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Rover Rolls Out On-Demand Walking in Denver

Feld Thoughts

Last week Rover launched on-demand dog walking in Denver. They’re enhancing their existing marketplace experience by adding an assignment option, similar to Uber and Lyft, and bringing it to Colorado.

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference.

Predictions, Redactions

deal architect

At their annual Gartner Symposium event in Orlando today, Peter Sondergaard predicted "AI will be a net job creator starting in 2020" To that, Jason Hiner at TechRepublic snarkily commented “Gartner's research chief couldn't have opened the company's flagship conference.

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Feld Thoughts

Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used.

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Book: The Innovation Blind Spot

Feld Thoughts

Recently, my friend Ross Baird came out with a new book, The Innovation Blind Spot. In the book, Ross outlines and diagnoses a problem that I’ve been exploring for over a decade: our innovation economy neglects many people and ideas. Ross kicks off the book with some pretty stark statistics: despite the fact that promising startup communities (such as my hometown of Boulder) are thriving, in most communities in America, firm creation is the lowest it’s been in a generation.

Startups Are Winning the Remote Work Game. Here’s the Data That Proves It.


Today the State of Remote Work 2017 report revealed that 63% of people in product and engineering roles work remotely at least once per week, which is 21% more than the average.

Ten Skills Every Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner Must Have


by Quint Studer, founder of Studer Community Institute and author of “ Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top “ I’ve worked with many business owners over the years and I’ve paid attention to what makes them successful (or not).

Plex and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

deal architect

I first wrote about the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the 2013 book The Digital Enterprise. A collaboration with the CEO of Software AG, most of the examples profiled there were Germany based. At the same time, companies like GE were. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes

Startup Professionals Musings

Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask.

Two Weeks until "The Startup Way"

Startup Lessons Learned

“Mission critical reading.” -- Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You In just a few weeks, my new book, The Startup Way , will be available in print, digital, and audio formats.

What Successful People Do In the First 8 Minutes of Their Morning


This Monday Morning Motivation is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. When you start your day, you must own your morning. Say thank you in advance for what’s already yours.

How This Anxious Introvert Handles Large Events

Hunter Walker

If you only kinda know me you might think I’m a confident extrovert, but if you really really know me, it’s more clear: I’m an introvert, and one who gets slightly anxious during prolonged exposure to large groups.

Oracle Autonomy: A Giant Leap

deal architect

In writing my last couple of books, Silicon Collar and SAP Nation, I have observed how hypocritical the IT industry has been about automation. AI, robotics, drones are good for customers but not in reducing tech labor? The worst offenders

Men, Sex, and Power

Feld Thoughts

I had a long conversation with a friend last night that included a segment about men, sex, and power. I had just finished Ellen Pao’s book Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change which I thought was phenomenal (more in a separate post soon) so there was a lot in my mind about this topic. I woke up to several articles this morning that reinforced a simple concept that so many people miss. Sexual harassment – while it includes sex – is also about power.

Video Insights: The IoT Startups Changing the World

The Startup Magazine

By now, most of us will have heard about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and how it will bring benefits like connected homes. But IoT is far more promising than just having your fridge telling you to order more milk.

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5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

Negative Trends in 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.

How To Quickly Create A Great Business Plan


by Dave Lavinsky, founder of Growthink and You know you need a business plan if you want funding. And you know you should have and follow a plan to grow your business. But oftentimes creating a business plan takes too long.

14 Entrepreneurs Reveal Which Famous Entrepreneur Would Be Their Dream Mentor


A mentor is someone who is more knowledgeable in your area of expertise and he/she may help you through various ways such as in career guidance. In the business field, there are entrepreneurs who have stood out from the crowd due to their various accomplishments and way of doing this.

10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing.

The Feature -> Product -> Company Continuum

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I’ve been thinking about the continuum between a feature, product and company a lot recently.

How Focusing On Only One Customer Can Change Any Business


by Arjun Sen, president and founder of ZenMango and author of “ Customer Karma “ “Do good Karma and good Karma will come to you” was my grandma’s advice as I grew up in India. Hidden in that advice was the mantra for building lifetime relationship with customers.

Product Manager Advice: Working with Designers

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jonathan Berg, lead a conversation around “Working with Designers”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

Ericsson Opens a 5G Design Center in Austin and is Hiring 80 Employees


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Ericsson announced Thursday plans to open a design center in Austin with 80 employees by next June. The center is focused on microelectronics and creating products for the 5G telecommunications marketplace. This R&D center will be one of our key centers when it comes to 5G ASIC […]. The post Ericsson Opens a 5G Design Center in Austin and is Hiring 80 Employees appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why other industries need to call out Facebook’s advertising policy

Start Up Blog

Let’s for a minute imagine these as Corporate Policies: Car Manufacturer: We’ll take a car off the road if an unsafe model gets out of the factory and is sold, but we can’t promise all our cars are safe until you start driving them. If you see an unsafe car out there, please let us. Continue reading → The post Why other industries need to call out Facebook’s advertising policy appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

Up and Running

When we established Ready4S back in 2012, the tech startup scene looked completely different than it does today. The 2008 financial crisis was still fresh on our minds and people were more careful when taking each business step.

5 Hardest Things in Conversion Optimization


Conversion optimization is hard; it’s constantly changing and you need to know a lot about a lot. Keeping up with the technology changes and managing business’ expectations can be tricky.

Stephanie Breedlove, Co-founder of Homepay, Provides Entrepreneurial Advice on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast


Stephanie Breedlove founded Breedlove & Associates in 1992. She built the nanny payroll company into a multi-million-dollar business with more than 10,000 active clients. In 2012, acquired her company for $55 million and it became Homepay, according to an article in Forbes. Today, Breedlove is an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel […].

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10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea.

Origin Stories: 11 Moments That Inspired Entrepreneurs to Start Their Own Businesses

Up and Running

Most entrepreneurs don’t begin their journey by falling in love with the problem—they begin by falling in love with the solution. That is to say, it’s not as common to find someone who sat down and thought, “What business should I start?”

Control Issues Cause Business Problems (Do This Instead)

YFS Magazine

In my quest for control, I was actually doing my business and team a disservice. Here's a look at 5 things I learned to do instead. Lead entrepreneurship advice leadership personal development

Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Loans

The Startup Magazine

The key in achieving the loan you need is persistence and knowledge on the different small business loan subcategories.

Israel’s Top Deep Learning Startups

VC Cafe

This guest post by Chris Rowen of Cognite Ventures answers the question "Where are all the Israeli deep learning startups?” Several large clusters are particularly noticeable: * Chat-bots for. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!