Sat.Oct 03, 2020 - Fri.Oct 09, 2020

8 Keys To Attracting More Talent Than The Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

Due to the pervasive Internet, the scope of most successful startup teams today has become global. Also, more people are only available to work remotely , especially with the current pandemic.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 3

Steve Blank

We just held our third session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

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The Analyst Cam: Plex Systems Dataset - COVID-19 impact on Global Manufacturing

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Jerry Foster, CTO at Plex Systems walked me through anonymized customer manufacturing data from.

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The Untold Benefits Of Optimizing Your Website For Mobile


by Samuel Johnson, Managing Director at Mercury IT Solutions. The Internet is an ever-changing beast, and it is in a business’ best interest to flow with it. Nowadays, the average Internet user is able to access the web in an array of different ways.

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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.

Don’t Make Business Decisions Based Only On Intuition

Startup Professionals Musings

I still know some entrepreneurs who boast of simply following their gut instincts, rather than listen to anyone or any data, to make strategic decisions. We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode.

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A Guide to Marketplaces: Third Edition

Version One Ventures

We’re thrilled to announce the third edition of “A Guide to Marketplaces.” We published our first edition five years ago and the second nearly three years ago. So much has changed since then – from the rise of B2B marketplaces to new crypto-native platforms. .

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The Quest For Ethics: 5 Ethical Practices For Businesses To Live By


Ethics or profits? It’s not a question at all as businesses are supposed to adhere to ethical practices. They have these codes of conduct that set out exemplary behavior expected of everyone, from the executives to employees, in the workplace.

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10 Key Elements Of An Open Leadership Framework Today

Startup Professionals Musings

The pervasiveness of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “open leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

VC Fund Returns Are More Skewed Than You Think

VC Adventure

Some of the most popular posts I’ve written over the past couple of years were the two that focused on just how rare outsized returns for an individual deal are in venture capital. You can see the original posts here and here.

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The Analyst Cam: Neeley Board of Advisors, TCU

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is not a vendor, but a Business School. The world of. Analyst Cam New Normal COVID-19


How To Thrive Amidst Change & Disruption In The Short-Term Rental Industry


by Pamela Knudsen, Director of Compliance Services for Avalara MyLodgeTax. With millions of Americans itching to get away from the friendly confines of their homes, the short-term rental option is perhaps more attractive than ever.

5 Keys To Pushing Past The Mental Terror Of A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest impediments to starting a new venture is the “ terror barrier ,” as popularized by Bob Proctor, a 85-year-old millionaire and world renowned entrepreneur.

Fundraiser for the Energize Colorado Gap Fund on October 8th

Feld Thoughts

$135 million. That is the amount that over 5,600 Colorado small businesses requested from the Energize Colorado Gap Fund in our first three weeks of open applications. According to the SBA, small businesses in Colorado employ more than 1.1

Burning Platform: Episode 4 - The WTF about WFH

deal architect

Most companies did a remarkable job moving tens of thousands of employees to WFH settings. In episode 4 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I discuss what we have learned in the last few months about productivity, security, Burning Platform Future of Work New Normal COVID-19

How Startup Company Inflatable Anything Is Changing The Custom Inflatable Industry


The custom inflatable industry has been growing at an exponential rate in recent years. Its success can be attributed to the high public demand to make every party and event truly memorable.

5 Ways To Get Beyond Early Adopters For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I would guess that most of you are early adopters , just by the fact that you are interested enough to come here and see what’s new in the business world. Every entrepreneur and startup loves you, but too many forget that every potential customer is not like you.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 3 – Anja Manuel

Steve Blank

We just held our third session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. Today’s topic was Sourcing, Acquiring and Deploying Technology for Modern War. Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of Class 1 here and Class 2 here.

New Normal: A repeat conversation with Bill Berutti and Jerry Foster of Plex

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives 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. Global and Vertical extensions Globalization and Technology New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

[Interview] Michael C. Fillios, Author Of “Tech Debt 2.0™: How To Future Proof Your Small Business And Improve Your Tech Bottom Line”  


To stay competitive in our digital world, small and medium-sized businesses need to be equipped with and proficient in the latest technologies. Yet, unlike large companies, most SMBs lack the resources to staff an IT department.

30 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.

Esports and Money in 2020

VC Cafe

We’re very excited about the potential of Esports at Remagine Ventures. Apart from the cultural phenomenon and increased viewership of Esports, like any other professional sport, there’s also a business aspect.

How Entrepreneurs And Executives Can Create Healthy Habits

YFS Magazine

With these two simple rules, it’s simpler to create healthy habits and live a healthy lifestyle. Even if you think you don’t have the time. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle lifestyle recommended

How To Turn Difficult Times Into A Period Of Growth


by Katie Sandler. If there is one thing that most people have in common during the last few months, it is that the pandemic has created more stress and made life more difficult.

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a16z Podcast: How to Decide, Convey vs. Convince, & More

Andreessen Horowitz

Frank Roach Dentist Shares Important Steps to Follow Before Opening Your Own Dental Practice

The Startup Magazine

Do you want to start your own dental practice? There are many factors that you should consider. There are many opportunities for starting a dental practice.

What Kind of Gig Economy Executive Are You?


(This post also appeared on ). As we wrote in The Gig Economy Executive , the major societal trend to “gig,” or part-time/freelance work, has reached the C-Suite.

A Guide For Entrepreneurs: How To Give Your New Business The Best Possible Start To Life


All successful companies share one all-important trait — a solid structure. If you want your next business venture to reach its full potential in years to come, it’s absolutely essential that you fortify its foundations during the initial stages of its inceptions.

For positive results in your business, do this!

Mike Michalowicz

?. The results you want? It’s all in your head! What I mean by this is simple. The more positive you are, the more positive results you will drive. Check out this quick video to for some quick how to’s. You’ve got this! – Mike.

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Looking for a Robust Consulting Career With Financial Software?

The Startup Magazine

The days of punching a time clock or relying on benefits from a single employer company are long gone. The trend is toward consulting as a career, and those who are moving into this type of career are realizing that they must become proficient in financial software.

14 Entrepreneurs Explain The Role A Coach Plays in Their Business


Business coaches are instrumental people in the start and growth of one’s business. Right from writing your story, attracting/retaining clients and the survival of your business. They can help sharpen your skills and take up a lot more roles. Many entrepreneurs attribute their success to the mere factor that they had a business coach guide them through the process. Here’s what entrepreneurs had to say about the role a coach plays in their business. #1- 1- Four ways. Photo credit: Casey Halloran.

Full Time YouTube Artist: A Business Guide


Technological advancements have paved the opportunity for everyone to set up their viable business. A uniquely appealing idea and dedication to hard work can lead a smart business strategy. YouTube is a great place to build a customer base as well as expanding the brand value.

Why Customer Relationships Are the Key to a Successful Restaurant

Up and Running

What is it about your favorite restaurant that always makes you come back? Is it the quality of the food? Reasonable prices? Maybe the location is incredibly convenient?

Google’s Black Founders Fund Awards Three Austin Startups $300,000 in Cash


Three Austin-based startups received a total of $200,000 in cash awards from Google for Startups’s Black Founders Fund. The Austin startups are Laundris Corp., Tankee and Varuna Tech. Google announced Tuesday that 76 startups led by black founders received a total of $5 million nationwide.

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How to Start SEO Audit For a New Website

The Startup Magazine

SEO is constantly evolving. Search engines are always changing their algorithms to match new search patterns. What this means is that businesses have to constantly review their SEO practices so as not to get left behind. This is what necessitates the SEO audit. What is the SEO Audit?

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Entrepreneur Raef Hamaed On The Professional Impact Of Personal Growth


As a successful entrepreneur and business owner, Raef Hamaed has steadily grown his specialty pharmacy business from scratch. From inception, he has focused on creating a feasible and scalable business model, thoroughly educating all team members, and setting up the infrastructure for success.

Model Building from the Ground Up


After receiving a $500k budget increase, someone in the C-suite must decide where to allocate these funds: remarketing budget, R&D, events, website redesign, etc. What should they do? Do they need more information to decide?

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