Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

The Boundaryless Era: the Time for Distributed Teams


When Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded HP in 1947, it made logistical and fiscal sense to have all their workers housed under one roof. Ditto for Apple.

Be More Likable, Get More Clients

YFS Magazine

If you create a marketing approach focused on expert positioning, likeability, and relationship building, you’ll get more than your fair share of prospects. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing personal branding

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Which Fundraising Round Should You Skip?

View from Seed

As seed rounds have atomized, it’s not uncommon for founders to raise 3 or even 4 rounds prior to a series A. These include angel rounds, pre-seeds, institutional seeds, second seeds, pre-A, etc. The reality is that if a founder raised every one of these rounds, and lead investors always got their “target” ownership, the level of dilution would be ridiculous.

Get Your Bright Ideas In The Right Light


Have you ever thought about how much a room’s decoration can impact your mind?

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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.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Motivation to Grow Their Business


Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

10 Lessons For New Businesses From Ocean Racing Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

A perfect storm is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances aggravates an environment drastically.

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The Importance Of Part-Time Work


Many workers are under the impression that full-time jobs are only important. That theory has been debunked numerous times. While most workers prefer full-time employment, part-time employment is beneficial to college and high school students, single mothers, and people with disabilities.

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator Demo Day on 10/30/19

Feld Thoughts

Last week David and I spent some time at the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Their demo day is happening on October 30th in Denver and you can register here if you’re interested in attending. .

6 Principles To Move Innovation Intentions To Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Real innovation in the business world is still rare.

How to CEO Podcast Interview – Agnes Kozera of


In this episode , I spoke with, co-founder and CEO, Agnes Kozera. is a marketplace for podcast sponsorships. The platform helps brands connect to the right podcasters to create authentic messages that resonate and engage listeners across audio platforms.

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10 Critical Success Factors For A Service Business


LaddersFree is not only one of the largest national window cleaning service providers in the UK but possibly the most successful.

Writing More About Women

Feld Thoughts

Following is an abridged email that showed up in my inbox recently that caused me to stop and think for a few minutes. I took a look back through your posts before I crafted this email. So much of what you write about is focused on men who are succeeding, that I wonder if you are going to write something about women like Simone Biles. She is doing some pretty amazing stuff on the mat, bars, vault, and beam. I know you support women so I feel a little bad about calling this out but am curious.

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5 Strategies To Thrive In Customer-Driven Disruption

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as a business consultant, I find than most people still believe that technology drives business disruption. I’m more convinced that technology merely enables disruption, and changing customer interests and needs really causes it.

10 Conversion Optimization Myths that Just Won’t Go Away


Every industry is plagued by myths, misunderstanding, and half truths. This is especially true in digital marketing, and conversion optimization is no exception. Why do they persist?

Think You’ve Got What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur? Here’s Some Advice On Starting Your Small Business


We’ve all been in jobs where we, let us say, don’t particularly love our bosses. It can be incredibly frustrating to work beneath someone you perhaps don’t agree with, or feel doesn’t respect you – and in these moments, it’s easy to dream of one day working for yourself.

5 Ways Building a Brand Makes Your Small Business Stand Out

Up and Running

There are so many things you have to consider when starting your own business. . What should your business name be? . How should you launch your product or services? . How should you structure your pricing? .

How The Right Employees Have An Innovation Advantage

Startup Professionals Musings

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are today’s main source of innovation. We see the stories of young founders leaving college with a big idea, going to work in their garage, and building something that changes the world.

Google BigQuery: A Tutorial for Marketers


When it comes to Google BigQuery, there are plenty of articles and online courses out there. Most are “tech to tech” explanations—which are great. But they can be intimidating for those beginning their marketing-to-tech journey. So where exactly do you start?

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Email Builders Helping Business To Grow


Looking for the best email builders available in the market? Well, email marketing is one of the most effective ways to find new customers and keep existing ones. Moreover, the organization can track the return on the investment and can customize it accordingly.

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14 Entrepreneurs Describe The BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) For Their Business?


Have a goal that’s third parties think is impossible? Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their daily, weekly, quartely or yearly goals around their business.

10 Ways That Open Business Sharing Propagates Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many customers have long felt distanced from many successful brands, seeing them as closed and mysterious environments, focused only on profits and killing competitors. They may not have noticed the wave of “open businesses,” spawned by the Internet and social media.

Facebook Advertising for B2B: Don’t just buy ads, build relationships


How can you make Facebook Advertising work for B2B? I sat down with Curt Maly, Facebook Advertising Expert @ Black Box Social Media, and he says: it is all relationship building.

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The 7 Most Valued Employee Benefits In 2019


Business owners and CEOs are more challenged than ever when it comes to retaining millennials. According to Forbes, 89 percent of millennials prefer generous benefits over salary increases. Eighty-three percent wouldn’t hesitate to leave one employer for a competitor who offers better benefits.

5 Industries That Can Benefit From SMS Marketing

YFS Magazine

SMS marketing has become a valuable tool for businesses to use to break through the online clutter and communicate directly with their customers. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing sms marketing

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Cellphone Contract for a Child’s First Cell Phone

Feld Thoughts

Recently, a friend of mine told me about the experience of giving his kid his first cell phone (I think around age 11.) As part of the experience, he decided to write up a contract with rules of engagement. He went through it with his kid in detail and they both signed it. I had stored this away to blog and thought of it yesterday as I was walking to dinner from Harvard Square to Central Square. The number of people walking down the street staring at or typing on their phones blew my mind.

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Client-Side Vs. Server-SideA/B Testing Tools: What’s The Difference?


Marketers of all stripes are obsessed with tools. This obsession has bred comprehensive lists of growth tools , SEO tools , and general online marketing tools. It is no different with us in conversion optimization. We nerd out on testing tools.


Role Of Social Media In Creating Brand Awareness


There is no doubt about social media being the brand butler of the century. It has paved numerous pathways for merchandisers to base their marketing campaigns on. Social media has become the common space for producers and consumers to share their interests, needs, and yearnings.

Zero External Energy Buildings

Start Up Blog

Our buildings are a great reflection of where we’re at technologically. Once a revolution is truly mainstream, we see it in our homes. In the past century, we’e added electricity, indoor plumbing, white goods, entertainment devices, and even computational power and AI.

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Fast Food Restaurant Sample Business Plan

Up and Running

Looking for a free, downloadable restaurant sample business plan ? Look no further. This particular plan was created for a fast food restaurant, but keep in mind that you don’t need to find a sample business plan that exactly matches your business for it to be useful. .

Joanna Penn: How Artificial Intelligence Will Cause A Seismic Shift In How We Produce And Discover Content Online by Yaro Starak

[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Over the last decade I’ve been asked many times whether I think blogging will die, or will it be replaced by something else.

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Modify Your Pricing Strategy Whilst Still Protecting Your Profit Margin


Every successful business needs to have an effective pricing. And that is a fact. The reason being because this is the only possible way to find out at what amount or price they must sell a certain product.

Founders’ Chat: Alex McCall – How to conduct user testing

NZ Entrepreneur

Founders’ Chat is a series where we share the entrepreneurial journey of founders from the GridAKL start-up hub. User testing, also known as usability testing, is a process of identifying users’ biggest problems and uncovering a product’s issues by testing it with real users.


Eric Friedman

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio is an excellent read and background of Bridgewater and origin story. Getting to go this deep on how the firm began, has been run for so long, and understanding the open culture was fascinating.


Client-Side Vs. Server-SideA/B Testing Tools: What’s The Difference?


Marketers of all stripes are obsessed with tools. This obsession has bred comprehensive lists of growth tools , SEO tools , and general online marketing tools. It is no different with us in conversion optimization. We nerd out on testing tools.


8 Factors That Make A Location Suitable For A Restaurant 


If you are looking to open up a restaurant or coffee shop, you must have learned that the single biggest factor to consider is the location for your business. There are very many ways that a bad location may affect the performance of your restaurant.

Monday Motivation: WHEN LIFE HITS YOU | Steve Harvey Motivational Speech On Success 2019


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Step outside of your comfort zone in order to succeed. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. You can be afraid but you should learn to go ahead anyhow.

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