Sat.Dec 12, 2020 - Fri.Dec 18, 2020

Burning Platform: A Curmudgeon Christmas Greeting Card

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, guests Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting and Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel have joined us. This time. Burning Platform Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Build Back Better – The Educators Summit

Steve Blank

SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd edition of Lean Innovation Educators Summit. December 16th, 10 – 1pm PST, 1 – 4pm EST , 6 – 9pm UTC. In July 2020, 400+ educators gathered online to discuss and share best practices for Lean education in the virtual environment. We learned a ton.


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5 Secrets That Make Jeff Bezos The Leader Of The Pack

Startup Professionals Musings

Jeff Bezos is one of the world’s most admired entrepreneurs, primarily because of his humble style and his growth from a regular person background to a current net worth in the neighborhood of $200 billion dollars.

The Great HQ Migration

Feld Thoughts

January 3, 2020, seems like a very long time ago. That day, I wrote a post titled The Future Of Work Is Distributed.

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.

Burning Platform: Diversity Trends in Tech

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests like Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank. Burning Platform Diversity Inclusion Industry Commentary


How To Improve Your Startup’s Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity is often the last thing on an entrepreneur’s mind when launching a business. While you might think your new venture is too small fry to attract cybercriminals, your network vulnerabilities and lack of cybersecurity knowledge could make your business an easy target.

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The Version One year in review and looking ahead

Version One Ventures

2020…the year of the pandemic. We’ve seen a tremendous amount of human loss and hardship, but it’s also been a year full of hope and innovation. . Technology’s role in the human response to Covid-19 cannot be understated.

The Analyst Cam: Cognizant on State of Voice Interfaces

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 insight from a Cognizant survey caught my eye "When we look back on. Analyst Cam New Normal COVID-19


Tips For Creating An IT Strategy For Your Startup


Whether you are in the business of developing mobile apps or helping health and wellness communities thrive, your startup needs to have a solid IT infrastructure in order to stay competitive and productive. We are living in a world where big data governs our lives.

6 Keys To Enchanting Your Customers With Your Service

Startup Professionals Musings

Having the best solution is a good start these days, but a solution alone is no longer enough to keep customer attention and loyalty. They expect to be surprised and delighted as well by their pre-purchase experience and post-purchase interactions.

20 Entrepreneurs Share Their #1 Goal for 2021


Every new year and right after the ball drops, it’s time to go to work. Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their New Year’s Resolutions around their business.

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Burning Platform: Project Management in the Age of COVID

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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 couple of weeks Rob Kugel of Ventana and Josh. Burning Platform New Normal COVID-19 Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

What Does It Mean To Run A Business Entirely In The Cloud?


Businesses aren’t people and things. They’re structures and ways of working. They’re essentially learned patterns that add value to other people. . In that sense, a business is a little bit like your body. It’s changing all the time as cells turn over and replace themselves.

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6 Keys To Driving Your Business Through Team Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Creating the right company culture must be a top priority of every entrepreneur and business leader. Simply speaking, culture-driven businesses put their people first, and people make the business, rather than the other way around.

22 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Major Accomplishments in 2020


The end of every year is the opportunity reflect on a 365-day journey. 2020 may have been a bad year for especially due to COVID-19 pandemic while to others, it was a great year. Many businesses were launched and others were closed. Pivots were made and goals were shattered.

Burning Platform: Architectural Trends in Enterprise Software

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank.

The Future Of The Remote-Working Model 


by Dominika Paciorkowska, Chief Managing Director, ClickMeeting. Eight months into the “great remote work experiment” it is clear that we’re never going back.

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7 Ways Successful Companies Stimulate Team Creativity

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I find that many of you have your most creative ideas for your company’s first big bang , but often get bogged down with details as the company grows.

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Five Ways To Grow B2B Sales In A Digital World

YFS Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic is a launch pad for B2B sales teams to become digital and agile — at lightning-fast speed. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales b2b sales editor picks pandemic sales sales strategy sales tips

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Burning Platform: Services and other Industry solutions

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo. Burning Platform Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

9 Creative Meeting Ideas For Remote Teams


by Lisa Tener , award-winning book-writing and publishing coach, published author. Remote meetings were a brilliant solution to social distancing. Meet virtually, stay connected, run things by each other. It worked. And then suddenly, it didn’t work so well.

What To Do If You’re a Startup CEO & You Don’t Know How To Sell

Hunter Walker

You’ve heard the expression “All sizzle, no steak?” Or the Texan equivalent of “All hat, no cattle?” sidenote: it’s weird that cows feature prominently in both of these]. Basically these sayings are referring to people who talk a big game but then can’t back it up with action.

Business of Blogging: How To Treat Your Blog Like A Business

YFS Magazine

If you struggle with blog monetization, here's a look at 5 lessons learned from profitable bloggers on how to treat your blog like a business. Plan blogging blogging for business blogging tips recommended starting a blog

3 Smart, Sustainable Ways to Monitor Your Organic Search Rankings


“Why don’t we rank first for [keyword]”? Every SEO analyst gets this question. And every business investing in SEO uses keyword rankings to judge performance.

What Every Savvy Business Owner Should Know About Holiday Marketing


by Lamar Tyler, founder of Traffic Sales & Profit. You should be selling during the holidays. When I say selling, I mean you should really be selling a lot of your products and services because people are ready to buy!

Tips for Running a Successful Beauty Salon

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Whether you’re focusing on hair, nails, makeup, eyelashes, or the whole shebang, running a salon is a huge, time-intensive endeavor. You want your business to be successful, and you show it with all the time, money, and effort you put in.

Three Academia-Related Small Business Ideas For College Students

YFS Magazine

Increasingly, universities themselves are agents of entrepreneurship. Here's a look at three academia-related business ideas for students. Plan recommended starting a business startup ideas

Attention please! 5 interesting ways you can attract attention to your company

The Startup Magazine

You’ve got the products, the drive and the ambition. But something is missing…customers! You won’t get very far without them, and no matter what industry you might be in it’s safe to say you’re probably all fighting for every like, share, comment and sale!

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Starting Your Own Clothing Line? Make Your Brand Stand Out With These Tips


When it comes to starting your own business, there used to be a time when it was extremely easy to create “the next big thing” that no one has ever seen or thought of before. But as technology advances and people are becoming more innovative, there now seems to be nothing new under the sun.

7 Small Business Trends that Arrived Just in Time for 2021

Duct Tape Marketing

7 Small Business Trends that Arrived Just in Time for 2021 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. This blog post is brought to you by GoDaddy Pro. Every year for the last 20 or so, I’ve wrapped up the year with my predictions for trends in the coming year. I’m usually spot on too.

5 Steps Businesses Can Take To Build Greener Supply Chains

YFS Magazine

Making significant reductions in the footprint of a venture takes time and commitment, and often innovative thinking. Grow Operations logistics recommended small business logistics supply chain transportation

Going Deeper To Understand Customer Satisfaction Measures

The Startup Magazine

How helpful are customer satisfaction surveys? It depends on who you ask. After all, just as a dissatisfied customer is more likely to go out of their way to make a complaint, satisfied customers may be more likely to skip a survey or give up in the middle if it’s too long.

Challenges Of A Successful Growing Business And The Right Scaling Solutions


If you thought starting a business was hard, which it is, wait until you start your business and it starts getting successful. The saying goes “more money more problems,” but not in the lavish lifestyle aspect, but more so from an operational aspect.

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How Remote Startups are Changing the Game for Everyone


Based on our history, we can see that unprecedented events have the potential to cause permanent mass changes. Remember the 9/11 attack? That attack changed the face of airport security forever. Suddenly, new transit rules were enforced and sophisticated surveillance gear became commonplace.

Covid-19 SMB Recovery: What To Expect From Entertainment And Beyond

YFS Magazine

As industries grapple with the weight of a pandemic, the return to business as usual will be easier for some and much harder for others. Culture Lifestyle business trends entertainment pandemic recommended


10 Tips to Improve Your Habits – and Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

As we wrap up the year, I hope you and yours are well. While it may all be a blur, 2020 is just about over. I won’t lament on what it was like, you’ve lived it. We’ve all seen the memes. .

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