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Leadership is More Than a Memo

Steve Blank

I just read Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. It was both eye-opening and cringe-worthy. The book explores the role of gender in the tech industry – at startups and venture capital firms – and the interaction between men and women in the two.

Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

deal architect

In Part 1 here, Malcolm Frank, EVP of Marketing and Strategy talked about his keynote and the audience vibe at the recent Cognizant Community. Here he provides color commentary on some of the other excellent sessions during the event. Kevin. Industry Commentary

The Laws Don’t – and Can’t – Keep Up With Technology

Feld Thoughts

A law with good intentions, but horrible side effects, passed yesterday. You probably haven’t heard about it because of the brouhaha over 97,513 other things. It’s called SESTA/FOSTA and the EFF has a good summary of how Lawmakers Failed to Separate Their Good Intentions from Bad Law. Craigslist responded immediately (and rationally) by taking Craigslist Personals offline. Oh, and as a bonus, the CLOUD Act was buried in the Omnibus spending bill.

3 Essential Ways To Build Online Customer Trust In 2018


by KJ Dearie, product specialist and small business advisor at Termly. The rise of technology has invited a fall in consumer trust.

Reverse Mentoring: What Millennials Can Teach Executives and Senior Managers

Grasshopper Herder

Reverse mentoring involves the pairing of employees from different generations who can offer unique experiences and perspectives to their partner. The post Reverse Mentoring: What Millennials Can Teach Executives and Senior Managers appeared first on Corporate Startup Teamwork & Leadership Innovation Mentor

Why CEOs Should Embrace The Role Of Chief Sales Officer

YFS Magazine

As a founder and CEO you'll often wear many hats and perform different roles. However, an essential role that every CEO should perform is that of a Chief Sales Officer. Grow Marketing & Sales direct selling sales sales tips

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Privacy and Facebook – The Non-Surprise

Feld Thoughts

In 2008, I gave a talk at my 20th-year reunion at MIT Sloan. The title of the talk was something like “Privacy is Dead” and my assertion, in 2008, was that there was no longer any data privacy, anywhere, for anyone. I’ve been living my life under that assumption since then. The current Facebook scandal around Cambridge Analytica, and – more significantly – data privacy, shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

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Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

deal architect

In Part 1 here, Malcolm Frank, EVP of Marketing and Strategy talked about his keynote and the audience vibe at the recent Cognizant Community. Here he provides color commentary on some of the other excellent sessions during the event. Kevin. Industry Commentary

Change Or Be Left Behind: How To Reinvent Yourself When Life Demands It

YFS Magazine

Change can be difficult, uncomfortable, and frightening. But sooner or later, most of us will have to reinvent ourselves (or risk getting left behind). Lead leadership mindset personal development

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Jason Returns to the 313 for Startup Grind Detroit on April 5th

Feld Thoughts

As many of you know, my partner Jason is from Detroit. The 313. The Motor City. The D! He’s going back home for a special event and I encourage anyone near Detroit to go hang with him. In case you don’t know about Jason, prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a co-founder of SRS Acquiom and a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital. Prior to this, Jason was an attorney with Cooley. Early in his career, Jason was a software engineer at Accenture.

The Psychology Of Receiving Money


by Susanna Mittermaier , psychologist, psychotherapist and author of “ Pragmatic Psychology “ As a psychologist I’ve developed a new paradigm for therapy titled Pragmatic Psychology.

16 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Easiest Thing About Running a Business


Running a business has its share of favorite parts that we can term as easy. It’s some of these things that give us the motivation to run our business when we hit a rocky part. We asked entrepreneurs the easiest thing about running a business and here are the responses. #1- 1- The work itself.

3 Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make

YFS Magazine

Starting a business is inherently a risky venture. You may not be able to control external factors, like a sudden fluctuation in the market. But there are many factors within your control. Plan business planning starting a business startup advice

How Social Entrepreneurship Is Changing Businesses

Up and Running

Outdoor gear brand Patagonia has built their brand around a focus on environmental and social consciousness. Source.).

Five Essential Items Your Office Needs


All businesses start from somewhere. Having an organized and complete workplace is essentially important for productivity of the employees. However, businesses tend to have a lot of things and many of them forget a number of obvious gadget and accessories.

How to perfect your pitch deck — according to a guy that gets a lot of pitches

The Next Web

One of the most critical tasks startups face, is creating a killer elevator pitch — a short, verbal description of who they are, what they do, and how they are going to succeed as a business.

5 Million-Dollar Ideas For Your Next Product Launch

YFS Magazine

By executing these strategies, you can generate huge returns on the high investment that went into developing and launching a new product. Launch 500 startups marketing Product Launch product roadmap

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Setting Up Your First Website

Up and Running

When it comes to being an entrepreneur, establishing a personal brand through a website is critical to success. Everybody and their mom uses the internet to discover new brands, influencers and ultimately to buy new products and services.

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4 Ways Busy Professionals Can Overhaul Their Eating Habits


When you’re a busy professional, your eating habits can really suffer. It’s easy to skip meals because you’re too busy or grab fattening fast food because you’re on the move or tired after a long day.

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Innovation at Argonne National Laboratory Incubator

The Startup Magazine

Energy might be cheaper now than it was a few years back, but the need for innovation has never been greater. Chain Reaction Innovations. That’s why I’m so excited to serve as Director of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program at the U.S.

European tech: Which way to the exits?

The Equity Kicker

Max Niederhofer recently published this chart showing European exits. As you can see there’s been impressive growth in sub $100m exits, but the story with larger M&A exits and IPOs is less compelling.

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How to Get Your First 100 Customers for Any Business

Up and Running

Let’s start with the basics: You need your first 100 customers—like, now. Sales—the one word that most employees fear, but the only word that co-founders think about.

Uncharted Waters: How To Draw Entrepreneurial Inspiration From Captain Cook


by David Disiere , founder and CEO of QEO Insurance Group. As an entrepreneur, your odds of keeping an “open for business” sign aloft are not stellar. Only one-third of startups are able to stay in business for a decade, according to statistics from the Small Business Administration.

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I won’t serve on a board without D&O insurance!


Close. I’ve been sued as a board member too many times over the past twenty-five years of board service. Five times. Does that shock you? It does me. Entrepreneurs blaming their board for failures of a fragile, early stage company.

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[Podcast] The Business of Authentic Storytelling Through Art


Grateful to have been interviewed by Andrea Catherine, the host of the Fearless Self-Love Podcast. You can listen to the episode on iTunes or the link below. I’ve copied the show notes to help navigate as you listen.

Business Leader Dedicated to Conscious Leadership and Benevolent Capitalism for Sustainability


As a leader, it’s natural to want to manage all aspects of your business, but as any great leader knows, delegation and is key.

6 Steps To Making Money By Buying And Selling Domains


Most people don’t consider buying a domain name until their business is set up and ready to go. But did you know that you can actually make a business out of buying and selling domains? That’s right.

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Reasons Why Redesigning Your Ecommerce Website Is Needed

The Startup Magazine

These days, ecommerce websites are booming. To get the edge over the competition, you need to improve your ecommerce platform and redesign it. Because this is a complicated task, you need to set goals to do it. Your goals and expectations must be clear and realistic.

Tool for Qualifying B2B Leads


Are you in B2B / lead gen? Qualifying leads a challenge? There’s a new (non-enterprise) tool for qualifying B2B leads that’s quite a game changer. The post Tool for Qualifying B2B Leads appeared first on CXL.

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Closing Data's Last-Mile Gap: Visualizing For Impact!

Occam's Razor

I worry about data’s last-mile gap a lot. As a lover of data-influenced decision making, perhaps you worry as well. A lot of hard work has gone into collecting the requirements and implementation. An additional massive investment was made in the effort to perform ninja like analysis. The end result was a collection trends and insights. The last-mile gap is the distance between your trends and getting an influential company leader to take action.

4 Effective Direct Mail Marketing Tips


Direct-mail marketing is usually expensive, but keep in mind that an effective campaign could easily and quickly offset your costs and increase business profits. It is why most companies take full advantage of direct-mail marketing to engage customers.

Why Beautiful Design Isn’t Always Best For Small Businesses and Startups

crowdSPRING Blog

There’s always beauty in good design, but good design isn’t always beautiful. How can this be true? The answer is simple. Good looks aren’t everything, as Steve Jobs liked to remind people : Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like.

Don’t Make These Influencer Marketing Mistakes


Thinking about emailing influencers to ask them for backlinks or tweets? Most people are terrible at it. The post Don’t Make These Influencer Marketing Mistakes appeared first on CXL. The Pe:p Show

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National Tech Media’s SXSW Coverage Obscures What a True Ecosystem of Innovation Looks Like


By Dave Manzer Sponsored Post on Silicon Hills News Here’s an opinion that won’t be popular among our friends in the technology news media: It’s coverage of SXSW risks perpetuating a very narrow and biased view of what a true startup ecosystem looks like. Don’t believe me?

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3 Tips For Treating Your Business Data With The Respect It Deserves


Tips for Scaling Your Small Business Efficiently and Effectively

Duct Tape Marketing

Tips for Scaling Your Small Business Efficiently and Effectively written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When you started your business, chances are you didn’t do it with the intention of working with high-stress levels and long hours the rest of the life.

The Fastest Way to Learn


I’ve tried to become better at many things over the years. Running a business, conversion optimization, powerlifting, kickboxing, speaking Spanish. There’s been one thing that always helped me level up faster.