Sat.Jan 13, 2018 - Fri.Jan 19, 2018

Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed

deal architect

My first exposure to a software “platform” was back in 1983 when McCormack and Dodge introduced Millennium and started to migrate all its modules to have the same look and feel, extensibility, queries and other features. I was part of.

It Can All Go To Zero

Feld Thoughts

Perspective can be a useful thing. Cryptocurrencies have had a bad 24 hours. Last night Amy and I watched The Big Short for the second time. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch movie. If you haven’t seen it in at least a year, watch it again.

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6 Hurdles For Going Public Through A Reverse Merger

Startup Professionals Musings

With the current strong economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough angel investors and VCs to go around.

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7 Rules For Success, From An Entrepreneur Who Made Millions

YFS Magazine

My story encapsulates the American dream. In the 16 years it took me to find success, these are the most important lessons I learned. Plan personal development starting a business startup advice

A weekend with inspirational ladies

deal architect

Two books and a movie were the highlight of this long MLK weekend. The common theme – ladies in business whose grit and determination can inspire anyone of any gender, age, race, political belief. First, a couple of personal perspectives. Industry Commentary


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Entrepreneur Who Creates a New Kind of Social Family


Human beings are social beings. We endeavor to create relations and feel that we belong somewhere.

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Stats In Music


Sony / ATV represent 22% of music market share. In act the bill themselves as: Sony/ATV is the world's No. 1 music publishing company and prides itself on housing the greatest collection of songs in the world.

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8 Elements Of A Mindset For Success In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Still Relevant?

YFS Magazine

Social media is here to stay, and it’s a valuable tool if you know how to integrate it into your overall marketing and branding strategy. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing social media social media marketing

The Small Business Guide to Creative Video Strategy in 2018

Up and Running

As your customer service and marketing teams gear up for 2018, keep in mind that the strategies and content that worked last year may soon be outdated. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and if your team is not prepared to adapt, sooner or later, you will be left in the dust.

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3 Qualities Of Effective Leadership In The Modern Workplace


by Gary Douglas, author of “ How To Become Money “ Throughout the twentieth century, authoritarianism was the most common (and seemingly most effective) form of workplace leadership. During this period, attrition was low. Careers were built on loyalty and longevity.

7 Guidelines For Funding New Research & Development

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new business owners, and an occasional angel investor, I see new business proposals daily, many seeking investors to fund early research and development (R&D) of a new product idea.

Brand Like Rachael Ray: 4 Celebrity Personal Branding Tips

YFS Magazine

You’re no doubt already posting something online, so you’ve already begun your branding journey—congrats! Now it’s time to make your efforts more intentional and focused. Grow Marketing & Sales branding celebrity branding marketing personal branding

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How to Start a Small Web Design Firm

Up and Running

For web designers, transitioning from working full-time for someone else to freelancing has some perks, like being your own boss and having a more flexible work schedule.

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Reflections on Bored Meetings

Feld Thoughts

Over the past 25 years, I’ve attended approximately 14,387 board meetings. My partners and I talk a lot about how to improve them and today released The Foundry Group Manifesto on Board Meetings.

10 Keys To Finding That Perfect-Fit Business Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, the initial idea for a new product usually comes from a single entrepreneur, but the implementation plan for a new business requires a team, or at least a co-founder. The reason is that any one person rarely has the bandwidth, interest, or skills to manage all the tasks required to build a business. Thus I find that two heads are usually better than one in a startup.

Bitcoin 101: Pros, Cons and The Future of Cryptocurrency

YFS Magazine

Many aspects of cryptocurrencies will become inevitable. Not everyone wants to trust banks with their money, but to date, it’s been impractical to do otherwise. Finance Grow bitcoin cyrptocurrency money technology

20 Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Goals for 2018


It’s a new year and right after the ball drops, it’s time to go to work. Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their New Year’s Resolutions around their business.

Colorado Startup Summer

Feld Thoughts

Every entrepreneur starts her journey somewhere. Colorado is a premier location for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. This is why I co-founded and commit a portion of my time to Startup Colorado; an organization that empowers and sustains startup communities across Colorado. One of the programs that Startup Colorado runs – called Startup Summer – cultivates and engages undergraduate entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the Front Range startup community.

Why Promotional Products Can Play Crucial Role in Marketing Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

When it comes to reaching out to more number of potential customers, businesses require promotional products. It is a cost-effective means to do so. This low-cost marketing method is quite successful in driving customers. Even big companies resort to this marketing method.

Marketing to Millennials – What Brands Need To Know

YFS Magazine

Nielsen has released their Millennials on Millennials report, its latest report on the largest generational group in the U.S. Here's a look at key takeaways from the report and what brands need to know. Grow Marketing & Sales brand strategy marketing marketing tips millennials

Putting Customers First

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Zoe Feltham, lead a conversation around “Putting Customers First”. 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.

Podcast Echo Chamber

Babbling VC

A couple years ago I bought a house outside of Hamburg. This led to one major change in my life which wasn't the case for the past twenty or so years.a long commute in the car. I drive in and out of town when in the office in Hamburg and it takes about 45 minutes each way.

Startup Opportunity – MDR LAB Accelerator for Legal Tech Startups

The Startup Magazine

MDR LAB is a startup accelerator for tech start-ups in the legal space. Open to early stage and growth technology start-ups, applications are welcome from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal industry.

5 Keys To A Highly Motivated Workforce

YFS Magazine

The good news is it does not have to cost a lot to keep your team motivated, and when their morale is the key to unlocking your success, isn’t that investment worth it? Grow Human Capital company culture employee motivation HR human capital human resources

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Want A LinkedIn Profile Makeover? Here Are 9 Easy Steps!


LinkedIn is a social platform where professionals gather together to grow their careers and benefit from any potential opportunities available. It is much like Facebook, except that “business people” are exchanging information, analyzing opportunities and conversing with each other.

Why the Smartest Businesses Are Turning to Troll Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing is hard. Consumers are bombarded with so many marketing messages that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a brand to stand out. Yet, every company wants their marketing messages to be memorable, effective, and impressionable.

How to Grab Audience Attention at the Start of a Presentation

The Startup Magazine

Standard public speaking advice goes something like this: Practice your presentation, make eye contact with your audience and keep it snappy. And to be sure, these are all worthwhile habits to incorporate into your regimen. But where do you start?

Sustainable Businesses Is The Future – Are You Ready?

YFS Magazine

Sustainability drives innovation and engenders enthusiasm and loyalty from employees, customers, suppliers, communities and investors. As more businesses are discovering, this is the way forward. Can you afford not to take a step in the right direction?

Why Entrepreneurs Have To Do What They Love Or Else They Will Fail


by Paul Towers, founder & CEO of Task Pigeon. Being an Entrepreneur is tough! It’s nothing like the glamourous nights you see in movies and on television screens. Deciding to be an Entrepreneur means long hours, low pay and a small chance of success.

Italian-American Restaurant Serving Uniquely Made Food in Chicago


Besides a great taste, quality of food served matters a lot. Franco Francese the owner of Mattone Restaurant and Bar , an Italian-American restaurant, located in the Chicago suburbs knows that too well. The restaurant was once owned by his father where Franco has been in the business his entire life. We had a chance to interview Franco Francese and asked about his story, how he started his business and the future of Mattone Restaurant and Bar. Tell us your story. Why did you start your business?

The 5 Stages of Running a Startup

The Startup Magazine

Running a business is a marathon. Day after day, you’ll have to put in long hours and make personal sacrifices in order make your business succeed. But those sacrifices can be worth it as you see the strides you’re making in your business.

An Open Letter To Entrepreneurs: You Don’t Need To Have It All Figured Out

YFS Magazine

I messed up a lot. I couldn’t get out of my own way and I lost direction for a few years. But I never let go of my ideas and dreams. Lead personal development startup advice success

Top Preparation Checklist For Small Business Owners


Payment of taxes on time is an important affair and needs us to give it attention. Business owners who belong to small enterprise groan when they hear the word tax. But no matter how much we avoid, taxes are a part of our lives and we need abide by the law.