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Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives

Grasshopper Herder

How to use retrospectives so your entire team can get the most out of your experiments. The post Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives appeared first on Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Productivity Retrospective

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How Office Cleanliness Correlates With Business Success


by Nik Williams, Managing Director of Shredall SDS Group. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are always looking for ways to innovate and increase their productivity by investing in the latest tools, software and training programs.

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Finding and turning your flywheel

Version One Ventures

Good to Great is one of those iconic business books that every founder, CEO and business leader should read at some point. In the book Jim Collins identifies eight common traits that “good to great” companies share.

Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning.

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.

Women Who Venture

Feld Thoughts

I recently met Renata George through a referral from Katie Rae (MIT Engine CEO, previously Techstars Boston MD). Renata told me about a book she was working on called Women Who Venture and asked me if I’d write the foreword. I was honored to be asked to do this. The foreword I wrote follows.

CNC Production In China – A Rising Trend


The industrialized countries such as Europe, America and Japan have completed the industrialization of CNC machine tools, and China started from the 1980s and is now in the development stage.

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4 Strategies To Ramp Up The Total Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Much has been written recently about the requirement to focus today on the total customer experience, as a competitive edge or even for survival.

Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth

Feld Thoughts

I watched HBO’s Chernobyl the past few nights. I finished it last night, took a deep breath, and said out loud to myself, “that was spectacular.” ” One of the final quotes that stuck with me is the title of this post.

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Spread Your Wings With The Innovative Spotivity Platform For After School Programs


After school activities for teenagers are a great way to develop new skills, network and build self-confidence. However, for various reasons, millions of teens in America fail to engage in meaningful afterschool programs.

Building the Best Seed Syndicates

View from Seed

As I like to say, fundraising tends to move slow until it moves fast. It feels like a bit of a grind in the early and mid stages of a process, but in a successful fundraise, things tend to heat up at the end and move at a breakneck pace once you drive towards final allocations and a close. At this point, founders find themselves in a luxurious situation of being able to build the best possible syndicate.

8 Ways To Use Personal Values To Highlight Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

True business success and leadership starts with real personal values, extends to building a team, and finally to inspiring customers and your community. That’s a huge leap from an entrepreneurial idea, to a product, to making money. Is it any wonder that the majority of startups fail?

In the land of the blind.the one-eyed man is King

deal architect

I only half-jokingly proposed that to my editor as the sub-title for SAP Nation 3.0. One of the reasons the book comes out, on balance, positive to SAP is because it is developing, acquiring, releasing a new generation of enterprise. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How To Transform Workplace Culture


by Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., author of “ The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times ”.

How To Focus On Being Productive, Instead Of Busy

YFS Magazine

Let’s be honest. Entrepreneurs are notoriously busy. You know what we’re talking about –– hustle, grind, repeat. But there's a better way. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips productivity tools

How To Tune Business Strategy For Long-Term Success

Startup Professionals Musings

The biggest challenge these days doesn’t seem to be in starting a new business, but sustaining it against the onslaught of market changes and new competitors that emerge every day.

Heat Maps: What Are They Good For (Besides Looking Cool)?


Heat maps are a popular conversion optimization tool , but are they really that useful? It’s easy to say that they help you see what users are doing on your site. Sure, of course—but lots of other methods do that too, and perhaps with greater accuracy. So what can heat maps answer?

Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code


If you’re an entrepreneur and you’ve ever heard someone talking about the debate between Python 2 vs. Python 3 or what the future of modern programming and coding might look like, you could feel lost.

Can Entrepreneurs Find Balance? 7 Ways To Move In The Right Direction

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurship can be a deeply rewarding career. But make no mistake: It can also be brutal. Lead personal development work-life balance

4 Keys To A Super-Charged Team And Workplace Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. Whether yours is terrible or great, that same tone flows out to your customers, and regulates your productivity inside.

16 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles


Every leading position in business requires demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Working environments differ thus requires the leader to master the best style that works in that business.

Why Company Culture Is Vital for Every Remote Company


by Denis Kryukov from Soshace.

You Have 8 Seconds To Grab My Attention, No Pressure

YFS Magazine

Eight seconds. According to a 2015 Microsoft report, that’s the average attention span of a human. It might sound crazy, but there's more! Grow Marketing & Sales blogging content creation content marketing marketing PR public relations

3 Ways To Attract The Right Employees

The Startup Magazine

Running a successful business can’t always be done alone, and at some point, you might make the decision to hire people to help you and to ensure that your business can truly grow. Hiring is a big decision, and not one that should ever be taken lightly.

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Leaders They Look Up To


In our societies and business, there’re leaders who have demonstrated exceptionalities personalities and traits. Some of them alive and who continue to do great things while others we only read about them.

Delegation 101: What Small Business Owners Need To Know


by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. A business’s ability to evolve depends on its leader’s ability to let go of their death grip on… everything… and learn to delegate without micromanaging.

6 Aspects of Digital Marketing No Entrepreneur Can Afford to Ignore

Up and Running

Thanks to an always-evolving landscape and the nearly limitless availability of engagement resources, it feels like marketing gets more difficult with each passing year. This wealth of options, in fact, can put marketers in analysis paralysis while they try to figure out which direction to go.

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How to Put Personal Money into Your Startup In 6 Steps

The Startup Magazine

Bootstrapping going by the author of the Ulysses, James Joyce implies forcing your way to the top from the lowest of ranks by the aid of your bootstraps. Today more and more people are creating ventures and funding them as well from their own resources and efforts.

Book Cover Design Trends for 2019: Your Guide To The Biggest and Hottest Trends

crowdSPRING Blog

The cover of your book can make or break book sales. Books with compelling covers have a much higher chance to be discovered and read. Forgetful covers leave books sitting on a shelf. Shelf? Despite consumers purchasing e-books and audiobooks more than ever, print is still king.

4 Things You Should Consider When Hiring A Human Resource Recruiting Agency


One of the most important responsibilities of management is recruiting quality candidates. Both small businesses that don’t have the time or experience to do it right and large businesses seeking experts or a large number of new hires tend to need help.

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Chewy S-1: Category Leadership + Conveyor Belt Into Consumers’ Homes

Agile VC

Reading Time: 7 minutes. This post also appears on NextView’s blog. Chewy has rapidly grown from a startup to a multi-billion commerce company, establishing itself as the leader in pet e-commerce.

The Importance Of Background Checks When Recruiting

The Startup Magazine

When your company is in the midst of recruiting more individuals, getting background checks done on the prospective employees is always worthwhile.

5 Tips That Will Help Agencies and Freelancers Impress Clients With Rockstar Presentations

crowdSPRING Blog

I’m about to lay down some truth. How you present a design to a client can be as important as the design itself. I can hear the outrage already. “Good design speaks for itself!” ” the nay-sayers will cry. And, in some cases that may be true.

Creating A Safe Environment For Failure


by Art Barter, CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute (SLI) , and author of “ The Art of Servant Leadership II: How You Get Results Is More Important Than the Results Themselves “ Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden. No one likes to use the word failure.

Why our small businesses are a BIG deal

NZ Entrepreneur

In the entrepreneur world we hear a lot of talk about entrepreneurs and businesses needing to be “global from day one” Investors and business commentators lament our lack of large global businesses and say the “three-B” (bach, ‘Beemer’ and boat) mentality of Kiwi business owners is holding us back.

5 Key Reasons Why CRM Integration is a Must for Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Did you know CRM is the biggest software currently on the market? In fact, the projected CRM sales are expected to reach $80 billion in revenue by the year 2025.

Failure to Execute vs Failure to Raise

Hunter Walker

14 for 14. Homebrew’s first fund (2013-2015) has 20 core investments of which 14 went market for a Series A. All 14 successfully completed this fundraise. The six who didn’t go out for a Series A either (a) shutdown/acquihired prior to this milestone [founder disagreement; lack of product traction], (b) exited due to an early M&A opportunity or (c) in one case, is currently an ongoing concern that hasn’t needed to raise additional capital.

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