Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

Iteration = Time to Learn, Not Time to Build

Grasshopper Herder

Burn rates are meaningless in isolation. Iteration time is a critical aspect of starting a new business and we've noted a few misconceptions. The post Iteration = Time to Learn, Not Time to Build appeared first on

How to Write an Executive Summary

Up and Running

What is an executive summary? An executive summary is the brief introduction to a business plan. It should describe your business, the problem that it solves, your target market, and financial highlights. What should an executive summary include? Who you are.

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8 Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. They know leadership is all about managing their own complicated, illogical, and fallible human foibles, as well as the people they depend on.

Why Corporate Innovation is Harder Now

Steve Blank

I was at Stanford in the Graduate School of Business and was interviewed by Peter Gardner of StartGrid for his On The Road podcast. I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies. It’s worth a listen. BTW, it seems every podcast has a trick last question. This one was, “if I was on a road trip what’s the destination and what’s playing on the radio?”

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Money Is A Consensual Hallucination

Feld Thoughts

My favorite Onion article of all time (from 2010) is U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion. It starts off with some Bernanke brilliance. “Though raising interest rates is unlikely at the moment, the Fed will of course act appropriately if we…if we…” said Bernanke, who then paused for a moment, looked down at his prepared statement, and shook his head in utter disbelief. “You know what? It doesn’t matter.

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Eight Subscription Companies Worth Watching:  Why They Are Growing And What They’re Doing Right 


by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ In recent years, the Membership Economy has been disrupting the old methods of doing business in a major way.

The Center For American Entrepreneurship

Feld Thoughts

A new non-profit organization, the Center for American Entrepreneurship , launched yesterday.

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10 Entrepreneur Shortcuts To Be Avoided At All Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is a long, hard process, and I can’t blame any founder for looking for shortcuts. I’ve taken a few myself, and I know how much work they can save, as well as how painful some can be in retrospect.

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3 Business Consultants Making It Big Teaching Entrepreneurs How to Succeed

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Starting out in business is tough. If you’ve never been in business before and haven’t run a company as the CEO, then you’re stepping into unfamiliar territory.

Coaching The Uncoachable?


by James G. Ward, MA, PCC, author of “ New Directions: Successful Strategies for Career, the Workplace, and Personal Growth “ “ It’s hard to help people who don’t think they have a problem. It’s impossible to fix people who think someone else is the problem.” – Marshall Goldsmith.

11 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up with Their Business Logos


Deciding on a logo is a big decision because it establishes the brand of your company. For entrepreneurs and business owners it is sometimes not an easy and simple process.

7 Motivations Found In Business That Get Things Done

Startup Professionals Musings

Why do some people you know at work consistently get things done, while others never seem to finish anything? It’s certainly not all about intelligence, skills, and training.

Messaging Landscape 2017

VC Cafe

“Take a moment think who would actually miss you if you deactivate all your social networking accounts, whatsapp, BBM etc”?—? Anamika Mishra. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and you can subscribe for the newsletter ). This is day two.

Types Of Coaching In The Workplace


Coaching in the workplace is expanding and “has become a more accessible development option which can help to shorten the learning curve and adaptation to a new environment or role,” according to The Journal of Positive Psychology.

The Do's and Don'ts of Mentally Tough People

Inc Startups

Life lessons for entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. How to balance your personal and professional life. The Inc.

8 Big-Company Habits That Don’t Work In A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

When I hear executives and professionals in larger businesses talking about their dream of going out on their own to start a new company, I always cringe. I have been there and done that. They and I never realized how hard it is to break the big-company habits and conventions.

What Exactly Is Customer Lifetime Value and Why Should You Care?

Duct Tape Marketing

What Exactly Is Customer Lifetime Value and Why Should You Care? written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

5 Tech Start Up Execs Share Their Secret To Success


We’re currently living in the age of the startup. Some are more successful than others, but the advice of some of the leaders at the top can always help new and aspiring entrepreneurs to figure out their next steps.

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

Inc Startups

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.

Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week


It may be the heart of the summer and the Texas heat is going strong, but that doesn’t mean technology activity has slowed down in Austin. Silicon Hills News has highlighted five events to attend in Austin this week.

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Waccal Launches Social Community Platform for Startups and Investors

The Startup Magazine

Waccal has officially launched its social community platform which startups and investors can use to compare ideas, seek funding and manage portfolios and due diligence processes.

Some Rules for Fundraising

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising sucks. No one likes it. Founders don't start companies so they can spend half their time asking people for money and VCs don't love the dance either. However, it's a necessary animal, so the least everyone can do is act professionally, and most of all value each other's time. That's what I'm most frustrated by--the lack of respect for other people's time.

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options

Inc Startups

If you're tired of your same old email sign-off, this list can provide many other alternatives. E-mail

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7 Smart Ways To Improve Social Media Engagement

YFS Magazine

To succeed at social media, audience retention and content is at the heart of engagement and results. Here's how to get started. Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing content strategy marketing social media social media marketing

The Evolution of Real Estate Marketing

The Startup Magazine

No matter what technological changes come along, there is always a need for real estate property. We may telecommute, but our employer still has buildings somewhere. We may buy a lot of things online, but we still use a store for some things.

How Women In Leadership Roles Can Change The Workplace


by Andi Simon, author of “ On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights “ As women have taken on greater leadership roles in the business world, it’s paid off for both them and business.

7 Things You Need to Do to Succeed in Business (Charging Everything to the Company Card Isn't One of Them)

Inc Startups

Create a productive team, and cut costs while growing your sales numbers as a small business. Learning how to delegate tasks to employees is key.

Scale of Messaging Landscape 2017

VC Cafe

“Take a moment think who would actually miss you if you deactivate all your social networking accounts, whatsapp, BBM etc”?—? Anamika Mishra. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and you can subscribe for the newsletter ). This is day two.

4 Steps To Build A High-Performance Team

YFS Magazine

A great team is very often the key to success. Fortunately, building a high performance team is not as daunting as it seems. Lead company culture leadership team building teamwork workforce d

Tips For SaaS Businesses To Up Their Game By Leveraging Web Push Notifications


by Pravya Pravin, product marketer at iZooto. In 2017, with 5X times faster growth than traditional software market, SaaS finds itself outrunning traditional software product delivery. Cloud software model will account for 1 dollar for every $4.59 spent on traditional software by 2019.

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Do it for the Brand: How Successful Companies are Using the 'Gram

Inc Startups

With over 600 million active users, Instagram is now more than a place for selfies and brunch. So how do successful brands incorporate Instagram into their marketing strategies? Social Media Toolkit

Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

Up and Running

Are you thinking of launching your business this year? How do you know when it’s the right time? It’s a personal decision, one that should be based on your market research and trends within your industry, but there are some larger market forces at play too.

Samatha Meditation Practice

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

During both my 10 day silent meditation retreats, there were moments where I felt a deep calm, my mind got very bright, and I possessed an ability to control my attention in a way that seemed totally profound.

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SAP Smooth and Relaxed?

deal architect

Let me start off by saying I am really pleased I went to SapphireNow this year. I saw what I called the “dawn of intelligent applications” with Leonardo. I liked CEO Bill McDermott promising to do more for customers about. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP