

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What to Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams

The Startup Magazine

A cryptocurrency is a new form of digital money that has become increasingly popular. It can be used to purchase goods and services, investments, and speculative trading. However, it also carries some risks due to its decentralized nature and potential for fraud or scams. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about cryptocurrency and the various scams out there to protect yourself from becoming a digital currency victim.

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How to Make Your Lean Startup Work With Almost No Money

ReadWriteStart

Every year, new startup entrepreneurs attempt to launch a business on the leanest budget possible. It could be because they have limited access to funding, because they’re trying to maximize profitability, or another reason entirely. Whatever the case, you’ll need to make some big sacrifices and strategic managerial decisions if you want this lean startup budget to work — and it’s definitely possible.

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30 Entrepreneurs Explain the 2023 Trends They See in Their Industry

Hearpreneur

We continue to experience different trends in consumer behavior as well as entrepreneurship. The onset of the pandemic has influenced major changes that have created new opportunities and changed the business landscape. We've also seen extensive use of technology and increased remote working. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about the 2023 trends they see in their industry and here are the responses. #1- Health education, and awareness Photo Credit: Erik Pham In the health industry, I

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Board Meeting Minutes 101: Free Template and Examples Included

Board Effect

As commonplace as it is for board secretaries to take nonprofit board meeting minutes, it may surprise you that boards of directors are not legally required to take minutes at all. Taking minutes with board meeting software has become a best practice to support good governance. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about board meeting minutes and how to take them with examples and a meeting minutes template.

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SAP BAU excerpts  – Ch. 7 – Sustainable Energy

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As part of the launch of the Business as Unusual book (click on badge on left to get to the Amazon page) by Thomas Saueressig and Peter Maier that we helped conduct interviews and research for, we will share excerpts.

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Transforming Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

No matter how well your business seems to have worked for you up to this point, you can be certain that it will need to be heavily transformed for tomorrow’s new world-wide economy and no industry sector boundaries. New digital technologies, business models, and regulatory rulings are forcing all of us to think outside of our silos and rethink what it means to operate effectively.

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Effective Ways to Prepare Your Career for the Future

The Startup Magazine

How will your career progress in the following years? What will happen to the industry and company you work in as time goes on? While we can’t possibly predict the future, we know that we live in turbulent, rapidly changing times. If your knowledge or experience ever falls short in such an environment, your career can be at serious risk of failure. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can prepare your career for the future to ensure success, and here are just some of the most effective ca

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How To Build A Business That Builds Leaders

Duct Tape Marketing

How To Build A Business That Builds Leaders written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Robert Glazer. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Robert Glazer. Robert is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency, and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row.

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30 Entrepreneurs Share Their One Prediction for Business in 2023

Hearpreneur

The business landscape is always changing which leaves uncertainty in different industries. Business owners are optimistic that 2023 will see better days, especially with most of the people immunized with COVID-19 vaccines. The new normal might see a return of business and provide better opportunities for people to explore. Here's what entrepreneurs predict for business in 2023. #1- Continued work from home.

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Looking to be acquired? Think the 10/40 or 20/20 rules.

Berkonomics

Public companies looking to acquire your growing enterprise usually have a few financial measures that help them weed out those candidates that will be too expensive in terms of effort or of too little financial attractiveness. The first rule: 10/40: One of my company CEOs recently described his rule for acquisition success, and it resonated with me as a great goal for planning during acquisition exercises.

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SAP BAU excerpts  – Ch. 9 – Resilient Supply Networks

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As part of the launch of the Business as Unusual book (click on badge on left to get to the Amazon page) by Thomas Saueressig and Peter Maier that we helped conduct interviews and research for, we will share excerpts.

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10 Reasons To Market Globally While Selling Locally

Startup Professionals Musings

The world of marketing is changing faster than technology these days. Winning entrepreneurs have long since supplemented conventional print and video “push” marketing with digital online interactive “pull” marketing, and a while back added social-local-mobile ( SoLoMo ) to the mix. Mobile and global are driving all of these in innovative new ways to grow your business.

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Female Founder Interview – Olga Camargo Leads Latinas Fintech Advisory

The Startup Magazine

Today we present Olga Camargo as part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series. Olga has a great story as CEO and Founder of SHENIX , a Chicago-based fintech app company focused on financial education and advisory services for Latinas. SHENIX helps close the wealth gap to accelerate Latinas economic and social transformation through culturally compatible financial education, professionally qualified Latino/x advisors and career coaches that speak English and Spanish.

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How to Reset Your Employee Training Strategy in 2023

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Employee training is the mainstay of organizational success. Not surprisingly, business owners think beyond training recruits and run development programs for existing team members as well. But you must take a strategic approach to the process to get the best outcomes without breaking the bank. Moreover, it is vital to fine-tune it with the evolving needs of your company and the size of your team.

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30 Entrepreneurs Share Their Takeaways From 2022

Hearpreneur

The start and ongoing of a business can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time. Running a business successfully encompasses learning from mistakes that happen along the way which in the end, helps your business to be more strategic and to get back on track. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about the tough lessons they have learned in 2022. #1- Focus on employee well-being Photo Credit: Dr.

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5 Tips That Are Proven To Help Sellers Stand Out In A Sellers’ Market

YoungUpstarts

As a seller you have to compete with vendors who may be more established and better equipped to handle the influx of potential consumers. The post 5 Tips That Are Proven To Help Sellers Stand Out In A Sellers’ Market appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The many shades of verticalization

deal architect

Vinnie Vertical is wary of the term “industry clouds”. I liked the self-checking for stores AI solution Google presented to analysts this past week in prep for NRF, the big retail show in New York. However, too often there is.

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10 Tips To Ensure That Your New Venture Is Investable

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to become the next unicorn. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal incremental cost. Ready to scale is when you have a proven product and a proven business model, about to expand to new geographies and markets.

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WB Trading Reviews Tips for Developing A Winning Day Trading Strategy

The Startup Magazine

Day trading is one of the most popular and profitable ways to invest in the stock market. However, to be successful, you must have a well-developed day trading strategy that you can use consistently. A good day trading strategy should include both short-term and long-term goals and take into account any potential risks associated with day trading. WB Trading reviews tips to help you develop a strategy for day trading success.

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Top 8 Tips for Starting Your Own Cosmetics Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

So, you want to start your own cosmetics business? Well, you’re in luck! Starting a cosmetics business is a great way to be your own boss and make your own hours. However, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. This blog post will discuss the top 10 tips for starting your own cosmetics business. By following these tips, you can ensure that your business is off to a successful start!

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30 Entrepreneurs Share How They Prepare for a Bad Economy

Hearpreneur

During such times a firm should take measures that have historically been thought to safeguard it, such as cutting costs, lowering goals, and keeping an eye on cash flow to weather the impending storm. Maintaining team morale during a bad economy is equally important. Share your strategy about how you would deal with the recession and give your team a sense of purpose.

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Your Comprehensive Guide To Starting Your Business In 2023

YoungUpstarts

Looking to start your own business? Let's go through the essential steps in starting your business in 2023. The post Your Comprehensive Guide To Starting Your Business In 2023 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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What Is Your Publicist Really Doing?!

Rembrandt Communications

What is Your Publicist Doing? (Psst. They may be hurting your brand.). You’ve done your research and found the perfect public relations person to promote your business in the new year. Then, you leave them alone to do their job… but do you know what they’re really doing? You may see some fantastic results in their monthly reports, but you may not be aware of what’s really going on.

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4 Initiatives To Escape The Perils Of Linear Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to come up with all the real innovations, while the majority of business leaders seem stuck in the rut of linear thinking? I have always wondered if innovation required some rare gene mutation, or whether I might be missing a simple formula for unlocking the ability in any intelligent business person to innovate.

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Talking AI with AI

Reid Hoffman

Today we’re launching Fireside Chatbots, a special podcast miniseries running as part of Greymatter’s Intelligent Future series focused on artificial intelligence. In this new series, I’m going to be talking about AI and the massive positive impact I believe it’s going to have on all facets of society. But I’m not just going to be talking about AI – I’m going to be talking with AI.

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Emergency Response Plans: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere, so businesses must have an emergency response plan to protect their employees and customers. An effective emergency response plan can help minimize the risk of severe harm or property damage during a crisis. However, there are some common things that many organizations need to correct when preparing their emergency response plans.

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Analyst Cam: Visier – Workforce Analytics

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. This time it is Jake Sorofman, CMO at Visier, a Vancouver, BC based vendor focused on.

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From Execution To Insight: How Fintech Is Shaping The Future Of Accounts Payable

YoungUpstarts

Today's fintech solutions can deliver technology and services that take costs and inefficiencies out of the accounts payable process. The post From Execution To Insight: How Fintech Is Shaping The Future Of Accounts Payable appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Reflecting on Ponzi Schemes

Feld Thoughts

At the end of 2022, some people started shouting that Crypto was a Ponzi Scheme following earlier declarations by Bill Gates , Warren Buffett , and Charlie Munger. Others, especially those in the crypto industry, were saying some version of “ Well, FTX Might Looking Like a Ponzi Scheme, But Crypto is Legit and Isn’t a Ponzi Scheme.” But then someone else in the Crypto industry, on the same website, wrote Crypto Ponzi Schemes: How to Identify and Protect Yourself From These Scam

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