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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.

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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The “Curse of Knowledge”: How Expertise Can Hurt Marketing

ConversionXL

Marketers are intimately familiar with their industry and product. But that familiarity isn’t always an advantage. Often, they unknowingly overwhelm or confuse the same visitors they seek to persuade (with long, jargon-filled product pages, for example).

Bruce Cleveland: Part 1- Traversing the Traction Gap

deal architect

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.

7 Steps To A Winning Social Media Marketing Campaign

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business.

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

Techstars MetLife Looking for Companies Addressing Mental Health

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been open about my journey with depression and the importance of addressing and destigmatizing issues around mental health.

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How To Practice As Well As Preach Being Accountable

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Cabinet Office It’s easy to say to people on your team that they must be accountable for their actions, but it’s not so easy to tell them how to do it. It’s even harder to give them the mindset of wanting to be accountable.

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.

The Modern Shape and Trends of Employee Culture

ReadWriteStart

Peter Drucker (1909-2005), the late Austrian-born management consultant, once famously said that culture eats strategy for breakfast — i.e., while a sound business plan is excellent, nothing is more important than a company’s culture.

Making features/functions sexy again

deal architect

I got excited this week when the Workday sent analysts a one hour video (sorry - don't have permission to share the video) which summarizes 500+ new features and 300+ new brainstroms in release 32. That release was delivered on. Cloud Computing, SaaS Globalization and Technology Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

8 Pragmatic Reasons Not To Wait For The Next Bubble

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay According to The Washington Post and WSJ, the economy has been slowing down around the world, and the US will follow suit before 2019 ends.

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.

9 Warning Signs Perfectionism is Killing Your Digital Productivity

ReadWriteStart

In today’s rapidly changing world, we are in constant search of instruments and techniques that would make us more productive. We understand: do more, better, and faster if you want to succeed in business and life. Productivity influences our self-esteem.

Bruce Cleveland - Part 2 - thoughts on current enterprise market

deal architect

In Part 1, Bruce Cleveland talked about the framework in his new book, Traversing the Traction Gap. Here we talk about partnering and white spaces in the market. Most enterprise vendors now offer their own platforms. Could they use your. Analytics, Big Data Industry Commentary Venture Capital Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

8 Career Advancement Principles Of Ownership Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Lyncconf Games Based on my own business experience of many years on both sides of the owner-employee role, I believe that one of the quickest ways to improve your employee career is to think like an owner.

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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CXL Live 2019 Recap: Takeaways from Every Speaker

ConversionXL

What a rush—24 speakers over three days at a picturesque resort. Add to that 400 old and new faces, plenty of conversations, live music, and more than a few beers. CXL Live is an experience.

Unfair to NetSuite?

deal architect

For a fleeting moment I felt guilty I am not at SuiteWorld. Mark Hurd was talking about shipments from Shanghai and inventory allocations while in transit. I perked up at the webstream. But just as quickly he was talking about. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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An Unconventional Way This Company Killed Its Biggest Productivity Killer

YFS Magazine

When a startup suffers from multiple office distractions and a lack of team focus it's time to look beyond traditional office productivity methods. Company Culture Grow company culture employee motivation productivity workplace development

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.

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.

Be like Bill and Warren and Elon.

deal architect

Michael Simmons writes about the 5 hour rule of many successful executives "Over the last year, I’ve explored the personal history of many widely-admired business leaders like Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg in order. Industry Commentary

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How to avoid a website redesign FAIL.

ConversionXL

Should you redesign your website? Probably not. In this episode, Peep discusses reasons why people choose to redesign websites and how these reasons usually cause the project to FAIL or can fail due to poor management. Don’t think radical redesign, think evolution.

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.

5 Reasons I Love Boring Businesses

YoungUpstarts

by Dan Abatte, co-founder of 81-c. Making it” is relative. In my 20+ years of entrepreneurship, I’ve seen a big change in how success is defined. Entrepreneurs nowadays want to boast about brand-name investors, huge rounds of funding, and a team of high-skill employees.

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Create Your Own Business Website With 6 Simple Steps In Mind

YFS Magazine

Building a professional DIY business website has never been easier. Here's a look at six simple steps to keep in mind while creating your business website. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing website design website development

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Save your support team, Stop freeloader coupon/discount requests

ConversionXL

Do you get several messages a day from customers asking for a discount or coupon code?

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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Why Your Website Isn’t Bringing You As Many Visitors As You Want

YoungUpstarts

If you build it they will come, right? Actually, in the world of the Internet, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Simply building a website isn’t enough to ensure website success.

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7 Smart Strategies To Retain Customers And Increase Online Sales

YFS Magazine

Considering the value of retaining customers, here are seven highly effective strategies that’ll help you achieve strong customer retention rates. Grow Marketing & Sales customer loyalty customer retention marketing

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If Facebook Disappeared Tomorrow, Would You Lose All Your Customer Data?

Up and Running

Having a worldwide audience at your fingertips is great, but if a social media platform is the gatekeeper of your contact list, do you really own that information? I would argue no. I understand why social media marketing is attractive to small businesses.

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.

Ideas To Design A Flawless Social Media Marketing Strategy For A Startup

YoungUpstarts

Are you new to the Australian business world? Do you want to figure out a way to take your business to the next level? Well, the objective is now achievable provided you figure out the essential aspects that can strengthen your business. For example, you need to realize the force of social media.

I’ve Got A Cool Business Idea––What’s Next?

YFS Magazine

Founders often experience lightbulb moments. They start with simple ideas, a few twists and turns along the way and successfully launch ideas in the market. Plan business ideas starting a business startup advice

5 Best Ways To Improve and Motivate Your Digital Marketing Team

The Startup Magazine

Did you know that The Average Consumer Attention Span Is 8 Seconds? Probably, Yes. Digital Marketing is everywhere and its knowledge is vital in this age of digitisation. This is the reason why so many companies have dedicated teams handling their digital marketing. Photo by Min An from Pexels.

Feminist Lab Symposium at CU Boulder #feministlabs

Feld Thoughts

On April 17th and 18th, the “What Is a Feminist Lab?” Symposium will take place at the University of Colorado Boulder. It is co-organized by Maya Livio, Lori Emerson , and Thea Lindquist. The event will examine the recent proliferation of labs, survey the lab landscape, and explore ways in which intersectional feminist approaches can be integrated into labs and the work they do. While I won’t be in town, the speaker list looks awesome.