Sat.Jul 29, 2017 - Fri.Aug 04, 2017

Should you invent a new UX?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Early in my career, I was indoctrinated with a Cardinal Rule of User Interface: A user interface should minimize surprise. Have you always hated tabs inside dialog boxes? Understandable, but users know how they work, so you have to use them.

Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

What will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in. Some conclude that certain sectors or technologies — like AI, blockchain, VR — will define the next decade.

7 Keys To Positioning For Success In The Gig Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world of business is becoming more and more a “gig economy.” This simply means that the number of people with a long-term single-employer agreement is going down, and the number of short-term contractors and freelancers is going up.

4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

Up and Running

While there’s a certain cachet that comes with being able to say you raised a round of funding for your startup, realize that it’s a lot of hard work to actually secure venture capital (VC) funding , and there are reasons you might not want to.

Reconciling Product Management and Product Leadership

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Lamia Benhaddou (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Amanda Ralph].

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Forget Viral Videos: Write a Book to Grow Your Business

Up and Running

As the founder of a publishing company focused specifically on serving entrepreneurs, I see the same problem over and over: When a business owner decides they want to write a book (or do anything else, for that matter), their goal is to be the best.

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How To Create A Thriving Culture For Remote Teams

YFS Magazine

Although remote work offers a competitive advantage for companies to attract top talent, it is still a challenge for businesses to manage remote employees. Grow Human Capital HR human capital remote employees remote working

10 Ways To Prepare For Competitors You Don’t See Yet

Startup Professionals Musings

When you are starting a business with an exciting new idea, it’s easy to dismiss potential competitors as not being in the same space, or too fat, dumb, and happy to be concerned that you even exist.

Managing Product Managers – Building Trust

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur


Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

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Debunking The Biggest Myths Of Hiring: Four Faulty Beliefs That Could Be Hindering Your Company’s Selection Process 


by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ There’s a shortage of skilled workers across all industries in the country.

7 Reasons To Start A New Focus On Inbound Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business I know is intimately familiar with outbound marketing, or pushing your message out to customers through email, newspaper, and television advertising. Only a few really understand the process and value of inbound marketing, for pulling customers to your brand.

5 Things Self-Made Millionaires Did Every Day Before They Got Rich

Inc Startups

How to become a millionaire when you don't come from a wealthy family. Why education is important when it comes to getting rich. The Inc.


The Rise of Intelligent Assistants

VC Cafe

I embarked on a 30 day blogging challenge to restore my childlike curiosity for writing (more about it here ). Please sign up to my newsletter to receive the latest updates. This is day nine. Today I’d like to cover Intelligent Assistants.

Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source


by Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific at Hortonworks .

6 Keys to Marketing Customer Experience vs Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.”

What Kind of Leader Are You? The Answer Means Everything to Your Employees

Inc Startups

Liz Wiseman says the most intelligent leaders, don't always bring out the best in others. Her newly revised book Multipliers explains why.

Token Thoughts on the Blockchain Boom


The past 10 days have been heady for anyone in the cryptocurrency space. The market cap of digital currencies increased to over $90 billion last week (a 50% increase in 7 days). Bloomberg put together the chart below to show relative value increases in major cryptocurrencies.

Taking Care Of Business: Advice For Small Business Owners During Slower Months


by Jay DesMarteau, head of small business and government banking distribution for TD Bank.

Crush Your Content Marketing With These Essential Tips

YFS Magazine

Do you meet the most pressing marketing mandate of today: deliver the right content, right customer, right time? If not, here's how. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content management content marketing content strategy marketing

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The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (And No, Working Longer Hours Didn't Make the List)

Inc Startups

How to live life to it's fullest and lead a fulfilling life. How to find a work life balance and be happy. The Inc.


The Future and the Process

"People are often asking me what’s going to happen next in science that’s important, and of course, the whole point is that if it’s important, it’s something we didn’t expect. All the really important things come as a big surprise." - Freeman Dyson Uncertainty about the world, desire to control our destinies, maturation - all make us want to understand what’s going to happen in the future. Similarly, one of the jobs of the investor is to buy an asset today that in the future increases in value.

5 Hidden Costs Office Tenants Should Be Aware of


by Jessica Thiefels, owner of Honest Body Fitness. If you own a small business and are looking to upgrade your workspace from the kitchen table to an actual office, it’s time to asses your budget and start looking at space.

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The Science of Increasing Customer Loyalty


A common misconception about conversion optimization is that your work ends when the user converts. This is a limited way of viewing things, however, and you’re likely leaving a lot of money on the table if this is where you stop optimization efforts.

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurs Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Jeff Bezos of Amazon have one thing in common: People respect them. Here are 4 ways to get respect as a leader.

4 ways AI can supercharge your remarketing strategy

The Next Web

Remarketing seems deceptively simple. It’s a smart way for brands to reconnect with consumers who may have visited a website, but not necessarily pulled the trigger to make a purchase.

8 Awesome Startup Ideas For Young Minds


Entrepreneurship can be a tough challenge to tackle. Along with the challenge can come many hardships and setbacks, but any successful entrepreneur knows that these tough times pale in comparison to the feeling of working for yourself and even growing a business.

Getting More Uses Out of Existing Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Getting More Uses Out of Existing Content written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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7 Ways Outstanding Leaders Do Things Differently

Inc Startups

Leadership is not a position or title, it is action and example.

Why relentless curiosity is a must for CEOs

The Next Web

There is no question we are in a period of profound change. Very soon, seven billion people will be seamlessly connected to each other and all of humanity’s accumulated knowledge.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?


by Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend. Data is the new battleground. For companies, the situation is clear – their future depends on how quickly and efficiently they can turn data into accurate insights.

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7 Steps to Building a Successful Channel Partner Program


1,983% boost in annual revenue, 1,000% user base growth within six months with no upfront costs. Can this be true? These are actual results a startup Ringadoc got from their partner program. In today’s environment, if B2B organizations are going to make it, they need to grow.

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Inc Startups

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.


The meaning of ‘creativity’ is lost in corporate culture – lets save it

The Next Web

Creativity is a term thrown about the workplace all too often. It bounces off the walls, flying over the heads of employees, and often fizzles out in a corner, without always having made the desired impact. It’s no wonder then, many employees switch off as soon as they hear the word.