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It Can All Change In A Day

Feld Thoughts

On July 28th, my partner Jason told me that Matt Bencke, the co-founder and CEO of Mighty AI , had suddenly gotten a serious cancer diagnosis. While Jason was on Matt’s board, I had spent plenty of time with him and, as one would expect, was shocked. I immediately sent Matt a note that said: I will keep confidential, but I wanted to send you love and good karma. You are a special person. I’ll be thinking good thoughts and sending you positive energy multiple times a day.

5 Principles For Working With Someone You Don’t Like

Startup Professionals Musings

One thing is certain in any business – not everyone you have to deal with will be like you, or will like you (and vice versa). These people may include one of your business partners, an investor, a key vendor, or even one of your best customers.

I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Product teams have been repeating the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) mantra for a decade now, without re-evaluating whether it’s the right way to maximize learning while pleasing the customer. Well, it’s not the best system. It’s selfish and it hurts customers.

Startups – Beware The Changing Palo Alto Investment Model


by Germán Montoya is the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs. Venture Capitalism is changing. Almost synonymous with this startup-focused era, the once indomitable VC investor sector is changing and adapting to deal with the changing nature of entrepreneurship.

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Saying No 100 Times A Day

Feld Thoughts

Given my role in the world, I say no a lot. I get hundreds of unsolicited emails a day, often asking me to get together, invest, or look at something. Lots of VCs and execs who I know simply ignore and don’t respond to these emails. I’ve always tried to at least respond to them unless they are clearly a mass email.

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Innovation With Purpose

The Startup Magazine

Innovation is a widely used term, and as with many other words, its meaning keeps evolving. Lately it has become more of a proxy for developing a new high-tech thing. But what is innovation really for? Early Influences.

How to Prevent Cash Flow Problems

Up and Running

In simple terms, your cash flow is a measure of what you’ve got coming in and what you’ve got going out. On that basis, it’s all too easy to assume that if the former figure is higher than the latter, then all is well. However, you also need to consider when each payment will be received or made.

Infosys in a world of Amazon, Workday and Foxconn

deal architect

Vishal Sikka has resigned as CEO of Infosys. In a blog post he says “It is clear to me that despite our successes over the last three years, and the powerful seeds of innovation that we have sown, I cannot. Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant

Student Startups: How To Launch Your Business While In College


When we look at successful startups we often focus on how the company has been successful with their end products or services but we often ignore what the founders went through and did to be successful.

Applying Cynefin to Real Product Management Projects

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

8 Keys To Raising Your Level Of Employee Engagement

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business advisor, one of the most disheartening things I see in business today is a serious lack of engagement at all levels, consistent with Gallup’s most recent global engagement survey , finding only 13 percent of workers fully engaged in their job.

Why energy will be free in under 10 years

Start Up Blog

It’s easy to forget how many things we used to pay for that we now get to use and consume for free. Energy is very close to becoming one of them. The global economy is very quickly transforming to an all electric economy. Yes, for both your house and your car. Very soon we’ll only.

Why You Should Insure Your Business


Any business owner could face disaster at any point, regardless of how successful the business is. Having suitable business insurance may be essential to keep your company running even when the worst happens.

Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Economic Growth in the U.S.


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News “Entrepreneurship is essential to our standard of living and economic growth,” said Stephanie Breedlove, co-founder of Homepay. Entrepreneurs create new wealth and new jobs,” Breedlove told several hundred people attending Capital Factory’s Women in Tech Summit Wednesday afternoon in downtown Austin. Yet entrepreneurship has been shrinking […]. The post Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Economic Growth in the U.S.

15 Fresh Faces Changing the Face of Experiential Marketing

Inc Startups

New ways of thinking can bring great results. Marketing

4 Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Stay On Top of the Latest Trends

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As fast as the business world is moving these days, it can feel impossible to stay up to date on the latest trends – especially when you’re a solo practitioner or small business owner. What you need is a plan of attack for staying current.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Business


Artificial intelligence is increasingly making inroads into different areas of our lives. Many of the current and proposed uses for artificial intelligence are things that only a short time ago would have sounded right at home in speculative science fiction.

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Recognizing and Reducing Fear Makes Leadership Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup.

Elon Musk Promises to Implement Customer Suggestion Just 24 Minutes After It Appears on Twitter

Inc Startups

Attention, all business leaders: This is how to use social media.

6 Customer Journey Mapping Examples: How UX Pros Do It


Customer journey mapping is a widely used and impactful technique that can help you make better product, marketing, UX, and merchandising decisions.

The Single Most Important Thing Retailers Need To Stop Doing


by Matthew Bertulli, “ Anything, Anywhere: The Future of Retail and How to Build a Digital-First Roadmap to Growth “ “I’ll have what they’re having”. You’ve probably said this in a restaurant at one point or another in your life.

8 Ways The Maker Movement Turns Ideas Into Businesses

Startup Professionals Musings

In case you haven’t noticed it, the rapid evolution of do-it-yourself (DIY) facilities for developers, including 3-D printers, SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop , have scaled down the cost of prototypes and hardware design by an order of magnitude.

5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Home, and its Value.

Inc Startups

Upping your tech game at home can be fun - before you know it, you'll feel like you're living in "The Jetsons." But creating a smart house is about more than your own entertainment; it's also about saving cash and time.

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Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Years of listening to the podcast EconTalk has imparted in me at least one big idea: the market is a pretty amazing mechanism for coordinating human activity.

Four Trends In Artificial Intelligence That Affect Enterprises


by Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific at Hortonworks . We all have seen the headlines: “Google’s AlphaGo defeats world-class Chinese “Go” player”; “IBM’s Watson is tackling healthcare with artificial intelligence”; and so on.

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Conference Call Quality

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Conference calls are a necessary evil for most entrepreneurs. Email is a remarkably efficient mode of communication, but it lacks the conversational nature of a conference call.

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

Inc Startups

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity. Creativity


Startup Campuses Come to Europe

VC Cafe

Mega startup campuses, the latest trend in co-working, are spreading their wings in Europe. They are different from the traditional co-working space not just in size, but also in scope and. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!

For Solopreneurs, A Strong Support System Is Key

YFS Magazine

If you don’t have a strong and supportive community, start building one today. You don't have to go at entrepreneurship alone. Lead community building lifestyle personal development support system

5 Phrases To Banish From Your Copywriting (And What To Replace Them With)

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Phrases To Banish From Your Copywriting (And What To Replace Them With) written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As marketers, we’re all doing two things: Writing with the intent to sell something.

Why Taylor Swift Just Deleted Every Post on Instagram (and Why You Should, Too)

Inc Startups

It's liberating for someone like Taylor Swift to delete every previous image and caption. Why not try it? Technology

Smart Blogging Tips For Small Business Owners


by Brenda Berg. As a small business owner, you’re required to oversee all your own marketing efforts. This includes your blogging strategy, which you may not feel comfortable with. If you’re just starting out, this is the guide for you.

Emma Takes Email Roadshow to Austin


Email is still the backbone of an effective marketing campaign, said Karen Gragg, vice president of marketing at Emma. Marketers report email generates the most return on investment with a 47 percent return, compared to the next highest platform, social media, with a 19 percent return, according to Gragg. Emma held an event Thursday afternoon […]. The post Emma Takes Email Roadshow to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Master These 3 Things and Your SEO Plan Will Come Together

Duct Tape Marketing

Master These 3 Things and Your SEO Plan Will Come Together written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Let’s de-mystify search engine optimization.

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