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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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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.

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

7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work

Startup Professionals Musings

We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working.

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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.

Going Concern Rules And Your Company

YoungUpstarts

by Michael Gallaher, Audit Associate at Sensiba San Filippo . To outside investors, the future of early stage and startup companies can be murky. Many of these companies are pre-revenue and in the cash burn stage as they try to establish their technology and market.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Want an Innovation Breakthrough? Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. Sessions often fail, and there are many reasons. Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines!

Workday Rising: Sneak Preview from Dan Beck

deal architect

Workday’s annual user conference, Workday Rising, is in Chicago starting Monday. The European version is in Barcelona in a few weeks. It’s always an enjoyable event with “The Citizens of the Cloud” - some of the happiest customers in the

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

I Built My Startup To A $15M Valuation – While Living In A Van

YFS Magazine

Over a course of two years, I bootstrapped a startup to a $15M valuation – while living in a van. After that experience my sense of reality was redefined. Editor Picks Lifestyle digital nomad lifestyle location independent personal development starting a business startup advice

5 Smart New Startups In The Manufacturing Sector

The Startup Magazine

The rise of artificial intelligence and the democratization of big data isn’t just helping people create better software; it’s also changing the manufacturing process. By applying better tools, smarter bots, and sophisticated algorithms, entrepreneurs are leading a ‘makers’ revolution.

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.

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 […].

48in48 Atlanta 2017 – 3rd time’s a charm!

Jeff Hilimire

Once again, we did it! For the 3rd straight year we pulled off a 48in48 event in Atlanta, and it just keeps getting better. Over 300 volunteers came and donated their weekend to the cause (to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours), providing over $1.5

Navigating the Tricky World of ‘Experts’ – Start Up Advice from Founder of MyArtBroker  

The Startup Magazine

Ian Syer founded online art platform MyArtBroker in 2010, after recognising a gap in the market for people to sell the art they own.

The 5 Key Secrets To Having A Great Meeting

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Rick Brinkman, author of “ Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand: Meet Less and Do More “ The word “meeting” often elicits audible groans. Middle managers spend an estimated 35% of their time in meetings. Upper managers spend half their time in meetings.

Trashbots Aims to Bring Inexpensive Robotics Kits to Students

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News In remote and impoverished areas of the world, teaching children science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM skills can involve a lot of expensive resources. It requires computers, labs, buildings, high-speed Internet, power supplies, and pricey robotics kits with trained instructors. That’s a problem Rohit and Sidharth […]. The post Trashbots Aims to Bring Inexpensive Robotics Kits to Students appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

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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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.

You Don’t Need To Change Your Company Culture To Attract Millennials

YoungUpstarts

by Brad Deutser, president of Deutser LLC. Employers spend a lot of time puzzling over what they need to do to attract millennials and how to retain those young employees once they hire them.

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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.

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

Book update – I have an agent!

Jeff Hilimire

Wow, its been over a year since I’ve given an update on the book I’m writing! In that post (where I shared that I decided not to self-publish but rather find a book publisher to represent the book) I shared the process I’m following. It goes something like this: Find an editor/writing partner ✔. Create a proposal for the book ✔. Write a sample (in my case, the first 25 pages) ✔. Find an agent. Agent finds a publisher. Work with publisher and agent to write/finish the book.

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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Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too

Inc Startups

Being a memorable, persuasive speaker requires building connection, being current and boosting credibility.

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Legislators blast Cardinal Innovations for greed, avarice and arrogance on executive compensation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A bipartisan group of N.C. legislators called Tuesday for state Health Secretary Mandy Cohen and regulators to strongly consider terminating the state Medicaid and behavioral health contracts of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

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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.