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7 Tough Leadership Challenges Gauge Your CEO Ability

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business advisor, I often talk to business professionals who are critical of their CEO, and are convinced that they could do the job better.

Burning Platform: Amazon, automation and society

deal architect

In the 36th (yesterday) and 37th (today) episode of the series we have Dr. Robin Gaster, President, Incumetrics Inc. and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. We discuss various aspects of Amazon's growing empire from his new.


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What Will The Post-Pandemic Leader Look Like?


As the economy moves into recovery, your leadership muscles will be taxed in ways they never have been before, says Ed Hess. Here are nine skills you’d better start honing now. The post What Will The Post-Pandemic Leader Look Like? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Today’s book recommendation, for anyone interested in venture capital, is The Business of Venture Capital: The Art of Raising a Fund, Structuring Investments, Portfolio Management, and Exits by Mahendra Ramsinghani. A decade ago, I got a cold email from Mahendra.

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.

7 Key Startup Activities Where Follow-Up Is Critical

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone introduces me to an “idea person,” I automatically jump to the down-side conclusion that this person doesn’t do follow-up. Of course there are people who are great at getting things done, but haven’t had an original idea in their life.

Burning Platform: Relentless Amazon

deal architect

In the 36th (today) and 37th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Dr. Robin Gaster, President, Incumetrics Inc. and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. We discuss various aspects of Amazon's growing empire from his new.

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A Sad and Scary Day In Boulder

Feld Thoughts

A mass shooting happened at a King Soopers on Table Mesa in Boulder Monday afternoon. Amy and I are safe. So are our friends and family. But 10 people in Boulder, including one police officer, are dead.

How To Scale Your Startup Far Beyond Organic Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur tries to maximize his startup growth by building and selling more product and services for the widest geographic area that he can support.

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Enterprise La La Land

deal architect

I wrote last week we would likely hear more detail around application modules and customers and subsidiaries to explain Larry Ellison's claim during his earnings call about Oracle snatching customers from SAP SAP's DJ Paoni's responded "Of the 100 or. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Effective Ways To Manage Working From Home With Children


If you struggle with balancing your working from home and your child’s at-home learning, here are some tips. The post Effective Ways To Manage Working From Home With Children appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others work from home

NextView’s Greatest Hits

View from Seed

At NextView Ventures we have written many pieces about venture capital — how to raise it, build your business, engage with investors, iterate your product, navigate expanding industries, etc.

5 Key Success Attributes For An Aspiring Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur mentor, my mission is to foster the attributes in you as a startup founder that I believe will lead to success.

Analyst Cam: Vida Health

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health presents on their solution leveraging a network.

The Best Smart Tech For Small Businesses


Investing in smart tech for your small business, however expensive, will help to cut costs on the baseline and pay for itself in no time. The post The Best Smart Tech For Small Businesses appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business technology smart tech

Labor Attorney Talks Vaccine Deployment And The Workplace: What’s Next?

YFS Magazine

Employers, what’s your vaccination strategy? An employment and labor attorney focused on COVID-19 workplace issues shares insights. Grow Human Capital HR human resources pandemic workplace safety

9 Steps To Overcoming Your Biggest Startup Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Some people are good at it and some are not – independent of their IQ or their book smarts (there may even be an inverse relationship here).

Congrats to DigitalOcean on their IPO this week

David Cohen

This week, DigitalOcean became a public company. Moisey Uretsky, Ben Uretsky, Alec Hartman, Mitch Wainer, and Jeff Carr founded the company and it’s been an incredible journey for them since they were in the Techstars Boulder Accelerator in 2012. That was class #17!

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Here To ‘Stay’: Business Lodging Sector Finds New Life During Pandemic


Extended stays have not only established themselves as a fantastic option for safety-concerned travelers but have shown potential for profit and growth while much of the hospitality industry have been struggling. .


Long Form – A chat with the Bootstrapped Podcast

VC Cafe

Itamar Weisbord and I were introduced in 2008 by a mutual friend. He was the founder of Cellogic, an early stage of an Israeli startup that created a lock screen app (a bit ahead of its time) and I was a senior product manager at

Processing the Supermarket Shooting in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Thanks to everyone who sent a note to me in the past few days about the shooting in Boulder on Monday. 10 people murdered in a city of 100,000 people, in a place that I love where I’ve lived since 1995, is an extremely difficult thing for me to process. On Monday, Amy and I were shocked.

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The Anonymous LLC: Pursuing Privacy in the Information Age

YFS Magazine

The digital age has diminished privacy. The Anonymous LLC is a readily-accessible tool available to protect it. Editor Picks Plan business entity editor picks limited liability company recommended starting a business

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Career Needs A Re-Do? Here Are 5 Tips To Turn Your Life Experience Into Your Full-Time Career


If you have found yourself wondering if you are truly fulfilled by your current career you are not alone. Holly Caplan shares five tips to re-evaluating, and turning your life experiences into a full-time career. The post Career Needs A Re-Do?


28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

Marketing 101: Creative Marketing Campaigns You Should Do

The Startup Magazine

Marketing is one of the essential industries in the world. Almost every company in the world uses marketing to make their presence known in the world. It has become a crucial service for every growing company. This is the main reason it’s a multi-trillion-dollar industry today.

Have We Reached A Turning Point In The Minimum Wage Debate?

YFS Magazine

As the debate continues, workplace trends expert Rick Grimaldi shares insights on why perspectives on a minimum wage increase has evolved. Grow Human Capital HR human resources minimum wage small business payroll workplace development workplace trends

What To Ask Yourself When Choosing A Business Name


Choosing the right name for your company is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting your new business. The post What To Ask Yourself When Choosing A Business Name appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others branding business advice

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What Eye Tracking Can Teach Us About Form Optimization and Design


Eye tracking has long been used in the fields of UX and CRO to accurately map where a user’s focus is when navigating a website. There have been many practical conclusions that have come out of this research such as this article published by CXL last year.

Israeli Startups and Marketing – 5 Questions with an Experienced CMO

VC Cafe

When is the right time for a startup to bring on marketing? Are brand and storytelling important before product-market-fit? We asked Hila Shitrit Nissim*, an experienced CMO, to share her perspective on marketing in Israeli startups.

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Give First Podcast with Maëlle Gavet, Techstars New CEO

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen and I recently interviewed Maëlle Gavet, Techstars new CEO. It’s a great way to get to know a little more about her in under 30 minutes.


How Do People Fund Start-ups?


Generation Z desires the freedom and vast range of opportunities that come with entrepreneurial life. However, funding these new start-ups is altogether another challenge. Here are some options on how to fund your future start-up. . The post How Do People Fund Start-ups?

How to Foster a Healthy Workplace Culture When Outsourcing

Up and Running

Your workplace culture is a driving force behind your company’s reputation, productivity, and profitability. In fact, a healthy workplace culture is absolutely necessary to stay competitive in today’s cutthroat business environment.

Monday Motivation: MASTER YOUR DESTINY – Best Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Your destiny is in your hands, you are the master. Stay away from the things that are not making you strong.

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Book: Generation X

Feld Thoughts

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture is weekend reading for anyone who wants to understand me and my generation. I was born in 1965 – right at the beginning of the transition from “Boomers” to “Xers.”

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Logistics – Dry Van vs. Reefer: Which Is Best?


The decision to go with a dry van or reefer trailer will lean heavily on the type of cargo being transported. The post Logistics – Dry Van vs. Reefer: Which Is Best? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others logistics supply chain transport business transportation

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The Baddest Band In Town

Hunter Walker

In a pre- RATM band, guitarist Tom Morello was shamed by a musician friend about how his guitar strings ran long off the head of the instrument (a now iconic look for him). “‘Cut Cut your strings! What, you think you’re the baddest band in town?’


Analytics On The Bleeding Edge: Transforming Data's Influence

Occam's Razor

Analytics teams are named for the silos and limitations within which they trap themselves. Paid Media. Owned Media. Customer Service. Data Warehousing. Email. And, a thousand other silos (depending on your company size).