Sat.Mar 17, 2018 - Fri.Mar 23, 2018

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.

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

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.

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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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.).

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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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Russian Economics: An Overview


Pertinent to cover Russia since Putin has won. OVERVIEW | Incoming data suggests that Russia’s economic recovery was broadly steady in recent months, although growth likely remained lackluster.

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 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.

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.

Atlanta Housing Overview March 2018


Atlanta has a diverse housing realm. From dense and affluent to barren wastelands and crime ridden areas, Atlanta is a big city and has the parts to prove it. Population and industry drive a city. As you can see from the table below, Atlanta has a massive population.

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

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

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.

At A Glance: U.S. Mortgage Industry Analysis


Above shows the change in mortgage underwriting - from banks to non-banks. Great read below, it includes the statement: Before the financial crisis, mortgages were the last thing a consumer would default on, Noring says.

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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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.

How Millennial Drive For Self-Improvement Supports Entrepreneurial Success


Millennials are often noted for any number of predilections, from their search for self-improvement to their inability to disconnect to their distractibility.

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.

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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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.

Why We Do What We Do

Babbling VC

A recent discussion with my wife triggered the idea to write this blog post. We were discussing careers and she was explaining to me how much she liked Simon Sinek 's "Start with Why" and the concepts behind it.

What To Do When You Hire People


Hiring is tough. Interviews and not even their history are not perfect to assess somebody’s ability to perform at your company. So instead of telling new recruits “you’re hired!”, ”, I do this instead. The post What To Do When You Hire People appeared first on CXL.

Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding


Mythic, an Austin-based microchip maker, announced Tuesday that it has received $40 million in venture funding. The company, which also has an office in Redwood City, Calif., closed on its Series B funding led by SoftBank Ventures. Mythic, which was once known as Isocline, has raised $55.2

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.

Using Discovery Insights Personality Types for Better #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vikas Batra, lead a conversation around “Discovery Insights”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

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.

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.

Weekend Favs March 17

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs March 17 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

Managing Technical Debt

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Felix Sargent, lead a conversation around “Technical Debt”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

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 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.