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Don’t Allow These Debunked Myths To Kill Your Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting an entrepreneurial business, or maintaining the competitiveness of a mature business, requires innovation. Yet everyone I know seems to have a different perspective on what constitutes real innovation, and why is seems to happen so rarely.

A Quick Course on Lean

Steve Blank

Over the weekend I got asked the best way to teach students the principles of Lean via Zoom. One of the key lessons from our Educators Conference is that when teaching online complex information needs to be delivered to students in small, easily processed parts.

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Burning Platform: SAP projects in Asia/Pac

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I recorded the first 12 episodes in this series. Since then, we have had several guests - Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo of Avasant, Dennis Howlett.

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Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Crusaders

View from Seed

I’ve had the privilege to work with many great entrepreneurs, both in my operating days at the start of my career and over the last decade plus on the VC investing side. In my experience founders usually fall into one of three types: mercenaries, missionaries, and crusaders.

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.

7 Reasons Why Every Business Leader Needs A Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

After working many years in business, both in large companies as well as startups, I’ve realized that you can learn more from peers and mentors than from any formal education program. Of course, nothing beats learning from your mistakes , but that’s a painful and very time-consuming journey.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War  – Wrap Up

Steve Blank

This class, Technology, Innovation, and Modern War was designed to give our students insights on how the onslaught of new technologies like AI, machine learning, autonomy, cyber, access to space, biotech, hypersonics, and others has the potential to radically change how countries fight and deter threats.

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What Do My Partners REALLY Care About When You Pitch Them?

View from Seed

When a company is pitching a VC, there is typically one partner who is the advocate for the deal and is shepherding the process. This usually involves one or multiple meetings with the broad investment team, which culminates in a final decision. Although all VC’s tend to consider similar attributes about a potential investment, we each have certain biases or pet areas that we tend to hone-in on.

8 Initiatives To Heighten Your Customer’s Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Most leaders agree that poor customer service is a business killer today, in terms of lost customers, reduced profits, and low morale. Yet the average perception of customer experience has not improved.

Four Things To Consider Before Starting A Small Business

YFS Magazine

The difference between a small business success and a swift crash and burn is often the foundation you build from day one. Plan recommended starting a business startup advice

3 Trends That Are Making Automation More Accessible To Small Businesses


by Darshan Shah, founder of To survive in the current ever-changing manufacturing environment, a small business needs all the help that it can get. This is so especially when it has to compete with companies that are more than twice its size and have several times its capital.

Data and Publicity Equal Small Business Success

Rembrandt Communications

Turn to Data for Free Publicity in 2021! If you are starting 2021 with limited funds for your business, turn to good data and publicity. With a little time and effort, you can generate positive, word-of-mouth that won’t cost you a cent in advertising!

8 Strategies For Sustaining Momentum In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business I know dreams of building momentum in their business, where growth continues to increase, customers become your best advocates, and employee motivation is high. The most common approach I see to achieving this is to do more of everything for everyone.

27 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need the motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

Tips For Making 2021 The Year You Find Purpose (And Why It Matters)


by Katie Sandler. Having a sense of purpose in life is associated with a range of qualities, including being more successful and living a happier life.

What Is Your First Political Memory?

Feld Thoughts

For the past nine months, Amy and I have started our morning together. I get up, pee, weigh myself, brush my teeth, meditate for 20 to 30 minutes, and then we have “morning coffee” together. Morning coffee lasts for two cups of coffee (one regular, one decaf).

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5 Actions To Convince Your Boss You Are Accountable

Startup Professionals Musings

Are you often frustrated that people reporting to you, or key peers, seem to dodge accountability for their actions? They are quick to claim the credit for things in their domain that work, but also quick to disclaim responsibility for problems that keep popping up.

28 Entrepreneur Share Their Goals for 2021


It’s a 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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Ways To Become A Global Company


While some entrepreneurs are more than happy to operate in their home territory, there are plenty more who have ambitions to take their business international. If you are in the latter camp, this is the article for you.

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Nearly 200 Business Leaders Urge Congress to Accept Electoral College Results

YFS Magazine

America’s business leaders are ready to put the presidential election to rest. Economy economy editor picks elections politics small business news

15 years of VC Cafe

VC Cafe

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just over 15 years since I launched VC Cafe on December 2nd of 2005. At the time, shortly after moving from a Tel Aviv suburb to join GLG in New York, I was looking for a way to keep in touch with the Israeli tech ecosystem.

Do You Have a Hobby or a Business?

Up and Running

There is a lot of advice out there saying that you should find something you are passionate about “and you won’t work another day in your life.” But if you follow that advice, are you are living your hobby or running a business? Is it a business or a hobby?

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Are You Bringing Your Best Self To Work?


by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change “. Whether we’re leaders or not, most of us have some less-than-ideal traits and habits. Maybe we steamroll over others. Or we intimidate them with angry outbursts. Or we gossip. Or show off.

Q4 2020 Portfolio Review

Version One Ventures

Happy new year! We hope you’re well rested and recharged from the holidays! While 2020 brought unprecedented challenges, it’s also been a time of great innovation and perseverance. We’ve seen our startup companies find new ways to keep moving forward.

How to Get More Efficient with Time Management Using Time Blocking (Part 1)

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, my wife Aja Singer and I were having a conversation about being more intentional with our time, especially when it comes to working.

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Ambition is Futile Without a Baseline of Health and Wellness

YFS Magazine

Harnessing ambition isn’t as simple as we think. Ambition can often push us to a point where it compromises itself. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal development recommended

Improve Your Business Finance This 2021


Across the globe in 2020, millions of businesses were financially impacted from the current pandemic, which is why planning ahead for the full 2021 financial year for your business is crucial.

Manager OKRs, Maker OKRs: How Early Stage Startups Should Think About Goal-Setting

Hunter Walker

You’re Not Yet Google, So Don’t Blindly Mimic Their Processes. Google’s internal management approach has sustained and scaled pretty impressively over the years. Quantitative goal-setting, setting stretch targets — these principles are as evident in the 2020s as they were when I arrived in 2003.

Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

Over the past year and a half, we at Version One have spent significant time on energy and climate. To date, we’ve made three investments in this space but have only announced Patch. Today, we are thrilled to share that we’ve backed SilviaTerra , a precision forestry startup. .

Joe Lonsdale Wants to Build a new Tech City Near Austin and a Tunnel Transportation System to Develop an Even Bigger Tech Hub


An experimental Beta City on the outskirts of Austin with transportation tunnels, autonomous vehicles, robots, flying drones, smart buildings, and all the latest technology applications.

7 Finance Tips Every Startup Should Be Aware Of For The 2021 Tax Season


The end of 2020 cannot come quickly enough for the majority of startups and small businesses. The arrival of 2021 brings the new tax season, which could be a difficult one following the programs introduced to combat the financial problems caused by COVID-19.

The Best Books for Marketers (New and Old)


If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami. Becoming the best at what you do is a never-ending process. The best of the best have an insatiable hunger for knowledge—for new and better ways to get things done.

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Pandemic Impact on the Gig Economy – Survey Reveals Key Insights 

The Startup Magazine

2020 was the year in which a global pandemic unleashed seismic shifts across all layers of society, most notably in the realm of employment.

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How to Form Business Ideas by Looking at Common Problems

Up and Running

What drives entrepreneurs? Autonomy? Money? Growth? . More often than not, it’s actually a problem. Entrepreneurs see an issue that the markets have yet to resolve and take matters into their own hands. The bigger the problem, the more people there are willing to pay to have someone solve it.

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Why A Vaccine For COVID-19 Won’t Restore Small Businesses Overnight


by Terry Monroe , founder and president of American Business Brokers & Advisors (ABBA) and author of “ Hidden Wealth: The Secret To Getting Top Dollar For Your Business “ The vaccine for the COVID-19 virus recently began shipment.

How to Analyze SERPs to Win Big in Rankings


Google is always changing how it displays search results. The starting point for any effective SEO strategy is understanding what Google chooses to show and why. Only then can you figure out what you need to create or adjust on your site to show up more often—and in higher positions.

Startup: Setting up a moving business in Texas, USA

The Startup Magazine

If you are planning to start a trucking business in Texas or just any State of the US, you require the help of Texas DOT authority. The following steps explain this in detail: Source: Stock Image. Business Plan.

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