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UnLearning to Lead Part II: How to Get the Best Out of Everyone

Grasshopper Herder

A successful leader makes sure their teammates are capable in their position and clear on their mission. The post UnLearning to Lead Part II: How to Get the Best Out of Everyone appeared first on Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Retrospective teams

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5 Ways To Minimize Employee Negativity In Your Office

Startup Professionals Musings

Throughout my career in small companies and large, I’ve always been appalled by the number of people who have a negative attitude or complain all the time.

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3 Proven Holiday Marketing Strategies For Business Owners

YFS Magazine

Plan your holiday marketing campaigns now so that execution will be smooth and stress-free! Grow Marketing & Sales holiday business tips holiday marketing marketing

Have You Got What It Takes? 5 Things All Startups Need To Succeed


Starting your own business from scratch is a rollercoaster of emotions. But do you have what it takes to succeed?

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.

Why the changes at SAP may be timely for the industry

deal architect

Since Thursday evening I have heard from many if I am surprised by the changes at the top at SAP My answer is "only slightly" From Sapphire in May, I wrote after some of the changes earlier in the year. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Friday Funism – “Assuming Success, Which I Always Do”

View from Seed

As our fundraising month focusing on the seed pitch deck recently wrapped up, we’re returning to our “ Friday Funisms ” series – fun & quirky sayings which one can repeatedly hear around the NextView offices that have become part of our culture over the years. This week’s phrase is often said when talking about the future.

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6 New Organizational Lessons From Amazon and Alibaba

Startup Professionals Musings

In my current role as a business consultant, I still find that most companies, large and small, organize themselves wholly based on what goes on inside the company, rather than looking outside – at their networks, their partners, and the niche they wish to dominate.

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Useful Instagram Tricks Everyone Needs To Know


Instagram has become one of the most popular social networks in the world, with over 4 billion posts posted every day. Now the number of active users is more than 1 billion per month. And about 35 percent of people are using Instagram several times a day.

What Did I Learn From the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?

Both Sides of the Table

I became a VC 12 years ago in 2007 when the pace of deals was much slower. I had just left where I was VP, Products, after they had acquired my second startup.

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Maintaining a Software-Obsessed Tech Industry is Self-Sabotage


Can we see that maintaining a software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage? As a venture capitalist, I know there’s incredible excitement around quantum computing. Yet, as a material scientist, I also see the technology is at least five years away from commercialization.

3 Elements Of Business Planning Drive Future Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Your business can’t be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even how to develop a strategy.

Some Differences Between Chapter 7 And Chapter 13 Bankruptcy


Most people have heard about bankruptcy and know it’s not something they particularly want to experience. Not everyone, however, understands exactly what goes into filing for bankruptcy, and what it means for you as a consumer.

RIP Mark Hurd

deal architect

Larry Ellison hinted at this in his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld last month. He joked he did not have many friends and that he would hate to lose Mark Hurd. In a corny way that was quite a tribute to. Industry Commentary


Is Winter coming for startups?

VC Cafe

11 years ago Sequoia released the “ RIP Good Times ” Presentation. With the financial crisis meltdown, it was clear that “winter is coming” for startups.

7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

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What Happens When Data Quality Goes Wrong And How To Fix It


From banking to pharmaceuticals and construction to every industry, corporate decisions are always driven by data. This determines a company’s long-term success. The quality of data a company can access determines their customer experiences, analytics, insights, retention, and revenue.

The New Technologies Keeping Real Estate Agents Safe


While it may not seem like a dangerous profession, the safety of real estate agents is often at risk.

“Best Practices” for Link Building Don’t Work. This Does.


Five years ago, I was trying to build links—and failing. In fact, I was failing so hard that I had to work without getting paid while building only a couple of links a month. . My team and I followed the “best practices” for link building, starting with our content.

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5 Strategies For Building Winning People Connections

Startup Professionals Musings

In the entrepreneur world, it’s still a popular misconception that the “idea” is everything.

7 Reasons Why You Need Pinterest For Your Business


There are 77.4 million Americans that use Pinterest every month. 90% of these users make purchase decisions based on pins made on this platform. Most pins are used to evaluate options and seek inspiration. It has now become a visual wish list for future purchases.

Design Product with Consumer Privacy in Mind


Why can’t products be designed with consumer privacy in mind? A recent controversy surrounding FaceApp collecting its users’ images has brought to light several data privacy issues.

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Multichannel Attribution: How to Measure the Unmeasurable


If you’ve ever tried to build an attribution model that wasn’t position-based (i.e. last click, first click, linear, etc.), you might have felt overwhelmed. But customer paths are non-linear and pretty complicated— sooo many things influence conversions. .

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Dr. Dallas Dance Explains Why Leaders Should Never Stop Learning

The Startup Magazine

Too many leaders are complacent and feel that they have gained the highest level of skill in their fields. Leaders who are not in learning mode can cause stagnation in the workplace, maintaining the status quo rather than forging into new territory.

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Salespeople: 5 Ground Rules For Basic Business Networking


If you don’t already have a business network, today is a great day to get started.

2019 SAAS Private Survey Results- Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the seventh year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of ~424 private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in taking the survey!

The “Boom” hiring playbook

Version One Ventures

Boom is one of the most ambitious start-ups I know – their mission is to develop supersonic planes and make the world more accessible. As you can imagine, you need incredibly talented people to achieve this goal.

How to Be a More Successful Amazon Seller

The Startup Magazine

Amazon is becoming the world’s go-to place for purchasing goods. According to a survey done by BloomReach , more than 55% of people start on Amazon when they do their online shopping. Because of Amazon’s large scale, some business models may experience less success than others.

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Key Components Of Project Risk Management


No matter how carefully you planned your project or used the most sophisticated project planning tools, you can still experience unexpected problems. No project is entirely immune to risks.

Small Business SEO Tips – How To Improve Your Bing Ranking

YFS Magazine

The value of an SEO strategy for Google or Baidu is well-known. However, these Bing SEO tips can also improve your rank and increase website traffic. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing search engine marketing search engine optimization sem seo

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Engage in the New Colorado Digital Service

Feld Thoughts

One of the many great things about the Governor of Colorado is that he’s an entrepreneur, having started multiple successful technology companies, including (acquired by Excite for $800m) and Provide Commerce (IPO, then acquired by Liberty Media for $500m).

How To Raise Capital For A New StartUp

The Startup Magazine

Starting your own business can be an exciting time. But it can also be stressful, daunting, and incredibly overwhelming, especially when it comes to the task of raising the necessary funds to get your dream off the ground.

7 Tips For An Excellent And Productive Home Office


Working from home is a common trend nowadays, and it seems beneficial in many ways. From working in a flexible shift and comfortably to saving the money otherwise spent in commuting, it offers a lot.

8 Reasons Having a Business Plan Is Important for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Do you really need a business plan? Is it worth the investment of time and resources? Can’t you just wing it and skip the whole planning process? Good questions. Here’s everything you need to know. It’s essential if you’re seeking a loan or investment.

3 Tips To Launch And Grow A Successful Side Gig

YFS Magazine

The days of only having access to a single source of income are long gone. Anyone can earn money from a side gig or side hustle. Plan side hustle starting a business


What Big Companies Look For When Buying Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Thinking about selling a business? What will bigger companies be looking for when evaluating yours? What makes them acquire others? Sometimes it is just the right time to sell your startup.

How To Keep Good Employees Happy And Reap The Business Benefits


by Paul Trapp and Stephen Davis, coauthors of “ Prep for Success: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Achieving Your Dreams “ While many business owners say that the first rule of a successful company is keeping customers happy, studies show that also keeping employees happy is critical to the whole process.