Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

7 Groups Of Difficult Customers Test Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I’m always amazed that, in my role as a business advisor, bad customers somehow seem to gang up on certain businesses.

7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

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Ten Monster Projects That Will Kill Your Career as an Intrapreneur

Grasshopper Herder

“I’m an intrapreneur!” is the new rallying cry inside corporations. But here’s a list of the top ten monster projects that could kill a career along. The post Ten Monster Projects That Will Kill Your Career as an Intrapreneur appeared first on Corporate Startup Anti-Pattern

Questions to Brand Leaders Creating Things That Matter


This is a great collection of questions for brand leaders who carry the weight or the privilege of making things that matter. Questions that Matter to Brand Leaders. Does what I do count? Does what I do make a difference to anybody? Why should I come here? Can I be somebody here?

Book: Why We Sleep

Feld Thoughts

As part of v52 of me , I’ve decided to commit to at least eight hours of sleep a night. I’m doing ok, but need to keep working at it. From my early 20s, until v47, I woke up at 5 am from Monday to Friday.

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Feld Thoughts

We have just hours. The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. So we decided to help “Break the Internet” on our sites.

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9 Beautiful Questions Will Validate Your Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Kuwait - Outlook Stable


Kuwait holds a 19% weight on MSCI indexes. MSCI Kuwaits Idnex Constituents consiots of: NATIONAL BANK OF KUWAIT 6.92 Financials KUWAIT FINANCE HOUSE 5.19 Financials MOBILE TELECOM CO 3.48 Telecom Srvcs AGILITY 1.92 Industrials MABANEE CO SAKC 1.14 Real Estate BOUBYAN BANK 0.94

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6 Business Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Try

YFS Magazine

When you truly want to be organized, you will put your mind to work and leverage the right technology to accomplish more. Grow Technology apps business apps mobile apps personal development productivity technology time management

29 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


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.

5 Keys To New Venture Financial Projections That Work

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor and business advisor on new ventures, I expect to see five-year financial projections from every entrepreneur. Yet I get more pushback on this request than almost any other issue.

11 Analytics Experts Share Their Favorite New Features of GA and GTM


Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager are tools that most marketers use on a daily basis. New stuff is added to both of them all the time. What’s something new and useful that was added in 2017 the top experts love? In no particular order. #1: 1: Krista Seiden, Google.

My Goodreads Year In Books

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I love to read. For a number of years, I’ve recorded everything I read on Goodreads. When I write a blog post reviewing a book, I usually (but not consistently …) repost it on Goodreads and occasionally remember to post it on Amazon.


Are No-Meeting Days A Solution For Unproductive Meetings?

YFS Magazine

If a no-meeting day is adopted more focused time for work, the next step is to improve and reduce the number of meetings that take place. Company Culture Grow business meetings company culture meetings productivity

7 Risks To Avoid In Your Business People Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Even after many years mentoring entrepreneurs and advising businesses, I continue to be surprised by the primary focus on products and processes, and the often incidental attention to hiring and nurturing the right people.

How to Prep Your Business Before Tax Season

Up and Running

Doing business taxes can be difficult for new entrepreneurs. In this article, I’ll share smarter and faster ways to record your expenses and keep track of your receipts and other important documents for your taxes. Each of these tips is easy to implement and should help make tax time a breeze!

What I Think We’re Talking About When We’re Talking About What We Can’t Talk About

Hunter Walker

It’s no longer worth it to vocalize controversial beliefs. Silicon Valley has become a PC echo chamber. I can’t say what I think without fear of reprisal. These are not convictions I personally hold but ones which I’ve heard expressed with increasing volume from people I know well and people I don’t know as well, in public spaces and in private conversations. Often these sentiments are expressed by 30 – 50 year old white men (and women) of economic privilege.

28 Entrepreneurs Share What They’re Thankful For


In life, we have our big wins and share of losses. It’s important to celebrate and be thankful for the accomplishments and lessons that come our way as they shape us to be who we are today and in future. The things we’re grateful about can range from personal to business experiences.

The Never-Ending Journey: In Search of Product-Market-Fit

For Entrepreneurs

Intro Many potentially great companies fail each year because, while they have an incredible product, they don’t figure out how to get it to market fast enough. Figuring out how to reach customers and break through to Product-Market-Fit remains one of the hardest parts of building a successful startup. This post introduces a four stage. Startup Help PMF product market fit SaaS sales Sales and Marketing

Why Should Small Business Owners Think About Ethics?

Up and Running

An investor approached retirement planner Josh Markowitz with an opportunity. The investor was not wearing business attire and had requested the late-morning meeting be held in a cigar bar. Markowitz felt obliged to ask for more details on the investment strategy.

You Can’t B t a Good VC, But You Can MAKE THEM BELIEVE

Hunter Walker

It’s the season of giving, so when my friend Nathan Bashaw asked for follow-up on my last post , well, I cracked open WordPress to deliver! Nathan wanted my POV on the difference between b *g to investors versus telling a BIG VISION CRAZY STORY.

4 Types Of Online Businesses Website Brokers Can Easily Sell

YFS Magazine

These days you can build an online business that is scalable — and sellable. Here's a look at four popular business models to consider. Plan sell your business sell your online business website brokers

How To Start A Successful Logistics Company

The Startup Magazine

Many modern businesses rely on logistics companies to help them manage their shipping and warehousing needs. Companies that specialize in this service handle a variety of different tasks for other businesses ranging from storing products to delivering them to their final destination.

How to Build a Website for a New Product (and How We Did It)

Up and Running

Editor’s note: We’re launching a new product, and we want to take you along for the ride. So, we’re pulling back the curtain to give an inside look at what really goes on behind the scenes of building and launching something new.

Did Tech Companies Ever Have Our Best Interests At Heart?

Feld Thoughts

An adapted essay from Noam Cohen new book The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball showed up several weeks in the New York Times in the article Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend. It’s an important one to read slowly and carefully as there are several key points in it. In the last week, two early Facebook execs made remarkably critical statements about what they were involved in helping create.

When An Entrepreneur Should And Should Not DIY


If you are a small business owner, it’s easy to make some mistakes regarding DIY work. On the one hand, a young entrepreneur might think that they must do everything possible on their own in order to save money and learn the ropes.

Bigger isn’t better: Smaller engineering teams are the key to innovation

The Next Web

We used to make scientific leaps. Engineers, scientists, and manufacturers once made bold steps and drove the human race forward.

The other technical debt

deal architect

The CEO of a manufacturing company expresses frustration his plant employees have to key entries into the shop floor system. Why not a voice interface? And anticipating the objection, says don’t tell me they cannot use noise canceling technology to. Industry Commentary

Advertising Your Small Business: Small Budget, Big Results

Duct Tape Marketing

Advertising Your Small Business: Small Budget, Big Results written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you’re a small business owner with a modest budget, you may be wondering where to begin with advertising.

Four Tips For Singaporean Startups To Ensure Success Past The Five Year Mark


by Alex Campbell, Managing Director, Asia, ‎ Xero. Global Entrepreneurship Week took place last month around the world, and it was a rather opportune time for me to examine the factors that have helped Singapore startups succeed.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation.

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Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News GenXComm, a telecommunications startup spun out of the University of Texas at Austin, announced Tuesday it has raised $7 million in funding, led by Intel Capital. Other investors included Azure Capital Partners, Bandgap Ventures, Capital Factory, FAM Capital Partners, Lip-Bu Tan, UT Horizon Fund and WS Investment […]. The post Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The pessimist in the room

David Cohen

In my startup investing, inside portfolio companies at the highest leadership and board levels, I always want to make sure that a pessimist has a seat at the table. I want a table full of optimists, but I also want at least one respected pessimist sitting there.

10 Tips For Creating A Successful Resume


One of the greatest challenges when it comes to job hunting is writing a good resume. Employers usually just take a couple of seconds scanning each resume before they stick it in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ pile, which is quite harsh.

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