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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 17 – Organizational Design – Safi Bahcall

Steve Blank

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

The Analyst Cam: Sapient Insights Group 2020-2021 HR Systems Survey

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. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer and Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group presented highlights.


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Adopt A Decision Process That Works For The Long Term

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs are so overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of their business that they rarely take the time to work on longer-term strategy (they work in the business versus on the business).

Is Now The Time To Start A Business?


by Kathryn and Michael K. Redman, co-authors of “ Fulfilled: The Passion & Provision Strategy for Building a Business with Profit, Purpose & Legacy “ Isn’t it amazing that in the middle of chaos and confusion and frustration that entrepreneurs somehow see opportunity?

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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.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 16 – Acquisition & Sustainment – Ellen Lord

Steve Blank

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

The Analyst Cam: Suplari briefing

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. During the pandemic, a lot of attention has gone to the CHRO and the. Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (other vendors

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3 Actionable Ways To Improve Your Business In 2021


Do you own a relatively new business that has been struggling to stay afloat in the hostile year that 2020 was? Maybe you managed to do okay overall, but not as well as you had originally hoped and forecasted.

A Journalist’s Perspective on How to Earn Press for Your Company

View from Seed

Most founders know the value of publicity, but earning press can be a massive headache. The media world is notoriously difficult to navigate from the outside, and working with PR agencies can be even more of a black box.

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The Analyst Cam: Workday Ventures

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. I have had two Workday Ventures portfolio companies present as part of this series.

7 Thinking Strategies To Make You A Business Winner

Startup Professionals Musings

No matter what people may proclaim, everyone in business is looking to achieve the highest possible level of satisfaction and financial success in their career. For best results, my advice is to think like an entrepreneur, even if you are a corporate employee.

From Educator To Entrepreneur: 5 Tips For A Successful Transition


by Ines-Ruiz Navarro. Let’s face it: Being a teacher right now carries a lot of stress these days. There’s still much uncertainty about the health risks of teaching in the classroom, and it makes sense that some teachers are thinking about a career change in the not-too-distant future.

100% Deductibility of Cash Charitable Contributions in 2020

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just finished allocating our 2020 year-end charitable contributions from our Anchor Point Foundation. Given our charitable contributions around Covid and Racial Equity throughout the year, we were extremely overallocated going into our end-of-year gift cycle.

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New Normal: A conversation with Stephany Lapierre of TealBook

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.

7 Keys To Prospering In Today’s Business Uncertainty

Startup Professionals Musings

With all the uncertainty in the world today, its hard for any business owner or entrepreneur to stay positive. Based on my experience and a business advisor and mentor, this is the ideal time to get back to the basics of business leadership and innovation.

How The Economic ‘Reset’ Can Work In Your Favor


by Rod Robertson, Managing Partner of Briggs Capital and author of “ Winning at Entrepreneurship: Insiders’ Tips on Buying, Building, and Selling Your Own Business “ While news of vaccines on the horizon signal hope, some analysts think a sizable chunk of the U.S.

Zero Marginal Cost Energy

Version One Ventures

Earlier this year, I published a post that was very bullish on an emerging electricity grid powered primarily by distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar, wind, and batteries.

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Burning Platform: Mediocre, Myopic or Merry?

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here For the next few episodes, I will be joined by guest analysts and industry observers. Last week Rob Kugel of Ventana joined us.

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Supercharge Team Engagement

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business wants and needs top performers, but most entrepreneurs and executives assume that if they hire and train the smartest and most experienced people, they will get exceptional performance.

8 Tips For Better Communication In A Distributed Team


Distributed teams offer a lot of advantages, both for the organizations who manage them and the individuals who serve on the teams. You can save money on office-related expenses, allow more flexibility, and often see a productivity boost.

The Need For Digital Value Is Greater Than Ever

YFS Magazine

The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Grow Technology digital strategy digital trends recommended technology

The Analyst Cam: TealBook briefing

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. During the pandemic, a lot of attention has gone to the CHRO and the.

The 2020 State of Conversion Optimization Report


It’s one of our favorite parts of the year! This is our fifth annual State of Conversion Optimization report. In partnership with Convert , we surveyed 399 optimizers from around the world to get a pulse on the state of the CRO industry today. What were some of the biggest challenges in 2020?

Go from Victim To Victor With Relentless Solution Focus


by Dr. Jason Selk, author of “ Relentless Solution Focus: Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance “ Are you the type of person who does 99 things right in a day and one thing less than perfectly, only to focus on that one shortcoming?

Four Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Level The Playing Field

YFS Magazine

One of the biggest challenges an e-commerce startup faces is becoming self-sustaining in an industry dominated by large, well-established players. Editor Picks Grow Technology eCommerce editor picks online business recommended technology

Completing your first capital raise: ten lessons for startups

NZ Entrepreneur

Kiwi inventory forecasting software StockTrim achieved international sales in the UK, Australia and US immediately after launching in 2017. It’s been growth ever since, and in 2020 the company pitched for funding to scale up. StockTrim came out successful – oversubscribed, in fact.

How to Encourage More Collaboration in Your Remote Startup

The Startup Magazine

Collaboration is vital for the success of a startup. Through collaboration, teams will come up with more original, creative, and fleshed-out ideas than if they were working individually. Teams can rebalance workloads to make sure no team member is overworked or underutilized.

How To Offer Promotions To Your Customers


According to MarketingLand, 91% of consumers who shop offline decide to go into a store because of online promotions.

One Thing at a Time

VC Adventure

I’ve been doing a light mindfulness practice over the past month and a half through a portfolio company of Foundry’s called Meru Health. It’s been a great experience (my first time trying to do work like this on any consistent basis) and has taught me a number of things.

How are startup financings and M&A impacted by the pandemic? (through November 2020)

David Cohen

Back in April of this year I wrote “ Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic? with the goal of sharing the Techstars view of how things have been changing given the events of 2020. Here’s an update to that data through the end of October, 2020.

DUIs & Personal Injury Lawsuits: Top Mistakes to Avoid

The Startup Magazine

Accidents can happen. They can happen to anybody at any time. According to the stats, personal injuries have can negatively affect the quality of your life. In some cases, you may lose income. Worse still, you may not walk again—making you depend on others.

The Ins And Outs Of Private Labeling


You have options on how to get your product to market when you want to start a business. You can always make the product yourself, but other options may be more advantageous for you, your business, and your finances. One of those options is private label products.

17 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Look Forward To in 2021


Every new year brings with it a new form of excitement and anticipation. The reason is that every new year brings about a “newness” for lack of a better term when we are able to start fresh and erase those things that we did bad or things we have been thinking about doing.

Comparing innovative opportunities in different scenarios

Where to Play

The post Comparing innovative opportunities in different scenarios appeared first on Where to Play. We learn a lot from watching others apply the Market Opportunity Navigator.

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Entrepreneur Artist: Everything You Need To Know About Bronze Casting And Foundry Work

The Startup Magazine

In a world overly-saturated with mass-produced products, people are becoming more and more appreciative of the novel and the distinct. Thus, foundry work is once again amassing an increasingly growing audience. .

Tips To Keep Your Brick-And-Mortar Business Secure


While the prevalence of online businesses and stores has taken off in recent years, there are still plenty of brick-and-mortar businesses in every city across the country.

Introducing the Bolster Board Benchmarking Survey


Over the years, I’ve had a list of nagging questions every time I’ve contemplated my board, but didn’t have anyone I could turn to who had deep, broad advice on this topic. Those questions were: How big should my board be at this stage? How many independent directors should I have?