Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been one of the largest supporters of innovation in the U.S. Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here ) to turn ideas into solutions. The result will be defense innovation with speed and urgency. —-.

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Guest Post: Want to move Corporate Innovation into Hyperdrive? Avoid These Three Pitfalls

Grasshopper Herder

Guest Blogger Valerie Vacante writes, "Avoid these three common pitfalls when pursuing corporate innovation.". The post Guest Post: Want to move Corporate Innovation into Hyperdrive? Avoid These Three Pitfalls appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

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7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition.

On The Road Again

Feld Thoughts

I was in Atlanta yesterday for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day. I’ll be here again today for Venture Atlanta and then I’m on to Kansas City for Techstars Kansas City Demo Day. Rule #1: Don’t eat the bugs on the window of the 23rd floor of your hotel.

What Is a SWOT Analysis?

Up and Running

This article is part of our “ Business Planning Guide “ —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process! Conducting a SWOT analysis of your business is a lot more fun than it sounds.

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What Is a Business Model? Business Models Explained

Up and Running

Airbnb is a well-known example of the marketplace business model. Understanding the problem you are solving for your customers is undoubtedly the biggest challenge you’ll face when you’re starting a business. Customers need to want what you are selling and your product needs to solve a real problem.

5 Smart Ways To Increase Your Website Traffic

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at five ways you can create better content, grow your personal brand and effectively promote it to audiences around the world. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing online marketing

10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies.

Marathon #25: Run Crazy Horse in South Dakota

Feld Thoughts

I finished marathon #25 today and checked South Dakota off the list. I ran it with ten friends (nine of us did the marathon, two did the half) who were all part of my Chorus team that I started in June.

10 Tips To Be A Better Public Speaker

YoungUpstarts

by Topher Morrison, author of “ The Book on Public Speaking “ If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, chances are you have had to face the microphone and give a speech at one time or another. Maybe it was a keynote, or perhaps a more formal lecture.

Outlooks Worsens in Venezuela

Chaganomics

What would Bolivar do? In August of this year Fortune reported: Venezuela's real-world bolívar is now worth considerably less than the fantasy currency in the video game World of Warcraft. According to Focus Economics, little has changed and the situation is slated to get worse.

10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You

Startup Professionals Musings

Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry.

Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates this even faster. I’ve posted about the massive founder crush my partners and I have on Eric Gundersen, the CEO of Mapbox.

Why Every Small Business Needs A Virtual Phone System

YFS Magazine

Stay accessible, productive and efficient at any time, in any place, in a highly mobile world. Here's why virtual phone systems have become the norm. Back Office Grow Technology back office business tools cloud based apps communications technology virtual phone system

Do You Know How Your Business Is Doing and Where It’s Going?

Up and Running

I think it’s safe to say that most new business owners don’t jump into their entrepreneurial dream because they are financial experts or are particularly excited about spending a lot of time knee deep in their business’s financial reports.

8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way.

Twitter Needs a Public Police Blotter

Hunter Walker

Twitter’s general policy is to not comment on the actions taken against a specific account deemed to be in violation of its Terms of Service.

Entrepreneurs Should Stop Lying To Investors – And Themselves

YFS Magazine

I use to think that transparency was overrated — not because I didn’t want to be open, but because I didn’t believe much value could come from it. Lead investors leadership personal development

Using Dual Process Theory for Higher Conversions

ConversionXL

Designing your website requires a studied understanding of human behavior if you want to increase your conversions. Using psychological tactics in your design to appeal to potential customers can help do this, but you must first know how users’ decisions are made.

Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan

Occam's Razor

The rapid pace of innovation and the constantly exploding collection of possibilities is a major contributor to the fun we all have in digital jobs. There is never a boring moment, there is never time when you can’t do something faster or smarter.

Embrace Artificial Intelligence & Move Your Startup Forward

YoungUpstarts

by David Kosmayer, CEO and Founder of Bookmark. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time but it’s only in recent years that people have begun to understand how pervasive it’s become.

Data Centers – On-Premise, Cloud, or Hybrid – What’s Best for Your Company

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are a startup, a small- to mid-sized business, or a large corporation, data management can make you cringe. It is no secret that security is priority one, with hacked-data stories populating the news seemingly each week.

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3 reasons why top-down approach to product strategy are a bad idea

The Next Web

Many of the tech companies I’ve worked for have employed a top-down approach to product strategy. This typically entails a small number of leaders within the organization — usually from the C-suite — dictating the entire product roadmap.

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Workday and the Age of Intelligence

deal architect

Mike McNamara is CEO of a remarkable $ 25 bn a year company that many people do not know much about. Flex is contract manufacturer for a wide range of products from automobiles to medical devices. Its design and shop. Cloud Computing, SaaS

A Few Reasons To Use Video Production Services In Your Internet Marketing Campaign

YoungUpstarts

Without any doubt, marketing is one of the crucial elements of business success. Every experienced marketer and business owner knows that poor or inadequate marketing efforts can affect the sales and vice versa.

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Welcoming Melody Koh to the NextView Team

View from Seed

We are very excited today to announce that Melody Koh is joining NextView as a Venture Partner based in our New York office. For those of you who don’t know Melody, she was an early member of the team at Blue Apron, joining the company as their first PM and eventually going on to lead their product, design, and analytics teams. Melody was instrumental to the hyper-growth phase of Blue Apron.

How to Embrace Online Review Sites

Up and Running

Online review sites are a great opportunity to gather feedback and information from your customers. While some would argue that these sites are mostly used as a place for consumers to complain about their negative experiences with local businesses, that’s almost always not the case.

NetSuite: Still alive and kicking

deal architect

Oracle OpenWorld had even more going on than usual. Larry Ellison was so focused on autonomy facilitated by database version 18c that he had only slide for a number of other features it will introduce like 5 times faster RAC. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Do This, Not That Email Marketing Edition

YoungUpstarts

by Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft and co-author of “ Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy “ Email marketing is one of the oldest and most effective methods of digital marketing.

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We’re Programming Around Your Needs: Highlights of Lean Startup Week 2017

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, Program Chair of Lean Startup Co. For eight years, our flagship conference has focused on sharing stories and lessons of putting Lean Startup’s entrepreneurial methodology into practice.

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The Future Role of Product Management

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. More to Come. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group.

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and the European Union made presentations at Capital Factory on Thursday. Capital Factory has had 20 international startups set up […].

How To Build Your Personal Brand – 8 Tips

YoungUpstarts

by Pamela Webber, Chief Marketing Officer at 99designs .

3 Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Employees Motivated

The Startup Magazine

Who doesn’t want to work with a motivated, well-organized team? Your business will be a lot more productive and all your projects would benefit from creative and unique ideas.