Sat.Jan 25, 2020 - Fri.Jan 31, 2020

Quick Ways For Businesses To Motivate Staff


Understanding how to motivate your staff is an essential focus of any human resources manager. You may have worked hard to hire the best talent in the field, but now you are tasked with keeping them at the company and getting the most from them.

8 Strategies To Optimize Your Business Pace Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups are big believers in innovation, but sometimes they forget that innovation must be continual to assure long-term success, rather than the one big-bang idea that initiated their journey.

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Business Masters vs MBA, What’s the Difference

The Startup Magazine

Thinking about going for higher education in business, no doubt you’ve come across two different routes in your research, a Business Masters and a Business MBA. For either, enhancing your entrepreneurship skills will improve your chances of your startup’s success.

Vinnie, Verticals, Vici

deal architect

Apologies to Julius Caesar for mangling his famous quote but a few years ago my colleagues used to call me Vinnie Maintenance for my frequent pointers of low value from software maintenance. Nowadays, some of them call me Vinnie Vertical.

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.

Clayton Christensen

Steve Blank

Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was. If you’re reading my blog, odds are you know who Clayton Christensen was. He passed away this week and it was a loss to us all. Everyone who writes about innovation stood on his shoulders.

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7 Keys To Active Listening For Real Customer Feedback

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask.

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Workday Services Ecosystem - a conversation in 2 parts

deal architect

I recently sat down with Workday’s newly minted Chief Customer Officer, Emily McEvilly and Webb Armentrout, VP of Global Services Alliances for an in-depth conversation on Workday’s services ecosystem. Workday approaches the management of their ecosystem - at the core. Cloud Computing, SaaS Outsourcing (other vendors

Distilled Moments: Poems By Dave Jilk

Feld Thoughts

Dave Jilk was my first business partner (we co-founded Feld Technologies). The photo above is from Dave’s office at 155 Federal Street around 1991.

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8 Errors To Avoid In Your First Minute With Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an aspiring entrepreneur, one of the most important things you need is a memorable “ elevator pitch ,” to communicate your startup value proposition and leave a great first impression on friends, investors, employees, and future customers.

Assess Your Leadership Qualities By Answering These 7 Questions 


by Oleg Konovalov , author of “ Leaderology “ A leader is supposed to be out in front, pointing the way toward whatever is ahead. But, as we begin a new decade, too many business leaders are facing backward rather than forward.

Workday Services Ecosystem - Part 2

deal architect

This continues my conversation with Workday’s Emily McEvilly and Webb Armentrout on Workday’s SI partner ecosystem. Post implementation services In the heyday of legacy software, post-implementation upgrades, hosting, application management turned out to be a fairly sizable long-tail expense for. Cloud Computing, SaaS Outsourcing (other vendors

Learning Spanish and Liking Horses

Feld Thoughts

We create narratives about ourselves that become deeply entrenched in our minds and ways of being. Many of them are useless and counterproductive. One of mine is that I am bad at learning languages. This is an artifact from junior high school.

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Why Successful Startups Often Have A Pair Of Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

In my work with new startups, I often find people who believe that the terms “ entrepreneur ” and “ inventor ” are interchangeable. Yet I find a big difference between “starting a new business” and “creating a new product.”

Your Company Can Either Lead Sustainability Efforts Or Get Out Of The Way


by Dan Lauer , founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate. Change is unavoidable in business. When Netflix began streaming media directly to customers in 2007, it changed the face of home entertainment.

10 Of The Best Kobe Bryant Quotes That Will Inspire Your Life And Business

YFS Magazine

A relentless work ethic that propelled Bryant’s 20 years in the NBA also helped drive his next chapter as an entrepreneur, author and Oscar-winning filmmaker. Lead inspiration quotes success quotes

Hello from Max

Version One Ventures

To all of the Version One founders, friends, and followers: I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the team! Becoming a VC is a bit of a surprise for me, but I believe that it is a perfect fit for my current passions and abilities.

Startups Need Your Data, But Consumers Are Still Wary

Startup Professionals Musings

Neither people nor computers can really help you as a personal assistant unless you are willing to share data about what you like, what you feel, and who and what’s important to you.

How To Use Affiliate Marketing To Boost Sales At Your Young Company


When you are running a new and small business you need to make sales and quickly to avoid running out of steam. You need regular loyal customers and new customers to get there. However, it can be incredibly hard to really make tracks in the business world.

Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur In Residence Five Year Results

Feld Thoughts

I continue to be a strong supporter of legal immigration to the United States. A fundamental belief of mine is that entrepreneurs should be able to start their companies anywhere they want.

3 Quick Tips For New Small Business Owners

YFS Magazine

As you build your small business, here are three smart tips to keep in mind. Plan recommended starting a business

Ecommerce: How to Survive its Troughs


On the topic of ecommerce, one wonders to what extent this business model is applicable, and where is it likely to end? This is the prime question that goes through most online retailers, entrepreneurs today. It’s the extent of this phenomenon that has resulted in soaring businesses across the world.

Why Digital Transformation Is The Key To Sustainable Sales In 2020


by Tiffany Ruder. Digital transformation” was a buzzword throughout 2019, but 2020 is when we’re going to see its real impact. As the amount of time that we all spend online continues to increase, digital transformation has become crucial for sales growth into the next decade.

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The Anthropocene Reviewed Podcast

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I driving to dinner with Ben Einstein and Grace Livingston a few months ago. Amy generally dislikes podcasts so she was annoyed with me as I fiddled with my iPhone and Carplay which kept opening my podcast app. Ben said, “Have you listened to The Anthropocene Reviewed ?” ” I responded, “The what what?” ” Amy said, “Put some music on.” ” Ben tried again.

Ending The Mental Health Crisis Is The Revolution We All Need

YFS Magazine

Society at-large holds negative views concerning mental illness, and these beliefs form a stigma that impacts countless individuals. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mental health recommended


eSports is poised for growth in 2020

VC Cafe

Lets start with some numbers: Newzoo estimates the gaming market revenue will reach $189.6 billion in 2020, up from 148.8 billion in 2019.

Understanding The RFP Process Step By Step


When companies and government organizations discover that they have a need for services, they know that they’ll be inundated with responses. To make sense of those responses, they will use an RFP (request for proposal).

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Hate About Being an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurship comes with freedom, but the freedom is not always free as it comes with the bad side of robbing of your work-life balance and other ugly things that make you dread the whole idea of entrepreneurship.

What’s New In Venture Deals, 4th Edition

Feld Thoughts

Jason Mendelson and I recently published the 4th Edition of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. The book now has three forewords – one by each of Fred Wilson (USV), James Park (Fitbit), and Dick Costolo (now 01 Advisors, then Twitter). The 1st edition had 13 chapters. We are now up to 19.

Data Privacy: How To Make Your Business More Secure

YFS Magazine

As a business owner, you are responsible for taking good care of your customers’ data all year long. Grow Technology cybersecurity data data privacy data security technology

3 Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid In 2020


by Alex Shultz of Sure Oak. To succeed in business, you have to market your business. But did you know that marketing doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive? In this digital age, you no longer need a team of experts and piles of cash to get your message out there.

Critical Tools For Amazon Sellers

The Startup Magazine

To become a successful seller on Amazon, you have to excel in different ecommerce business elements. You have to learn about the price, finance, selection of products, feedback, tax, shipping, sourcing, customer service, promotion and listings.

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No More “Double Dipping” on Featured Snippets—Does It Matter?


On January 23, Google announced that, “If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat it in the first page of results.”. If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat it in the first page of results.

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MassChallenge Texas Begins Accepting Applications for its Austin and Houston Programs


At the South Congress Hotel last week, MassChallenge Texas officially kicked off its next application cycle for its accelerator programs in Austin and Houston. The MassChallenge Accelerator has completed two cohorts in Austin and one in Houston since launching in 2017.

[INTERVIEW] David Mimran, Director Of The Mimran Group


There’s no other way to say it: David Mimran has an impressive CV. To the disinterested observer with no prior knowledge of Mimran’s activities, in fact, it might resemble two or three CVs strung together, minus the additional individuals. And, yet, Mimran persists.

European Real Estate in 2020: Cooling or Continued Growth?

The Startup Magazine

Real estate investors active in Europe cheered 2019 because it was an excellent year.

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Stop Hiring the Wrong People! (Or How to Hire for Growth, Not Skills)


No hiring process in the world is designed to hire the best and brightest. Are you talking to everyone in the world that does that job? That could do that job? Are you able to measure directly the marginal value two years from now of hiring Person A versus Person B?