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How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks

Both Sides of the Table

June 2019 (left) and November 2020 (right) I’ve been reluctant to write this blog post because historically I don’t like talking about weight. But I’ve been promising to publish how I lost 65 pounds in the past 18 months without any fad diets or gimmicks to try and be helpful to others.

9 Ways To Make Innovation Happen In This Time Of Need

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges in any business, large or small, is overcoming the natural human preference for status quo , or fear of change. It means that most team members and executives alike have a natural tendency to prefer killing innovations rather than implementing them.

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What I Learned from 500 Educators – Build Back Better Summit – Results

Steve Blank

With the theme “Build Back Better” Jerry Engel , Pete Newell , Steve Weinstein and I co-hosted nearly 500 Lean Educators from 63 countries and 235 universities online for a three-hour session to share what we’ve learned about educators on how we can help our communities rebound, adjust, and recover.

2020 - filter out the bad, preserve the good

deal architect

Most people I know cannot wait to say good riddance to 2020. Very understandable - so many have lost friends and family to COVID, others have lost friends to ugly politics, it was financially devastating to so many of us. Analyst Cam Burning Platform New Normal COVID-19

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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.

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote about my weight loss journey of the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds in 18 months with no gimmicks or fads. No paleo, keto, intermittent fasting?—?just just sensible eating. If you didn’t read the post it might be worth clicking on the above link.

6 Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Only Learn On The Street

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I find that most have the technical challenges well understood, but many are a bit short on some basic street smarts , or basic business realities.

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New Normal: A conversation with Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton of 6 River Systems

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

What Is Your Biggest Hope and Your Bigger Fear?

Feld Thoughts

About a month ago, I participated in a discussion hosted by the CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs titled Back to the Future: Lessons for our emerging challenges from science fiction and history. The moderator was Phil Weiser (Colorado’s Attorney General).

5 Ways Crowdfunding Is Not A Panacea For New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to many entrepreneurs, I still hear frequently the irrational exuberance that crowdfunding is the quick alternative for startups that are passed over by overly demanding angels or venture capital investors.

3 Reasons The Remote Work Trend Is Here To Stay

YoungUpstarts

by Hema Crockett and Jamie Jacobs, co-founders of Gig Talent . With the continuous advances in technology, it’s easier than ever for businesses to get work done remotely.

Burning Platform: Cloud Wars!

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here Last few weeks, we have had several guests - Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo.

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23 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

7 Ways To Manage Healthy Internal Business Conflicts

Startup Professionals Musings

Most business professionals I know will go to great lengths to take a neutral position on internal business conflicts, on the assumption that all conflict is bad for the company as well as their political future.

How You Can Afford A Vehicle Accident Lawyer

YoungUpstarts

More often than not, those who need a lawyer are the people who can least afford such a service. For a personal injury case like a vehicle accident, it can be tempting to accept whatever the insurance company can provide as a settlement offer than go through the legal process with an empty pocket.

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A Wake-up Call For Leaders Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep

YFS Magazine

Most leaders don't get enough sleep. We burn the candle at both ends. However, sleep deprivation yields short- and long-term consequences. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle lifestyle recommended

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Book: In the Beginning…Was the Command Line

Feld Thoughts

I love Neal Stephenson. I’ve read all of his books, some of them multiple times. Well, except the Baroque Cycle trilogy, which I’m saving for a special period of time to get lost in them, and from everything. Last week I read In the Beginning…Was the Command Line. For the second time.

2021 Predictions

Eric Friedman

Did anyone have global pandemic on their bingo board? Ok lets move on… Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com. Last year I decided to do my first ever public predictions for 2020 and the decade ahead. What a fun exercise and wow was I wrong!

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Step By Step Guide Starting A New Print Business

YoungUpstarts

The printing industry has been growing leaps and bounds over the last decade, and according to the Global Commercial Printing Market Report, its worth is projected to be $460.28 billion by 2025.

6 Shopify Inventory Management Techniques You Must Implement

The Startup Magazine

Inventory management is a crucial aspect of any eCommerce company, and merchants that fail to establish a solid foundation for tracking their inventory with an inventory management system can face significant problems.

How to Mitigate Risk With a Risk Burndown

Up and Running

Businesses often hold postmortem meetings to reflect on projects, initiatives, or events with unfortunate outcomes. It’s a great learning opportunity, but it’s not always enough. After all, no one can course-correct in retrospect.

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Our Top 3 Posts of 2020

Version One Ventures

Two weeks ago, Boris recapped our fund and portfolio activity in what has been a year of unprecedented hardship, innovation and human accomplishment. If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at our post, The Version One year in review and looking ahead.

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Form Your Business Online: Top 5 Online Incorporation Companies

YoungUpstarts

Ready to integrate a business online and want a professional service to handle the paperwork? Below are our five top-rated that allows you to form your company online based on its pricing, features, speed, and customer service. ZenBusiness.

5 Smart Ways to Reduce Outstanding Accounts Receivables

The Startup Magazine

Getting companies to pay invoices can be hard sometimes, especially if they’re a large multi-faceted client with multiple departments and teams of people to work through when you’re trying to square off your outstanding accounts receivables.

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Leaving SF? Bring The Best of SV Values With You, Not Just SV Dollars

Hunter Walker

Why Startup Ecosystems Need More Than Just VC Funding. I read your [Tweet, Medium Post, WSJ OpEd] about leaving the Bay Area for [Texas, Florida, Seasteading]. I totally understand.

5 Online Business Courses to Consider Taking in 2021

Up and Running

The COVID-19 rupture of the economy left a harsh lesson to both educators and learners in various industries. One of which is the lack of preparation for the worst.

Could COVID Kill Entrepreneurship? How To Make Sure It Doesn’t

YoungUpstarts

by Andi Gray, president of Strategy Leaders.

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8 Ways Process Automation Has Transformed  Healthcare Practices

The Startup Magazine

Technology has rapidly transformed the world we live in today, and few sectors have progressed as much as the healthcare industry. Today, the global healthcare market is valued at $11.9 trillion , and its significant size can largely be credited to technology.

How to Discover the Story of Your Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Discover the Story of Your Brand written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Park Howell.

How to Reinvigorate Your Outreach Approach in 2021

Up and Running

Before the pandemic, your team probably didn’t overthink your outreach strategy. You pulled prospects into your sales funnel and kept your company’s engine humming. Now, you’re in unfamiliar territory. Nothing is business as usual, and what once worked doesn’t anymore.

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How Should You Choose A Business Niche? 5 Tips For Startup Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Finding a profitable niche is the first step of creating your company because your brand, marketing, and website will all include aspects of this business decision. Picking the right business niche can be difficult, even after filling a list of all your passions and interests.

18 Steps Your Startup Must Take to Protect Itself in 2021

The Startup Magazine

Is your startup protected from the many, many threats to its continued existence? The answer probably lies somewhere on the spectrum from “yes” to “no,” but it’s unlikely to be a declarative version of either.

Monday Motivation: 4 Powerful Human Motivators That Actually Work

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Having to is stronger than wanting to. People who you find impressive will be equally impressive to others. Do everything you can.

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Freelancers vs. Employees — Which Option Is Best For My Startup?

Up and Running

The global recession has made saving money a priority for all types of businesses, but none more so than the cash-strapped startup. However, as a startup owner, you don’t have to let the rocky economic landscape deter you from hiring the best people you need to help you achieve your vision.

Personal Injury To A Starting Entrepreneur, What Now? 

YoungUpstarts

You are a starting entrepreneur and you are making good progress. You receive more and more orders and the turnover and profit keep increasing. You open a second branch and even hire staff. Things are going well for you!

How A Tech Startup Is Streamlining Medical Evaluations

The Startup Magazine

Getting a medical evaluation from a licensed physician is a mandatory step for all those who want to apply for a medical marijuana card. Without this primary evaluation, getting an MMJ card is practically impossible, but the process of finding a licensed medical marijuana doctor can be challenging.

Financing with grants, not equity or debt

Berkonomics

First, an example of grant-based financing . I was chairman of a company that, for twelve years never took a dollar of outside investment. The company was funded entirely by grants from the National Institute of Health, amounting to millions of non-dilutive dollars in all.